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Shots Fired: Gun Violence in the United States

Shots Fired: Gun Violence in the United States

Howard Rahtz

Mass killings. Gang violence. Street crimes. Suicides. Accidental shootings. The United States is enduring a literal epidemic of gun violence. Howard Rahtz, drawing on decades of experience as a police officer all too familiar with the horrors that guns can cause, delves deeply into the nature and impact of this epidemic. Rahtz explores each element of the triangle of ability, desire, and    More >

Intelligence for Homeland Security: An Introduction

Intelligence for Homeland Security: An Introduction

Jeffrey Douglas Dailey and James Robert Phelps

Since the September 11 terrorist attacks—considered one of the worst intelligence failures in US history—the many agencies that constitute the homeland security enterprise have aggressively developed their intelligence capabilities and activities. Jeffrey Dailey and James Phelps provide a comprehensive introduction to the nature of intelligence, its structures, roles, and missions, in    More >

The Politics of Restorative Justice: A Critical Introduction, 2nd edition

The Politics of Restorative Justice: A Critical Introduction, 2nd edition

Andrew Woolford and Amanda Nelund

In this new, significantly revised edition of an acclaimed text, Andrew Woolford and Amanda Nelund reconsider restorative justice and its politics both globally and locally. The authors clarify key theoretical issues while offering fresh perspectives and provocative questions. Observing that "transformative justice is an always unfinished project," they ask how the approach might be    More >

Fear, Justice, and Modern True Crime

Fear, Justice, and Modern True Crime

Dawn K. Cecil

For centuries, people have been drawn to true stories of crime and the justice system. But what began primarily as a literary genre focusing on murder has evolved. From docuseries and podcasts to Facebook groups and events such as CrimeCon, modern true crime has become diverse, complex, and interactive. In Fear, Justice, and Modern True Crime, Dawn Cecil examines the genre to uncover the messages    More >

Depolicing: When Police Officers Disengage

Depolicing: When Police Officers Disengage

Willard M. Oliver

Depolicing—the withdrawal from proactive law enforcement by officers on the line—has become an increasing concern within both police departments and the communities that they serve. Willard Oliver, a former policeman himself, draws on extensive interviews with officers in a variety of jurisdictions to explore how prevalent depolicing has become, why officers engage in it, and what can    More >

Offender Reentry: Beyond Crime and Punishment

Offender Reentry: Beyond Crime and Punishment

Elaine Gunnison and Jacqueline B. Helfgott

In this comprehensive exploration of the core issues surrounding offender reentry, Elaine Gunnison and Jacqueline Helfgott highlight the constant tension between policies meant to ensure smooth reintegration and the social forces—especially the stigma of a criminal record—that can prevent it from happening. Gunnison and Helfgott focus on the factors that enhance reentry success as    More >

Copycat Crime and Copycat Criminals

Copycat Crime and Copycat Criminals

Ray Surette

How prevalent is copycat crime? Can we accurately identify it? What role does the media play in encouraging it? These are among the questions that Ray Surette addresses in his comprehensive study of the nature of copycat crime, both past and present, and the forces that drive it. Surette goes beyond prevalent myths and anecdotal evidence to rigorously define copycat crime and to place it in    More >

 

NEWS AND NOTES

Congratulations to HSRC Press! They had two titles selected as 2021 Choice Outstanding Academic Books. The winners were Mcebisi Ndletyana’s Anatomy of the ANC in Power: Insights from Port Elizabeth, 1990–2019 and Opening the South African Economy: Barriers to Entry and Competition (edited by Thando Vilakazi, Sumayya Goga, and Simon Roberts).
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