Offenses and Offenders
When Father and Son Conspire: A Minnesota Farm Murder
When Father and Son Conspire
A Minnesota Farm Murder
Hardcover      ISBN: 0813819741
Anatomy of the McMartin Child Molestation Case
Anatomy of the McMartin Child Molestation Case
Hardcover      ISBN: 0761819835
"The longest and costliest trial in U.S. history, the McMartin child sexual molestation case, finally came to a close in 1990, seven years after the first charges were filed" (from chapter one). During those years, children were forced to undergo medical and psychological examinations and the accused were jailed and vilified in the press despite no adult witnesses or any conclusive evidence to substantiate the molestation. This volume details the events of this case and discusses issues such as the legal status of young children and the legitimacy of legal participation by the therapeutic and rehabilitative industries. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Bandits
Bandits
Paperback      ISBN: 1565846192
The motives and social provocations behind the legendary exploits of bandits and outlaws who have become folk heroes throughout the world are discussed in a historic survey that includes Robin Hood, Rob Roy, Jesse James, and other famed outlaws. Reprint.
Bandits at Sea: A Pirates Reader
Bandits at Sea
A Pirates Reader
Hardcover      ISBN: 081476679x
Examines the truth behind the mythical portrayals of pirates and piracy, including discussion on the purposes of "countercultural social bandits," women pirates, and democracy and racial equality practiced on pirate ships.
Bandits at Sea: A Pirates Reader
Bandits at Sea
A Pirates Reader
Paperback      ISBN: 0814766781
Examines the truth behind the mythical portrayals of pirates and piracy, including discussion on the purposes of "countercultural social bandits," women pirates, and democracy and racial equality practiced on pirate ships.
Child Victims: Crime, Impact, and Criminal Justice
Child Victims
Crime, Impact, and Criminal Justice
Paperback      ISBN: 0198257007
Filling a serious gap between the literature on victimization and general social policy on children, Child Victims explores the range and extent of crimes committed against children and assesses their impact. For the first time, testimony of over two hundred children gives clear voice to their experiences, views, and needs. Morgan and Zedner examine how children attain the status of victims in the criminal justice system. They scrutinize each stage of the legal process that the child encounters, while contrasting the specialist response of the support services to the experience of the child going through a system designed for adults. The work concludes with a number of recommendations for future policy.
Controlling State Crime
Controlling State Crime
Paperback      ISBN: 0765806959
Economically priced second edition of a 1995 collection of contributed essays proposing the concept of governmental crime and exploring ways of controlling it. Avowedly "progressive" in its viewpoint, it includes consideration of class-based educational systems and capitalist crimes against labor, along with human rights violations by authoritarian regimes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Crime, Disorder, and Community Safety: A New Agenda?
Crime, Disorder, and Community Safety
A New Agenda?
Paperback      ISBN: 0415242312
This book provides an analytic overview and assessment of the changing nature of crime prevention, disorder and community safety in contemporary society. Bringing together nine original articles from leading national and international authorities on these issues, the book examines recent developments in relation to a number of specific groups - the disadvantaged, the socially excluded, youth, women and ethnic minorities. Topics covered include: * the increase in local authority responsibility for crime control and community safety * the development of inter-agency alliances * the changing nature of policing * the passing of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.
Crime, Disorder, and Community Safety: A New Agenda?
Crime, Disorder, and Community Safety
A New Agenda?
Hardcover      ISBN: 0415242304
This book provides an analytic overview and assessment of the changing nature of crime prevention, disorder and community safety in contemporary society. Bringing together nine original articles from leading national and international authorities on these issues, the book examines recent developments in relation to a number of specific groups - the disadvantaged, the socially excluded, youth, women and ethnic minorities. Topics covered include: * the increase in local authority responsibility for crime control and community safety * the development of inter-agency alliances * the changing nature of policing * the passing of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.
Dangerous Ground: The World of Hazardous Waste Crime
Dangerous Ground
The World of Hazardous Waste Crime
Paperback      ISBN: 1412856019
For many years, if businesses were caught dumping waste, it was treated more as a nuisance than as a crime; the common images of the criminal and the dumper were worlds apart. In Dangerous Ground, originally published in 1992, Donald J. Rebovich closes this perceptual gap, providing essential information about and analysis of hazardous waste crime and the hazardous waste criminal. This paperback edition includes new material, noting important changes since the book's original publication. Rebovich finds that the criminal dumper is usually an ordinary businessman. The author's research discovers that hazardous waste disposal crimes are more likely driven by the cost of legitimate disposal options, rather than by organized crime figures. It is also a world where one's criminal position is often determined by industry connections and personal relationships. Dangerous Ground places the criminal dumping culture in perspective by detailing the basics of hazardous waste generation, its legitimate disposal, government responses, and efforts to control illegal disposal. An epilogue concludes with an analysis of new threats to our environment posed by gas and oil drilling, declining federal prosecutions, progressive sentencing for offenders, and recommendations on how the global community can effectively address international environmental crime.