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Reviews in Brief

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)



Can’t Catch a Break: Gender, Jail, Drugs, and the Limits of Personal ResponsibilityCan’t Catch a Break: Gender, Jail, Drugs, and the Limits of Personal Responsibility

Authors: Susan Starr Sered and Maureen Norton-Hawk
Publisher: Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2014. 232p.
Reviewer: Dana DeHart | January 2015




Environmental Harm: An Eco-Justice PerspectiveEnvironmental Harm: An Eco-Justice Perspective

Author: Rob White
Publisher: Bristol, UK: Policy Press, 2013. 216p.
Reviewer: Christopher J. Moloney | January 2015


Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented ImmigrantIllegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant

Author: José Angel N.
Publisher: Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2014. 136p.
Reviewer: Richard Allinson | January 2015


Preventing Corruption: Investigation, Enforcement and GovernancePreventing Corruption: Investigation, Enforcement and Governance

Authors: Graham Brooks, David Walsh, Chris Lewis and Hakkyong Kim
Publisher: New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 232p.
Reviewer: Ainsley D. Elbra | January 2015


Terrorism and International Criminal LawTerrorism and International Criminal Law

Editors: S. Fiorentini & W. Van Der Wolf
Publisher: The Hague: International Courts Association Press, 2013. 294p.
Reviewer: Stéphane Lefebvre | January 2014




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