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Heroin: Its History, Pharmacology & Treatment

by Humberto Fernandez & Therissa A. Libby

This updated and expanded second edition provides new research into heroin's effects on the brain, the changing attitudes and policies about methadone and medications, and the different approaches to treating...


The New Jim Crow

by Michelle Alexander & Cornel West

Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as...


Policewomen Who Made History: Breaking through the Ranks

by Robert L. Snow

The author covers the entire history of policewomen in America since their initial promotion from desk jobs to patrol positions, and through the ranks from there. In only 40 years, women in police departments...


Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces

by Radley Balko

The last days of colonialism taught America’s revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny. As a result, our country has generally worked to keep the military out of law enforcement....


Blood on the Streets: A-Z of Glasgow Crime

by Robert Jeffrey

For more than a hundred years, Glasgow has been right up there in the major league of big-city crime. From Madelaine Smith and Oscar Slater, by way of the Bridgeton Billy Boys and the Norman Conks, through to...


Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing

National Book Critics Circle for General Non-fiction 2000

by Ted Conover

Acclaimed journalist Ted Conover sets a new standard for bold, in-depth reporting in this first-hand account of life inside the penal system.

When Conover’s request to shadow a recruit at the New York State...


Forbidden Words: On God Alcohol Vegetarianism & Violence

by Leo Tolstoy & Simon Parke

This book presents writings Tolstoy was never, in his lifetime, allowed to publish in his native Russia. He was a successful author by middle age; world famous for his novels 'War and Peace' and 'Anna Karenina.'...


Criminology for Dummies

by Steven Briggs

Your thorough guide to comprehending and combating crime

Are you fascinated by criminology, forensics, and detective work? This you-are-there guide takes you deep into the world of crime, giving you a better...


The Daughters of Juarez: A True Story of Serial Murder South of the Border

by Teresa Rodriguez, Montan & Lisa Pulitzer

Despite the fact that Juarez is a Mexican border city just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, most Americans are unaware that for more than twelve years this city has been the center of an epidemic of...


Profilers: Leading Investigators Take You Inside The Criminal Mind

by Don Denevi

The popularity of television shows and movies like Profiler, CSI, and The Silence of the Lambs has made the concept of criminal profiling familiar to most Americans. Though such dramas follow the general approach...


The Murder Room: The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World's Most Perplexing Cold Cases

by Michael Capuzzo

Thrilling, true crime tales from the Vidocq Society - a team of the world's finest forensic investigators whose monthly lunches lead to justice in ice-cold murders.

Three of the greatest detectives in the...


Ron Jeremy: The Life and Times of a Porn Star

by Ron Jeremy

He's the porn world's Everyman. Blessed with an enormous "talent" yet average looks, he's starred in more than 1,700 adult films, directed 250 of them, and over the last twenty years has become porn's biggest...


Paddy Whacked

by T. J. English

Here is the shocking true saga of the Irish American mob. In Paddy Whacked, bestselling author and organized crime expert T. J. English brings to life nearly two centuries of Irish American gangsterism, which...


Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent into Darkness

by Alfredo Corchado

A crusading Mexican-American journalist searches for justice and hope in an increasingly violent Mexico

In the last decade, more than 100,000 people have been killed or disappeared in the Mexican drug war, and...


Criminal Psychology

by Francis Pakes & Suzanne Pakes

This book provides an accessible introduction to the increasingly popular subject of criminal psychology. It explores the application of psychology to understanding the crime phenomenon, criminal behaviour,solving...


Inside

by Michael G. Santos

American jails and prisons confine nearly 13.5 million people each year, and it is estimated that 6 to 7 percent of the U.S. population will be confined in their lifetimes. Despite these disturbing numbers,...


In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema

by Gerrie Lim

Join former Penthouse Variations "Cinema Blue" columnist and current AVN Online International Correspondent Gerrie Lim as he documents the perverse universe of the porn star and exposes the curious and complex...


Letters from the Dhamma Brothers: Meditation Behind Bars

by Jenny Phillips & Robert Coles

Through intimate letters, interviews, and stories, this narrative reveals the impact that a life-changing retreat had on a group of inmates at the highest level maximum-security state prison in Alabama. The...


The End of War

by John Horgan

War is a fact of human nature. As long as we exist, it exists. That's how the argument goes.

But longtime Scientific American writer John Horgan disagrees. Applying the scientific method to war leads Horgan to...


Explaining Crime: A Primer in Criminological Theory

by Hugh D. Barlow

This book provides a concise but comprehensive review of the full range of classic and contemporary theories of crime. With separate chapters on the nature and use of criminological theory as well as theoretical...