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In Plain Sight: Reflections on Life in Downtown Eastside Vancouver

by Leslie A. Robertson & Dara Culhane Talonbooks (December 15, 2014)

A collection of seven life stories from women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside who are seldom heard on their own terms.

A companion to criminal justice, mental health and risk

by Taylor, Paul & Corteen, Karen Policy Press (October 22, 2014)

This unique and topical companion provides expert analyses that explore the interface between criminal justice and mental health. It consolidates scholarly analysis of theory, policy and practice and practical...

The Death Penalty: What's Keeping It Alive

by Andrea D. Lyon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In The Death Penalty: What’s Keeping it Alive an award-winning criminal defense attorney turns a critical eye towards the death penalty in America. Filled with gripping case studies, the book analyzes why...

Coarseness in U.S. Public Communication

by Philip Dalton & Eric Mark Kramer Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (August 31, 2012)

Proceeding from the assumption that all manner of public communication in the United States is becoming increasingly coarse, this book argues that shared cultural notions of decency are being eroded by market...

Responding to hate crime: The case for connecting policy and research

by Chakraborti, Neil & Garland, Jon Policy Press (May 21, 2014)

Bridging the gap between research and policy, this book provides new perspectives on the nature of hate crime victimisation and perpetration.

Street Casino: Survival in violent street gangs

by Harding, Simon Policy Press (June 11, 2014)

Simon Harding proposes an unique theoretical perspective on survival in violent street gangs which offers new evidence on gang behaviour, dynamics, affiliation and risks in inner city areas.

Hidden stories of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry: Personal reflections

by Stone, Richard Policy Press (March 19, 2013)

This unique book provides an insider's view of the seminal inquiry into Stephen Lawrence's murder. This accessible and engaging book includes analysis of hitherto inaccessible transcripts which show how the...

Prayer for My Enemy

by Craig Lucas Theatre Communications Group (October 01, 2014)

Craig Lucas' new keenly-layered, politically-minded family drama.

Blood and Capital: The Paramilitarization of Colombia

by Jasmin Hristov Ohio University Press (July 31, 2014)

In Blood and Capital: The Paramilitarization of Colombia, Jasmin Hristov examines the complexities, dynamics, and contradictions of present-day armed conflict in Colombia. She conducts an in-depth inquiry into...

Peasants in Arms: War and Peace in the Mountains of Nicaragua, 1979-1994

by Lynn Horton Ohio University Press (August 27, 2014)

Drawing on testimonies from contra collaborators and ex-combatants, as well as pro-Sandinista peasants, this book presents a dynamic account of the growing divisions between peasants from the area of Quilalí...

Reckless and Other Plays

by Craig Lucas Theatre Communications Group (October 01, 2014)

A new edition featuring Blue Window and Stranger.

The Complexities of Police Corruption: Gender, Identity, and Misconduct

by Marilyn Corsianos Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 2012)

The Complexities of Police Corruption provides a comprehensive examination of the role of gender as it relates to police corruption, crime control, and policing as an institution. The book examines different...

The Philosophy of Pornography: Contemporary Perspectives

by Lindsay Coleman & Jacob M. Held Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2014)

Even as it skirts mainstream contemporary culture, pornography remains a social taboo; there still exist strong biases both in favor and against it. With chapters addressing imagination, gender, power relationships,...


by Gabrielle Giffords & Mark Kelly Scribner (September 02, 2014)

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, share their impassioned argument for responsible gun ownership.

After the 2011 Tucson shooting that nearly took her life, basic questions...

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 2014

by Jeff Hobbs Scribner (September 23, 2014)

An instant New York Times bestseller, named a best book of the year by The New York Times Book Review, Amazon, and Entertainment Weekly, among others, this celebrated account of a young African-American man...

Native America and the Question of Genocide

by Alex Alvarez Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 14, 2014)

This provocative book asks whether or not the Native populations of North America experienced genocide. Drawing on examples such as the Sand Creek Massacre and the Long Walk of the Navajo, the author shows the...

The Return of the Galon King: History, Law, and Rebellion in Colonial Burma

by Maitrii Aung–Thwin Ohio University Press (November 17, 2010)

In late 1930, on a secluded mountain overlooking the rural paddy fields of British Burma, a peasant leader named Saya San crowned himself King and inaugurated a series of uprisings that would later erupt into...

Prison Noir

by Joyce Carol Oates Akashic Books (August 11, 2014)

A completely new, fresh, and frightening take on "prison literature."

Generation Rx: A Story of Dope, Death, and America's Opiate Crisis

by Erin Marie Daly Counterpoint (July 21, 2014)

These are the harrowing questions that plagued Erin Marie Daly after her youngest brother Pat, an OxyContin addict, was found dead of a heroin overdose at the age of twenty. In just a few short years, the powerful...

War Is Not Inevitable: On the Psychology of War and Aggression

by Henri Parens Lexington Books (July 22, 2014)

In this book, author Henri Parens discusses and documents the core psychodynamics that lead groups to war. Detailing some of the psychodynamics that led from World War I to World War II and their respective...

Prisoners on Criminology: Convict Life Stories and Crime Prevention

by William S. Tregea Lexington Books (June 25, 2014)

William S. Tregea makes prisoners’ stories come alive with eighty prisoner essays integrated in informational chapters tracing shifts in criminality, the U.S. prison build up, and inner cities. The chapters...

American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men

by David McConnell Akashic Books (March 05, 2013)

An exposé 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 The Feminist Press at CUNY (May 17, 2013)

An internationally acclaimed writer's harrowing tale of imprisonment in Iran.

Coalition Building in the Anti-Death Penalty Movement: Privileged Morality, Race Realities

by Sandra Joy Lexington Books (January 05, 2010)

Coalition Building in the Anti-Death Penalty Movement uses the concepts of the political process model of social movements to analyze the factors that shape the racial face of the anti-death penalty movement....

The Wrong Carlos: Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution

by James S. Liebman, Shawn Crowley, Andrew Markquart & Lauren Rosenberg et al. Columbia University Press (July 08, 2014)

In 1989, Texas executed Carlos DeLuna, a poor Hispanic man with childlike intelligence, for the murder of Wanda Lopez, a convenience store clerk. His execution passed unnoticed for years until a team of Columbia...

Rights for Victims of Crime: Rebalancing Justice

by Irvin Waller Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 16, 2010)

Injustice often knocks twice for the one in four adults who will become victims of crime this year and for the one in three women sexually assaulted during their lifetime only to further endure the uncertainty...

Forgotten Reformer: Robert McClaughry and Criminal Justice Reform in Nineteenth-Century America

by Frank Morn UPA (December 22, 2010)

This book traces criminal justice practice and reform developments in late nineteenth-century America through Robert McClaughry's career as a prison warden, a chief of police of Chicago, a reformatory superintendent,...

A Handbook for Evidence-Based Juvenile Justice Systems

by James C. Howell, Mark W. Lipsey & John J. Wilson Lexington Books (June 18, 2014)

A Handbook for Evidence-Based Juvenile Justice Systems promotes a comprehensive strategy for reducing criminal careers of serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders, including gang members, in an approach...


by Colin Wilson Skyhorse (July 01, 2014)

Author Colin Wilson opens this illuminating psychological discussion with the development of the 1977 Behavioral Science Unit, which was set up in order to answer the many questions surrounding serial killers:...

Getting Life

by Michael Morton Simon & Schuster (July 08, 2014)

"A devastating and infuriating book, more astonishing than any legal thriller by John Grisham" (The New York Times) about a young father who spent twenty-five years in prison for a crime he did not commit...and...

The Skeleton Crew

by Deborah Halber Simon & Schuster (July 01, 2014)

Solving cold cases from the comfort of your living room...

The Skeleton Crew provides an entree into the gritty and tumultuous world of Sherlock Holmes-wannabes who race to beat out law enforcement--and one another--at...

Alleviating Bullying: Conquering the Challenge of Violent Crimes

by Ashraf Esmail UPA (May 05, 2014)

Alleviating Bullying examines the facets of bullying that have become a major concern around the nation. This book explores the impact of bullying on teachers, students, the elderly, prisoners, and other socio-economic...

Sexual Assault in the Military: A Guide for Victims and Families

by Jeff Scott, Cheryl Lawhorne-Scott & Don Philpott Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 04, 2014)

Sexual assault and harassment in the military have been a critical issue for years. Here, Cheryl Lawhorne-Scott and Don Philpott look at problems, potential solutions, and methods for addressing the subject,...

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

by Alfredo González-Ruibal Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 27, 2014)

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...

The Last Place You'd Look: True Stories of Missing Persons and the People Who Search for Them

by Carole Moore Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 03, 2011)

Every day people go missing. Some run away, some are kidnapped, some are the victims of foul play. This book examines true stories of missing persons and their families alongside the various resources available...

Privacy in the Age of Big Data: Recognizing Threats, Defending Your Rights, and Protecting Your Family

by Ted Claypoole, Theresa Payton & Hon. Howard A. Schmidt Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2014)

Digital data collection and surveillance is pervasive and no one can protect your privacy without your help. Before you can help yourself, you need to understand the new technologies, what benefits they provide,...

Smarter Crime Control: A Guide to a Safer Future for Citizens, Communities, and Politicians

by Irvin Waller Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 05, 2013)

In the wake of headline-grabbing mass murders and other controversial crimes, public officials and communities alike are searching for ways to best deal with crime – both minor and major. Here, Waller highlights...

Long Way Home

by Laura Caldwell Free Press (September 14, 2010)

Nineteen-year-old Jovan Mosley, a good kid from one of Chicago's very bad neighborhoods, was coerced into confessing to a crime he didn't commit. Charged with murder, he spent five years and eight months in...

The Prisons / Le Carceri

by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Philip Hofer & John Howe Dover Publications (January 22, 2013)

Reprinted from rare, expensive first and second editions, this version of Piranesi's masterwork presents side-by-side renderings of original and extensively revised drawings in a large format. 33 full-page illustrations....

Animals and War: Confronting the Military-Animal Industrial Complex

by Judy K. C. Bentley, Colin Salter, Anthony J. Nocella Ii & Ana Morron et al. Lexington Books (December 19, 2013)

Animals and War: Confronting the Military-Animal Industrial Complex is the first book to examine how nonhuman animals are used in war and the military. Animals and War contributes significantly to the fields...


by Greg Donaldson Scribner (August 24, 2010)

Eight years in the making, this edgy, in-depth account follows a black felon's attempt to find a new life for himself with a white woman in a small-town neighborhood where--as the book's title implies--such...

PTSD: Diagnosis and Identity in Post-empire America

by Jerry Lembcke Lexington Books (December 11, 2013)

This book offers a historical and cultural study of war-trauma diagnoses dating from Shell Shock in WWI, through its reformulation as PTSD in the post-Vietnam War years, and then to its enhancement with traumatic...

Grief, Loss, and Treatment for Death Row Families: Forgotten No More

by Sandra Joy Lexington Books (December 05, 2013)

Grief, Loss, and Treatment for Death Row Families provides an in-depth examination of the unique grieving process experienced by the families of death row inmates from the time of their loved one’s arrest...

Feminist Advocacy: Gendered Organizations in Community-Based Responses to Domestic Violence

by Andrea J. Nichols Lexington Books (November 11, 2013)

Feminist Advocacy: Gendered Organizations in Community Based Responses to Domestic Violence examines feminist advocacy in domestic violence organizations including shelters, the justice system, and child protective...

Hotel Brasil

by Frei BETTO & Jethro Soutar Bitter Lemon Press (February 24, 2014)

The murder of guests in a run-down family hotel in Rio de Janeiro, smiling heads severed with a blunt blade.

A Peacemaking Approach to Criminology: A Collection of Writings

by Louis J. Gesualdi UPA (October 30, 2013)

A peacemaking approach to criminology is a humane, nonviolent, and scientific approach to the treatment of crime and the offender. This collection of twenty-two essays provides a comprehensive introduction to...

Everyday Surveillance: Vigilance and Visibility in Postmodern Life

by William G. Staples Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 18, 2013)

Everyday Surveillance is a provocative exploration of the myriad ways we are watched each day—from internet use to public video cameras—and how this surveillance shapes our lives. The second edition considers...

The Death of Punishment

by Robert Blecker St. Martin's Press (November 18, 2013)

For twelve years Robert Blecker, a criminal law professor, wandered freely inside Lorton Central Prison, armed only with cigarettes and a tape recorder. The Death of Punishment tests legal philosophy against...

Criminological Theory: An Analysis of its Underlying Assumptions

by Stuart Henry & Werner J. Einstadter Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 22, 2006)

Designed for upper-level senior and graduate criminological theory courses, this text thoroughly examines the ideas and assumptions underlying each major theoretical perspective in criminology. It lays bare...

Pursuing Trayvon Martin: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Manifestations of Racial Dynamics

by George Yancy & Janine Jones Lexington Books (November 08, 2012)

Pursuing Trayvon Martin: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Manifestations of Racial Dynamics explores the historical implications of the fatal shooting of the unarmed black teen, Trayvon Martin, by George...