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
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Contains the stories behind some of the most notorious murders in Kent's history. This title examines some of the historic crimes that shocked not only the county but Britain as a whole. It features such cases as the doctor who was poisoned with morphine in Faversham; and the couple who were brutally battered to death in their beds in Chislehurst.
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.
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.
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.
LONGLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION A book like no other - the tale of a gripping quest to discover the identity of history's most notorious murderer and a literary high-wire act from the legendary writer and director of Withnail and I.
Street Gang Patterns and Policies provides a crucial update and critical examination of knowledge about gangs and major gang control programs across the nation. Filling an important gap in the literature on street gangs and social control, this book is a must-read for criminologists, social workers, policy makers, and criminal justice practitioners.
This text incorporates relevant debates in the social sciences and philosophy of knowledge concerning the issues of modernity and post-modernism. It sets out a project for criminology, a criminology of modernity and offers a critique of theorizing without a concern for social totalities.
A collection of some of the best classic and contemporary writings about the mind of the terrorist. It provides the reader with knowledge and insights into the ideas, feelings, and social influences of modern terrorist groups.
A contemporary case-based discussion of ethical dilemmas faced by researchers in forensic mental health, this book offers useful guidance to anyone planning research in this field. It focuses on problems frequently encountered, such as issues of capacity to consent in forensic settings and the meaning of consent to participate.
As well as using concept maps, mind maps and other visual techniques used to consider theory-based inquiry, this text combines an exploration of the core elements of 'theory' with relevant theoretical examples drawn from biology, psychology, sociology, critical traditions, and integrative efforts.
With lots of new material, including coverage of emerging movements, the internet and social media, and religious terrorism, this concise text continues to give students an introduction to the key aspects of the current terrorism landscape and its history
Provides an introduction to computer-related crimes and the basics of investigating them. It presents explanations for students and professionals, who need not be technically proficient to find the material practical and easy to understand.
This is an essential primer for undergraduate students in Criminology, mapping out key course content and offering helpful tips for both students and lecturers on making the most out of lectures and seminars
Explore Britain's dark criminal history through the fascinating objects that have been hidden away in the Crime Museum at Scotland Yard, a collection that, although world-famous, is so sensitive it has never before been opened to the public.
Throughout the 1960s, Tony Lambrianou was a trusted member of the Kray Gang. He had a unique insight into the workings of a criminal organisation whose reputation in the underworld remains to this day. But he was not just an observer and his role in the Kray story ultimately led to him serving 15 years in prison. Inside the Firm tells, with searin
Meant for those who teach, study or are interested in criminology and the criminal justice systems of the UK. This book offers a critical introduction and considers issues in criminal justice, focusing on conceptions of crime and conflict resolutions, as well as introducing to researching criminal justice.
Focuses on the ideas of justice and community in different countries in Europe. This book, written by criminologists in Europe, explores these movements and tensions in the developments in criminal justice.
Criminal investigation has a high profile in the media, and has attracted widespread interest. This book focuses on how police practitioners carry out investigations. It is suitable for both policing practitioners and students taking courses in criminal investigation, forensic sciences and investigation, police studies and police science.
An introduction to gender issues in crime and criminal justice, substantially updated with developments in the nearly 10 years since the first edition. Walkate (criminology, Manchester Metropolitan U., UK) divides the text into sections that cover, first, different ways of theorizing about gender an
Law and order has become a key issue throughout the world. Crime stories saturate the mass media and politicians shrilly compete with each other in a race to be the toughest on crime. Prisons are crammed to bursting point, and police powers and resources extended repeatedly.
This comprehensive text provides an up-to-date review and critique of current theorising about sexual offending. It presents the key ideas underpinning each theory in a clear and accessible manner. Theories are rigorously tested and evaluated, and their merits are examined from both a research and a clinical point of view.
Written by leading researchers, teachers and practitioners in the field, Digital Crime is an accessible introduction to the relationship between the growth of new (often) digital technologies and the parallel growth in criminal exploitation if these technologies.
Taken from published reviews: " Dr Blackburn has written a remarkably good book; indeed, the best book on the topic from either side of the Atlantic I have read. the breadth of the author s knowledge is nothing short of encyclopaedic.
This work on crime in early modern England incorporates thinking on issues including gender and crime, and literary perspectives on crime. It uses court archives to capture the everyday lives of people who would otherwise have left little mark on the historical record.