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Examines the rise and proliferation of 'Supermaxes', large prisons dedicated to holding prisoners in prolonged and strict solitary confinement, in the United States since the late 1980s. This book provides a holistic view of the theory, practice and consequences of these prisons.
Offers students a range of excerpts over 140 readings from original criminological texts and key articles. This title introduces students to criminological argument and debate and also encourages them to read primary as well as secondary or summary sources.
Environmental crime is a topic of growing international importance. This book provides a general introduction and overview of this issue by presenting key articles and source material in the emerging area of green or environmental criminology. It is suitable for students, academics, policy-makers, environmental managers, police, and magistrates.
By Stephen Case
Aims to provide an understanding of youth offending and policy and practice responses, particularly the risk-focused approaches that have underpinned much recent academic research, youth justice policy and interventions, designed to reduce and prevent problem behaviour. Aims to meet the need for an exploration of youth justice and youth offending.
Policing and corruption are inseparable. This book argues that corruption is not one thing but covers many deviant and criminal practices in policing which also shift over time. It rejects the 'bad apple' metaphor and focuses on 'bad orchards', meaning not individual but institutional failure.
Examines how sex trafficking has been mobilized within anti-trafficking policies across the globe. This book also examines the dominant international framework, drawing upon a diverse set of case studies: Australia, Serbia and Thailand.
By Peter Joyce
Presents a summary of the key ideas that seek to explain criminal behaviour and the measures that have been developed to prevent crime. This book provides a broad overview of the criminal justice system in order to explain the operations of the key criminal justice agencies and the processes that...
The study of criminal careers is of increasing interest in criminology. This book clarifies the crucial theoretical and methodological debates that surround the study of criminal careers. It focuses on some major longitudinal studies discussing the onset, persistence, desistance and the duration of a criminal career.
By Kim McGregor
Suitable for the survivors of child sexual abuse, female or male, this book offers ideas and techniques for understanding and healing which adult survivors in particular may find useful. It is also suitable for the partners, families and friends giving support and encouragement to survivors who are healing themselves from...