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September

Organized Crime: Analyzing Illegal Activities, Criminal Structures, and Extra-legal GovernanceOrganized Crime: Analyzing Illegal Activities, Criminal Structures, and Extra-legal Governance
Author: Klaus von Lampe
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications, 2016. 488p.
Reviewer: Frederick T. Martens | September 2016

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Deported: Immigrant Policing, Disposable Labor, and Global CapitalismDeported: Immigrant Policing, Disposable Labor, and Global Capitalism
Author: Tanya Maria Golash-Boza
Publisher: New York: New York University Press, 2015. 320p.
Reviewer: Vincent Ferraro | September 2016

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Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader GinsburgNotorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Authors: Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
Publisher: New York: Dey Street Books, 2015. 240p.
Reviewer: Jack E. Call | September 2016

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The al-Qaeda Franchise: The Expansion of al-Qaeda and Its ConsequencesThe al-Qaeda Franchise: The Expansion of al-Qaeda and Its Consequences
Author: Barak Mendelsohn
Publisher: New York; Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2016. 288p.
Reviewer: Isaac Kfir | September 2016

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The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in AmericaThe Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America
Author: Barry Latzer
Publisher: New York: Encounter Books, 2016. 424p.
Reviewer: Sam Bieler | September 2016

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Cartels, Markets and Crime: A Normative Justification for the Criminalisation of Economic CollusionCartels, Markets and Crime: A Normative Justification for the Criminalisation of Economic Collusion
Author: Bruce Wardhaugh
Publisher: New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 376p.
Reviewer: Brent Fisse | September 2016

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Disrupting Criminal Networks: Network Analysis in Crime PreventionDisrupting Criminal Networks: Network Analysis in Crime Prevention
Editors: Gisela Bichler and Aili E. Malm
Publisher: Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2015. 282p.
Reviewer: Anita Lavorgna | September 2016

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I Ask for Justice: Maya Women, Dictators, and Crime in Guatemala, 1898-1944I Ask for Justice: Maya Women, Dictators, and Crime in Guatemala, 1898-1944
Author: David Carey Jr.
Publisher: Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2013. 363p.
Reviewer: Gema Santamaría | September 2016

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Dying From Improvement: Inquests and Inquiries into Indigenous Deaths in CustodyDying From Improvement: Inquests and Inquiries into Indigenous Deaths in Custody
Author: Sherene H. Razack
Publisher: Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015. 328p.
Reviewer: Jane Dickson | September 2016

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Race and the Death Penalty: The Legacy of McCleskey v. KempRace and the Death Penalty: The Legacy of McCleskey v. Kemp
Editors: David P. Keys and R. J. Maratea
Publisher: Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2016. 219p.
Reviewer: Tim Lyman | September 2016

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White Privilege and Black Rights: The Injustice of U.S. Police Racial Profiling and HomicideWhite Privilege and Black Rights: The Injustice of U.S. Police Racial Profiling and Homicide
Author: Naomi Zack
Publisher: Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. 154p.
Reviewer: Peter A. Hanink | September 2016

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Responding to Human Trafficking: Sex, Gender, and Culture in LawResponding to Human Trafficking: Sex, Gender, and Culture in Law
Author: Alicia W. Peters
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. 244p.
Reviewer: Barbara Ann Stolz | September 2016

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Place Matters: Criminology for the Twenty-First CenturyPlace Matters: Criminology for the Twenty-First Century
Authors: David Weisburd, John E. Eck, Anthony Braga, Cody W. Telep, Breanne Cave, et al.
Publisher: New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 200p.
Reviewer: Joseph Margulies | September 2016

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A History of Political Murder in Latin America: Killing the Messengers of ChangeA History of Political Murder in Latin America: Killing the Messengers of Change
Author: W. John Green
Publisher: Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2015. 382p.
Reviewer: Kimberly M. Pitts | September 2016

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State Crime, Women and GenderState Crime, Women and Gender
Author: Victoria E. Collins
Publisher: London; New York: Routledge, 2016. 238p.
Reviewer: Kimberly M. Pitts | September 2016

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Taming the Presumption of InnocenceTaming the Presumption of Innocence
Author: Richard Lippke
Publisher: New York; Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2016. 286p.
Reviewer: Sandra G. Mayson | September 2016

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Bernard Madoff and His Accomplices: Anatomy of a ConBernard Madoff and His Accomplices: Anatomy of a Con
Author: Lionel S. Lewis
Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2016. 397p.
Reviewer: Denis Collins | September 2016

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Women and Capital Punishment in the United States: An Analytical HistoryWomen and Capital Punishment in the United States: An Analytical History
Author: David V. Baker
Publisher: Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2016. 440p.
Reviewer: Ben Stickle | September 2016

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Understanding Ponzi Schemes: Can Better Financial Regulation Prevent Investors from Being Defrauded? Understanding Ponzi Schemes: Can Better Financial Regulation Prevent Investors from Being Defrauded?
Author: Mervyn K. Lewis
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015. 190p.
Reviewers: Yiyan Li and Hongming Cheng | September 2016

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Law and the Modern Mind: Consciousness and Responsibility in American Legal CultureLaw and the Modern Mind: Consciousness and Responsibility in American Legal Culture
Author: Susanna L. Blumenthal
Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016. 400p.
Reviewer: Chloë Kennedy | May 2016

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Faces Like Devils: The Bald Knobber Vigilantes in the OzarksFaces Like Devils: The Bald Knobber Vigilantes in the Ozarks
Author: Matthew J. Hernando
Publisher: Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2015. 313p.
Reviewer: J. Blake Perkins | May 2016

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Comparing Tort and Crime. Learning from across and within Legal SystemsComparing Tort and Crime. Learning from across and within Legal Systems
Editor: Matthew Dyson
Publisher: Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 558p.
Reviewer: Marta Infantino | May 2016

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Race, Place, and Suburban Policing: Too Close for ComfortRace, Place, and Suburban Policing: Too Close for Comfort
Author: Andrea S. Boyles
Publisher: Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2015. 268p.
Reviewer: Jonathon A. Cooper | May 2016

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Exiting Prostitution: A Study in Female DesistanceExiting Prostitution: A Study in Female Desistance
Authors: Roger Matthews, Helen Easton, Lisa Young & Julie Bindel
Publisher: London; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 162p.
Reviewer: A. N. Cimino | May 2016

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“No One Helped”: Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy“No One Helped”: Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy
Author:Marcia M. Gallo
Publisher: Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2015. 240p.
Reviewer: Jennifer K. Wood | May 2016

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The Devil You Know: The Surprising Link between Conservative Christianity and Crime The Devil You Know: The Surprising Link between Conservative Christianity and Crime
Author: Elicka Peterson Sparks
Publisher: Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2016. 330p.
Reviewer: Barry Latzer | May 2016

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Defending the Jury: Crime, Community, and the ConstitutionDefending the Jury: Crime, Community, and the Constitution
Author: Laura I. Appleman 
Publisher: New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.  241p. 
Reviewer: Stephanos Bibas | May 2016

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The Governance of Female Drug Users: Women’s Experiences of Drug PolicyThe Governance of Female Drug Users: Women’s Experiences of Drug Policy
Author: Natasha Du Rose
Publisher: Bristol, UK: Policy Press (distributed in the U.S. by University of Chicago Press), 2015. 224p.
Reviewer: Nancy D. Campbell | May 2016

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From Cuba with Love: Sex and Money in the Twenty-First CenturyFrom Cuba with Love: Sex and Money in the Twenty-First Century
Author: Megan Daigle
Publisher: Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2015. 276p.
Reviewer: Corinne Schwarz | May 2016

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Delivering Rehabilitation: The Politics, Governance and Control of ProbationDelivering Rehabilitation: The Politics, Governance and Control of Probation
Authors: Lol Burke and Steve Collett
Publisher: London; New York: Routledge, 2015. 200p.
Reviewer: Gwen Robinson | May 2016

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Code of the Suburb: Inside the World of Young Middle-Class Drug DealersCode of the Suburb: Inside the World of Young Middle-Class Drug Dealers
Authors: Scott Jacques and Richard Wright
Publisher: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. 208p.
Reviewer: Ko-Hsin Hsu | May 2016

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Youth Street Gangs: A Critical AppraisalYouth Street Gangs: A Critical Appraisal
Author: David C. Brotherton
Publisher: London; New York: Routledge, 2015. 228p.
Reviewer: Robert J. Durán | May 2016

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Actor-Network Theory and Crime Studies: Explorations in Science and TechnologyActor-Network Theory and Crime Studies: Explorations in Science and Technology
Authors: Dominique Robert and Martin Dufresne
Publisher: Farnham, UK; Ashgate (Routledge), 2015. 160p.
Reviewer: Wytske van der Wagen | May 2016

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Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of InterrogationWhy Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation
Author: Shane O’Mara
Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015. 336 p.
Reviewer: William J. Aceves | May 2016

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Safety and Security in Transit Environments: An Interdisciplinary ApproachSafety and Security in Transit Environments: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Editors: Vania Ceccato and Andrew Newton
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 390p.
Reviewer: Brandon Kooi | May 2016

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Liberalizing Lynching: Building a New Racialized StateLiberalizing Lynching: Building a New Racialized State
Author:Daniel Kato
Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. 232p.
Reviewer: Christopher C. Lovett | May 2016

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Understanding Street Culture: Poverty, Crime, Youth and Cool Understanding Street Culture: Poverty, Crime, Youth and Cool
Author: Jonathan Ilan
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 216p.
Reviewer: Lorine A. Hughes | May 2016

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Protecting Our Kids? How Sex Offender Laws Are Failing UsProtecting Our Kids? How Sex Offender Laws Are Failing Us
Author: Emily Horowitz
Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2015. 181p.
Reviewers: David Patrick Connor and Tia Michelle Squires | May 2016

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Research Handbook on International Law and CyberspaceResearch Handbook on International Law and Cyberspace
Editors: Nicholas Tsagourias and Russell Buchan
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015. 552p.
Reviewer: Peter Grabosky | May 2016

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March

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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A Country Called PrisonA Country Called Prison
Authors: Mary D. Looman and John D. Carl
Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. 232p.
Reviewer: Steven Block | March 2016

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Copping Out: The Consequences of Police Corruption and Misconduct Copping Out: The Consequences of Police Corruption and Misconduct
Author: Anthony Stanford
Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2015. 176p.
Reviewer: Peter A. Hanink | March 2016

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Criminology and War: Transgressing the Borders Criminology and War: Transgressing the Borders
Editors: Sandra Walklate and Ross McGarry
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon, UK; New York: Routledge, 2015. 232p.
Reviewer: Teresa Degenhardt | March 2016

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Football’s Dark Side: Corruption, Homophobia, Violence and Racism in the Beautiful Game Football’s Dark Side: Corruption, Homophobia, Violence and Racism in the Beautiful Game
Authors: Ellis Cashmore and Jamie Cleland
Publisher: Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 106p.
Reviewer: Stuart Waiton | March 2016

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Offending and Desistance: The Importance of Social RelationsOffending and Desistance: The Importance of Social Relations
Author: Beth Weaver  
Publisher: London; New York: Routledge, 2016.  274p.
Reviewer: April Bernard | March 2016

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Public Indecency in England 1857-1960: ‘A Serious and Growing Evil’ Public Indecency in England 1857-1960: ‘A Serious and Growing Evil’
Authors: David J. Cox, Kim Stevenson, Candida Harris, and Judith Rowbotham
Publisher: London: Routledge, 2015. 216p.
Reviewer: Paul Jennings | March 2016

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Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the WorldSisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World
Author:  Linda Hirshman
Publisher: New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2015. 421p.
Reviewer:  Jack E. Call | March 2016

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The Criminal Act: The Role and Influence of Routine Activity Theory The Criminal Act: The Role and Influence of Routine Activity Theory
Editors: M.A. Andresen & G. Farrell
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 273p.
Reviewer: Danielle M. Reynald | March 2016

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Unraveling Tort and CrimeUnraveling Tort and Crime
Editor: Matthew Dyson
Publisher: Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 466p.
Reviewer: Youngjae Lee | March 2016

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January

Suspect Race: Causes and Consequences of Racial ProfilingSuspect Race: Causes and Consequences of Racial Profiling
Author: Jack Glaser
Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. 280p.
Reviewers: Joe Feagin | January 2016

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Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel: The Gangster, the Flamingo, and the Making of Modern Las Vegas Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel: The Gangster, the Flamingo, and the Making of Modern Las Vegas
Author: Larry D. Gragg
Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2015. 200p.
Reviewer: Jay Albanese | January 2016

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Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American PoliticsCaught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics
Author: Marie Gottschalk
Publisher: Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2015. 474p.
Reviewer: Robert C. Hauhart | January, 2016

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Violence All AroundViolence All Around
Author: John Sifton
Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015. 336p.
Reviewer: Jared Del Rosso | January 2016

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The Corporate Criminal:  Why Corporations Must Be AbolishedThe Corporate Criminal: Why Corporations Must Be Abolished
Authors: Steve Tombs and David Whyte
Publisher:  Abingdon, Oxon; New York: Routledge, 2015. 216p.
Reviewer:  David O. Friedrichs | January 2016

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Sex in Prison: Myths and RealitiesSex in Prison: Myths and Realities
Editors: Catherine D. Marcum and Tammy L. Castle.
Publisher: Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2013. 191p.
Reviewer: Amber L. Morczek | January 2016

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The Common Language of Homicide and Suicide: Evidence of the Value of Durkheim’s Typologies The Common Language of Homicide and Suicide: Evidence of the Value of Durkheim’s Typologies
Author: J. Michael Bozeman
Publisher: El Paso, TX: LFB Scholarly Publishing, LLC, 2014. 310p.
Reviewer: Melanie Clark Mogavero | January 2016

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The History of Street Gangs in the United States: Their Origins and TransformationsThe History of Street Gangs in the United States: Their Origins and Transformations
Author: James C. Howell
Publisher: Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015. 178p.
Reviewer: James A. Densley | January 2016

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A New Juvenile Justice System: Total Reform for a Broken SystemA New Juvenile Justice System: Total Reform for a Broken System
Editor: Nancy E. Dowd
Publisher: New York: New York University Press, 2015. 400p.
Reviewer: Jennifer H. Peck | January 2016

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Punishment in Popular CulturePunishment in Popular Culture
Editors: Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. and Austin Sarat
Publisher: New York: New York University Press, 2015. 320p.
Reviewer: Mary Welek Atwell | January 2016

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Violence at the Urban MarginsViolence at the Urban Margins
Authors: Javier Auyero, Philippe Bourgois, and Nancy Scheper-Hughes
Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. 352p.
Reviewer: Eduardo Moncada | January 2016

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Policing Sexuality: The Mann Act and the Making of the FBIPolicing Sexuality: The Mann Act and the Making of the FBI
Author: Jessica R. Pliley
Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014. 304p.
Reviewer: Jim Leitzel | January 2016

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Pan-African Issues in Drugs and Drug Control: An International PerspectivePan-African Issues in Drugs and Drug Control: An International Perspective
Editor: Anita Kalunta-Crumpton
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK: Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2015. 416p.
Reviewer: Joanne Csete | January 2016

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In Cold Storage: Sex and Murder on the PlainsIn Cold Storage: Sex and Murder on the Plains
Author: James W. Hewitt
Publisher: Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2015. 160p.
Reviewer: Melanie Clark Mogavero | January, 2016

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The Sequential Intercept Model and Criminal Justice: Promoting Community Alternatives For Individuals With Serious Mental Illness The Sequential Intercept Model and Criminal Justice: Promoting Community Alternatives For Individuals With Serious Mental Illness
Editors: Patricia A. Griffin, Kirk Heilbrun, Edward P. Mulvey, David DeMatteo, and Carol A. Schubert
Publisher: Oxford, UK; New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. 320p.
Reviewer: Colleen Clark | January 2016

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Responding to Youth Crime in Hong Kong: Penal Elitism, Legitimacy and CitizenshipResponding to Youth Crime in Hong Kong: Penal Elitism, Legitimacy and Citizenship
Author: Michael Adorjan and Wing-Hong Chiu
Publisher: London; New York: Routledge, 2014. 178p.
Reviewer: Leona Lee | January 2016

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Power and CrimePower and Crime
Author: Vincenzo Ruggiero
Publisher: London; New York: Routledge, 2015. 182p.
Reviewer: Paul R. Schupp | January 2016

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