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Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics
Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics (January 2007)
A Critical Analysis of Claims Made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy
Matthew B. Robinson - Author
Renee G. Scherlen - Author

Uncovers how the Office of National Drug Control Policy uses and misuses statistical evidence.

This book critically analyzes claims made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the White House agency of accountability in the nation’s drug war. Specifically, the book examines six editions of the annual National Drug Control Strategy between 2000 and 2005 to determine if ONDCP accurately a...(Read More)
The Body and the State
The Body and the State (February 2006)
Habeas Corpus and American Jurisprudence
Cary Federman - Author

Traces the history of the writ of habeas corpus and its influence on federal-state relations.

The writ of habeas corpus is the principal means by which state prisoners, many on death row, attack the constitutionality of their conviction in federal courts. In The Body and the State, Cary Federman contends that habeas corpus is more than just a get-out-of-jail-free card—it gives death row inmates a...(Read More)

The New Abolitionists
The New Abolitionists (July 2005)
(Neo)Slave Narratives and Contemporary Prison Writings
Joy James - Edited and with an introduction by

Writings by twentieth-century imprisoned authors examining confinement, enslavement, and political organizing in prison.

“If you think modern slavery in the United States is a thing of the past, then The New Abolitionists ought to be mandatory reading. Joy James has done an incredible service by bringing together key writings by prison intellectuals over the past half century. The pieces she selected are...(Read More)
Murder on Trial
Murder on Trial (March 2005)
Robert Asher - Editor
Lawrence B. Goodheart - Editor
Alan Rogers - Editor

A historical romp through the fascinating subject of murder jurisprudence in the United States from the colonial period to the present, showing how changing social mores have influenced the application of murder law.

This fascinating collection examines murder jurisprudence—the social rules that govern the arrest, trial, and punishment of people accused of murder—in the United States from the colonial period...(Read More)
The French Connection in Criminology
The French Connection in Criminology (February 2005)
Rediscovering Crime, Law, and Social Change
Bruce A. Arrigo - Author
Dragan Milovanovic - Author
Robert Carl Schehr - Author

2005 Outstanding Book Award presented by the Crime and Juvenile Delinquency Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems

Brings the insights of postmodernism to the concerns of criminology and includes examples of how social theory can function in the real-world realm of criminal law.

This is the first comprehensive, accessible, and integrative overview of postmodernism's contribu...(Read More)
Girls' Violence
Girls' Violence (August 2004)
Myths and Realities
Christine Alder - Editor
Anne Worrall - Editor

A critical look at the perceived increase in girls' violence from a range of disciplinary and geographical perspectives.

This critical collection brings together some of the best contemporary research on the perceived increase in girls' violence. With perspectives from the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom, the work challenges official definitions and media representations of girls and violence. Co...(Read More)
Psychological Jurisprudence
Psychological Jurisprudence (August 2004)
Critical Explorations in Law, Crime, and Society
Bruce A. Arrigo - Editor

A critical look at the relationship between law and psychology.

Psychological jurisprudence—or the use of psychology in the legal realm—relies on theories and methods of criminal justice and mental health to make decisions about intervention, policy, and programming. While the intentions behind the law-psychology field are humane, the results often are not. This book provides a "radical" agenda for...(Read More)
Jailbait (April 2004)
The Politics of Statutory Rape Laws in the United States
Carolyn Cocca - Author

2005 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award

Examines the development of statutory rape laws in the United States.

The first book-length study of American statutory rape laws, Jailbait investigates the double-edged nature of legislation aimed at both protecting and punishing adolescent sexuality. Carolyn Cocca explores how, throughout the history of the United States, the regulation of...(Read More)
The Power of Reinforcement
The Power of Reinforcement (January 2004)
Stephen Ray Flora - Author

Choice Outstanding Academic Title

Makes the controversial argument that reinforcement is a real and valuable force in human behavior.

According to Stephen Ray Flora, reinforcement is a very powerful tool for improving the human condition despite often being dismissed as regarding people as less than human and as "overly simplistic." This book addresses and defends the use ...(Read More)
Selective Incapacitation and Public Policy
Selective Incapacitation and Public Policy (October 2003)
Evaluating California's Imprisonment Crisis
Kathleen Auerhahn - Author

Using cutting-edge methodologies, this book evaluates California's measures to protect the public from dangerous criminals.

From the 1970s to the new millennium, the prison population in the United States has quadrupled while an unprecedented amount of sentencing reform has taken place, largely intended to protect the public from dangerous criminals. This book details the California experience, including the history and...(Read More)
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