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Crime & criminology books

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Religion, Crime and Punishment An Evolutionary Perspective by Russil Durrant, Zoe Poppelwell Religion, Crime and Punishment An Evolutionary Perspective
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This book provides a critical discussion of the way in which religion influences: criminal and antisocial behaviour, punishment and the law, intergroup conflict and peace-making, and the rehabilitation of offenders. The authors argue that in order to understand how religion...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2017

Criminology and the Anthropocene by Cameron Holley Criminology and the Anthropocene

The Anthropocene signals a new age in our earth's history, a human age, where we are revealed as a powerful force shaping planetary systems. What might criminology be in the Anthropocene? What does the Anthropocene suggest for future theory and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2017

Restoring Justice and Security in Intercultural Europe by Ivo (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) Aertsen Restoring Justice and Security in Intercultural Europe

The intercultural contexts and new configurations in Europe offer fertile ground for social conflict, tensions and threat. This book challenges predominant and fear inducing approaches of justice and security as they appear in intercultural contexts, and develops alternative understandings by...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Action Research in Criminal Justice Restorative Justice Approaches in Intercultural Settings by Inge Vanfraechem Action Research in Criminal Justice Restorative Justice Approaches in Intercultural Settings

To understand how people experience justice and security is a challenging task in times of unrest, marked by growing perceptions of insecurity, discrimination and uncertainty. The European project ALTERNATIVE aimed to understand justice and security experiences related to conflicts in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

The Freedom Fighter A Terrorist's Own Story by Murat Haner The Freedom Fighter A Terrorist's Own Story

The ability of terrorist groups to inflict death and destruction has markedly increased with technological advances in the areas of communication, transportation, and weapon capability. Using these new tools and networks, terrorists now seek to inflict mass casualties worldwide. Given...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

The Freedom Fighter A Terrorist's Own Story by Murat Haner The Freedom Fighter A Terrorist's Own Story

The ability of terrorist groups to inflict death and destruction has markedly increased with technological advances in the areas of communication, transportation, and weapon capability. Using these new tools and networks, terrorists now seek to inflict mass casualties worldwide. Given...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Police Brutality, Misconduct, and Corruption Criminological Explanations and Policy Implications by James F. Albrecht Police Brutality, Misconduct, and Corruption Criminological Explanations and Policy Implications

This Brief proposes a criminological typology for understanding and addressing police misconduct. Through examination of each major type of police misconduct, the author proposes future research directions to deter and prevent misconduct.According to an examination of 50 years of police...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

Sex Trafficking and Modern Slavery The Absence of Evidence by Marie Segrave, Sanja Milivojevic, Sharon Pickering Sex Trafficking and Modern Slavery The Absence of Evidence
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The second volume of Sex Trafficking: International context and response Human trafficking and modern slavery have captured the imagination and attention of the international community. This book builds on the authors' first volume, Sex Trafficking. Much has changed since the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

Internet Infidelity An Interdisciplinary Insight in a Global Context by Sanjeev P. Sahni Internet Infidelity An Interdisciplinary Insight in a Global Context

This volume discusses the phenomenon of internet infidelity by looking at the psychological, social, legal, and technological aspects involved in such behaviour. Therefore, this volume, which includes perspectives from across the world, asks and addresses some fundamental questions: Does internet...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/09/2017

Sanders & Young's Criminal Justice by Mandy Burton, Steven Cammiss, Andrew Sanders, Richard Young Sanders & Young's Criminal Justice
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Sanders and Young's Criminal Justice is an engaging account and a rigorous critique of the criminal justice system, drawing on a wide breadth of research in the field.
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/09/2017

Reconceptualizing Critical Victimology Interventions and Possibilities by Dale Spencer Reconceptualizing Critical Victimology Interventions and Possibilities

This book discusses the manifold levels (micro vs. macro) and forms (physical, sexual, etc.) of victimization.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Policing and Social Media Social Control in an Era of New Media by Christopher J. Schneider, David L. Altheide Policing and Social Media Social Control in an Era of New Media
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This book illustrates the process by which social media and related changes in communication formats have affected the public face of policing and police work in Canada. Schneider argues that police use of social media has altered institutional public police...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Human Trafficking Interdisciplinary Perspectives by Mary C. Burke Human Trafficking Interdisciplinary Perspectives

With a range of experts from different disciplines and professions, this text comprehensively explains human trafficking as it exists and is being addressed in the twenty-first century. The first section gives an overview of the issue and contextualizes it within...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

Human Trafficking Interdisciplinary Perspectives by Mary C. Burke Human Trafficking Interdisciplinary Perspectives

With a range of experts from different disciplines and professions, this text comprehensively explains human trafficking as it exists and is being addressed in the twenty-first century. The first section gives an overview of the issue and contextualizes it within...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/09/2017

Police Work and Identity A South African Ethnography by Andrew (University of Cape Town, South Africa) Faull Police Work and Identity A South African Ethnography
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This is a book about the men and women who police contemporary South Africa. Drawing on rich, original ethnographical data, it considers how officers make sense of their jobs and how they find meaning in their duties. It demonstrates that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2017

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The Gang Life: Laugh Now Cry Later Suppression and Prevention by Robert Matthew Brzenchek, Ben Pieper, Garrick Plonczynski The Gang Life: Laugh Now Cry Later Suppression and Prevention
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The Gang Life: Laugh Now, Cry Later examines the criminal gangster mindset and offers predictive gang prevention strategies, using real-world examples to demonstrate a holistic approach toward combatting this surging societal problem. The text outlines the evolution of gang membership...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/09/2017

The Gang Life: Laugh Now Cry Later Suppression and Prevention by Robert Matthew Brzenchek, Ben Pieper, Garrick Plonczynski The Gang Life: Laugh Now Cry Later Suppression and Prevention
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The Gang Life: Laugh Now, Cry Later examines the criminal gangster mindset and offers predictive gang prevention strategies, using real-world examples to demonstrate a holistic approach toward combatting this surging societal problem. The text outlines the evolution of gang membership...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

Police-Citizen Relations Across the World Comparing Sources and Contexts of Trust and Legitimacy by Dietrich Oberwittler Police-Citizen Relations Across the World Comparing Sources and Contexts of Trust and Legitimacy

Police-citizen relations are at the forefront of the political agenda, largely in relation to outbursts of violence in major European and US cities after use of force by the police but also in line with police response to attacks by...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Out-of-Control Criminal Justice The Systems Improvement Solution for More Safety, Justice, Accountability, and Efficiency by Daniel P. (Florida State University) Mears Out-of-Control Criminal Justice The Systems Improvement Solution for More Safety, Justice, Accountability, and Efficiency

This book shows how to reduce out-of-control criminal justice and create greater public safety, justice, and accountability at less cost.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Dynamic Police Training by Ann R. Bumbak Dynamic Police Training

As police work has become increasingly professionalized, classrooms have become a preferred environment for training. However, the best preparation for police work has traditionally been conducted on the job. Dynamic Police Training partners the experienced law enforcement officer?s street-smart perspective...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Crime, Violence and Minority Youths by Becky L. Tatum Crime, Violence and Minority Youths

This title was first published in 2000: Mainstream criminology has devoted little attention to minority perspectives in crime and violence. Criminologists who have examined minority perspectives have addressed the issue in a cursory manner, providing only brief summaries of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Out-of-Control Criminal Justice The Systems Improvement Solution for More Safety, Justice, Accountability, and Efficiency by Daniel P. (Florida State University) Mears Out-of-Control Criminal Justice The Systems Improvement Solution for More Safety, Justice, Accountability, and Efficiency

This book shows how to reduce out-of-control criminal justice and create greater public safety, justice, and accountability at less cost.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Fingerprint Analysis Laboratory Workbook by Hillary Moses Daluz Fingerprint Analysis Laboratory Workbook

Fingerprint analysis may be performed as part of many jobs, including crime scene technician, latent print examiner, criminalist, latent print technician, forensic specialist, and forensic scientist. Regardless of one?s specific discipline, a background knowledge of scientific practices in handling and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Inside Private Prisons An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration by Lauren-Brooke Eisen Inside Private Prisons An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration

When the tough-on-crime politics of the 1980s overcrowded state prisons, private companies saw potential profit in building and operating correctional facilities. Today more than a hundred thousand of the 1.5 million incarcerated Americans are held in private prisons in twenty-nine...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Cyber Racism and Community Resilience Strategies for Combating Online Race Hate by Andrew Jakubowicz, Kevin Dunn, Gail Mason, Yin Paradies Cyber Racism and Community Resilience Strategies for Combating Online Race Hate
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This book highlights cyber racism as an ever growing contemporary phenomenon. Its scope and impact reveals how the internet has escaped national governments, while its expansion is fuelling the spread of non-state actors. In response, the authors address the central...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

Delinquent Youth in a Transforming China A Generation of Strain by Wan-Ning Bao Delinquent Youth in a Transforming China A Generation of Strain

This book explores two major social problems facing Chinese society today: increased strain in the lives of young people and heightened rates of crime and delinquency, ultimately examining the links between them. More broadly, it draws on Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

Victims of Crime Construction, Governance and Policy by Matthew Hall Victims of Crime Construction, Governance and Policy

This volume critically engages with the development of official policy and reform in relation to the support of victims of crime both within and beyond the criminal justice system of England and Wales. Since the election of the Conservative/Liberal Democrat...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Desistance from Sexual Offending Narratives of Retirement, Regulation and Recovery by Danielle Arlanda Harris Desistance from Sexual Offending Narratives of Retirement, Regulation and Recovery

This book describes the complex process of desistance from sexual crime as told by 74 men incarcerated for sexual offenses and released back into the community. Unlike much of the research on this topic, Harris places strong emphasis on how...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2017

Contemporary Sex Offender Risk Management, Volume II Responses by Hazel Kemshall Contemporary Sex Offender Risk Management, Volume II Responses

This book, the second of two volumes edited by Kemshall and McCartan, focuses on responses to sexual offending, and how risk is used by policy makers, stakeholders, academics and practitioners to both construct and respond to unknown and known sex...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2017

The Routledge International Handbook on Fear of Crime by Murray Lee The Routledge International Handbook on Fear of Crime

Drawing on over fifty years of research, the Routledge Handbook on Fear of Crime brings together original and international contributions and offers a state of the art of theoretical, empirical, policy-related scholarship on the intersection of fear of crime, victimisation,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2017

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Police and the Unarmed Black Male Crisis Advancing Effective Prevention Strategies by Sharon E. (University of Louisville, USA) Moore Police and the Unarmed Black Male Crisis Advancing Effective Prevention Strategies
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Presenting both historical and contemporary discussions and coverage, this book provides an in-depth and critical analysis of police brutality and the killing of unarmed black males in the United States of America. Within the book, contributors cover five key areas:...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

The Evolution of UN Sanctions From a Tool of Warfare to a Tool of Peace, Security and Human Rights by Enrico Carisch The Evolution of UN Sanctions From a Tool of Warfare to a Tool of Peace, Security and Human Rights

Marking the 50th anniversary of UN sanctions, this work examines the evolution of sanctions from a primary instrument of economic warfare to a tool of prevention and protection against global conflicts and human rights abuses. The rise of sanctions as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

Green Criminology Crime, Justice, and the Environment by Michael A. Long, Prof. Paul B. Stretesky, Kimberly L. Barrett Green Criminology Crime, Justice, and the Environment
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This groundbreaking text provides an overview and assessment of green criminology as well as a call to action. Green Criminology draws attention to the ways in which the political-economic organization of capitalism causes ecological destruction and disorganization. Focusing on real-world...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Privatising Justice The Security Industry and Crime Control by Wendy Fitzgibbon, John Lea Privatising Justice The Security Industry and Crime Control
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A powerful petition against the privatisation of the criminal justice system.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Deviance Social Constructions and Blurred Boundaries by Leon Anderson Deviance Social Constructions and Blurred Boundaries

Deviance: Social Constructions and Blurred Boundaries draws on up-to-date scholarship across a wide spectrum of deviance categories, providing a symbolic interactionist analysis of the deviance process. The book addresses positivistic theories of deviant behavior within a more encompassing description of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Detective's Handbook by John A. Eterno The Detective's Handbook

The Detective?s Handbook details the vital information law enforcement officers need to know to become better detectives. Since all essential aspects of detective work cannot be covered in a single volume, the editors have selected 20 of the most critical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

Criminal Justice Research Methods Theory and Practice, Second Edition by Gerald J. Bayens Criminal Justice Research Methods Theory and Practice, Second Edition

The study of research methodologies can be daunting to many students due to complex terminology, mathematical formulas, and lack of practical examples. Now in its second edition, Criminal Justice Research Methods: Theory and Practice offers a straightforward, easy-to-understand text that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

A Street Survival Guide for Public Safety Officers The Cop Doc's Strategies for Surviving Trauma, Loss, and Terrorism by Daniel Rudofossi A Street Survival Guide for Public Safety Officers The Cop Doc's Strategies for Surviving Trauma, Loss, and Terrorism

An expansion of Dr. Rudofossi's theory of Police and Public Safety Complex Trauma, this text integrates other models of trauma and loss into a one-of-a-kind intervention model. It offers insider perspectives from police psychologists, police managers, and clinicians describing what...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

Virtuous Policing Bridging America's Gulf Between Police and Populace by David G. Bolgiano Virtuous Policing Bridging America's Gulf Between Police and Populace

It pulls no punches, shuns no controversial topic, and glosses over no issues or problems that beset America?s law enforcement community in our day. For those who may be prone to suspect the motives of these self-confessed lovers of cops...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

Monitoring Penal Policy in Europe by Gaetan Cliquennois Monitoring Penal Policy in Europe

The process of judicial control over institutions is often described as growing socio-legal trend which impacts the development of modern societies. This is particularly the case for prisons and other penal institutions, as international bodies and the courts have tried...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

Cultural Criminology by Keith (University of Kent, UK) Hayward Cultural Criminology
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Cultural Criminology is a theoretical, methodological, and interventionist approach to the study of crime and deviance that places criminality and its control in the context of culture; that is, it views crime and the agencies and institutions of crime control...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

The Con Men Hustling in New York City by Terry Williams The Con Men Hustling in New York City

This vivid account of hustling in New York City explores the sociological reasons why con artists play their game and the psychological tricks they use to win it. Terry Williams and Trevor B. Milton, two prominent sociologists and ethnographers, spent...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/08/2017

C. Wright Mills and the Criminological Imagination Prospects for Creative Inquiry by Jon Frauley C. Wright Mills and the Criminological Imagination Prospects for Creative Inquiry

In spite of its widespread use within criminology, the term 'criminological imagination', as derived from C. Wright Mills' classic The Sociological Imagination, has yet to be fully developed and clarified as an analytic concept capable of guiding theorizing or empirical...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/08/2017

Media and Crime in Argentina Punitive Discourse During the 1990s by Cynthia Fernandez Roich Media and Crime in Argentina Punitive Discourse During the 1990s

This book analyses the punitive crime discourse in the Argentinean press during the 1990s. Fernandez Roich focusses on several features of media discourse during this time, such as: the notion that petty criminals `deserve to die' in reference to police...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/08/2017

Principles of Security and Crime Prevention by Pamela Collins Principles of Security and Crime Prevention

This introductory text provides a thorough overview of the private security system. This edition includes crime prevention and its zones of protection ? the theoretical framework that provides the bridge between private and public sector law enforcement. From the historical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/08/2017

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