Explores the effects of the cyber revolution for security in the Americas.
Examines the fascination with identity fraud in sensation fiction and Victorian culture more broadly.
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.
Blends academic and activist perspectives to explore recent emancipatory struggles to win and transform state power.
Argues that new democracies face consolidation challenges due to campaign finance corruption and the unwillingness of politicians to reform rule of law enforcement.
Chronicles the conflict between religious and secular forces in Israel.
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
Explores how the NBA moved to govern black players and the expression of blackness after the “Palace Brawl” of 2004.
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.
Traces the history of the writ of habeas corpus and its influence on federal-state relations.
Uncovers how the Office of National Drug Control Policy uses and misuses statistical evidence.
Writings by twentieth-century imprisoned authors examining confinement, enslavement, and political organizing in prison.
A historical romp through the fascinating subject of murder jurisprudence in the United States from the colonial period to the present, showing how changing social mores have influenced the application of murder law.
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 perceived increase in girls' violence from a range of disciplinary and geographical perspectives.
A critical look at the relationship between law and psychology.
Examines the development of statutory rape laws in the United States.
A provocative critique of the relationship between the legal system and psychology that uses chaos theory to offer a more humane alternative.
Explores the concept of Restorative Justice in diverse spiritual traditions.
Eminent criminologist Richard Quinney offers his 40-year journey bearing witness to crime and social justice in writings both scholarly and autobiographical.
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.
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.
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.
The authors show how and why alcohol and violence are so often linked today.
This book is a biography of the husband and wife team that is largely responsible for developing social problems and social deviance as areas of research. Politics in the discipline of sociology is also ...
This is an examination of the factors that contribute to the risk of being victimized, such as crime rates and environmental and personal variables.
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 is a study of the conditions present in an ethnically divided society that affect police-community relations.
Building on past work, the authors outline an integrated model for linking suicide and homicide and show how that research from this perspective can further our understanding of violence. Specifically, ...
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 examines the conflict theory of social control, particularly the threat hypothesis. It asserts that deviance and crime control are responses to social threats such as criminal acts and riots, ...
This is a case study of the violence and disorder that have become endemic in U. S. prisons. The 1980 riot at the Penitentiary of New Mexico was one of the worst riots in prison history. Thirty-three ...
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 ...
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 ...