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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...


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....


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...


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,...


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...


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...


Juvenile Delinquency: A Sociological Approach

by William E. Thompson & Jack E. Bynum Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 17, 2016)

This sophomore/junior level core text is intended for the juvenile delinquency course taught in criminal justice, criminology, and sociology departments at both four year and two year institutions.

Taking a sociological...


Abetting Batterers: What Police, Prosecutors, and Courts Aren't Doing to Protect America's Women

by Andrew R. Klein & Jessica L. Klein Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 08, 2016)

Abetting Batterers reveals the troubling patterns of inattention and incompetence that compromise the safety of women in the US. It looks at how the criminal justice system responds to the ever-growing problem...


Trial and Error in Criminal Justice Reform: Learning from Failure

by Greg Berman & Aubrey Fox Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 21, 2016)

In this revised edition of their concise, readable, yet wide-ranging book, Greg Berman and Aubrey Fox tackle a question students and scholars of law, criminology, and political science constantly face: what...


Exploring and Understanding Careers in Criminal Justice: A Comprehensive Guide

by Matthew J. Sheridan & Raymond R. Rainville Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 21, 2016)

This book explores the criminal justice career landscape by providing a glimpse into the different careers and advice on how to prepare to enter those career fields. This book includes personal profiles that...


The Freach and Keen Murders: The True Story of the Crime That Shocked and Changed a Community Forever

by Kathleen P. Munley & Paul R. Mazzoni Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 07, 2015)

Kathleen P. Munley and Paul R. Mazzoni give an insider’s look the Commonwealth v. William J. Wright trial, looking at how a murderer was able to slip through the cracks of the criminal justice system. This...


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...


Mental Disability, Violence, and Future Dangerousness: Myths Behind the Presumption of Guilt

by John Weston Parry Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 26, 2013)

Using a multi-disciplinary approach, this book documents and explains how, when and why adults and children with mental disabilities—including those with sexual disorders— who are perceived to be a future...


Crime and Justice: Learning through Cases

by Carolyn Boyes-Watson, Susan T. Krumholz & Aviva M. Rich-Shea Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 08, 2013)

Crime and Justice offers a comprehensive introduction to the U.S. criminal justice system through historical and contemporary case studies. Extensively revised and updated, the second edition features new chapters...


Made Men: Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals, and Myth

by Antonio Nicaso & Marcel Danesi Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 05, 2013)

Despite depictions to the contrary, the mafia is not a cadre of noble and righteous warriors, a class of citizens working in the shadows but upholding traditional values. Instead, the authors argue, it is a...


Child Identity Theft: What Every Parent Needs to Know

by Robert P. Chappell Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 21, 2012)

Identity theft is a growing problem around the world, and criminals are not above stealing a child’s identity. Child Identity Theft, presented in a question and answer format, will help parents and other guardians...


Dying on the Job

by Ronald D. Brown Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 15, 2012)

Dying on the Job is the first book on workplace violence to focus exclusively on workplace murder. While some perpetrators are certainly mentally impaired, many workplace murders are committed by people considered...


Teen Gambling: Understanding a Growing Epidemic

by Jeffrey L. Derevensky Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 18, 2012)

In light of a growing epidemic of teen gambling, this book provides a better understanding of the causes and extent of youth gambling problems, assessment tools to identify teens with gambling addictions and...


Child Exploitation and Trafficking: Examining the Global Challenges and U.S. Responses

by T. Markus Funk, Virginia M. Kendall & Richard A. Posner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 16, 2011)

This book covers the history and present-day realities of the epidemic of child sexual exploitation and the law enforcement efforts to combat it. Written from the perspective of those who have spent their careers...


Criminal Procedure and the Supreme Court: A Guide to the Major Decisions on Search and Seizure, Privacy, and Individual Rights

by Rolando V. del Carmen & Craig Hemmens Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2010)

Placed in context with an introductory and concluding chapter, this book provides a summary and analysis of the 20 most significant Supreme Court cases dealing with criminal procedure, which have had the greatest...


When Caregivers Kill: Understanding Child Murder by Parents and Other Guardians

by Betty L. Alt & Sandra K. Wells Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 16, 2010)

Each year in the U.S. hundreds of children under the age of ten are killed by parents, relatives, or other caregivers. In recent years, families have become less dependent on kinship and neighborhood relationships,...


Punishment for Sale: Private Prisons, Big Business, and the Incarceration Binge

by Donna Selman & Paul Leighton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2010)

Punishment for Sale is the definitive modern history of private prisons, told through social, economic and political frames. The authors explore the origin of the ideas of modern privatization, the establishment...


Problem Solving Courts: A Measure of Justice

by JoAnn Miller & Donald C. Johnson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 16, 2009)

Problem Solving Courts examines a relatively new approach to criminal justice in which judges, advised by law enforcement officers and mental health workers, meet with offenders on a weekly basis to talk about...


When the Shooting Stopped: Crisis Negotiation and Critical Incident Change

by Laurie L. Charlés Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 28, 2007)

A methodology for crisis negotiation for use by those in the fields of law enforcement and criminology.


Supreme Court Case Briefs in Criminal Procedure

by Michael A. Cretacci Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 13, 2007)

An essential collection of more than 265 United States Supreme Court case briefs detailing the various elements of criminal procedures, from criminal investigations to arrest to trial to conviction. Cretacci...