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Bioethics, Medicine, and the Criminal Law. Volume 1, The Criminal Law and Bioethical Conflict: Walking the Tightrope

Editors: Amel Alghrani, Rebecca Bennett, and Suzanne Ost
Publisher: Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.   290p.
Reviewer: David Orentlicher | November 2013

Choosing for Juries: Application and Development of Juries in Old and New Jury Trial Countries

Author: Nazim Ziyado
Publisher: Antwerp, BE: Maklu, 2013. 270p.
Reviewer: Randolph N. Jonakait | November 2013

Constitutional Limitations of Interviewing and Interrogations in American Policing

Authors: Ross Wolf, Charles Mesloh, and Robert H. Wood.
Publisher: Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2013. 141p.
Reviewer: Craig Hemmens | November 2013

Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Editors: Sofia Bahena, North Cooc, Rachel Currie-Rubin, Paul Kuttner, and Monica Ng
Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012. 288p.
Reviewer: Eliza P. Fabillar | November 2013

Homicide and the Politics of Law Reform

Author: Jeremy Horder
Publisher: Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2012. 330p.
Reviewer: Guyora Binder | November 2013

How Can You Represent Those People?

Editors: Abbe Smith and Monroe H. Freedman
Publisher: New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 244p.
Reviewer: Marc Bookman | November 2013

Mental Disability and the Death Penalty: The Shame of the States

Author: Michael L. Perlin
Publisher: Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2013. 200p.
Reviewer: Meghan J. Ryan | November 2013

Piracy And International Maritime Crimes In Asean: Prospects for Cooperation

Editors: Robert C. Beckman , J. Ashley Roach
Publisher: Edward Elgar, 2012. 272p.
Reviewer: Leonid Lantsman | November 2013

Reimagining Child Soldiers in International Law and Policy

Author: Mark A. Drumbl
Publisher: Oxford, UK; New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 239p.
Reviewer: Simon Reich | November 2013

Risk Markers for Sexual Victimization and Predation in Prison

Authors: Janet I, Warren and Shelly L. Jackson
Publisher: New York: Routledge, 2013. 356p.
Reviewer: Richard Tewksbury | November 2013

Selling Sex: Experience, Advocacy, and Research on Sex Work in Canada

Editors: Emily van der Meulen, Elya M. Durisin, and Victoria Love
Publisher: Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press, 2013. 349p.
Reviewer: Annette Jolin | November 2013

Selling Sex Overseas: Chinese Women and the Realities of Prostitution and Global Sex Trafficking

Authors: Ko-Lin Chin and James Finckenauer
Publisher: New York: New York University Press, 2012. 336p.
Reviewer: Amy Farrell | November 2013

The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973

Author: Kathleen Frydl
Publisher: Cambridge, UK; New York; Cambridge University Press, 2013. 447p.
Reviewer: Paul Gootenberg | November 2013

Tried and Convicted: How Police, Prosecutors, and Judges Destroy Our Constitutional Rights

Author: Michael D. Cicchini
Publisher: Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012. 176p.
Reviewer: Jack E. Call | November 2013


Arming and Disarming: A History of Gun Control in Canada

Author: R. Blake Brown
Publisher: Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012. 376 p.
Reviewer: Gary Mauser | September 2013

Cosmopolitan Sex Workers: Women and Migration in a Global City

Author: Christine B.N. Chin
Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 234 p.
Reviewer: Sharon S. Oselin | September 2013

Countering Al-Qaeda in London: Police and Muslims in Partnership

Author: Robert Lambert
Publisher: London: C. Hurst & Company, 2011. 402p.
Reviewer: Basia Spalek | September 2013

Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in the Global South

Author: Nir Kshetri
Publisher: Basingstoke; UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 256 p.
Reviewer: Peter Grabosky | September 2013

Doing Probation Work: Identity in a Criminal Justice Occupation

Author: Rob C. Mawby and Anne Worrall
Publisher: Abingdon, UK; New York: Routledge, 2013. 200 p.
Reviewer: Maurice Vanstone | September 2013

Evil Men

Author: James Dawes
Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013. 280p.
Reviewer: Mark A. Drumbl | September 2013

Explaining Criminal Careers: Implications for Justice Policy

Author: John F. MacLeod, Peter G. Grove, and David P. Farrington
Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 256 p.
Reviewer: Matt DeLisi | September 2013

Just Authority? Trust in the Police in England and Wales

Authors: Jonathan Jackson, Ben Bradford, Betsy Stanko, and Katrin Hohl
Publisher: London; New York: Routledge, 2012. 244p.
Reviewers: Elise Sargeant and Lorraine Mazerolle | September 2013

Just Sentencing: Principles and Procedures for a Workable System

Author: Richard S. Frase
Publishing: Oxford, UK; New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 304p.
Reviewer: Richard L. Lippke | September 2013

Policing for Peace in Northern Ireland: Change, Conflict, and Community Confidence

Author: Joanne Murphy
Publisher: London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 240 p.
Reviewer: R. Allen Hays | September 2013

Prevention and the Limits of the Criminal Law

Editors: Andrew Ashworth, Lucia Zedner, and Patrick Tomlin
Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 308p.
Reviewer: Alec Walen | September 2013

Prison Violence: Causes, Consequences and Solutions

Author: Kristine Levan
Publisher: Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2012. 155 p.
Reviewer: Rebecca Trammell | September 2013

Rape is Rape: How Denial, Distortion and Victim Blaming is Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape Crisis

Author: Jody Raphael
Publisher: Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, 2013. 256 p.
Reviewer: Janine Benedet | September 2013

Up Against a Wall: Rape Reform and the Failure of Success

Author: Corrigan, Rose
Publisher: New York; London: New York University Press, 2013. 320 p.
Reviewer: Patricia Yancey Martin | September 2013

Virtual Economies and Financial Crime: Money Laundering in Cyberspace

Author: Clare Chambers-Jones
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, VT: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012. 256p.
Reviewer: Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo | September 2013


13 Ways to Steal a Bicycle: Theft Law in the Information Age

Author: Stuart P. Green
Publisher: Cambridge, MA; London: Harvard University Press, 2012. 400p.
Reviewer: Emmanuel Melissaris | July 2013

The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime

Author: Adrian Raine
Publishing: New York: Pantheon Books, 2013. 478p.
Reviewer: Jim Finckenauer | July 2013

Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People’s Justice

Author: Karen Houppert
Publisher: New York: New Press, 2013. 288p.
Reviewer: Abbe Smith | July 2013

Criminal Insurgencies in Mexico and the Americas: The Gangs and Cartels Wage War

Editor: Robert J. Bunker
Publisher: New York: Routledge/Taylor and Francis, 2013. 210p.
Reviewer: Ami C. Carpenter | July 2013

The Environmental Psychology of Prisons and Jails: Creating Humane Spaces in Secure Settings

Author: Richard E. Wener
Publisher: New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 314p.
Reviewer: Russ Immarigeon | July 2013

Felony Murder

Author: Guyora Binder
Publisher: Stanford, CA: Stanford Law Books/ Stanford University Press, 2012. 351p.
Reviewer: Kimberly Kessler Ferzan | July 2013

From Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime: Criminal Careers, Justice Policy and Prevention

Editors: Rolf Loeber and David P. Farrington
Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 416p.
Reviewer: Christopher J. Sullivan | July 2013

Legitimacy and Compliance in Criminal Justice

Edited by: Adam Crawford and Anthea Hucklesby
Publisher: New York: Routledge, 2013. 221p.
Reviewer: Stéphane Lefebvre | July 2013

Mexico’s Struggle for Public Security: Organized Crime and State Response

Editors: George Philip and Susana Berruecos
Publisher: New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 224p.
Reviewer: Leonid Lantsman | July 2013

Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison

Author: Piper Kerman
Publisher: New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2010. 320p.
Reviewer: Bonita M. Veysey | July 2013

The Black Child-Savers: Racial Democracy and Juvenile Justice

Author: Geoff K. Ward
Publisher: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. 344p.
Reviewer: Barry Krisberg | July 2013

They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Author: Michael F. Armstrong
Publisher: New York: Columbia University Press, 2012. 272p.
Reviewer: George L. Kelling | July 2013


Animal Harm: Perspectives On Why People Harm And Kill Animals

Author: Angus Nurse
Publisher: Farnham, UK; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013. 289p
Reviewer: Gary L. Francione | May 2013

Cape Town After Apartheid: Crime And Governance In The Divided City

Author: Tony Roshan Samara
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2011.  272p.
Reviewer: Gail Super | May 2013

Corrections: A Critical Approach. 3rd Ed.

Author: Michael Welch
Publisher: New York: Routledge, 2011.  768p.
Reviewer: Edward W. Sieh | May 2013

Crime, History, And Hollywood: Learning Criminal Justice History Through Major Motion Pictures

Authors: Willard M.Oliver and Nancy E. Marion
Publisher: Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2013. 240p.
Reviewer: W. Carsten Andresen | May 2013

Crime-Terror Alliances And The State: Ethnonationalist And Islamist Challenges To Regional Security

Authors: Lyubov Grigorova Mincheva and Ted Robert Gurr
Publisher: Abingdon, UK; New York: Routledge, 2013. 234 p.
Reviewer: Peter Grabosky | May 2013

Criminology Goes To The Movies: Crime Theory And Popular Culture

Authors: Nicole Rafter and Michelle Brown
Publisher: New York: New York University Press, 2011.  236p.
Reviewer: Judith A. Ryder | May 2013

Cyberthreats And International Law

Author: Georg Kerschischnig
Publisher: The Hague: Eleven International Publishing, 2012. 386p.
Reviewer: Anita Lavorgna | May 2013

The Harm In Hate Speech

Author: Jeremy Waldron
Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012. 304p.
Reviewer: Mohamad Al-Hakim | May 2013

Lush Life: Constructing Organized Crime In The Uk

Author: Dick Hobbs
Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 344p.
Reviewer: Daniel Silverstone | May 2013

Offender Rehabilitation And Therapeutic Communities: Enabling Change The Tc Way

Author: Alisa Stevens
Publisher: Abingdon, UK; New York: Routledge, 2013.  240p.
Reviewer: Anne Worrall | May 2013

Oxford Handbook Of Philosophy Of Criminal Law

Editors: John Deigh and David Dolinko
Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. 544p.
Reviewer: Susan Dimock | May 2013

Sex Work: Labour, Mobility, And Sexual Services

Authors:  JaneMaree Maher, Sharon Pickering, and Alison Gerard
Publisher: London; New York: Routledge, 2012.  166p.
Reviewer: Samantha Majic | May 2013

Shooting To Kill: Socio-Legal Perspectives On The Use Of Lethal Force

Editors:  Simon Bronitt, Miriam Gani, and Saskia Hufnagel
Publisher:  Oxford; Portland, OR: Hart Publishing, 2012. 342p.
Reviewer: Jeremy Horder | May 2013

The Sparking Discipline Of Criminology: John Braithwaite And The Construction Of Critical Social Science And Social Justice

Editors: Stephan Parmentier, Lode Walgrave, Ivo Aertsen, Jeroen Maesschalck and Letizia Paoli.
Publisher: Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University Press, 2011. 164p
Reviewer: David Biles | May 2013


Children and Cross-Examination: Time to Change the Rules?

Editors: John R. Spencer and Michael E. Lamb
Publisher: Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing, 2012.  314p.
Reviewers: Amelia Hritz and Stephen Ceci | March 2013

Every Twelve Seconds: Industrialized Slaughter and the Politics of Sight

Author: Timothy Pachirat
Publisher: New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2011. 320p.
Reviewer: Jarret S. Lovell | March 2013

Jammed Up: Bad Cops, Police Misconduct, and the New York City Police Department

Authors: Robert J. Kane and Michael D. White
Publisher: New York: New York University Press, 2013.  220p.
Reviewer: Robert Costello | March 2013

Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Author: Jody Lynee Madeira
Publisher: New York: New York University Press, 2012. 336p.
Reviewer: Talia Roitberg Harmon | March 2013

Policing in Hong Kong

Author: Kam C. Wong
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011. 357p.
Reviewer: Mathieu Deflem | March 2013

Sex Slaves and Serfs: The Dynamics of Human Trafficking in a Small Florida Town

Author: Erin C. Heil
Publisher: Boulder, CO: First Forum Press, 2012. 169p.
Reviewer: Kathleen Powell | March 2013

The Criminology of Place: Street Segments and Our Understanding of the Crime Problem

Authors: David Weisburd, Elizabeth Groff, and Sue-Ming Yang
Publisher: Oxford, UK; New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 288p.
Reviewer: Anthony A. Braga | March 2013

The Neurobiology of Criminal Behavior: Gene-Brain-Culture Interaction

Authors: Anthony Walsh and Jonathan D. Bolen
Publisher: Farnham, UK; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012. 216p.
Reviewer: Matt DeLisi | March 2013

The Partisan: The Life of William Rehnquist

Author: John A. Jenkins
Publisher: New York: PublicAffairs, 2012. 330p.
Reviewer: Jordan Rubin | March 2013


Changing Lives, Changing Drug Journeys: Drug Taking Decisions from Adolescence to Adulthood

Author: Lisa Williams
Publisher: London; New York: Routledge, 2012. 208p.
Reviewer: Adrian Barton | January 2013

Looking Beyond Suppression: Community Strategies to Reduce Gang Violence

Authors: Erika Gebo and Brenda J. Bond, eds.
Publisher: Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012. 191p.
Reviewer: James C. Howell | January 2013

Not Guilty: Are the Acquitted Innocent?

Authors: Daniel Givelber and Amy Farrell
Publisher: New York: New York University Press, 2012. 209p.
Reviewer: Darryl K. Brown | January 2013

Prostitution, Harm, and Gender Inequality: Theory, Research and Policy

Author: Maddy Coy, ed.
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK; Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. 207p.
Reviewer: Annette Jolin | January 2013

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