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The Lost Boyz: A Dark Side of Graffiti
The Lost Boyz: A Dark Side of Graffiti

At age 14, author Justin Rollins went from being a bullied child to the leader of The Warriorz, a group of London street kids involved in graffiti tagging and other crimes, including a series of violent encounters. Eventually given a substantial custodial sentence for an attack with a meat cleaver in the London Underground, Rollins became...

Theories of Crime Through Popular Culture
Theories of Crime Through Popular Culture

This textbook brings criminology theories to life through a wide range of popular works in film, television and video games including 13 Reasons Why, Game of Thrones, The Office, and Super Mario Bros, from a variety of contributors. It serves as an engaging and creative...

Anti-Social Behaviour
Anti-Social Behaviour
    From the Daily Mail's claim of Britain being named ‘Yob Capital of Europe’, to the headline in The Times of ‘Tearaway given ASBO at 10’, the subject of anti-social behaviour has been given a huge amount of political, social, media, public policy and academic interest in recent years.

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Credit and Community: Working-Class Debt in the UK since 1880
Credit and Community: Working-Class Debt in the UK since 1880
Credit's centrality to the current economic crisis makes the publication of Sean O'Connell's social history of working-class credit consumption particularly timely. Although the credit crunch came too late to be included in this book, the portrait of a complex relationship between lenders and borrowers over the past 120 years should be required...
The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Science of Punishment (Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy)
The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Science of Punishment (Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy)

Philosophers, legal scholars, criminologists, psychiatrists, and psychologists have long asked important questions about punishment: What is its purpose? What theories help us better understand its nature? Is punishment just? Are there effective alternatives to punishment? How can empirical data from the sciences help us better...

Artificial Crime Analysis Systems: Using Computer Simulations and Geographic Information Systems
Artificial Crime Analysis Systems: Using Computer Simulations and Geographic Information Systems
In the last decade there has been a phenomenal growth in interest in crime pattern analysis. Geographic information systems are now widely used in urban police agencies throughout industrial nations. With this, scholarly interest in understanding crime patterns has grown considerably.

Artificial Crime Analysis Systems: Using Computer...

Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Three-Volume Set
Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Three-Volume Set
The Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences is the first resource to provide comprehensive coverage of the core theories, methods, techniques, and applications employed by forensic scientists. One of the more pressing concerns in forensic science is the collection of evidence from the crime scene and its relevance to the forensic...
Neurocriminology: Forensic and Legal Applications, Public Policy Implications
Neurocriminology: Forensic and Legal Applications, Public Policy Implications

Neurocriminology: Forensic and Legal Applications, Public Policy Implications explores the dramatic impact of advances in neuroscience research and practice to our present understanding of criminality and crime control. Contemporary, cutting-edge research in neuroscience is cited and explained. Studies and cases are clearly...

Making Crime Television: Producing Entertaining Representations of Crime for Television Broadcast
Making Crime Television: Producing Entertaining Representations of Crime for Television Broadcast

This book employs actor-network theory in order to examine how representations of crime are produced for contemporary prime-time television dramas. As a unique examination of the production of contemporary crime television dramas, particularly their writing process, Making Crime Television: Producing Entertaining Representations of...

Migrants Before the Law: Contested Migration Control in Europe
Migrants Before the Law: Contested Migration Control in Europe
This book traces the practices of migration control and its contestation in the European migration regime in times of intense politicization. The collaboratively written work brings together the perspectives of state agents, NGOs, migrants with precarious legal status, and their support networks, collected through multi-sited fieldwork...
Detecting Lies and Deceit: Pitfalls and Opportunities (Wiley Series in Psychology of Crime, Policing and Law)
Detecting Lies and Deceit: Pitfalls and Opportunities (Wiley Series in Psychology of Crime, Policing and Law)

Why do people lie?

Do gender and personality differences affect how people lie?

How can lies be detected?

Detecting Lies and Deceit provides the most comprehensive review of deception to date. This revised edition provides an up-to-date...

Adventures in Criminology
Adventures in Criminology
[The book] is one of great distinction, scholarship and wit. ...a pleasure to read and which, itself, is a primary source of evidence from which much can be learnt.
Punishment and Society

Sir Leon Radzinowicz is one of the key figures in the development of criminology in the twentieth century....

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