In 1979, Jeremy Thorpe, the rising star of the Liberal Party, stood trial for conspiracy to murder. It was the first time that a leading British politician had stood trial on a murder charge. This is the story of hypocrisy, deceit and betrayal at the heart of the British Establishment.
Discusses the difference social policy makes, or can make, in any response to crime. This book also considers the contribution of criminology to the debates on major social policy areas, such as housing, education, employment, health and family. It aids and provides criminology students with an understanding of key social policy issues and more.
A work of narrative non-fiction that is based on the last days of the fugitive Raoul Moat, a Geordie bodybuilder and mechanic who became nationally notorious in Britain one hot summer's week when, after killing his ex-girlfriend's new lover, shooting her in the stomach, and blinding a policeman, he disappeared into the woods of Northumberland.
This reader provides a thorough grounding in issues related to the study of crime, the criminal justice system, and social control. The editors indicate crime's varied and conflicting history as well as its current debates. The mixture of historical and more recent readings shows a variety of perspectives.
Provides an introduction to the history of crime and crime control. This book explains the historical background that is essential for an understanding of contemporary criminal justice, and examines the historical context for contemporary criminological debates.
Reflecting the broad nature of this area, this book goes beyond merely looking at organised crime and terrorism to present readers with a wide-ranging introduction, explaining the real-world relevance of all key theories and providing plenty of guidance for wider reading
Everything drug cartels do to survive and prosper they've learnt from big business. So when the drug cartels start to think like big business, the only way to understand them is using economics. The author meets everyone from coca farmers in secret Andean locations, to journalists with a price on their head - all in search of the economic truth.
In March 1969, twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray were sentenced to life imprisonment for the gangland killings of George Cornell and Jack 'the hat' McVitie. It was recommended that they served at least 30 years for their crimes. But why such strong sentences? Were there other murders? At last the truth can be told. Prepare to be disturbed.
1st November 2006: Alexander Litvinenko is brazenly poisoned in central London. Twenty-two days later he dies, killed from the inside by Polonium - a rare, lethal and highly radioactive substance. His crime? He had made some powerful enemies in Russia. This is the story of the life and death of Litvinenko and of Russia's cold war with the west.
Saturday, 23rd November 2013. It was just another day in America. And as befits an unremarkable day, ten children and teens were killed by gunfire. This book explores the way these children lived and lost their short lives, offering a searing portrait of the vulnerability of youth in contemporary America.
Chief police officers make far-reaching strategic command decisions about policing, armed responses, operations against criminals and allocation of resources yet they are often unknown even to their forces. In this ground-breaking social study, Bryn Caless presents their frank and sometimes controversial views.
Presenting students with an easy-to-manage introduction to the area, this new text covers all theories that students will encounter on their course focussing on the context of the historical development of criminology as an academic discipline
Fully updated with new crime statistics, case studies - including Jimmy Savile, the murder of Lee Rigby, and Wikileaks - and a student website, this bestselling text introduces students to this exciting area and encourages them to think critically about key issues
Providing students with a fully up-to-date and highly authoritative introduction to the area, this new edition now has expanded coverage on contemporary areas such as cyberbullying and the media, takes recent legislative updates into account, and is now accompanied by a student study website
This title provides a systematic account of burglary, focusing on the crime in the first of the book, and on policy responses in the second part. It is intended for both students of criminology and criminal justice, and practitioners in policing and crime prevention.
An invaluable companion for students studying or about to study criminology. Maintaining its clear style and comprehensive coverage of core skills, the book includes a much needed new chapter on plagiarism, and has been updated with additional information on e-resources and the varying educational levels within a degree.
Remorse, or rather the lack of it, frequently features in banner headlines. But there is little systematic study of this important inter-disciplinary topic whose relevance has extensive social ramifications. The complex relationship between remorse, shame, guilt and attempts at reparation, are discussed in this authoritative work.
The sixth edition of Criminology offers updated coverage of the main criminological theories. An engaging read for students of criminology, it traces the history and development of these key theories, and provides full references to guide the reader in their further criminological studies.
This book aims to provide a critical analysis of both political and professional developments in policy and practice relating to non- custodial penalties, taking full account of recent developments and the creation of a National Probation Service in 2002.
Media representations of law and order are matters of keen public interest. This work brings together a range of papers from researchers addressing issues of fictional, factual, and hybrid representations in the media - the so called "docu-dramas" and "faction".
Street crime remains high on the public and political agenda, and is frequently the subject of media attention and concern. This book aims to provide a detailed and accessible account of the phenomenon, placing the subject in its theoretical, historical and political context.
Offers students a range of excerpts (over 140 readings) from original criminological texts and key articles. This title introduces students to criminological argument and debate and also encourages them to read primary as well as secondary or summary sources.
The study of criminal careers is of increasing interest in criminology. This book clarifies the crucial theoretical and methodological debates that surround the study of criminal careers. It focuses on some major longitudinal studies discussing the onset, persistence, desistance and the duration of a criminal career.
Looks at five hundred years of crooks and conmen - from the hedge-creepers and counterfeit cranks of the sixteenth century to the blaggers and burners of the twenty-first - as well as the swag, the hideouts, the getaway vehicles and the 'tools of the trade'.
Contemporary Security Studies is the definitive introduction to Security Studies, focussing on the key theoretical approaches and most important issues that dominate the modern security agenda. With an expert team of leading scholars providing unmatched depth of coverage, this is the most relevant, up-to-date guide to the subject available.
Criminology is a textbook with a new approach, both student-focused and research-engaged. Written for today's students, it provides the framework of knowledge core to exploring, understanding, and explaining crime. The goal is simple and bold - to help the next generation of criminologists to be switched-on, excited, and critical.
The clearest and most authoritative student guide to deviance: David Downes, Paul Rock, and Eugene McLaughlin, all leading experts in the field of deviance, come together to lead students through the sociological theories behind crime and deviance.
Provides an account of criminal responsibility based on the relationship between the action that the defendent has performed and their character. This book goes on to reconsider some of the central doctrines of criminal responsibility in the light of that account.
This volume brings together research theories with the practical issues of carrying out research, to provide a clear and fascinating guide to contemporary criminological research projects. The experience of leading experts is combined with first-hand accounts from new scholars, to create an invaluable source of information.
Presents findings on treatment and clinical response protocols. Other topics covered include: the theory and history of terrorism, types and effects of weapons of mass destruction or disruption, the role of nation, state, and local agencies and volunteer groups responding to terrorist threat, military response, and more.
David Litvinoff was one of the great mythic characters of '60s London. Litvinoff's determination to live without trace means that his life has always eluded biographers, until now. This book deals with his work.
An introduction to research on desistance, and a report on a follow-up of two hundred probationers sentenced to supervision in the late 1990s, this book appeals to undergraduates, postgraduates and academics studying criminology, criminal justice, sociology, social work, social policy and psychology, as well as trainee probation officers.
This Second Edition of Controlling Crime provides an important evaluation of criminal justice in the United Kingdom during a period of rapid social change. Each chapter encourages historical, comparative and critical reflection on the organizational logics, powers, procedures and practices of the criminal justice system.
By introducing each step taken in a criminal investigation, this text allows students to gain a clear understanding of the processes involved and helps them to critically assess the interplay of investigations, criminology and forensics.