In their 1990 work, Gottfredson and Hirschi introduce a new and comprehensive theory of crime. At the time, crime researchers tended to focus on environmental factors that led to crime, not on the criminals themselves, and were inclined to think about crime only from their particular academic perspective.
Elizabeth Loftus' 1979 work explains why people sometimes remember events inaccurately and how this simple fact has a profound impact on the criminal justice system, especially given the value placed on eyewitness accounts. Although, as these are based on memories that are not always reliable.
The United States has the world's largest prison population, with more than two million behind bars. Alexander says this is mainly due to America's 'war on drugs,' launched in 1982. In The New Jim Crow, she explains how this government initiative has led to America's black citizens being imprisoned on a colossal scale.
Looking at both feminist and masculine perspectives, this critical introduction to the key issues and debates surrounding gender and crime provides readers with a go-to resource for gaining a successful understanding of the field.
Now with new, in-depth case studies to really help students visualise the realities of research, this textbook continues to provide the guidance to help them both evaluate existing studies and design their own robust, ethical projects
Presenting an overview of the major subject areas in criminology and covering the most up-to-date advances in theory and research, this book includes special features that engage the reader to think critically about the subjects.
This handy reference takes a new approach to making everyday criminal justice terms accessible, and presents common misconceptions for selected terms, along with additional relevant information to clarify a term's use or derivation.
Covering racist, religiously motivated, homophobic and disablist hate crime, along with gender and violence, this book provides readers with a fully up-to-date exploration of the relation of hatred and prejudice to crime and criminal justice.
Now a major BBC series Have you ever illegally downloaded a DVD?Organised crime is part of all our worlds - often without us even knowing. McMafia is a journey through the new world of international organised crime, from gunrunners in Ukraine to money launderers in Dubai, by way of drug syndicates in Canada and cyber criminals in Brazil.
The shocking true story of the Manson murders, revealed in this harrowing, often terrifying book. Helter Skelter won a Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award in 1975 for Best Fact Crime Book. America watched in fascinated horror as the killers were tried and convicted. How did Manson make his 'family' kill for him?
Accessibly written, yet analytically rich, Extreme Killing, Fourth Edition gives a comprehensive and concise overview of multiple homicide, including both serial and mass murder. Filled with contemporary and classic case studies, this fully updated Fourth Edition illustrates the many violent expressions of power, revenge, terror, greed, and loyalty.
What can social theory really teach us about crime in the world today? This book gives an overview of key theoretical debates alongside explanations of cutting edge research to show how abstract thought relates to everyday experience. Looking at global crime to street crime, it brings together the most significant work on crime and social theory.
Provides a critical discussion of crime in the media and equips students with a better understanding of the key theoretical concepts and methodological tools for undertaking media analysis. Examining both real and fictional representations of crime and criminal justice agencies, this is the essential textbook for crime and media courses.
This critical and cutting edge introduction to the key debates in green criminology shows readers how to approach environmental harm with a questioning mindset and demonstrates the contribution of criminologists towards solving global environmental concerns in the 21st century.
This exciting book presents 50 key facts related to crime and criminal justice policy in Britain. Offering thought-provoking insights into the study of crime, this fascinating "go to" book reveals the myths and realities of crime in contemporary Britain.
Criminology Skills is the only book of its kind to cover both criminological study skills and research skills for the first-year right through to the final-year student. Accessible, engaging, and visually appealing, the text gives a practical understanding of the key skills needed to succeed in the study of criminology.
'Just incredible' NAOMI KLEIN*** NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *** LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE ***The Outlaw Ocean is a riveting, adrenalin-fuelled tour of a vast, lawless and rampantly criminal world that few have ever seen: the high seas.
An introductory text for first year criminology students, the book covers the key questions, debates and theoretical models in criminology and uses themes of inequality, social justice, and human rights, to encourage an international or 'globalised' understanding of crime and justice matters.
Now in its third edition, Globalization & Crime provides students with a comprehensive overview of the essential themes and conceptual debates surrounding globalization and global criminology. The new edition features two new chapters and a collection of modern case-studies.
THE GLOBAL BESTSELLER - REVISITED AND REVISED Soon to be the subject of a major BBC and NETFLIX TV dramaCharles Sobhraj remains one of the world's great con men, and as a serial killer, the story of his life and capture endures as legend.
____________________THE Sunday Times BESTSELLERA New York Times Summer readWashington Post Top Twenty books to read this summerA Sunday Times summer read'An angry and important work of historical detection, calling time on the misogyny that has fed the Ripper myth.
Combining his expertise as a national security correspondent and research academic, Paul Lashmar reveals how and why the media became more critical in its reporting of the Secret State. He explores a series of major case studies including Snowden, WikiLeaks, Spycatcher, rendition and torture, and MI5's vetting of the BBC.