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Hitmen For Hire - Exposing South Africa's Underworld (Paperback): Mark Shaw Hitmen For Hire - Exposing South Africa's Underworld (Paperback)
Mark Shaw 2
R275 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R46 (17%) Within 4 - 8 working days

When you next sit down at your local coffee shop, look around you: there may just be a professional hitman sitting at the next table. As author Mark Shaw reveals in this highly original and informative book, the ‘upper world’ sails perilously close to the underworld.

Hitmen For Hire takes the reader on a journey like no other, navigating a world of hammermen (hitmen), informers, rogue policemen, taxi bosses, gang leaders and crooked businessmen. The book examines a system in which contract killings have become the norm, looking at who arranges hits, where to find a hitman, and even what it is like to be a hitman – or woman.

Since 1994, South Africa has witnessed some spectacular underworld killings associated with various industries and sectors. Drawing on over a thousand cases, from 2000 to 2016, Shaw reveals how these murders have an outsized impact on the evolution of both legal and illegal economic activity.

The Street - Exposing A World Of Cops, Bribes And Drug Dealers (Paperback): Paul McNally The Street - Exposing A World Of Cops, Bribes And Drug Dealers (Paperback)
Paul McNally
R285 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R40 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

There are no villains here. Award-winning journalist Paul McNally finds corrupt cops, drug dealers, vigilante residents, addicts, torturers, murderers and cops partnered with drug dealers. But no villains.

Raymond is a shop owner on Ontdekkers Road, in Johannesburg, who takes a baseball bat to the dealers when they break his rules. He systematically records in his notebook the police officers who come – all day, every day – to collect their bribe money from the dealers, and is looking for someone to trust. Khaba is a middle-aged police officer who wants a quiet life but whose demons will not leave him in peace. He is trying to regain his trust in what he once regarded as an honourable profession. Wendy is a petite, ageing police reservist who can handle an R5 rifle with confidence, but not the sadness that accompanies her in her daily life – the loss of her police officer husband, brutally murdered by a drug lord, and the addiction that has her adult son in its grip. She is looking for respect and affirmation and for her own life to have meaning.

Through different paths, the lives of Raymond, Khaba and Wendy intersect on the street as their attention is focused on the current power couple – a drug dealer named Obi and Lerato, a police officer. Seemingly untouchable, Obi and Lerato terrorise Ontdekkers, and in the process upset the balance of this already lawless world.

Bloed, Dunner as Water - 'n Profiel van Familiemoord in Suid-Afrika (Afrikaans, Paperback): Charne Kemp Bloed, Dunner as Water - 'n Profiel van Familiemoord in Suid-Afrika (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Charne Kemp
R255 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R26 (10%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Die motiewe agter gesinsmoorde is dikwels vreemder as fiksie. Tergende vrae kan deur psigiaters beantwoord word ... of dalk nie. Deur na verskeie gevalle van gesinsmoord te kyk gooi hierdie boek ’n bietjie lig in 'n baie donker plek. Met onder meer die stories van die Lotters wat gebreinspoel was tot moord op hul ouers en die Van Breda bylmoorde.

True Crime 3-Book Collection (Paperback): True Crime 3-Book Collection (Paperback)
R599 R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Save R124 (21%) In stock

Serial Killers: Addicted To Murder
This haunting book investigates the brutal crimes of over 100 serial killers and delves into the twisted minds of the world's most infamous murderers. Complete with photographs of the culprits and gruesome shots of crime scenes, Serial Killers reveals the shocking details of these horrifying crimes. Prepare for murder, mutilation and cannibalism in this bone-chilling book.

Grave Murder: The Story Behind The Brutal Welkom Killing
In April 2011 the sleepy gold-mining town of Welkom was deeply shocked when the dismembered, decapitated body of Michael van Eck was discovered buried in a shallow grave on the outskirts of the local cemetery. Was this a muti murder, the work of a deranged madman or part of a satanic ritual? For the investigators and psychologists involved, the mystery only deepened when a seemingly unlikely arrest was made: a soft-spoken girl next door and her intelligent, well-mannered fiancÚ. Joining forces with some of the country’s most specialised experts in the occult and psychopathy, Lieutenant Ogies Nel of the Welkom Detectives Unit and her colleagues in the South African Police Service unravelled one of the most brutal psychologically motivated murders ever committed in South Africa’s crime history. Grave Murder is the chilling account of a heinous crime that is alarmingly similar to those committed by serial killer Ed Gein, who had a preference for flaying his victims’ skin. It is one of only ten known cases of skinning to have been documented.

Man Or Monster: The Psyche Of A Criminal
Violent crime is a phenomenon that both horrifies and fascinates us. In Man or Monster, the perspectives of several experts are presented and some even believe that, given the right circumstances, any one of us could become a monster. You will no doubt take a new look at the people around you.

Murder, Interrupted - Shocking True-Crime Cases (Paperback): James Patterson Murder, Interrupted - Shocking True-Crime Cases (Paperback)
James Patterson 1
R175 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R35 (20%) In stock

Two true-crime thrillers as seen on Discovery's Murder is Forever TV series.

MURDER, INTERRUPTED:
Rich, cheating financier Frank Howard wants his wife dead, and he's willing to pay Billie Earl Johnson whatever it takes, to the tune of $750,000. When his bullet misses the mark, Billie Earl and Frank will turn on each other in a fight for their lives...

MOTHER OF ALL MURDERS:
Dee Dee Blancharde is a local celebrity. Television reports praise her as a single mother who tirelessly cares for her wheelchair-bound, chronically ill daughter. But when the teenaged Gypsy Rose realises she isn't actually sick and Dee Dee has lied all these years, Gypsy Rose exacts her revenge...

Why Do They Kill? - Men Who Murder Their Intimate Partners (Paperback): David Adams Why Do They Kill? - Men Who Murder Their Intimate Partners (Paperback)
David Adams
R546 Discovery Miles 5 460 Within 7 - 15 working days

Moving backwards from the murders they committed through their adult lives, relationship histories, and their childhoods, the author sought to understand what motivates the men to kill. The patterns he found reveal that the murders were neither impulsive crimes of passion nor were they indiscriminate. Why Do They Kill? is the first book to profile different types of wife killers, and to examine the courtship patterns of abusive men. The author shows that wife murders are not, for the most part, A�crimes of passion, A(R) but culminations of lifelong predisposing factors of the men who murder, and that many elements of their crimes are foretold by their past behavior in intimate relationships. Key turning points of these relationships include the first emergence of the man's violence, his blaming of the victim, her attempts to resist, his escalation, her attempts to end the relationship, and his punishment for her defiance. Critical perspective on the men's accounts comes from interviews with victims of attempted homicide (standing in for the murder victims) who survived shootings, stabbings, and strangulation. These women detail their partner's escalating patterns of child abuse, sexual violence, terroristic threats, and stalking. The section on help-seeking patterns of victims helps to dispel notions of A�learned helplessnessA(R) among victims.

Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Alec Buchanan, Lisa Wootton Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Alec Buchanan, Lisa Wootton
R928 R875 Discovery Miles 8 750 Save R53 (6%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This revised and updated edition of Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community provides a comprehensive, evidence-based guide to theory and practice. The social and clinical context within which mental health care is provided to offenders in community settings has changed significantly in recent years. An increasing proportion of all mental health care is provided in the community and our knowledge of the links between violence and mental illness has advanced. Existing psychological and pharmacological treatments have been refined and new treatments have been introduced. Epidemiological and intervention-based research has evaluated these changes and suggested new avenues for clinical development. Over three sections, the second edition of Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community explores the key areas of the field. Part 1 describes the social, administrative and clinical context within which care is now given. Part 2 discusses treatment and the evaluation of violence risk when determining the most appropriate treatment. Part 3 explores psychiatric services and their relationship with other agencies. The text has been updated to cover recent developments in theory and practice. New chapters have been added that cover US provision for people with mental disorders leaving prison, the community management of sexual offenders, the relationship between care and coercion and the treatment of personality disorders. Written by a global team of experts, the book provides critical insights into the social, clinical, and institutional aspects of an increasingly important part of psychiatric community care.

Fitness to Plead - International and Comparative Perspectives (Hardcover): Ronnie MacKay, Warren Brookbanks Fitness to Plead - International and Comparative Perspectives (Hardcover)
Ronnie MacKay, Warren Brookbanks
R1,240 Discovery Miles 12 400 Within 7 - 12 working days
Jesus on Death Row (Paperback): Ed Jenkins Jesus on Death Row (Paperback)
Ed Jenkins
R287 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R53 (18%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Jesus On Death Row gives readers an intimate glimpse of prisons and prison life including accounts of inmates - some on death row - coming to Christ and experiencing new life. The author shares experiences he has had on death row and in the death house on execution day. It shows readers the guilty and the condemned through the eyes of the Lord Jesus Christ as the last and only hope of so many career offenders, especially those condemned to death, still finding the answer through the words of the Lord. In the ominous world of death row, with its hopelessness and finality, He is the source of real peace and joy to those whom the world has considered unworthy of life. Jesus On Death Row provides a first hand look at a world of hardness and distrust, with concrete, steel, walls, fences, towers, and razor wire as its decor. In the midst of slamming doors and constant noise there is loneliness and isolation. Cut off from loved ones, offenders are left to ponder the choices they have made in a place where God is transforming lives.

Sexual Offending - Cognition, Emotion and         Motivation (Paperback): Theresa A. Gannon, Tony Ward Sexual Offending - Cognition, Emotion and Motivation (Paperback)
Theresa A. Gannon, Tony Ward
R633 R501 Discovery Miles 5 010 Save R132 (21%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Sexual Offending presents the latest theory and research relating to the social cognition, emotion, and motivational goals of individuals who have committed sexual offences. * Explores how individuals who have committed sexual offences perceive the world and themselves, and how understanding this can inform their rehabilitation * Provides a broad-based view of cognition, and explores the complex relationship between cognition, emotion and associated constructs such as motivational goals * Integrates recent work on female sexual offenders alongside the literature on their male counterparts, providing researchers and practitioners with a single resource * A valuable handbook for researchers, practitioners and students concerned with understanding and rehabilitating individuals who have committed sexual offences

Assessments in Forensic Practice - A Handbook (Paperback): Kevin D. Browne, Anthony R. Beech, Leam A. Craig, Shihning Chou Assessments in Forensic Practice - A Handbook (Paperback)
Kevin D. Browne, Anthony R. Beech, Leam A. Craig, Shihning Chou
R570 R458 Discovery Miles 4 580 Save R112 (20%) Within 7 - 13 working days

"Assessments in Forensic Practice: A Handbook" provides practical guidance in the assessment of the most frequently encountered offender subgroups found within the criminal justice system. Topics include:

  • criminal justice assessments
  • offenders with mental disorders
  • family violence
  • policy and practice
Helping Men Recover - A Man's Workbook, Special Edition for the Criminal Justice System (Paperback, Special): Stephanie S.... Helping Men Recover - A Man's Workbook, Special Edition for the Criminal Justice System (Paperback, Special)
Stephanie S. Covington, Dan Griffin, Rick Dauer
R491 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R119 (24%) Within 7 - 13 working days

"A Man's Workbook" offers a companion product that is tied seamlessly to the "Helping Men Recover Facilitator's Guide." This participant workbook has four modules (self, relationships, sexuality, and spirituality) and allows men to process and record the therapeutic experience. It contains exercises for use in group sessions, summaries of information presented from the facilitator's guide, and reflection questions and activities for use after group sessions. This version is designed specifically for men in criminal justice settings.

Prisoners' Rights - Principles and Practice (Hardcover): Susan Easton Prisoners' Rights - Principles and Practice (Hardcover)
Susan Easton
R2,118 Discovery Miles 21 180 Within 7 - 12 working days

Prisoners' Rights: Principles and Practice considers prisoners' rights from socio-legal and philosophical perspectives, and assesses the advantages and problems of a rights-based approach to imprisonment. At a time of record levels of imprisonment and projected future expansion of the prison population, this work is timely. The discussion in this book is not confined to a formal legal analysis, although it does include discussion of the developing jurisprudence on prisoners' rights. It offers a socio-legal rather than a purely black letter approach, and focuses on the experience of imprisonment. It draws on perspectives from a range of disciplines to illuminate how prisoners' rights operate in practice. The text also contributes to debates on imprisonment and citizenship, the treatment of women prisoners, and social exclusion. This book will be of interest to both undergraduate and postgraduate students of penology and criminal justice, as well as professionals working within the penal system.

Working with Women Offenders in the Community (Hardcover): Rosemary Sheehan, Gill McIvor, Chris Trotter Working with Women Offenders in the Community (Hardcover)
Rosemary Sheehan, Gill McIvor, Chris Trotter
R2,126 Discovery Miles 21 260 Within 7 - 12 working days

Though many more women offenders are supervised in the community than in custody, much less is known about their needs and effective approaches to their supervision, support and treatment. Whilst there has been recent attention paid to responding to the needs of women in prison, negligible attention has been paid to women exiting prison, or on community based orders, and what is needed to work with them to reduce re-offending or entry into prison.
Contributions to this book challenge policy-makers and corrections systems to concentrate more on community provision for women offenders and resist popular calls for more punitive responses to all offenders, women included. Contributors come from a wide range of countries including Australia, Canada, UK and USA. They argue that the criminogenic lens applied to women's offending must be gender-responsive if systems are to be successful at addressing the disadvantage and risk associated with offending behaviour.
Working With Women Offenders in the Community builds on ideas presented in the editors? previous book, What Works With Women Offenders (2007), extending the focus particularly on women offenders in the community rather than in prison. This book concentrates on women who have committed criminal offences and who may have been placed on probation or other community based court orders or who have been released from prison on parole. It discusses the work done by professional workers including probation officers, community corrections officers and specialist case managers in areas such as drug treatment, housing, mental health or employment programmes.
This book will be of interest to professional probation officers, case managers, drug treatment workers and others who work with women offenders. It will also be essential reading for students of criminology, social work, psychology, sociology and other disciplines who have an interest in women offenders.

Investigative Psychology - Offender Profiling and the Analysis of Criminal Action (Paperback): David V. Canter, Donna Youngs Investigative Psychology - Offender Profiling and the Analysis of Criminal Action (Paperback)
David V. Canter, Donna Youngs
R811 R639 Discovery Miles 6 390 Save R172 (21%) Within 7 - 13 working days

This ground-breaking text is the first to provide a detailed overview of Investigative Psychology, from the earliest work through to recent studies, including descriptions of previously unpublished internal reports. Crucially it provides a framework for students to explore this exciting terrain, combining Narrative Theory and an Action Systems framework. It includes empirically tested models for Offender Profiling and guidance for investigations, as well as an agenda for research in Investigative Psychology.

"Investigative Psychology" features: The full range of crimes from fraud to terrorism, including burglary, serial killing, arson, rape, and organised crimeImportant methodologies including multi-dimensional scaling and the "Radex" approach as well as Social Network AnalysisGeographical Offender Profiling, supported by detailed analysis of the underlying psychological processes that make this such a valuable investigative decision support toolThe full range of investigative activities, including effective information collection, detecting deception and the development of decision support systems.

In effect, this text introduces an exciting new paradigm for a wide range of psychological contributions to all forms of investigation within and outside of law enforcement. Each chapter has actual cases and quotations from offenders and ends with questions for discussion and research, making this a valuable text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Applied and Forensic Psychology, Criminology, Socio-Legal Studies and related disciplines.

Biological Influences on Criminal Behavior (Hardcover): Gail S. Anderson Biological Influences on Criminal Behavior (Hardcover)
Gail S. Anderson
R1,941 Discovery Miles 19 410 Within 7 - 12 working days

In reviewing introductory texts available to criminologists, one is left with the impression that biological factors are irrelevant to the formulation of criminal behavior. Where biology is mentioned at all, it receives infinitesimal coverage. This dearth of attention could at one time be blamed on shoddy research and the legitimate fear that evidence gathered along this path would be used to support eugenics extremists. However, in the past 20 years, tremendously valuable work has been accomplished that legitimately correlates biological factors such as genetics, biochemistry, diet, and brain disease to criminal behavior. Biological Influences on Criminal Behavior fundamentally questions the way most criminologists attempt to explain, let alone ameliorate the problem of human criminal behavior. Written by Gail Anderson, a highly respected expert in forensics, who also brings a much-needed biological background to the task, this resource champions contemporary biological theory by introducing criminologists to areas of research they might not otherwise encounter. Dr. Anderson discusses basic biological concepts such as natural selection and evolution in relation to behavior, and considers genetic factors including patterns of inheritance, sex-linked traits, and propensities toward aggression. She explores studies on hormonal effects, as well as brain chemistry, and delves deeply into organic brain dysfunction. She also looks at investigations into fetal conditions and birth-related difficulties, as well as research on nutrition and food allergies. While it is steeped in scientific research, the material is presented in a way that does not require a scientific background. The author does not suggest that biology plays the major role in criminal behavior; however, her carefully researched work does prove that we can gain a far deeper and more useful understanding when we objectively assess all of the factors involved. A professor of forensic entomology in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University, Gail S. Anderson has a Ph.D. in medical and veterinary entomology. She serves as a forensics consultant to the RCMP and city police across Canada. Among her many accolades, she was listed in TIME magazine as one of top five innovators worldwide in criminal justice and recently received the Derome Award from the Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences.

Deviance and Deviants - A Sociological Approach (Paperback): William E. Thompson, Jennifer C. Gibbs Deviance and Deviants - A Sociological Approach (Paperback)
William E. Thompson, Jennifer C. Gibbs
R1,421 R1,093 Discovery Miles 10 930 Save R328 (23%) Within 7 - 13 working days

This comprehensive and engaging textbook provides a fresh and sociologically-grounded examination of how deviance is constructed and defined and what it means to be classed a deviant. Covers an array of deviances, including sexual, physical, mental, and criminal, as well as deviances often overlooked in the literature, such as elite deviance, cyber-deviance, and deviant occupationsExamines the popular notions and pseudoscientific explanations upon which the most pervasive myths surrounding deviance and deviants are foundedFeatures an analytical through-line assessing the complex and multifaceted relationship between deviance and the mediaEnhanced with extensive pedagogical features, including a glossary of key terms, lists of specific learning outcomes in each chapter, and critical thinking questions designed to assess those outcomesComprehensive instructor ancillaries include PowerPoint slides, a test bank for each chapter, instructor outlines, and sample activities and projects; a student study guide also is available

Sometimes Amazing Things Happen - Heartbreak and Hope on the Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Prison Ward (Paperback): Elizabeth... Sometimes Amazing Things Happen - Heartbreak and Hope on the Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Prison Ward (Paperback)
Elizabeth Ford
R290 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R65 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Women and Children as Victims and Offenders: Background, Prevention, Reintegration - Suggestions for Succeeding Generations... Women and Children as Victims and Offenders: Background, Prevention, Reintegration - Suggestions for Succeeding Generations (Volume 1) (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Helmut Kury, Slawomir Redo, Evelyn Shea
R3,216 R2,593 Discovery Miles 25 930 Save R623 (19%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This work compiles experiences and lessons learned in meeting the unique needs of women and children regarding crime prevention and criminal justice, in particular the treatment and social reintegration of offenders, and serves a as a cross-disciplinary work for academic and policy-making analyses and follow-up in developing and developed countries. Furthermore, it argues for a more humane and effective approach to countering delinquency and crime among future generations. In a world where development positively depends on the rule of law and the related investment security, two global trends may chart the course of development: urbanization and education. Urbanization will globalize the concepts of "justice" and "fairness"; education will be dominated by the urban mindset and digital service economy, just as a culture of lawfulness will. This work looks at crime prevention education as an investment in the sustainable quality of life of succeeding generations, and at those who pursue such crime prevention as the providers of much-needed skills in the educational portfolio. Adopting a reformist approach, this work collects articles with findings and recommendations that may be relevant to domestic and international policymaking, including the United Nations Studies and their educational value for the welfare of coming generations. The books address the relevant United Nations ideas by combining them with academic approaches. Guided by the Editors' respective fields of expertise, and in full recognition of academic freedom and "organized scepticism", it includes contributions by lawyers, criminologists, sociologists and other eminent experts seeking to bridge the gap between academic and policy perspectives, as appropriate, against the international background, including the United Nations developments.Ô The first volume opens with a foreword by Marta Santos Pais, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, and a general introduction by the editors. Part I provides an overview of United Nations principles for crime prevention and the treatment of women and children. Part II concentrates on education and the social learning of children and adolescents. The importance of quality education is stressed as is its impact on the behaviour of children of all ages. It also includes a discussion of the factors that still hinder access to good schooling in many parts of the world. Part III presents international research findings on children, juveniles and women both as victims and offenders. Statistics show overwhelmingly that these groups are more often victims than offenders.

Codes of the Underworld - How Criminals Communicate (Paperback): Diego Gambetta Codes of the Underworld - How Criminals Communicate (Paperback)
Diego Gambetta
R571 R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Save R184 (32%) Within 7 - 12 working days

How do criminals communicate with each other? Unlike the rest of us, people planning crimes can't freely advertise their goods and services, nor can they rely on formal institutions to settle disputes and certify quality. They face uniquely intense dilemmas as they grapple with the basic problems of whom to trust, how to make themselves trusted, and how to handle information without being detected by rivals or police. In this book, one of the world's leading scholars of the mafia ranges from ancient Rome to the gangs of modern Japan, from the prisons of Western countries to terrorist and pedophile rings, to explain how despite these constraints, many criminals successfully stay in business.

Diego Gambetta shows that as villains balance the lure of criminal reward against the fear of dire punishment, they are inspired to unexpected feats of subtlety and ingenuity in communication. He uncovers the logic of the often bizarre ways in which inveterate and occasional criminals solve their dilemmas, such as why the tattoos and scars etched on a criminal's body function as lines on a professional resume, why inmates resort to violence to establish their position in the prison pecking order, and why mobsters are partial to nicknames and imitate the behavior they see in mafia movies. Even deliberate self-harm and the disclosure of their crimes are strategically employed by criminals to convey important messages.

By deciphering how criminals signal to each other in a lawless universe, this gruesomely entertaining and incisive book provides a quantum leap in our ability to make sense of their actions."

Trials - On Death Row in Pakistan (Paperback): Isabel Buchanan Trials - On Death Row in Pakistan (Paperback)
Isabel Buchanan 1
R215 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R43 (20%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Winner of the Saltire Society First Book Award 2016 An Economist Book of the Year 2016 A Spectator Book of the Year 2016 In 2011, Isabel Buchanan, a twenty-three-year-old Scottish lawyer, moved to Pakistan to work in a new legal chambers in Lahore. The chambers was run by a determined thirty-three-year-old Pakistani lawyer, Sarah Belal, who had finally found her calling in defending inmates on Pakistan's death row. Belal and Buchanan struck up an unlikely friendship, forged through working in a system that was instinctively hostile to newcomers - and doubly so if they were female. At Sarah's side, and with the help of Nasar, the firm's legendary clerk, Buchanan plunged into the strange and complex world of Pakistan's justice system. The work was arduous, underfunded, and dangerous. But for a young Scottish lawyer like Buchanan it was an unparalleled education, offering a window onto a much-misunderstood country and culture. Filled with beautifully drawn characters, she creates a narrative brimming with ideas and bursting with humanity. It is a story of Pakistan, but it is also a universal story of the pursuit of justice in an uncertain world.

Sex Offenders - A Criminal Career Approach (Paperback): Patrick Lussier, Arjan A. J Blokland Sex Offenders - A Criminal Career Approach (Paperback)
Patrick Lussier, Arjan A. J Blokland
R806 R635 Discovery Miles 6 350 Save R171 (21%) Within 7 - 13 working days

An authoritative and in-depth treatment of the latest research into the criminal careers of sex offenders, providing background and investigating the policies used to combat one of society s most intractable public issues. * Features chapters based on original research from the most prominent scholars in the field of sex offender and criminal career research * Deals with the entire criminal careers of sex offenders from youth to adulthood * Illustrates the significance of the criminal career approach for theory, treatment, research, and policy regarding sex offenders * Covers a wider breadth of topics than existing texts and uses data from various studies and countries, including the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and the Netherlands * Features an introductory chapter charting the origins of the criminal career perspective as well as the history of sex offender research, pinpointing the most important research questions and current debates in both fields

The Society of Captives - A Study of a Maximum Security Prison (Paperback, Revised edition): Gresham M Sykes The Society of Captives - A Study of a Maximum Security Prison (Paperback, Revised edition)
Gresham M Sykes; Introduction by Bruce Western
R511 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R126 (25%) Within 7 - 12 working days

"The Society of Captives," first published in 1958, is a classic of modern criminology and one of the most important books ever written about prison.

Gresham Sykes wrote the book at the height of the Cold War, motivated by the world's experience of fascism and communism to study the closest thing to a totalitarian system in American life: a maximum security prison. His analysis calls into question the extent to which prisons can succeed in their attempts to control every facet of life--or whether the strong bonds between prisoners make it impossible to run a prison without finding ways of "accommodating" the prisoners.

Re-released now with a new introduction by Bruce Western and a new epilogue by the author, "The Society of Captives" will continue to serve as an indispensable text for coming to terms with the nature of modern power.

Broadmoor - An Inside Story (Hardcover): Harvey Gordon Broadmoor - An Inside Story (Hardcover)
Harvey Gordon; Edited by David Cohen; Foreword by Patrick McGrath, Pamela Taylor
R554 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R107 (19%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Since 1863 Broadmoor Hospital has housed some of the most dangerous men and women in Britain, including Peter Sutcliffe, Ronnie Kray, and the 'Teenage Poisoner' Graham Young. The Victorians were proud of Broadmoor, believing it to be a progressive innovation, intended for criminals deemed too 'insane' to be held fully responsible for their actions. By the start of the 20th century the hospital was terribly overcrowded: and had become a secretive and scary place. In the 1970s, two nurses exposed practices including violent assaults on patients by staff and the punitive prescription of highly toxic drugs. There were questions asked in Parliament - and a new Mental Health Act resulted. Harvey Gordon, one of the world's leading forensic psychiatrists, is the first Medical Director of Broadmoor to write its history. His inside story deals with the hospital's past and very different present, unflinching in its descriptions of Broadmoor's darkest secrets - and the improvements their exposure led to.With case studies of some of the hospital's most notorious and deadly inmates, Broadmoor: An Inside Story is a comprehensive history of a controversial place, where medicine and law enforcement meet.

Psychology and Crime (Paperback): Craig Webber Psychology and Crime (Paperback)
Craig Webber
R581 R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Save R43 (7%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This book explores the links between psychology and crime, evaluating psychological explanations of crime and the use of psychology within the criminal justice system. It provides a comprehensive overview that highlights the consequences of crime for victims, offenders and wider society. The book combines classic theory with new developments in eyewitness testimony, offender profiling and forensic psychology. The resulting text offers an engaging and challenging route to a full understanding of key topics, including: the theoretical history of criminal psychology interpersonal violence, sexual violence and deviancy the psychology of crime in groups mass murder and war crimes psychology and the criminal justice system. Psychology and Crime genuinely integrates the two areas with the advanced student in mind, and includes a range of practical devices to support the learning process: chapter overviews; study questions; and further reading. Lively and accessible, it is essential reading for students and academics in criminology, sociology and psychology. The Key Approaches to Criminology series celebrates the removal of traditional barriers between disciplines and, specifically, reflects criminology's interdisciplinary nature and focus. It brings together some of the leading scholars working at the intersections of criminology and related subjects. Each book in the series helps readers to make intellectual connections between criminology and other discourses, and to understand the importance of studying crime and criminal justice within the context of broader debates. The series is intended to have appeal across the entire range of undergraduate and postgraduate studies and beyond, comprising books which offer introductions to the fields as well as advancing ideas and knowledge in their subject areas.

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