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Locating Law, 3rd Edition

by Elizabeth Comack Fernwood Publishing (May 27, 2020)

Praise for the second edition: “This book is the best available for teaching the role of law in society and making sense of how it operates within the (inter)connections of race, class and gender dynamics...


Locating Law, 3rd Edition

by Elizabeth Comack Fernwood Publishing (May 27, 2020)

Praise for the second edition: “This book is the best available for teaching the role of law in society and making sense of how it operates within the (inter)connections of race, class and gender dynamics...


Love Behind Bars

by Jodie Sinclair & Sister Helen Prejean Arcade (April 28, 2020)

The Powerful, Poignant Story of Love, Courage, and Redemption from Death Row, Where an Indomitable Woman Challenged Corruption in Order to Free her Husband

 

When TV reporter Jodie Sinclair went to the Louisiana...


Policing the Open Road

by Sarah A. Seo & Nancy Wu Blackstone Publishing (February 18, 2020)

How the rise of the car, the symbol of American personal freedom, inadvertently led to ever more intrusive policing-with disastrous consequences for racial equality in our criminal justice system.

When Americans...


Kidnapped by a Client

by Sharon R. Muse Skyhorse (January 14, 2020)

“He promised to kill me when he got out. I believed him. If I wanted justice, I had to fight both him and the courts...maybe kill him first. If I didn’t do something, I was going to die.”

This is not a...


Bleeding Out

by Thomas Abt Basic Books (June 24, 2019)

From a Harvard scholar and former Obama official, a powerful proposal for curtailing violent crime in America

Urban violence is one of the most divisive and allegedly intractable issues of our time. But as Harvard...


Punishment Without Crime

by Alexandra Natapoff & Janina Edwards Basic Books (December 31, 2018)

A revelatory account of the misdemeanor machine that unjustly brands millions of Americans as criminals

Punishment Without Crime offers an urgent new interpretation of inequality and injustice in America by examining...


Punishment Without Crime

by Alexandra Natapoff Basic Books (December 30, 2018)

A revelatory account of the misdemeanor machine that unjustly brands millions of Americans as criminals

Punishment Without Crime offers an urgent new interpretation of inequality and injustice in America by examining...


Confronting Underground Justice

by William R. Kelly & Robert Pitman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 29, 2018)

Plea negotiation is rife with due process concerns, including a heightened risk of coerced pleas, ignoring mens rea, serious questions about assistance of counsel, limited discovery and little litigation of...


Surviving Mass Victim Attacks

by D M. D Jackson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 22, 2018)

We have all witnessed media reports of the aftermath of mass victim attacks. We see the carnage, and we know that attackers do not show mercy. Victims were innocent and were targeted simply for being a part...


Juvenile Offenders for a Thousand  Years

by Wiley B. Sanders The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Although much is being published on the subject of juvenile delinquency, this volume of selected British and American source material provides something new. It includes material so old that it is practically...


Why Honor Matters

by Tamler Sommers Basic Books (May 07, 2018)

A controversial call to put honor at the center of morality

To the modern mind, the idea of honor is outdated, sexist, and barbaric. It evokes Hamilton and Burr and pistols at dawn, not visions of a well-organized...


Shattering Silences

by Christopher Johnston Skyhorse (May 01, 2018)

An in-depth look at revolutionary new ways to handle sexual assaults.

Every two minutes someone in the US is sexually assaulted, and each year there are nearly 300,000 victims of sexual assault. But victims are...


The Prohibition Era and Policing

by Wesley M. Oliver Vanderbilt University Press (April 20, 2018)

Legal precedents created during Prohibition have lingered, leaving search-and-seizure law much better defined than limits on police use of force, interrogation practices, or eyewitness identification protocols....


The History of Policing America

by Laurence Armand French Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 05, 2018)

America’s first known system of law enforcement was established more than 350 years ago. Today law enforcement faces issues such as racial discrimination, use of force, and Body Worn Camera (BWC) scrutiny....


Insane

by Alisa Roth Basic Books (April 03, 2018)

An urgent expose of the mental health crisis in our courts, jails, and prisons

America has made mental illness a crime. Jails in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago each house more people with mental illnesses...


Insane

by Alisa Roth Basic Books (April 02, 2018)

An urgent exposé of the mental health crisis in our courts, jails, and prisons from a veteran public radio journalist.

America has made mental illness a crime. Jails in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago...


Recounting the Anthrax Attacks

by R. Scott Decker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 19, 2018)

It was September 18, 2001, just seven days after al-Qaeda hijackers destroyed the Twin Towers. In the early morning darkness, a lone figure dropped several letters into a mailbox. Seventeen days later a Florida...


The Criminalization of Black Children

by Tera Eva Agyepong The University of North Carolina Press (March 14, 2018)

In the late nineteenth century, progressive reformers recoiled at the prospect of the justice system punishing children as adults. Advocating that children's inherent innocence warranted fundamentally different...


Tony 10

by Tony O'Reilly & Declan Lynch Gill Books (March 02, 2018)

Tony 10 was the online betting username of Tony O’Reilly, the postman who became front-page news in 2011 after he stole €1.75 million from An Post while he was a branch manager in Gorey. He used the money...


The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist

by Tucker Carrington, Radley Balko & John Grisham PublicAffairs (February 26, 2018)

A shocking and deeply reported account of the persistent plague of institutional racism and junk forensic science in our criminal justice system, and its devastating effect on innocent lives

After two three-year-old...


Crime and Justice

by Carolyn Boyes-Watson & Susan T. Krumholz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 15, 2018)

Crime and Justice offers a comprehensive introduction to the U.S criminal justice system through fifteen historical and contemporary case studies. The third edition has been revised and streamlined throughout,...


The Costly U. S. Prison System

by Paul Brakke Changemakers Kids (January 10, 2018)

          The prison system in the U.S. is in crisis.  We have far too many prisoners and spend far too much on housing them and building more prisons. We have far too harsh penalties for less serious...


Philosophical Foundations of Neurolaw

by Martin Roth Lexington Books (November 30, 2017)

As neuroscience continues to reveal the biological basis of human thought and behavior, what impact will this have on legal theory and practice? The emerging field of neurolaw seeks to address this question,...


Presumption of Innocence in Peril

by Anthony Gray Lexington Books (November 08, 2017)

This book explains the historical significance and introduction of the presumption of innocence into common law legal systems. It explains that the presumption should be seen as reflecting notions of moral comfort...


Beyond Incarceration

by Paula Mallea & Catherine Latimer A J. Patrick Boyer Book (November 04, 2017)

  • A skilled defense lawyer argues that Canada is long overdue for a new approach to crime, leaving behind the current system of incarceration
  • Argues that respect, compassion, programs tailored to offenders’...


Grace Horse

by Damien Terrell Chapman & Leisa Green Johnson Davis Simmons Publishing, LLC (October 28, 2017)

Grace Horse chronicles Damien Chapman’s journey of repentance, forgiveness, and restoration as he discovers his true identity in the darkness of prison life. In that darkness, he also finds new life in an...


Forensic Investigations and the Art of Investigative Interviewing

by Kevin Sweeney Kevin Sweeney (October 27, 2017)

This book combines practical experience with academic knowledge to build an effective fraud or corruption investigation technique. The author uses his operational background and experience as well as academic...


A Target on my Back

by Erleigh Wiley Skyhorse (October 03, 2017)

Murders don't happen in Kaufman County, Texas, a sleepy community where people raise their kids quietly and drive into Dallas for work and entertainment. In 2013, murder came to town when two professional prosecutors...


Youth, Crime, and Justice

by Erika Gebo & Carolyn Boyes-Watson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 28, 2017)

Youth, Crime, and Justice is a comprehensive introduction to juvenile justice through a unique case-study approach. Each chapter opens with an engaging case, followed by an explanatory chapter that teaches core...


Advocates for Animals

by Lori B. Girshick & Gene Baur Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2017)

With over 65 percent of households having a pet, and Americans spending over $60 billion on them each year, it’s a proven statistic that Americans love animals. Public opinions consistently show we favor compassion...


Ghost of the Innocent Man

by Benjamin Rachlin & Ron Butler Little, Brown & Company (August 15, 2017)

One of the Best Books of 2017: National Public Radio, San Francisco Chronicle, Library Journal, Shelf Awareness

"Remarkable . . . Captivating . . . Rachlin is a skilled storyteller." --New York Times Book Review...


Ghost of the Innocent Man

by Benjamin Rachlin Little, Brown and Company (August 15, 2017)

A gripping account of wrongfully imprisoned Willie J. Grimes, his 24-year-road to justice, and the founding of North Carolina's Innocence Inquiry Commission, the only organization of its kind in the country....


A Courageous Fool: Marie Deans and Her Struggle against the Death Penalty

by Margaret A. Anderson, Todd C. Peppers & Joseph M. Giarratano Vanderbilt University Press (August 03, 2017)

The intimate biography of a death penalty opponent who, in Sister Helen Prejean's words, "worked like hell for justice" for condemned men in South Carolina and Virginia


Drop Dead

by Lorna Poplak Dundurn (July 29, 2017)

  • The history of hanging in Canada is jam-packed with fascinating stories and colourful personalities including Thomas D’Arcy McGee, the only federal politician ever assassinated in Canada; Louis Riel, hanged...


Discourses on Violence and Punishment

by Krešimir Petković Lexington Books (July 27, 2017)

This book brings together various discourses concerned with violence and punishment, paying special attention to the extreme variations of these phenomena. Starting from a narrow definition of violence as an...


The Price of Justice in America

by Paul Brakke Changemakers Kids (July 15, 2017)

 

THE PRICE OF JUSTICE IN AMERICA features a series of blogs I have written about problems in the criminal justice system and how they might be fixed.  I have been writing these blogs for my website (www.americanjusticethebook.com...


Cops Aren't Such Bad Guys

by Paul Brakke Changemakers Kids (July 15, 2017)

COPS AREN’T SUCH BAD GUYS features a series of blogs I have written about cops and fatal shootings.  As discussed in these blogs, most of these killings are actually justified, because of the use of force...


So You Want To Be a Cop

by Alley Evola Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 21, 2017)

Many children, from the time they are old enough to be attracted to a siren and flashing lights, dream their whole lives of becoming a police officer. As a retired police officer, herself, Alley Evola looks...


Seeing Life through Private Eyes

by Thomas G. Martin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 16, 2017)

Life is full of obstacles, and in today’s complicated, hyperconnected world we are all seeking to gain insight and knowledge that will allow us to take charge of our own safety and well-being. As a highly...


From Retribution to Public Safety

by William R. Kelly, Robert Pitman & William Streusand Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 25, 2017)

Over the past fifty years, American criminal justice policy has had a nearly singular focus – the relentless pursuit of punishment. Punishment is intuitive, proactive, logical, and simple. But the problem...


Rebooting Justice

by Benjamin H. Barton & Stephanos Bibas Encounter Books (August 01, 2017)

America is a nation founded on justice and the rule of law. But our laws are too complex, and legal advice too expensive, for poor and even middle-class Americans to get help and vindicate their rights. Criminal...


Stains on The Gavel

by Charles W. Massie Starshow Publications (April 21, 2017)

The setting is the small community of Burkesville, KY. Mark Casey has been arrested for crimes he did not commit. Now he will face the Commonwealth of Kentucky in a jury trial.

His attorney is convinced he is...


Blood Sisters: Part 3 of 3: Can a pledge made for life endure beyond death?

by Julie Shaw HarperElement (April 20, 2017)

It’s 1983 and best friends Vicky and Lucy swear that they will always be there for each other, that they’ll never let anyone come between them. But fast forward 4 years and life on the Canterbury Estate...


Blood Sisters: Can a pledge made for life endure beyond death?

by Julie Shaw HarperElement (April 20, 2017)

It’s 1983 and best friends Vicky and Lucy swear that they will always be there for each other, that they’ll never let anyone come between them. But fast forward 4 years and life on the Canterbury Estate...


Blood Sisters: Part 2 of 3: Can a pledge made for life endure beyond death?

by Julie Shaw HarperElement (April 13, 2017)

It’s 1983 and best friends Vicky and Lucy swear that they will always be there for each other, that they’ll never let anyone come between them. But fast forward 4 years and life on the Canterbury Estate...


Blood Sisters: Part 1 of 3: Can a pledge made for life endure beyond death?

by Julie Shaw HarperElement (April 06, 2017)

It’s 1983 and best friends Vicky and Lucy swear that they will always be there for each other, that they’ll never let anyone come between them. But fast forward 4 years and life on the Canterbury Estate...


Life After Life

by Paddy Armstrong & Mary-Elaine Tynan Gill Books (March 10, 2017)

Paddy Armstrong was one of four people falsely convicted of The Guildford Bombing in 1975. He spent fifteen years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

Today, as a husband and father, life is wonderfully ordinary,...


Illusion of Justice

by Jerome F. Buting & Sean Pratt HarperAudio (February 28, 2017)

Interweaving an insider's account of the true crime saga driving Netflix sensation Making a Murderer with other controversial cases from his career, this powerful memoir from Steven Avery's defense attorney...


Rechtliche Funktionsbedingungen von Maerkten und Formen der Konfliktbeilegung in China und Europa

by Jochen Glöckner, Reinhard Singer, Astrid Stadler & Xujun Gao Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 15, 2017)

Die Beiträge in diesem Sammelband befassen sich mit den rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen für Wettbewerb und Markt in China und Europa. Dies umfasst die gesellschafts-, arbeits- und wettbewerbs- bzw. kartellrechtlichen...