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Criminology

  • Discipline and Punish

    1st Edition

    By Meghan Kallman, Rachele Dini

    Michel Foucault is famous as one of the 20th-century’s most innovative thinkers – and his work on Discipline and Punish was so original and offered models so useful to other scholars that the book now ranks among the most influential academic works ever published. Foucault’s aim is to trace the way…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • Ain't No Makin' It

    Aspirations and Attainment in a Low Income Neighborhood, 1st Edition

    By Anna Seiferle-Valencia

    Why is it that children from disadvantaged backgrounds find it so difficult – and often impossible – to achieve? Few questions are of such fundamental importance to the functioning of a fair and effective society than this one, yet the academic and political narratives that exist to explain the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • The Bell Curve

    Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life, 1st Edition

    By Christine Ma, Michael Schapira

    Herrnstein & Murray's The Bell Curve is a deeply controversial text that raises serious issues about the stakes involved in reasoning and interpretation. The authors’ central contention is that intelligence is the primary factor determining social outcomes for individuals – and that it is a…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • The New Jim Crow

    Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, 1st Edition

    By Ryan Moore

    Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is an unflinching dissection of the racial biases built into the American prison system. Named after the laws that enforced racial segregation in the southern United States until the mid-1960s, The New Jim Crow…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • The Lucifer Effect

    1st Edition

    By Alexander O’Connor

    What makes good people capable of committing bad – even evil – acts? Few psychologists are as well-qualified to answer that question as Philip Zimbardo, a psychology professor who was not only the author of the classic Stanford Prison Experiment – which asked two groups of students to assume the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • Eyewitness Testimony

    1st Edition

    By William J Jenkins

    Understanding evidence is critical in a court of law – and it is just as important for critical thinking. Elizabeth Loftus, a pioneering psychologist, made a landmark contribution to both these areas in Eyewitness Testimony, a trail-blazing work that undermines much of the decision-making made by…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
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  • A General Theory of Crime

    1st Edition

    By William J Jenkins

    Michael R. Gottfredson and Travish Hirschi’s 1990 A General Theory of Crime is a classic text that helped reshape the discipline of criminology. It is also a testament to the powers of clear reasoning and interpretation. In critical thinking terms, reasoning is all about presenting a solid and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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