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After Homicide: Victims’ Families in the Criminal Justice System

After Homicide: Victims’ Families in the Criminal Justice System

Sarah Goodrum

In After Homicide, Sarah Goodrum examines the experiences of the families of murder victims as they encounter detectives, prosecutors, counselors, and others in the criminal justice system. Goodrum traces each step of a murder investigation and trial, drawing on personal accounts and other primary sources. Based on extensive field research, her book is a uniquely comprehensive look at how the    More >

Gender, Crime, and Justice: Exploring the Dynamics

Gender, Crime, and Justice: Exploring the Dynamics

Andrew Wilczak

Exactly what role does gender play in crime, and in the criminal justice system? Addressing this two-part question from the perspective of the offender, the victim, the community, and the overall justice system, Andrew Wilczak provides an accessible introduction to the full range of issues involved. Notably, this comprehensive text: • features an inclusive focus on both men and    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 >

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 >

Race, Riots, and the Police

Race, Riots, and the Police

Howard Rahtz

Reflected almost daily in headlines, the enormous rift between the police and the communities they serve—especially African American communities—remains one of the major challenges facing the United States. And race-related riots continue to be a violent manifestation of that rift. Can this dismal state of affairs be changed? Can the distrust between black citizens and the police ever    More >

When Police Use Force: Context, Methods, Outcomes

When Police Use Force: Context, Methods, Outcomes

Craig Boylstein

New technology has offered the public the opportunity to witness police use of force far more frequently than in the past—and has brought into sharp focus a number of big questions. Where does police power to use force come from? How have the federal courts ruled on the subject?  What sort of guidelines have police departments given their officers, and are they appropriate guidelines?    More >

 

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Caroline Wintersgill, LRP’s senior consulting editor in the UK, has been appointed senior teaching fellow in publishing studies at University College London.
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