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Examines the fascination with identity fraud in sensation fiction and Victorian culture more broadly.
A searing, personal look at conditions on Texas's Death Row—told in the words of the prisoners themselves.
Analyzes the tensions and triumphs of a unique, faith-based, addiction recovery organization in a high poverty neighborhood.
An idealistic, occasionally naïve and somewhat irreverent young attorney becomes the District Attorney of Rockland County, New York, in the 1960s and faces the challenges of fighting crime in a rapidly changing world.
Offers a distinctive interpretation of The Godfather as a novel and film sequence.
Challenges the established corrections paradigm and argues for replacing mass incarceration with a viable and more humane alternative.
Analyzes how location-shot crime films of the 1970s reflected and influenced understandings of urban crisis.
Argues that new democracies face consolidation challenges due to campaign finance corruption and the unwillingness of politicians to reform rule of law enforcement.
Historical and contemporary philosophical writings on punishment.
Revised and updated edition that analyses how the Office of National Drug Control Policy employs statistics to misleadingly claim the War on Drugs is a success.
Uses previously unstudied Coast Guard records for New York City and environs to examine the development of Rum Row and smuggling in New York City during Prohibition.
Reveals how state felony disenfranchisement laws are undermining American democracy.
Investigates how activists confront global powers with their street-level dissent.
Challenges the notions that “violence against women” is synonymous with “domestic violence” and that violence affects all women equally
A Quaker lawyer looks at Friends’ relationship with the American legal system and at Friends’ legal ethics.
A comprehensive examination of multiple dimensions of terrorism
Collection of essays and art by scholars, artists and activists both in and out of prison that reveal the many dimensions of women’s incarcerated experiences.
Cutting edge research into trends and social contexts of girls' violence.
Shows how radical women advocate for women in prison while acknowledging the racial and class division between them.
Demonstrates the many devastating and interrelated threats that punitive policies like “zero tolerance” pose to youth, schooling, and democracy.
Looks at the experience of being an exotic dancer in different kinds of strip clubs.
Disputes standard explanations of police brutality against minority citizens to offer new insights and suggestions on dealing with this problem.
Looks at how prosecution of offenders is evolving in the contemporary legal milieu.
Brings the insights of postmodernism to the concerns of criminology and includes examples of how social theory can function in the real-world realm of criminal law. Winner of the 2005 Outstanding Book Award presented by the Crime and Juvenile Delinquency Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems
A critical look at the relationship between law and psychology.
Examines the development of statutory rape laws in the United States.
Makes the controversial argument that reinforcement is a real and valuable force in human behavior.
Using cutting-edge methodologies, this book evaluates California's measures to protect the public from dangerous criminals.
Explores the contexts of judges' decision making in juvenile courts that incarcerate disproportionately more minorities than whites.
A new theory accounts for the characteristics of individual police departments.
A provocative exploration of a wide range of controversies in mental health law, this book argues that the criminal justice system punishes citizens for being mentally ill.
A provocative critique of the relationship between the legal system and psychology that uses chaos theory to offer a more humane alternative.
Analyzes the depiction of rape on television network news, daytime shows, prime time programming, and alternative programming.
Explores the concept of Restorative Justice in diverse spiritual traditions.
Explores how women inmates make the transition from prison back into society.
Eminent criminologist Richard Quinney offers his 40-year journey bearing witness to crime and social justice in writings both scholarly and autobiographical.
Explores how women in prison manage to mother their children from behind bars.
The first contemporary biography of Abby Hopper Gibbons, a nineteenth-century American social activist. Involved in a broad range of reform activities, she is particularly known for her pioneering efforts to improve the treatment of women prisoners.
Examines the career of sociologist Alfred R. Lindesmith, who argued against drug prohibitions from the 1930s onward, warning of the threat to democracy and advocating more humane drug control laws.
Provides the first applications of constitutive criminology, a theoretical framework inspired by postmodernism, to specific areas of criminological practice.
Provides a comprehensive look at violence as rooted in routine conflict in daily social interactions.
Examines the perspectives of inner-city residents in Athens, Georgia on policing, community policing, and the co-production of law enforcement.
Describes life inside the world's largest women's prison, from the point of view of the women themselves.
Combines quantitative and qualitative data in a careful investigation of sentencing processes and context under Pennsylvania's sentencing guidelines.
A broadly based analysis of good and evil grounded in examination of the conceptual, philosophical, and theoretical bases of the study of evil within the social sciences.
Presents research findings on city courts and their processing of misdemeanors, illuminating the conditions under which bias is maximized and minimized in the lower courts.
Focuses on variables that assist in confronting and preventing child abductions, including teacher training, public education and awareness, psychotherapeutic techniques for families and friends of abducted children as well as the children themselves.
This analysis of corrections' pioneer Richard A. McGee draws upon his many lucid writings, on comments by those who worked closely with him, and on interviews with McGee himself and others. This book ...
This book evaluates the impact of tough sentencing reforms on the courts, prisons, and crime. It also unpacks the resulting policy implications.
This basic overview of juvenile delinquency in the United States emphasizes the connection between delinquency and other problems faced by "at risk" children in America.
This book examines the policies of the Dutch toward illicit drug use and the effect these policies have had on heroin addicts and drug-related crime.
This book analyzes the sources and results of the fourfold increase in the U. S. correctional population since 1970. It considers the following themes: the value of punitiveness, defined as penal harm; ...
This is a study of the conditions present in an ethnically divided society that affect police-community relations.
This book describes and examines five psychological systems for classifying adult male prison inmates: 1) Warren's I-level; 2) Megargee's MMPI-Based Criminal Classification System; 3) Hunt's Conceptual ...
This book summarizes and integrates a vast body of previously unintegrated research regarding the effectiveness of correctional intervention, which emphasizes treatment and rehabilitation but also includes ...
The authors have produced the first "on the ground" study (not just clinical or chemical) of MDMA (3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), or "ecstasy" as it is frequently designated. A psychoactive substance ...
Using extensive records from federal district courts, national archives, the U. S. Sentencing Commission, and the Administrative Office of U. S. Courts, Brent Smith examines the activities of persons ...
This book is an examination of contemporary gangs in American cities. Gangs have proliferated over the past ten years and pose a new set of challenges to public officials, law enforcement agencies, and ...
This book offers a study of deviance and dispute management in a comparative perspective. Conventional wisdom and professional knowledge assume a clear line between the study of disputes and deviance. ...
This book traces the intellectual history of criminology, analyzing the influence of early classical European concepts of criminality and the development of positivist methodologies. It is an original ...
Monetary incentives are increasingly seen as attractive alternatives to strict regulatory approaches for achieving objectives. This book examines one of the most ambitious attempts to use monetary incentives ...
This book discusses in depth the rise and fall of the determinate ideal, once heralded as a replacement to the old order of criminal justice. Using new materials and combining political, empirical, and ...
Crimes by the Capitalist State systematically examines a broad spectrum of state criminality including state terrorism, torture and murder, drug smuggling and arms trafficking, espionage and surveillance, ...
Women at the Wall is the first ethnographic study of how the arrest, trial, imprisonment, and release of male criminals affects their families, particularly their wives. It relies on first-person accounts ...
This book addresses the divergent reform agendas that have shaped American juvenile justice systems during the last two decades. Testing and extending the theory of social reform developed by Ohlin, et ...
For the first time a book documents the judicial system's new dependence on social science testimony, especially that rendered by sociologists and criminologists. In Expert Witnesses contributors show ...
Prediction in Criminology is the first book to bring together a wide variety of articles on prediction research in criminology. It stresses not only substantive findings but also the methodology of prediction ...
Uncertainty surrounds the use of publicity as a means of controlling corporate crime. On the one hand, some agree with Justice Brandeis's dictum that light is "the best of disinfectants...the most efficient ...
Campaigns against Corporal Punishment explores the theory and practice of punishment in Antebellum America from a broad, comparative perspective. It probes the concerns underlying the naval, prison, domestic, ...