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CCTV: A Technology Under the Radar?

by Inga Kroener

Central state and non-covert surveillance began in earnest at the start of the twentieth century. By the start of the twenty-first century, the UK was one of the most surveilled societies on earth. This timely...


Where the Money Is: True Tales from the Bank Robbery Capital of the World

by Gordon Dillow & William J. Rehder

"With the style and pacing of a good novel...should become a standard in the genre."—Publishers Weekly FBI Special Agent William J. Rehder, the man CBS News once described as "America's secret weapon in the...


Army of God: Joseph Kony's War in Central Africa

by David Axe & Tim Hamilton

Joseph Kony is the most dangerous guerilla leader in modern African history.

It started with a visit from spirits. In 1991, Kony claimed that spiritual beings had come to him with instructions: he was to lead...


Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison

by Nell Bernstein

When teenagers scuffle during a basketball game, they are typically benched. But when Will got into it on the court, he and his rival were sprayed in the face at close range by a chemical similar to Mace, denied...


Legitimacy and Trust in Criminal Law, Policy and Justice: Norms, Procedures, Outcomes

by Nina Peršak

This interdisciplinary collection considers aspects of legitimacy and trust that have been neglected in previous studies. With contributions from across the EU, the book focuses on conceptions of legitimacy...


Hegemonic Individualism and Subversive Stories in Capital Mitigation

by Ross Kleinstuber

This book offers an in-depth sociological examination of the use of individualizing and contextualizing accounts throughout the entire mitigation process of capital sentencing. The studies are based on cases...


Exploring Green Criminology: Toward a Green Criminological Revolution

by Michael J. Lynch & Paul B. Stretesky

Widespread and significant forms of harm such as green or environmental harm have generally been overlooked by criminologists. This book argues that green harm needs to become a key area of study within the...


Controversies in Innocence Cases in America

by Sarah Lucy Cooper

This volume brings together leading experts on the investigation, litigation and scholarly analysis of innocence cases in America, from legal, political and ethical perspectives. The contributors consider the...


Throwing Stones at the Moon: Narratives From Colombians Displaced by Violence

by Sibylla Brodzinsky & Max Schoening

For nearly five decades, Colombia has been embroiled in internal armed conflict among guerrilla groups, paramilitary militias, and the country’s own military. Civilians in Colombia have to make their lives...


Blood Brotherhoods: A History of Italy's Three Mafias

by John Dickie

MAFIA. CAMORRA. ’NDRANGHETA.

The Sicilian mafia, known as Cosa Nostra, is far from being Italy’s only dangerous criminal fraternity. The country hosts two other major mafias: the camorra from Naples; and,...


101 Interesting Facts on Bodyguards and Bodyguarding: Find Out about Bodyguards

by Robin Barratt

Do you know what is involved in the role of a bodyguard? Could you have what it takes to protect the rich and famous? Would you like to learn more about the people who watch over high-profile individuals and...


A Good Man Inside: Diary of a White Collar Prisoner

by Will Phillips

A Good Man Inside is the diary of one man's experiences of his time in prison written over 300 days as he reels from and makes sense of being under lock and key. A white collar criminal he sees himself as someone...


Cries for Help: Women Without a Voice, Women's Prisons in the 1970s, Myra Hindley and Her Contemporaries

by Joanna Kozubska & David Ramsbotham

Cries for Help opens a window on the closed world of Holloway, other women's prisons and the lives of those held there in the 1970s. This was an era when personal style and charismatic leadership was the order...


Criminal Justice: A Beginner's Guide

by Bryan Gibson

The most straightforward overview available. Covers the entire criminal justice system. A 'no frills' explanation for beginners. This basic guide sets out the main components of the criminal justice system in...


International Criminal Law: Using or Abusing Legality?

by Edwin Bikundo

This study is located within international law and seeks to determine whether prosecuting the crime of aggression would necessarily entail an abuse of the legal process. Issues discussed in the book are the...


An Archaeology of Resistance: Materiality and Time in an African Borderland

by Alfredo González-Ruibal

An Archaeology of Resistance: Materiality and Time in an African Borderland studies the tactics of resistance deployed by a variety of indigenous communities in the borderland between Sudan and Ethiopia.The...


Cocaina: A Book on Those Who Make It

by Magnus Linton & John Eason

When Pablo Escobar, Colombia's “King of Cocaine,” was killed, the world thought—or hoped—the cocaine industry would crumble. But ten years later the country's production had almost quadrupled, and since...


Essential Criminology: Third Edition

by Mark M. Lanier & Stuart Henry

This bestselling core text for crime and criminology courses has been fully revised and updated to address cutting-edge theory and fundamental world changes that are altering the way we think about crime.


Fishermen: Crime in the 19th Century Aberdeen and the North East: Crime in the 19th Century Aberdeen and the North East

by Malcolm Archibald

Ravaged by riots, vice and violence, nineteenth-century Aberdeen was very different from the city we know now. Danger lurked around many corners. Truculent fishermen rioted on the coast. ‘Resurrection men’...


Capital Punishment: A Hazard to a Sustainable Criminal Justice System?

by Lill Scherdin

Leading experts in law, criminology and human rights combine theory and empirical research to further our understanding of the relationships between ways of governance, the role of leadership and the death penalty...