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The Construction of the Maras

by Antonia Does

High levels of crime and violence in Central America’s northern triangle are a major preoccupation of politicians, policy-makers and citizens. Public authorities in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala have...


The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

by Jeff Hobbs

A heartfelt, and riveting biography of the short life of a talented young African-American man who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University only to succumb to the dangers of the streets—and of one’s...


Bloody Scotland: Crime in 19th Century Scotland

by Malcolm Archibald

In the nineteenth century, Scotland was renowned as a land of misty glens, engineering innovation and inventive genius. But it was also the home of brutal murder, terrifying riots, cruelty to children, bank...


An Appeal to Justice: Litigated Reform of Texas Prisons

by Ben M. Crouch & James R. Marquart

How does a prison achieve institutional order while safeguarding prisoners' rights? Since the early 1960s, prison reform advocates have aggressively used the courts to extend rights and improve life for inmates,...


Environmental Crime and its Victims: Perspectives within Green Criminology

by Toine Spapens, Rob White & Marieke Kluin

This book provides a diverse and provocative array of arguments, critiques and recommendations from leading researchers and scholars in the field of green criminology. The issues addressed are three-fold: the...


Masculinities in the Criminological Field: Control, Vulnerability and Risk-Taking

by Ingrid Lander, Signe Ravn & Nina Jon

This volume both problematizes and renders visible conceptions and norms regarding male behaviour and masculinities, showing how these affect the criminological field through providing a theoretically sound...


Hell to Pay: Hells Angels vs. the Million-Dollar Rat

by Neal Hall

The fact that Michael Plante was a trusted associate of the East End Hells Angels certainly caught the attention of police, who had been trying for years to find someone to infiltrate the gang. The police alleged...


ON IT

by Jonathan Robinson

This is a thumping good read. - Jonathan Aitken


The Worth of War

by Benjamin Ginsberg

Although war is terrible and brutal, history shows that it has been a great driver of human progress. So argues political scientist Benjamin Ginsberg in this incisive, well-researched study of the benefits to...


Reconceptualising Penality: A Comparative Perspective on Punitiveness in Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand

by Claire Hamilton

Although developments such as the drastic increase in the use of imprisonment and restrictions on parole suggest a new, harsher punitive era, Hamilton's empirical data based on examination of penal policies...


Seasons of Dancing

by Eunice Olawo

When six men came broke into her home and raped her, Eunice's life took a different turn. She had to deal with the trauma, while balancing her duties as a wife and mother. Raised by a mother, struggling against...


Holy Week: A Novel of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

by Jerzy Andrzejewski, Oscar E. Swan & Jan T. Gross

At the height of the Nazi extermination campaign in the Warsaw Ghetto, a young Jewish woman, Irena, seeks the protection of her former lover, a young architect, Jan Malecki. By taking her in, he puts his own...


Prison Noir

by Joyce Carol Oates

A completely new, fresh, and frightening take on "prison literature."


Generation Rx: A Story of Dope, Death, and America's Opiate Crisis

by Erin Marie Daly

These are the harrowing questions that plagued Erin Marie Daly after her youngest brother Pat, an OxyContin addict, was found dead of a heroin overdose at the age of twenty. In just a few short years, the powerful...


Developing Restorative Justice Jurisprudence: Rethinking Responses to Criminal Wrongdoing

by Tony Foley

This book argues for restoration as one of the main objectives of the criminal justice process and offers an approach aimed at restricting the current limitations of criminal justice process and addressing the...


American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men

by David McConnell

An exposé of an America no one is comfortable talking about: the volatile ground where male violence and sexuality overlap.


Kissing the Sword: A Prison Memoir

by Shahrnush Parsipur & Sara Khalili

An internationally acclaimed writer is locked up in Iran, a prisoner without a crime, and witness to the mounting terror.


Online Gambling and Crime: Causes, Controls and Controversies

by James Banks

With attention to the manner in which online gambling can be a source of criminal activity, not only on the part of players, but also criminal entrepreneurs and legitimate gambling businesses, Online Gambling...


Coalition Building in the Anti-Death Penalty Movement: Privileged Morality, Race Realities

by Sandra J. Jones

Coalition Building in the Anti-Death Penalty Movement uses the concepts of the political process model of social movements to analyze the factors that shape the racial face of the anti-death penalty movement....


Every Dark Hour: A History of Kilmainham Jail

by Niamh O'Sullivan

Kilmainham Jail is perhaps the most important building in modern Irish history. A place of incarceration since its construction in the late eighteenth century, it housed a succession of petty criminals, including...