Books in category Social Science – Criminology

  • Crime and Inequality

    Crime and Inequality
    John Hagan

    These essays examine how and why inequality affects the patterning of crime and criminal justice.

  • Hate and Bias Crime

    Hate and Bias Crime
    Barbara Perry

    Covering everything from hate groups and extremist exploits to Black church arsons and the fall out violence from 9/11; this is an important collection that sheds much-needed light on this growing problem.

  • Drugs and Crime

    Drugs and Crime
    Richard Hammersley

    "This book argues that much current thinking about drugs and crime is simplistic and misguided, because it fails to take into account the complex social and psychological contexts that underpin the relationship between drug or alcohol …

  • The Handbook of the Criminology of Terrorism

    The Handbook of the Criminology of Terrorism
    Gary LaFree, Joshua D. Freilich

    The Handbook of the Criminology of Terrorism features a collection of essays that represent the most recent criminological research relating to the origins and evolution of, along with responses to, terrorism, from a criminological …

  • The Colonial Problem

    The Colonial Problem
    Lisa Monchalin

    " In The Colonial Problem, Lisa Monchalin challenges the myth of the "Indian problem" and encourages readers to view the crimes and injustices affecting Indigenous peoples from a more culturally aware position.

  • The Rope The Chair and the Needle

    The Rope, The Chair, and the Needle
    James W. Marquart, Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Jonathan R. Sorensen

    This book is the single most comprehensive examination to date of capital punishment in any one state, drawing on data for legal executions from 1819 to 1990.

  • Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory Volume 1

    Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory, Volume 1
    Francis T. Cullen, Pamela Wilcox

    For a free 30-day online trial to this title, visit www.sagepub.com/freetrial This two-volume set is designed to serve as a reference source for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary criminological theory.

  • Disability Self and Society

    Disability, Self, and Society
    Tanya Titchkosky

    Argues for change in the meaning society ascribes to disability, seeing it as a useful life experience that affects all of society, rather than a temporary or chronic problem for the individual to overcome.

  • Imagining the Penitentiary

    Imagining the Penitentiary
    John Bender

    Arguing the attitudes expressed in narrative literature and art between 1719 and 1779 helped bring about the change from traditional prisons to penitentiaries, John Bender offers studies of Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, The Beggar's Opera …

  • Murder Gender and the Media

    Murder, Gender and the Media
    Jane Monckton-Smith

    This volume is a shocking insight into the way the idea of romantic love can justify and excuse the killing of women by their spouses and partners, and lead to sympathy and reduced prison sentences for the killers.

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