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Criminology / Law

Trans. from the French

The English translation of a behind-the-scenes account of the abolition of the death penalty in France
Badinter, Robert, Mercer, Jeremy, trans., Roth, Kenneth, fwd.

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Criminology / Social Science

Anatomy of an Execution

The crime and punishment of a juvenile offender
Peppers, Todd C. and Laura Trevvett Anderson

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Criminal Justice / Criminology / Sociology / Criminal Behavior

Armed Robbers In Action

Based on no-holds-barred interviews with active armed robbers in St. Louis, Missouri, this groundbreaking volume sheds new light on the process of committing armed robbery.
Wright, Richard T.; Decker, Scott H.; Shover, Neal, fwd.

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Rock Music / Entertainment Law / Popular Culture

Baby You're a Rich Man

How Allen Klein, Morris Levy, and Nixon’s Justice Department battled to bring down the world’s greatest band
Soocher, Stan

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Law / Women's Studies / Sociology

Battered Women In The Courtroom

For the first time, a study of the ways in which judges respond to abused women.
Ptacek, James

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Criminology / International Law / Family Law

Battered Women, Their Children, and International Law

An eye-opening appraisal of how current Hague Child Abduction Convention agreements unintentionally harm abused women and their children
Lindhorst, Taryn, and Jeffrey L. Edleson

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Religion / Criminal Justice / Law

The Biblical Truth about America's Death Penalty

A hard look at Hebrew and Christian scriptures as they relate to today’s death penalty practices.
Recinella, Dale S.

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Criminal Justice

Burglars On The Job

A look inside the minds of more than 100 active burglars.
Wright, Richard T.; Decker, Scott H.; Geis, Gilbert, fwd.

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Colonial History / Law Court Records

The Case of the Piglet’s Paternity

A vivid series of trials from America’s earliest days
Blue, Jon C.

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Sexual Abuse / Criminology / Sociology of Religion

Clergy Sexual Abuse

An examination of the clergy sexual abuse crisis from diverse scholarly perspectives
Renzetti, Claire M. and Sandra Yocum, editors

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New England History / Criminal Justice / Legal History

The Connecticut Prison Association and the Search for Reformatory Justice

How a groundbreaking advocacy organization has helped shape Connecticut’s criminal justice system since 1875
Bates, Gordon S.

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Criminal Justice / Law / Criminal Behavior

Crimes Of Style

The groundbreaking study of graffiti artists and their complex system of stylistic meanings, status games, and specialized vocabulary.
Ferrell, Jeff

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Criminology / Public Policy / Criminal Justice

Crimes of the American Nuclear State

A penetrating analysis of U.S. government policies in the manufacture, deployment, and testing of nuclear weapons
Kauzlarich, David; Kramer, Ronald C.; Michalowski, Raymond J., fwd.

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Criminal Justice / American History / Law

Crimes Of The Century

The story of five dramatic trials that dazzled the media and captivated the American public.
Geis, Gilbert; Bienen, Leigh B.

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Constitutional Law / Criminology / American Government / Capital Punishment

Cruel and Unusual

This indispensable history of the Eighth Amendment and the founders’ views of capital punishment is also a passionate call for the abolition of the death penalty based on the notion of cruel and unusual punishment
Bessler, John D.

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Computer & Internet Law / Criminology / Computers - Social Aspect / Criminal Law

Cybercrime and the Law

The first full-scale overview of cybercrime, law, and policy
Brenner, Susan W.

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Criminology / Criminal Justice / Sociology

Dealing Crack

This starkly revealing book explores the crack cocaine trade from the candid perspectives of sellers themselves.
Jacobs, Bruce A.

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Death At Midnight

A courageous tale of a prison warden's moral awakening to the death penalty.
Cabana, Donald A.

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Criminology / State & Provincial Government / Government / Legislatures / Death Penalty

The Death of the American Death Penalty

An up-to-date study of state-level developments regarding the death penalty
Koch, Larry W., Colin Wark, and John F. Galliher

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Memoir / Poetry / Criminal Justice

Disguised As A Poem

This honest, unbiased account of how one woman artist came to share purpose and inspiration with the prisoners at San Quentin demonstrates the power of human bonds and the power of poetry and other art forms as a means of self-expression and communication within and beyond locked cells.
Tannenbaum, Judith

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Criminology / Marriage & Family / Violence in Society / Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Introduces students, mental health professionals, and lawyers to the different research methodologies used in contemporary research of domestic/intimate partner violence
Raghavan, Chitra, and Shuki J. Cohen, editors

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Environmental Law / International Law / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism

Elephant Treaties

Shows how the colonial origins of biodiversity conventions and conservation organizations impact their efficacy in modern times
Adam, Rachelle

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Women's Studies / Law

Equality with a Vengeance

A provocative investigation of how fathers’ rights groups are trying to erode the gains of the battered women’s movement
Dragiewicz, Molly

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Criminal Justice / Criminology / Sociology

Ethnography At The Edge

Pioneering criminologists and sociologists vividly recount the personal and professional tribulations of conducting field research with deviant and criminal subcultures.
Ferrell, Jeff, ed.; Hamm, Mark S., ed.; Adler, Peter, foreword; Adler (Foreword), Patricia A., intro.

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Religion & Politics / Criminology / Sociology of Religion

Exile and Embrace

Examining the religious debates and dimensions of the death penalty in America
Santoro, Anthony

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Criminal Justice / Women's Studies / Sociology

Freeing Tammy

The latest volume in the popular trilogy of books about women, poverty, and violence
Raphael, Jody

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Gender Studies / Law / Sociology

From Madness to Mutiny

A powerful exposé of the family court system’s prejudice against mothers trying to protect their sexually abused children.
Neustein, Amy and Lesher, Michael; Raoul Felder, fwd.

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Criminology / Penology / Sexual Abuse

The Future of Batterer Programs

A critical assessment of the research related to batterer programs with recommendations for heightened engagement of men, ongoing risk management, and better coordination of courts and services
Gondolf, Edward W.

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Women's Studies / Criminal Justice / Law

Gender And Community Policing

A look at the contradictions that emerge when a traditional paramilitary institution is challenged to expand its ideology and practice.
Miller, Susan L.

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Marriage & Family Law / Gender & the Law

Gender and Justice in Family Law Disputes

How mediation and religious dispute-resolution mechanisms operate within diverse communities
Bano, Samia, editor

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Family Law / Women's Studies / Sociology of Religion

Gender, Religion, and Family Law

Groundbreaking theoretical and legal approaches to resolving conflicts between gender equality and cultural practices
Joffe, Lisa Fishbayn, and Sylvia Neil, editors

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Criminology / Women's Studies / Law

Gendered Hate

A unique analysis of hate crime law through the lens of gender
Hodge, Jessica P.

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Prostitution & Sex Trade / Women's Studies / Gender & the Law

Getting Screwed

Vivid narrative-driven account of how current U.S. laws against prostitution harm sex workers, clients, and society
Bass, Alison

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Criminology / Women's Studies / Penology

A Halfway House for Women

The first in-depth analysis of women's lives in a halfway house, based on personal observation and interviews
Caputo, Gail A.

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Criminology / Women's Studies

Hard Lives, Mean Streets

The first comprehensive assessment of the experience of violence among homeless women
Jasinski, Jana L., and Jennifer K. Wesely, James D. Wright, Elizabeth E. Mustaine

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Criminal Justice / Women's Studies / SENTENCING

Harsh Punishment

A pioneering collection of personal accounts from criminal justice scholars, practitioners, and activists, and from current and former prisoners themselves.
Cook, Sandy, ed.; Davies, Susanne, ed.

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Healing Corrections

An innovative approach to transforming correctional cultures, based on the practice of “Dialogue”
Innes, Chris

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Law / Biography / Political Science & Government

Holmes and Frankfurter

The first publication of an extensive correspondence between two of the century's greatest American jurists.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, and Felix Frankfurter. Robert M. Mennel and Christine L. Compston, eds

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Memoir / True Crime / Urban Studies / Police

Hot Shots and Heavy Hits

A riveting first-hand account of life as an undercover drug agent
Doyle, Paul E.

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Criminology / Discrimination & Race / Poverty & Homelessness

Hunting for “Dirtbags”

An inside look at police discretionary actions and their consequences for poor communities
Way, Lori Beth and Ryan Patten

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Criminology / Criminal Justice

Identity Thieves

The first book to examine identity theft from the offender’s perspective
Copes, Heith and Lynne M. Vieraitis

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Criminal Justice / Criminology / Criminal Behavior

In Bad Company

A thorough examination of the Aryan Republican Army and its violent neo-Nazi subculture.
Hamm, Mark S.

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The International Judge

An interdisciplinary introduction to international judges and their work
Terris, Daniel, Cesare P. R. Romano, and Leigh Swigart, foreword by Sonia Sotomayor

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Law / Religion & Politics

Jewish Legal Theories

Anthology of writings about Jewish law in the modern world
Batnitzky, Leora, and Yonatan Brafman, editors

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Essays / Essays on Law

Justice Approximated

Twenty-seven years on the bench in small-town New Hampshire
Runyon, L. Phillips, III

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Criminal Justice / Law / Philosophy

Killing as Punishment

One of the most respected (and ardent) opponents of the death penalty collects his highly acclaimed essays on capital punishment.
Bedau, Hugo Adam

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Science Fiction / Literary Criticism - English

The Kip Brothers
Trans. from the French

Jules Verne’s extraordinary crime drama—now in English
Verne, Jules. Stanford L. Luce, trans. Arthur B. Evans, ed. Jean-Michel Margot, intro and notes.

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Marriage & Family Law / Marriage & Family / Women's Studies

Legalizing Plural Marriage

Offers a legal and historical context for reforming family law and legalizing plural marriage
Goldfeder, Mark

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Sociology / Law

Listening to Olivia

The harrowing story of a woman’s descent into prostitution and addiction, the remarkable tale of her recovery, and an exposé of the global trafficking industry.
Raphael, Jody

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Criminal Justice / Sociology / Women's Studies

The Long Prison Journey of Leslie van Houten

The first in-depth look at how a girl next door became a member of Charles Manson's cult, sentenced to life in prison.
Faith, Karlene

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Criminology / Men's Studies / Violence in Society

Male Peer Support and Violence against Women

An important and timely reassessment of a crucial theory in male violence against women
DeKeseredy, Walter S. and Martin D. Schwartz

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Marriage & Family Law / Women's Studies / Religion & Politics

Marriage and Divorce in the Jewish State

A comprehensive look at how rabbinical courts control Israeli marriage and divorce
Weiss, Susan M. and Netty C. Gross-Horowitz

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Criminal Justice / Law

The Miranda Debate

New in paperback. An in-depth collection of key writings on the Supreme Court's controversial 1966 ruling in Miranda v. Arizona, a decision that remains at the forefront of today's debate about defendants' constitutional rights, victims' rights, and crime control.
Leo, Richard A., ed.; Thomas, III, George C., ed.

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Criminal Justice / True Crime / Education History

Murder at Mount Hermon

This suspenseful account solves a longtime New England murder mystery: the shotgun killing of Elliott Speer, the charismatic young headmaster of the Mount Hermon School for Boys in Northfield, Massachusetts.
Walley, Craig

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Sociology / Women's Studies / Criminal Justice

Neither Angels nor Demons

A provocative study of the complex relationship between domestic violence and women’s crime.
Ferraro, Kathleen J.

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Law / Women's Studies / Sentencing

No Safe Haven

Solidly grounded in feminist research methodology, this important and original work offers a fresh perspective on both women prisoners and the administration of criminal justice.
Girshick, Lori B.

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Criminal Justice

NYPD Battles Crime

An in-depth examination of the New York Police Department and its striking success in fighting crime.
Silverman, Eli B.

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Criminology / Sociology / Women's Studies

Out in the Storm

Women navigating life in drugs and crime
Caputo, Gail A.

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Sociology / Criminology / Students & Student Life

Party School

Examines the culture of the “party school” and the criminal behaviors that result from it
Weiss, Karen G.

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Sports Law / Politics

Playing Tough

A history of the interplay of sports and politics around the world
Abrams, Roger I.

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Colonial History / Legal History / Maritime Law

The Politics of Piracy

The untold story of how colonial pirates transformed America and brought it to the brink of rebellion
Burgess, Douglas R., Jr.

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Women's Studies / Marriage & Family Law / Mormans

Polygamy in Primetime

A provocative look at the costs and benefits of polygamy among western fundamentalist Mormon women
Bennion, Janet

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Criminal Justice / Criminology / Women's Studies / Criminal Behavior

Public Heroes, Private Felons

A hard-hitting look at the darker side of sports and the all-too-infrequent prosecutions of famous athletes for crimes against women.
Benedict, Jeff

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Rape On The Public Agenda

An examination of the history, development, and impact of the feminist anti-rape movement.
Bevacqua, Maria

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New England History / Colonial History / Law

Salem-Village Witchcraft
New edition

Drawing on extensive primary documents, this book allows the reader to participate in historical analysis of this explosive period in history
Boyer, Paul, ed.; Nissenbaum, Stephen, ed.

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Criminal Justice / Women's Studies / Sociology

Saving Bernice

This is the story of Bernice, a former welfare mother and survivor of domestic violence, and her arduous journey to escape from, and ultimately triumph over, years of battering, poverty, and welfare.
Raphael, Jody

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Holocaust Studies / Jewish Studies / Criminal Justice / Biography

Simon Wiesenthal

"A full, lucid, and moving biography of the Nazi-hunter who became the 'unwelcome conscience' of post-Holocaust Europe." -- Kirkus Reviews
Pick, Hella

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Criminal Justice

A Sin Against The Future

A penetrating examination of prisons throughout the world.
Stern, Vivien; Niehaus, Carl, foreword

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Law / Sports Law

Sports Justice

An accessible guide to sports law highlighting landmark cases and personalities
Abrams, Roger I.

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Law / Sociology

Towards a Rationalisation of the EC co-ordination Regulations concerning Social Security?

In proposing an alternative model for the complex EC regulations for coordination relating to social security, this study concentrates on the sectors of health and employment.
Jorens, Yves, De Schuyter, Barbara & Salomon, Cindy

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New England History / Land Use Law / Native American Studies


An exploration of the various systems of land control and the evolution of private property
Mitchell, John Hanson

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Criminology / Sociology / Women's Studies

A Typology of Domestic Violence

Reassesses thirty years of domestic violence research and demonstrates three forms of partner violence, distinctive in their origins, effects, and treatments
Johnson, Michael P.

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Criminology / Law / Women's Studies

Understanding Domestic Homicide

Case histories of some 300 homicides involving family members, framed within their interpersonal, familial, cultural, and situational contexts.
Websdale, Neil

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Memoir / Criminal Justice

Undoing Time

In their own words, a look inside the silent and hidden world of the men and women incarcerated in America's penitentiaries.
Evans, Jeff, ed.; Baca, Jimmy Santiago, foreword; Haney, Craig W., afterward

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Criminology / Rhetoric

Victim Advocacy in the Courtroom

Provides a deeply textured view of how victims’ voices are introduced and heard in courts
Schuster, Mary Lay and Amy D. Propen

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Criminal Justice / Law / Criminal Behavior

Welcome To Hell

Now in a new edition, condemned men and women speak for themselves about the reality behind bars on death row.
Arriens, Jan, ed.; Prejean, Sister Helen, foreword; Smith, Clive Stafford, intro.

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Liability Law / Science & Technology Law / Technology - Social Aspects

When Robots Kill

The first book to develop standards for the criminal liability of artificial intelligence technologies
Hallevy, Gabriel

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Criminology / Law

White-Collar Crime Reconsidered

An exploration of the inner workings of the individuals, corporations, and government agencies implicated in the self-interested abuse of their economic and societal privilege.
Schlegel, Kip, ed.; Weisburd, David, ed.

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Gender Studies / Sociology / Human Sexuality

Woman-to-Woman Sexual Violence

This controversial work examines for the first time the often taboo subject of bisexual and lesbian women who are sexually assaulted by other women.
Girshick, Lori B.

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Criminology / Sociology / Religion

Women In Prison

This compelling book, which has been thoroughly revised and updated, draws on candid interviews with over 400 women inmates and prison officials to shed a shocking light on our penal system as it affects women.
Watterson, Kathryn; Chesney-Lind, Meda, foreword

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Criminology / Women's Studies

Women on Probation and Parole

The first in-depth comparative look at gender-responsive versus traditional probation and parole for women
Morash, Merry

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