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Upcoming and Recently Published Books

  1. Gender, Drugs and Street Life

    An Ethnography of a British Housing Estate

    By Kate O'Brien

    Series: Routledge Advances in Ethnography

    Gender, drugs and street life explores the way girls and boys of white British origin access and participate in legal and illegal drugs, within the context of supply at the local level. It explores the relationship of children and young people to the local drug market from a gendered...

    To Be Published January 30th 2015 by Willan

  2. Police Interviewing

    Styles and Tactics

    By Stephen Moston

    Over the last few years there have been massive changes in police interviewing practices: in many countries police officers no longer interrogate suspects, they interview them. This has been a product of an ever increasing number of cases of miscarriages of justice, many of them featuring false...

    To Be Published January 30th 2015 by Willan

  3. Identity Theft

    By Emily Finch, Stefan Fafinski

    Identity theft (or identity fraud) has gained prominence as a pressing and prevalent social problem. It has been described as 'the fastest growing crime in the US and UK' and as 'the crime that most people fear'. Yet it has attracted relatively little academic attention and there are few books...

    To Be Published November 30th 2014 by Willan

  4. Criminal Recidivism

    Explanation, Prediction and Prevention

    By Georgia Zara, David P Farrington

    This book aims to investigate criminal recidivism, the process involved in continuing offending and in delaying desistance from a criminal career. It focuses on why, how and for how long an individual continues committing crimes and aims to explain both the development of a persistent criminal...

    To Be Published October 31st 2014 by Willan

  5. Criminal Enterprise

    By Christopher Harding

    This is a study of agency in the field of criminal liability, considering the respective roles of individuals and organisations and the allocation of criminal responsibility to these different kinds of actor. The issue of criminal responsibility, which is informed by both the sociological analysis...

    To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Willan

  6. Crime, Truth and Justice

    Edited by George Gilligan, John Pratt

    This book is concerned to analyse the production of criminological knowledge, with particular reference to one of the most important institutions in the western world involved in this -the official inquiry. The core focus of this book is thus to investigate the structures and processes of official...

    To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Willan

  7. Madness and Crime

    By Philip Bean

    This book provides an authoritative and highly readable review of the relationship between madness and crime by one of the leading authorities in the field. The book is divided into four parts, each essay focusing on selected features of madness which have relevance to contemporary society. Part 1...

    Published April 13th 2014 by Willan

  8. Electronically Monitored Punishment

    International and Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Mike Nellis, Kristel Beyens, Dan Kaminski

    Electronic monitoring (EM) is a way of supervising offenders in the community whilst they are on bail, serving a community sentence or after release from prison. Various technologies can be used, including voice verification, GPS satellite tracking and – most commonly - the use of radio frequency...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Willan

  9. Surviving Russian Prisons

    By Laura Piacentini

    What do Russian prisons look like? Who is sent to prison in Russia? How is punishment allocated and administered? This pioneering book aims to answer these and other questions by embarking on a journey that begins by exploring how the prisons have survived the collapse of the USSR, and ends with a...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Willan

  10. Just Authority?

    Trust in the Police in England and Wales

    By Jonathan Jackson, Ben Bradford, Betsy Stanko, Katrin Hohl

    What does it mean to trust the police? What makes the police legitimate in the eyes of the policed? What builds trust, legitimacy and cooperation, and what undermines the bond between police and the public? These questions are central to current debates concerning the relationship between the...

    Published January 26th 2014 by Willan

  11. An Introduction to Criminological Theory

    4th Edition

    By Roger Hopkins Burke

    This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to criminological theory for students taking courses in criminology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Building on previous editions, which broadened the debate on criminological theory, this book presents the latest research...

    Published December 9th 2013 by Willan

  12. Young Adult Offenders

    Lost in Transition?

    Edited by Friedrich Lösel, Anthony Bottoms, David P. Farrington

    Series: Cambridge Criminal Justice Series

    This latest volume in the Cambridge Criminal Justice Series focuses upon young adults and their treatment in the criminal justice system. The subject is very topical because there is increasing evidence that a rigid distinction between ‘youth’ and ‘adulthood’ is not appropriate in modern societies....

    Published November 10th 2013 by Willan

  13. Rural Racism

    Edited by Neil Chakraborti, Jon Garland

    Rural issues are currently attracting unprecedented levels of interest, with the debates surrounding the future of 'traditional' rural customs and practice becoming a significant political concern. However, the problem of racism in rural areas has been largely overlooked by academics, practitioners...

    Published May 12th 2013 by Willan

  14. Policing Scotland

    Edited by Daniel Donnelly, Kenneth Scott

    This is the first modern book on policing in Scotland and aims to provide an up-to-date and authoritative account of recent developments, taking full account of the impact of devolution and the work of the Scottish assembly. A concern throughout is to look at Scottish policing within a broader UK...

    Published May 12th 2013 by Willan

  15. Drugs and Crime

    3rd Edition

    By Philip Bean

    A high proportion of crimes committed in Britain are drugs-related, with many offenders reporting drug use prior to the commission of their offence. However, the direct link between drug taking and crime is often less clear than is supposed if only because many of those offenders would have...

    Published May 12th 2013 by Willan

  16. Offending Girls

    Young Women and Youth Justice

    By Gilly Sharpe

    At the dawn of the twenty-first century, panic about girls’ offending in Britain reached fever pitch. No longer sugar and spice, a ‘new breed’ of girl, the hedonistic, violent, binge-drinking ‘ladette’, was reported to have emerged. At the same time, the number of young women entering the youth...

    Published April 14th 2013 by Willan

  17. Evolution and Crime

    By Jason Roach, Ken Pease

    Series: Crime Science Series

    Human physique and behaviour has been shaped by the pressures of natural selection. This is received wisdom in all scientifically informed circles. Currently, the topic of crime is rarely touched upon in textbooks on evolution and the topic of evolution rarely even mentioned in criminology...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Willan

  18. Criminal Justice in Scotland

    Edited by Hazel Croall, Gerry Mooney, Mary Munro

    The existence of the separate criminal jurisdiction in Scotland is ignored by most criminological texts purporting to consider crime and criminal justice in 'Britain' or the 'UK'. This book offers a critically-informed analysis and understanding of crime and criminal justice in contemporary...

    Published March 5th 2013 by Willan

  19. Criminal Justice

    An Introduction

    By Peter Joyce

    This book provides a comprehensive, up to date and detailed introduction to the criminal justice system for students and practitioners needing to know about this. It assesses the main theories concerned with the causes of crime (including white collar and corporate crime), and provides a detailed...

    Published January 16th 2013 by Willan

  20. Islam, Crime and Criminal Justice

    Edited by Basia Spalek

    This book brings together research into key aspects of the interconnections between Islam, crime and the criminal justice system in Britain, a particularly timely collection in the light of both the recent disturbances in several northern English cities as well as the impact of the events of 11...

    Published January 10th 2013 by Willan

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