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Reviews in Brief
2016

This part of the site is intended to broaden the scope of our coverage, and to encourage contributions from students and practitioners. Reviews in brief will be approximately 500 words in length.  Books to be considered for review should have been published in the past two years.  For further guidance or to prepare a review for publication, please contact one of the co-editors:

James Finckenauer (Criminal Justice) 
Stuart Green (Criminal Law)

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March

Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New SouthChained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South

Author: Talitha L. LeFlouria
Publisher: Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2015. 257p.
Reviewer: William S. Kiser | March 2016

 

 

Gangster States: Organized Crime, Kleptocracy and Political CollapseGangster States: Organized Crime, Kleptocracy and Political Collapse

Author: Katherine Hirschfeld
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 176p.
Reviewer: Mark Galeotti | March 2016

 

 

Stolen, Smuggled, SoldStolen, Smuggled, Sold

Author: Nancy Moses
Publisher: Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. 160p.
Reviewer: Marc Balcells | March 2016

 

Killer Weed: Marijuana Grow Ops, Media, and JusticeKiller Weed: Marijuana Grow Ops, Media, and Justice

Authors: Susan C. Boyd and Connie Carter
Publisher: Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014. 204p.
Reviewer: Rebecca Jesseman | March 2016

 

Crimes of Terror: The Legal and Political Implications of Federal Terrorism ProsecutionsCrimes of Terror: The Legal and Political Implications of Federal Terrorism Prosecutions

Author: Wadie E. Said
Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. 207p.
Reviewer: David Schultz | March 2016

 

The Political Roots of Racial Tracking in American Criminal Justice The Political Roots of Racial Tracking in American Criminal Justice

Author: Nina M. Moore
Publisher: New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 379p.
Reviewer: David Schultz | March 2016

 

Young People’s Understandings of Men’s Violence Against Women Young People’s Understandings of Men’s Violence Against Women

Author: Nancy Lombard
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2015. 228p.
Reviewer: Amber L. Morczek | March 2016

 

 

January

Terrorism, Inc.: The Financing of Terrorism, Insurgency, and Irregular WarfareTerrorism, Inc.: The Financing of Terrorism, Insurgency, and Irregular Warfare

Author: Colin P. Clarke
Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Security International, 2015. 289p.
Reviewer: Michael Freeman | January 2016

 

 

Creativity and Crime: A Psychological AnalysisCreativity and Crime: A Psychological Analysis

Authors: David H. Cropley and Arthur J. Cropley
Publisher: New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 250p.
Reviewers: James C. Kaufman and Cuiping Tu | January 2016

 

Developing Restorative Justice Jurisprudence: Rethinking Responses to Criminal WrongdoingDeveloping Restorative Justice Jurisprudence: Rethinking Responses to Criminal Wrongdoing

Author: Tony Foley
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014. 262p.
Reviewer: Steve Kirkwood | January 2016

 

The Brooklyn Thrill-Kill Gang and the Great Comic Book Scare of the 1950sThe Brooklyn Thrill-Kill Gang and the Great Comic Book Scare of the 1950s

Author: Mariah Adin
Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2015. 167p.
Reviewer: Christopher J. Moloney | January 2016

 

Pop Culture Panics: How Moral Crusaders Construct Meanings of Deviance and DelinquencyPop Culture Panics: How Moral Crusaders Construct Meanings of Deviance and Delinquency

Author: Karen Sternheimer
Publisher: London, UK; New York: Routledge, 2015. 164p.
Reviewer: Christopher J. Moloney | January 2016

 

Hooked in Film: Substance Abuse on the Big Screen Hooked in Film: Substance Abuse on the Big Screen

Author: John Markert Publisher: Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013. 392p.
Reviewer: Bran Nicol | January 2016

 

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