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By Gilly Sharpe
Girls' bad behavior has attracted seemingly relentless poplar attention over the years, with girls' violence and girl gangs commonly constructed as urgent and growing social problems. This book explores young women's accounts of their pathways into crime and the impact of youth justice intervention on their everyday lives.
By Chris Fox
The economics of crime is an area of activity and concern, influential both to the study of crime and criminal justice and to the formulation of crime reduction and criminal justice policy. This book introduces the relationship between economics and crime, and considers the ways in which economics has influenced...
Based on a longitudinal data base of juveniles who have committed violent crimes and who have been followed up after 6 months to measure their recidivism rate, this book aims to provide practitioners who are dealing with juvenile violent offenders, with scientifically-based theories and knowledge derived from results about risk...
By Rob White
How we interpret and respond to global developments depends upon how we define environmental harm, how we envisage the protection of human, ecological and animal rights, and how we understand the power and interests that underpin recent trends and issues. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to and overview of...
Analyses the results of the implementation of three restorative justice schemes in England and Wales in the largest and most complete trial of restorative justice with adult offenders worldwide. This book is suitable for those who are concerned with restorative justice as students, practitioners or policy makers.
By A.J. Brown
A biography that charts Michael Kirby's extraordinary public life from his first forays as a student politician in the early 1960s, to his appointments as foundation chairman of the Australian Law Reform Commission in 1975, President of the NSW Court of Appeal in 1984, and Justice of the High Court...
By Susan Easton
Considers prisoners' rights from socio-legal and philosophical perspectives and assesses the advantages and problems of a rights-based approach to imprisonment. This book also contributes to debates on imprisonment and citizenship, the treatment of women prisoners, and social exclusion.
By Alan Doig
Provides an introduction to state crime, with a particular focus on the UK. This book overviews the various definitional issues before exploring possible examples of state crime in the UK and then considering why state crime occurs and how it is investigated and adjudicated.
Presents an introduction to research and research methods in crime and justice and related areas, including police, prisons and criminal justice policy making. This book highlights the social problems and opportunities presented by studies in criminology and criminal justice.