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Young People and Offending

by Martin Stephenson

The relationship between education and youth crime has long been recognised in terms of social policy and public opinion, the full extent of this and its implications has been largely neglected and unexplored:...


Researching Gender Violence

by Tina Skinner, Marianne Hester & Ellen Malos

In this edited collection leading authors in the field draw on their experience to address key methodological questions and challenges that have arisen from the recent proliferation of research projects and...


Reluctant Gangsters: The Changing Face of Youth Crime

by John Pitts

This book provides an account of the emergence, nature and impact of armed youth gangs in an East London Borough over the last decade. It describes the challenges these armed young men and women pose to their...


Questioning Crime and Criminology

by Moira Peelo & Keith Soothill

This is a text for criminology students designed to take them to the heart of the contradictions, confusions and blurred boundaries around the subject of crime, about what crime is, about social regulation and...


Imagining Security

by Jennifer Wood & Clifford Shearing

This book is concerned with the ways in which the problem of security is thought about and promoted by a range of actors and agencies in the public, private and nongovernmental sectors.

The authors are concerned...


Imaginary Penalities

by Pat Carlen

This book is concerned to explore the idea of imaginary penalities and to understand why the management of criminal justice and criminal justice systems has so often reached crisis point. Its underlying theme...


Global Surveillance and Policing

by Elia Zureik & Mark Salter

Since the 9.11 attacks in North America and the accession of the Schengen Accord in Europe there has been widespread concern with international borders, the passage of people and the flow of information across...


Gender and Justice

by Frances Heidensohn

Questions about gender, justice and crime are constantly in the public arena, whether they focus on young women getting drunk or taking drugs, or the rising numbers of women going to prison or committing violent...


Fraud

by Alan Doig

Fraud remains one of the most important crimes and causes billions of pounds of losses each year, many thousands of people are employed to try to prevent it, but it has remained largely neglected in the literature....


Forensic Mental Health

by Mary McMurran, Najat Khalifa & Simon Gibbon

This book provides a concise introduction to the increasingly important field of forensic mental health. It aims to set out both the key concepts in forensic mental health as well as the way the discipline operates...


Families Shamed: The Consequences of Crime for Relatives of Serious Offenders

by Rachel Condry

This book examines the experiences of relatives of those accused or convicted of serious crimes such as murder, manslaughter, rape and sex offences. A broader literature exists on prisoners' families, but few...


Expanding the Criminological Imagination

by Alana Barton, Karen Corteen & David Scott

This book brings together a series of writings on the problems facing contemporary criminology, highlighting the main theoretical priorities of critical analysis and their application to substantive case studies...


Drugs and Popular Culture

by Paul Manning

The use of illegal drugs is so common that a number of commentators now refer to the 'normalisation' of drug consumption. It is surprising, then, that to date very little academic work has explored drug use...


Dictionary of Prisons and Punishment

by Yvonne Jewkes & Jamie Bennett

Contemporary prison practice faces many challenges, is developing rapidly and is become increasingly professionalized, influenced by the new National Offender Management Service. As well as bringing an increased...


American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men

by David McConnell

An expose 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.


Long-Term Imprisonment and Human Rights

by Kirstin Drenkhahn, Manuela Dudeck & Frieder Dünkel

Prisons and imprisonment have become a commonplace topic in popular culture as the setting and rationale for fiction and documentaries and most people seem to have a clear notion of what it is like in prison,...


Crimes of Globalization

by Dawn L Rothe & David O. Friedrichs

This book addresses immensely consequential crimes in the world today that, to date, have been almost wholly neglected by students of crime and criminal justice: crimes of globalization. This term refers to...


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...


Bullying Among Prisoners: Evidence, Research and Intervention Strategies

by Jane L. Ireland

Bullying in prisons can have severe consequences both for those directly involved and for the prison regime as a whole, yet the subject has been curiously neglected in the literature. In 1993, the Prison Service...