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Find Me the Votes: A Hard-Charging Georgia Prosecutor, a Rogue President, and the Plot to Steal an American Election

Authors: Michael Isikoff & Daniel Klaidman
Publisher: Twelve Books, 2024.  352 pages.
Reviewer: Gregg Barak | April 2024

Histories of Hate: The Radical Right in Aotearoa New Zealand

Authors: Matthew Cunningham, Marinus La Rooij & Paul Spoonley
Publisher: Otago University Press, 2023.  444 pages.
Reviewer: Hayden Crosby | April 2024

Justice In-Between: A Study of Intermediate Criminal Verdicts

Author: Federico Picinali
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2022.  304 pages.
Reviewer: Paul Roberts | April 2024

Policing Empires: Militarization, Race, and the Imperial Boomerang in Britain and the US

Author: Julian Go
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2023.  392 pages.
Reviewer: Jonathon Booth | April 2024

Policing Gun Violence Strategic Reforms for Controlling Our Most Pressing Crime Problem

Authors: Anthony A. Braga & Philip J. Cook
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2023.  240 pages.
Reviewer: Nathan Connealy | April 2024

Profit and Punishment How America Criminalizes the Poor in the Name of Justice

Author: Tony Messenger
Publisher: Griffin Books, 2024.  272 pages.
Reviewer: Christine Scott-Hayward | April 2024

Rethinking Drug Laws

Author: Toby Seddon
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2023.  224 pages.
Reviewer: Gabriel Ferreyra | April 2024

Rise of an Empire: A History of the American Mafia (Borgata Trilogy)

Author: Louis Ferrante
Publisher: Pegasus Books, 2024.  400 pages.
Reviewer: Frances Martens | April 2024

The Idea of Prison Abolition

Author: Tommie Shelby
Publisher: Prinston University Press, 2022.  248 pages.
Reviewer: Sheldon A. Evans | April 2024

The Immigration Law Death Penalty: Aggravated Felonies, Deportation, and Legal Resistance

Author: Sarah Tosh
Publisher: NYU Press, 2023.  248 pages.
Reviewer: Vernonica Bruey | April 2024

The Oxford Handbook of Ethnographies of Crime and Criminal Justice

Authors: Sandra M. Bucerius, Kevin D. Haggerty, & Luca Berardi
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2022.  656 pages.
Reviewer: Samantha McAleese | April 2024

Victims and Criminal Justice: A History

Author: Pamela Cox, Robert Shoemaker, & Heather Shore
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2023.  304 pages.
Reviewer: Kim Stevenson | April 2024

Violence and Mental Illness Rethinking Risk Factors and Enhancing Public Safety

Author: Eric B. Elbogen & Nico Verykoukis
Publisher: NYU Press, 2023.  208 pages.
Reviewer: Mia Thomaidou | April 2024


A Brief Response to John Pfaff’s Review of “Mass Incarceration Nation”

Original Review: John Pfaff
Publisher: (Mass Incarceration Nation) Cambridge University Press, 2022. 234 pages.
Reply: Jeffrey Bellin | September 2024

Alpha: Eddie Gallagher and the War for the Soul of the Navy SEALS

Author: David Phillips
Publisher: Crown Books, 2022. 480 pages.
Reviewer: Victor Hansen | January 2024

Fitting the Facts of Crime: An Invitation to Biopsychosocial Criminology

Author: Chad Posick, Michael Rocque, & J.C. Barnes
Publisher: Temple University Press, 2022.  222 pages.
Reviewer: Sandy Xie | January 2024

In This Place Called Prison: Women’s Religious Life in the Shadow of Punishment

Author: Rachel Ellis
Publisher: University of California Press, 2023.  280 pages.
Reviewer: Lynsey Black | January 2024

Manifesting Justice: Wrongly Convicted Women Reclaim Their Rights

Author: Valena Beety
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp., 2022.  320 pages.
Reviewer: Elizabeth Webster | January 2024

Parsimony and Other Radical Ideas About Justice

Editors: Jeremy Travis & Bruce Western
Publisher: The New Press, 2023.  400 pages.
Reviewer: Jeffrey S. Adler | January 2024

The Plea of Innocence: Restoring Truth to the American Justice System

Author: Tim Bakken
Publisher: NYU Press, 2022.  248 pages.
Reviewer: Ronald F. Wright | January 2024

The Politics of Crime Prevention: Race, Public Opinion, and the Meaning of Community Safety

Author: Kevin H. Wozniak
Publisher: NYU Press, 2023.  336 pages.
Reviewer: Luzi Shi | January 2024

The Trials of Madame Restell: Nineteenth-Century America’s Most Infamous Female Physician and the Campaign to Make Abortion a Crime

Author: Nicholas L. Syrett
Publisher: The New Press, 2023.  352 pages.
Reviewer: Karissa Haugeberg | January 2024

Victims and Criminal Justice: A History

Authors: Pamela Cox, Robert Shoemaker, & Heather Shore
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2023. 279 pages.
Reviewer: Kim Stevenson | January 2024

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