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)


Being Imprisoned: Punishment, Adaptation and Desistance

Author: Marguerite Schinkel
Publisher: New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 192p.
Reviewer: Naomi Couto | November 2015

New Views on Pornography: Sexuality, Politics, and the Law

Editors: Lynn Comella, L. and Shira Tarrant
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA: Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2015. 465p.
Reviewer: Amber L. Morczek │ November 2015

The Marion Experiment: Long-Term Solitary Confinement and the Supermax Movement

Editor: Steven C. RichardsPublisher: Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2015. 336p.Reviewer: Richard L. Lippke | November 2015


Citizens Enforcing the Law: The Legal and Social Space for Citizen’s Arrest

Author: Astrid Bosch
Publisher: Portland: Maklu, 2013. 179 p.
Reviewer: Russ Immarigeon | September 2015

Crime and Punishment in Early Modern Germany: Courts and Adjudicatory Practices in Frankfurt am Main, 1562–1696

Author: Maria R. Boes
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013. 292p.
Reviewer: Jason P. Coy | September 2015

Gangland New York: The Places and Faces of Mob History

Author: Anthony M. DeStefano
Publisher: Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. 202p.
Reviewer: Jay Albanese | September 2015

Police Leaders in the New Community Problem-Solving Era

Author: Michael J. Jenkins and John DeCarlo
Publisher: Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2015. 220p.
Reviewer: Rosalyn Bocker Parks | September 2015

The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Editor: Jay S. Albanese
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2014. 2,760 p.
Reviewer: Harry R. Dammer | September 2015


Accountability by Camera: Online Video’s Effects on Police-Civilian Interactions

Author: Douglas A. Kelly
Publisher: El Paso, TX: LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC, 2014. 300p.
Reviewer: Mike Miller | July 2015

Inter-War Penal Policy and Crime in England: The Dartmoor Convict Prison Riot, 1932

Author: Alyson Brown
Publisher: Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 208p.
Reviewer: Barry Godfrey| July 2015

Media Representations of Police and Crime: Shaping the Police Television Drama

Author: Marianne Colbran
Publisher: Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 272p.
Reviewer: Frank Leishman | July 2015


Anti-Bribery Laws in Common Law Jurisdictions

Author: Stuart H. Deming
Publisher: Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2014. 496p.
Reviewer: Jonathan Mukwiri | May 2015

New Views on Pornography: Sexuality, Politics, and the Law

Editors: Lynn Comella and Shira Tarrant
Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, LLC., 2015. 465p.
Reviewer: Amber L. Morczek | May 2015

Regulating Corporate Bribery in International Business: Anti-Corruption in the UK and Germany

Author: Nicholas Lord
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014. 214p.
Reviewer: Jonathan Mukwiri | May 2015

Sex Offenders: Punish, Help, Change, or Control?

Editors: Jo Brayford, Francis Cowe, and John Deering
Publisher: London; New York: Routledge, 2012. 368p.
Reviewer: Amber L. Morczek | May 2015

Trends in Policing: Interviews with Police Leaders Across the Globe, Volume Four

Editors: Bruce F. Baker and Dilip K. Das
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2014. 277p.
Reviewer: Rosalyn Bocker Parks | May 2015


Violence Against Women in Kentucky: A History of U.S. and State Legislative Reform

Author: Carol E. Jordan
Publisher: Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2014. 480p.
Reviewer: Jessica Schmidt

Heroin, Organized Crime, and the Making of Modern Turkey

Author: Ryan Gingeras
Publisher: Oxford, UK; New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 320p.
Reviewer: Sule Toktas | March 2015

The International Law of Migrant Smuggling

Authors: Anne T. Gallagher and Fiona David
Publisher: Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 794p.
Reviewer: Anna Triandafyllidou | March 2015

The Losing War: Plan Colombia and Beyond

Author: Jonathan D. Rosen
Publisher: Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2014. 200p.
Reviewer: David A. Marvelli | March 2015

The Methamphetamine Industry in America: Transnational Cartels and Local Entrepreneurs

Authors: Henry R. Brownstein, Timothy M. Mulcahy, and Johannes Huessy.
Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2014. 172p.
Reviewer: Ralph A. Weisheit | March 2015


Environmental 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 Immigrant

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

Preventing 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

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