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The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat: From 9/11 to Osama bin Laden's Death

by Bruce Hoffman & Fernando Reinares Columbia University Press (October 28, 2014)

Examining major terrorist acts and campaigns undertaken in the decade following September 11, 2001, internationally recognized scholars study the involvement of global terrorist leaders and organizations in...

Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight

by Stephanie Hepburn & Rita J. Simon Columbia University Press (May 14, 2013)

This unprecedented study of sex trafficking, forced labor, organ trafficking, and sex tourism across twenty-four nations highlights the experiences of the victims, perpetrators, and anti-traffickers involved...

Heinous Crime: Cases, Causes, and Consequences

by Frederic G. Reamer Columbia University Press (December 29, 2004)

What circumstances lead someone to commit murder, rape, or acts of child molestation? Why does society have such a deep-seated wish for vengeance against perpetrators of heinous crimes? Can those found guilty...

Gangs and Society: Alternative Perspectives

by Louis Kontos, David C. Brotherton & Luis Barrios Columbia University Press (May 01, 2003)

Compiled by three leading experts in the psychological, sociological, and criminal justice fields, this volume addresses timely questions from an eclectic range of positions. The product of a landmark conference...

The Making of Lee Boyd Malvo: The D.C. Sniper

by Carmeta Albarus & Jonathan Mack Columbia University Press (August 14, 2012)

In October of 2002, a series of sniper attacks paralyzed the Washington Beltway, turning normally placid gas stations, parking lots, restaurants, and school grounds into chaotic killing fields. After the spree,...

They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police

by Michael F. Armstrong Columbia University Press (May 15, 2012)

Michael Armstrong has spent close to fifty years either defending or prosecuting criminal cases in New York City. His public service has included stints as District Attorney for Queens County, New York, and...

Criminal Lessons: Case Studies and Commentary on Crime and Justice

by Frederic G. Reamer Columbia University Press (October 01, 2003)

Why do people commit crimes? How can crime be prevented? And what can society and criminal justice professionals do to implement constructive responses to criminal behavior? Summarizing what he has learned about...

Sex Trafficking in the United States: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice

by Andrea J. Nichols Columbia University Press (August 23, 2016)

Sex Trafficking in the United States is a unique exploration of the underlying dynamics of sex trafficking, this comprehensive volume examines the common risk factors for those who become victims, and the barriers...

Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery

by Siddharth Kara Columbia University Press (November 17, 2008)

Every year, hundreds of thousands of women and children are abducted, deceived, seduced, or sold into forced prostitution, coerced to service hundreds if not thousands of men before being discarded. These trafficked...

The Death Penalty in China: Policy, Practice, and Reform

by Hong Lu, Bin Liang & Roger Hood Columbia University Press (December 01, 2015)

China currently leads the world in death sentences and executions, making it a primary target for the global abolition movement. While the results have been subtle, anti-death penalty advocates are beginning...

Sex Crimes: Transnational Problems and Global Perspectives

by Alissa R. Ackerman & Rich Furman Columbia University Press (June 16, 2015)

Sex crimes, such as rape, child sexual abuse, and intimate partner violence, are increasingly transnational in nature, introducing unique cross-border and cross-cultural challenges for police, the courts, and...

Criminal Justice at the Crossroads: Transforming Crime and Punishment

by William R. Kelly Columbia University Press (May 05, 2015)

Over the past forty years, the criminal justice system in the United States has engaged in a very expensive policy failure, attempting to punish its way to public safety, with dismal results. So-called “tough...

Banished to the Homeland: Dominican Deportees and Their Stories of Exile

by David C. Brotherton & Luis Barrios Columbia University Press (November 01, 2011)

The 1996 U.S. Immigration Reform and Responsibility Act has led to the forcible deportation of more than thirty thousand Dominicans from the United States, with little protest or even notice from the public....

Mental Health in the War on Terror: Culture, Science, and Statecraft

by Neil Krishan Aggarwal Columbia University Press (January 13, 2015)

Neil Aggarwal’s timely study finds that mental-health and biomedical professionals have created new forms of knowledge and practice in their desire to understand and fight terrorism, and in the process, psychiatrists...