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The Eternal Criminal RecordThe Eternal Criminal Record
Author: James Jacobs
Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014. 416p.
Reviewers: Shawn Bushway and Megan Denver | March 2016

The Eternal Criminal Record is an ambitious, detailed guide to understanding and critiquing this complex ‘criminal record’ and the increasingly expansive role it plays in many domains of life in modern America.

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Histories of Transnational CrimeHistories of Transnational Crime
Editor: Gerben Bruinsma
Publisher: New York: Springer, 2015. 188p.
Reviewer: Philip L. Reichel | March 2016

This book is an excellent addition to the literature on transnational crime. The chapters, individually and collectively, provide an important context for students, researchers, and policy-makers as each attempts a more complete understanding of transnational crime.

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The Incarceration of Women: Punishing Bodies, Breaking SpiritsThe Incarceration of Women: Punishing Bodies, Breaking Spirits
Authors: Linda Moore and Phil Scraton
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 256p.
Reviewer: Annie Rose Crowley | March 2016

Comparatively little is known about the gendered experiences of incarcerated women and girls. This book is a valuable and fascinating, albeit sobering, addition.

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John Paul Stevens: Defender of Rights in Criminal JusticeJohn Paul Stevens: Defender of Rights in Criminal Justice
Author: Christopher E. Smith
Publisher: Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015. 285p.
Reviewer: Craig Hemmens | March 2016

This book is an outstanding addition to Professor Smith’s impressive list of publications and a valuable contribution to the literature on the Supreme Court in general and Justice Stevens in particular.

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Street Sex Work and Canadian Cities: Resisting a Dangerous OrderStreet Sex Work and Canadian Cities: Resisting a Dangerous Order
Author: Shawna Ferris
Publisher: Edmonton, Alberta: The University of Alberta Press, 2015. 272p.
Reviewer: Erin Gibbs Van Brunschot | March 2016

Ferris seeks ….to demonstrate how sex worker and marginalized populations fare (the worst) in a neo-liberal global context that increasingly renders particular populations as responsible and ultimately blameworthy for the situation in which they ‘find themselves.’

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The Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of ChildrenThe Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children
Author: Ross Cheit
Publisher: Oxford, UK; New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 544p.
Reviewer: Nancy Whittier | March 2016

Ross Cheit’s masterful book….is the definitive work on the daycare child sexual abuse cases of the 1990s, including the actual events, investigations and prosecution, media coverage, and implications for subsequent prosecution of child sexual abuse both inside and outside the home.

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