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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...


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,...


The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat: From 9/11 to Osama bin Laden's Death

by Bruce Hoffman & Fernando Reinares Columbia University Press (October 28, 2014)

Examining major terrorist acts and campaigns undertaken in the decade following September 11, 2001, internationally recognized scholars study the involvement of global terrorist leaders and organizations in...


Threat Perceptions: The Policing of Dangers from Eugenics to the War on Terrorism

by Saran Ghatak Lexington Books (December 13, 2010)

Threat Perceptions: The Policing of Dangers from Eugenics to the War on Terrorism examines the legal, scientific, and social construction of risk of crime in the United States. Ghatak focuses on the crime control...


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...


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...


The Rehnquist Court and Criminal Justice

by Michael McCall, Christina DeJong, Christopher E. Smith & Madhavi M. McCall et al. Lexington Books (November 16, 2011)

By analyzing the perspectives and influential decisions of individual justices on the Rehnquist Court (1986-2005), this volume reveals how a divided Supreme Court limited the scope of rights affecting criminal...


Drug Court for Young Offenders: A View from the Bench

by Cedric Kerns Central Recovery Press (January 31, 2014)

Answers questions and details the model of Youth Offender (YO) Court, a unique family-focused specialty drug court program.


Who Killed George?: The Ordeal of Olive Sternaman

by Cheryl MacDonald Natural Heritage (June 30, 1994)

Drawing on newspaper accounts and legal documents, Cheryl MacDonald has recreated a true-to-life Victorian melodrama. Who Killed George? offers insight into the legal system, social sentiments, and status of...


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...


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...


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...


Principles of Criminology

by Edwin H. Sutherland, Donald R. Cressey & David F. Luckenbill AltaMira Press (January 01, 1992)

This classic has been the most authoritative text in the field since 1924. The thoroughly revised Eleventh Edition continues to provide a sound, sophisticated, sociological treatment of the principal issues...


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.


Enemies Within

by Matt Apuzzo & Adam Goldman Atria Books (September 03, 2013)

Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists take an unbridled look into one of the most sensitive post-9/11 national security investigations—a breathtaking race to stop a second devastating terrorist attack on...


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...


Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight

by Stephanie Hepburn & Rita J. Simon Columbia University Press (May 14, 2013)

This unprecedented study of sex trafficking, forced labor, organ trafficking, and sex tourism across twenty-four nations highlights the experiences of the victims, perpetrators, and anti-traffickers involved...


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...


Uncertain Justice: Canadian Women and Capital Punishment, 1754-1953

by F. Murray Greenwood & Beverley Boissery Dundurn (October 01, 2000)

An exposition of the patriarchal values that lie at the core of criminal law, and the class and gender biases that permeate its procedures and applications.


Heinous Crime: Cases, Causes, and Consequences

by Frederic G. Reamer Columbia University Press (December 29, 2004)

What circumstances lead someone to commit murder, rape, or acts of child molestation? Why does society have such a deep-seated wish for vengeance against perpetrators of heinous crimes? Can those found guilty...


The Case of Abraham Lincoln

by Julie M. Fenster & Douglas Brinkley St. Martin's Press (November 13, 2007)

The year 1856 was a pivotal one for this country, witnessing the birth of the Republican Party as we know it. But it was also a critical year in the troubled political life of Abraham Lincoln. As a lawyer, he...


Gangs and Society: Alternative Perspectives

by Louis Kontos, David C. Brotherton & Luis Barrios Columbia University Press (May 01, 2003)

Compiled by three leading experts in the psychological, sociological, and criminal justice fields, this volume addresses timely questions from an eclectic range of positions. The product of a landmark conference...


The Little Book of Restorative Justice for Older Adults

by Julie Friesen & Wendy Meek Good Books (August 22, 2017)

Exploring Restorative Justice Practices as a Compelling Response to the Challenges of an Aging Population

As our global population ages, conflicts and difficult conversations emerge. How will older adults decide...


The Making of Lee Boyd Malvo: The D.C. Sniper

by Carmeta Albarus & Jonathan Mack Columbia University Press (August 14, 2012)

In October of 2002, a series of sniper attacks paralyzed the Washington Beltway, turning normally placid gas stations, parking lots, restaurants, and school grounds into chaotic killing fields. After the spree,...


Surviving Mass Victim Attacks

by Ph. 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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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 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...


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,...


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 Life of Crime: The Memoirs of a High Court Judge

by Harry Ognall William Collins (November 02, 2017)

A frank and witty memoir of life at the Bar and on the Bench, from former High Court Judge The Hon. Sir Harry Ognall.

For many years, Harry Ognall enjoyed a formidable reputation as an advocate at the criminal...


Criminal Law Dealing with Hate Crimes

by Christine Marie Shavers Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 15, 2014)

This study aims at providing a contribution to the current issue of hate crime. It analyzes the possibilities which are served by the German and the US American law to penalize bias-motivated crimes, while considering...


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

by Reinhard Singer, Astrid Stadler, Xujun Gao & Jochen Glöckner Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (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...


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...


From Education to Incarceration

by Anthony J. Nocella Ii, David Stovall & Priya Parmar Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 01, 2013)

The school-to-prison pipeline is a national concern, from the federal to local governments, and a leading topic in conversations in the field of urban education and juvenile justice. From Education to Incarceration:...


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...


The Line

by Ian Gargan Gill Books (October 07, 2016)

What does it take to make good people do bad things? Unlock the door to the criminal mind in The Line, the outstanding debut from Ireland’s leading criminal psychologist.

Here Dr Ian Gargan unravels the motives...


The Grangegorman Murders

by Alan Bailey Gill Books (July 31, 2015)

On the morning of 7 March 1997, the bodies of two elderly female patients were discovered in their sheltered accommodation at Grangegorman Psychiatric Hospital in Dublin.

It would be a further 16 years before...


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,...


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...


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...


They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police

by Michael F. Armstrong Columbia University Press (May 15, 2012)

Michael Armstrong has spent close to fifty years either defending or prosecuting criminal cases in New York City. His public service has included stints as District Attorney for Queens County, New York, and...


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...


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


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...