Books in category Social Science – Criminology

  • 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 …

  • History of Criminal Justice

    History of Criminal Justice
    Mark Jones, Peter Johnstone

    Covering criminal justice history on a cross-national basis, this book surveys criminal justice in Western civilization and American life chronologically from ancient times to the present.

  • Why Kids Kill Parents

    Why Kids Kill Parents
    Kathleen M. Heide

    A tragic portrait of adolescents who kill their parents is revealed in this volume: these young people almost always kill out of desperation as they are almost always victims of severe child abuse, neglect and dysfunctional parenting.

  • Culture Of Honor

    Culture Of Honor
    Richard E Nisbett, Dov Cohen

    In this brilliantly argued book, Richard Nisbett and Dov Cohen use this fact as a starting point for an exploration of the underlying reasons for violence.According to Nisbett and Cohen, the increased tendency of white southerners to commit …

  • Child Abuse on the Internet

    Child Abuse on the Internet
    Carlos A. Arnaldo

    Examines the increasing problem of sexual abuse of children in the world and considers the legal and social strategies that are being adopted to combat these issues particularly in the area of the Internet where there is a growing number of …

  • Juvenile Delinquency

    Juvenile Delinquency
    Donald Shoemaker

    In this highly readable text, Donald J. Shoemaker grounds his readers with a historical perspective, then presents a series of sharply focused chapters on schooling, religion, and family, as well as sections on drug use, gangs, and female …

  • Popular Crime

    Popular Crime
    Bill James

    Now, with Popular Crime, James takes readers on an epic journey from Lizzie Borden to the Lindbergh baby, from the Black Dahlia to O. J. Simpson, explaining how crimes have been committed, investigated, prosecuted and written about, and how …

  • Violence

    Violence
    Alex Alvarez, Ronet Bachman

    While most texts of this type simply cover individual acts of violence, this book offers readers a broader perspective, covering more collective violence activities such as terrorism, mob violence, and genocide.

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