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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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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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