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  1. Cybercrime and Digital Forensics

    An Introduction
    By Thomas J Holt, Adam M Bossler, Kathryn C Seigfried-Spellar

    The emergence of the World Wide Web, smartphones, and Computer-Mediated Communications (CMCs) profoundly affect the way in which people interact online and offline. Individuals who engage in socially unacceptable or outright criminal acts increasingly utilize technology to connect with one another in ways that are not otherwise possible in the real world due to shame, social stigma, or risk of detection... Read more...

  2. Comparative Criminal Justice (3rd Edition)

    By Francis Pakes

    This book offers an accessible introduction to comparative criminal justice and examines and reflects on the ways different countries and jurisdictions deal with the main stages in the criminal justice process, from policing to sentencing. This popular bestseller has been fully updated and expanded for the third edition... Read more...

  3. Crime and Justice since 1750

    2nd Edition
    By Barry Godfrey and Paul Lawrence

    This book provides a comprehensive, introductory text for students taking courses in crime and criminal justice history. It covers all of the key historical topics central to an understanding of the current criminal justice system, including the development of the police, the courts and the mechanisms of punishment (from the gallows to the prison)... Read more...

  4. Critical Issues on Violence Against Women

    International Perspectives and Promising Strategies
    Edited by Holly Johnson, Bonnie S. Fisher and Véronique Jaquier

    Violence against women is a global problem and despite a wealth of knowledge and inspiring action around the globe, it continues unabated. Bringing together the very best in international scholarship with a rich variety of pedagogical features, this innovative new textbook on violence against women is specifically designed to provoke debate, interrogate assumptions and encourage critical thinking about this global issue... Read more...

  5. The Routledge Guide to Working in Criminal Justice

    Employability skills and careers in the Criminal Justice sector
    By Ester Ragonese, Anne Rees, Jo Ives and Terry Dray

    Every year thousands of people compete for employment in the UK. Employability and the ability to demonstrate the skills, attributes and behaviours required in a full-time job have become integral to securing employment and developing a career. This book aims to offer a one-stop guide to becoming employable and to careers in the Criminal Justice Sector and beyond... Read more...

  6. Criminological Research for Beginners

    A Student's Guide
    By Laura Caulfield and Jane Hill

    Criminological Research for Beginners is a comprehensive and engaging guide to research methods in Criminology. Written specifically for undergraduate students and novice researchers, this book has been designed as a practical guide to planning, conducting, and reporting research in the subject...
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  7. Criminology: A Sociological Introduction (3rd Edition)

    By Eamonn Carrabine, Pamela Cox, Pete Fussey, Dick Hobbs, Nigel South, Darren Thiel and Jackie Turton

    Building on the success of the second edition, Criminology: A Sociological Introduction offers a comprehensive overview of the study of criminology, from early theoretical perspectives to pressing contemporary issues such as the globalization of crime, crimes against the environment and state crime... Read more...

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  8. The Making of Criminal Justice Policy

    By Sue Hobbs and Christopher Hamerton

    This new textbook will provide students of criminology with a better understanding of criminal justice policy and, in doing so, offers a framework for analyzing the social, economic and political processes that shape its creation. The book adopts a policy-oriented approach to criminal justice, connecting the study of criminology to the wider study of British government, public administration and politics... Read more... 

  9. Teaching Criminology at the Intersection

    A how-to guide for teaching about gender, race, class and sexuality
    Edited by Rebecca M. Hayes, Kate Luther and Susan Caringella

    Teaching about gender, race, social class and sexuality in criminal justice and criminology classrooms can be challenging. Professors may face resistance when they ask students to examine how gender impacts victimization, how race affects interactions with the police, how socioeconomic status shapes experiences in court or how sexuality influences treatment in the criminal justice system... Read more...

  10. Forensic Criminology

    By Andy Williams

    This text provides an examination of the aetiological development of forensic criminology within the UK. It links the subjects of scientific criminology, criminal investigations, crime scene investigation, forensic science and the legal system, and provides an introduction to the important processes that take place from crime scene to courtroom... Read more...

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