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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 1
R275 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R86 (31%) 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.

Trials - On Death Row in Pakistan (Paperback): Isabel Buchanan Trials - On Death Row in Pakistan (Paperback)
Isabel Buchanan 1
R224 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R47 (21%) Within 8 - 15 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.

Juvenile Delinquency - Theory, Practice, and Law (Hardcover, 12th edition): Brandon Welsh, Larry Siegel Juvenile Delinquency - Theory, Practice, and Law (Hardcover, 12th edition)
Brandon Welsh, Larry Siegel
R1,418 R1,184 Discovery Miles 11 840 Save R234 (17%) Within 8 - 13 working days

Unrivaled in its current coverage of topics, the twelfth edition of best-selling JUVENILE DELINQUENCY: THEORY, PRACTICE, AND LAW provides you with timely coverage of theory, policy, and the latest research. Praised for its balanced approach and for the authors' engaging writing style, this book will help you understand the nature of delinquency and its causes, as well as current strategies being used to control or eliminate its occurrence.

Juvenile Delinquency - The Core (Paperback, International ed of 4th revised ed): Brandon Welsh, Larry Siegel Juvenile Delinquency - The Core (Paperback, International ed of 4th revised ed)
Brandon Welsh, Larry Siegel
R793 R674 Discovery Miles 6 740 Save R119 (15%) Within 8 - 13 working days

Authoritative, balanced, and an exceptional value, Siegel and Welsh's "Juvenile Delinquency: The Core, International Edition" presents essential theory, policy, and the latest research in a succinct, thoroughly engaging paperback.

Sexual Offending - Cognition, Emotion and         Motivation (Paperback): Theresa A. Gannon, Tony Ward Sexual Offending - Cognition, Emotion and Motivation (Paperback)
Theresa A. Gannon, Tony Ward
R651 R515 Discovery Miles 5 150 Save R136 (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

Liberating Minds - The Case for College in Prison (Hardcover): Ellen Condliffe Lagemann Liberating Minds - The Case for College in Prison (Hardcover)
Ellen Condliffe Lagemann
R456 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R115 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Assessments in Forensic Practice - A Handbook (Paperback): Leam A. Craig, William R. Lindsay, Anthony R. Beech, Shihning Chou,... Assessments in Forensic Practice - A Handbook (Paperback)
Leam A. Craig, William R. Lindsay, Anthony R. Beech, Shihning Chou, Kevin D. Browne
R586 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R116 (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
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
R829 R652 Discovery Miles 6 520 Save R177 (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

Codes of the Underworld - How Criminals Communicate (Paperback): Diego Gambetta Codes of the Underworld - How Criminals Communicate (Paperback)
Diego Gambetta
R469 R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Save R62 (13%) Within 7 - 13 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."

Sometimes Amazing Things Happen - Heartbreak and Hope on the Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Prison Ward (Hardcover): Elizabeth... Sometimes Amazing Things Happen - Heartbreak and Hope on the Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Prison Ward (Hardcover)
Elizabeth Ford
R475 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R120 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
College in Prison - Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration (Hardcover): Daniel Karpowitz College in Prison - Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration (Hardcover)
Daniel Karpowitz
R429 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R104 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

The nationally renowned Bard Prison Initiative demonstrates how the liberal arts can alter the landscape inside prisons by expanding access to the transformative power of American higher education. American colleges and universities have made various efforts to provide prisoners with access to education. However, few of these outreach programs presume that incarcerated men and women can rise to the challenge of a truly rigorous college curriculum. The Bard Prison Initiative, however, is different. As this compelling new book reveals, BPI has fostered a remarkable transformation in the lives of thousands of prisoners. College in Prison chronicles how, since 2001, Bard College has provided a high-quality liberal arts education - with courses ranging from anthropology to Mandarin to advanced mathematics - to New York State prisoners who, upon release, have gone on to rewarding careers and elite graduate and professional programs. Yet this is more than just a story of exceptional individuals triumphing against the odds. It is a study in how institutions can be reimagined and reformed in order to give people from all walks of life a chance to enrich their minds and expand their opportunities.Drawing upon fifteen years of experience as a director of and teacher within the Bard Prison Initiative, Daniel Karpowitz tells the story of BPI's development from a small pilot project to a nationwide network. At the same time, he recounts the educational histories of individual students, tracking both their intellectual progress and the many obstacles they must face. Analyzing the transformative encounter between two characteristically American institutions - the undergraduate college and the modern penitentiary - he makes a powerful case for why liberal arts education is still vital to the future of democracy in the United States.

All Day - A Year of Love and Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids at Rikers Island (Hardcover): Liza Jessie Peterson All Day - A Year of Love and Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids at Rikers Island (Hardcover)
Liza Jessie Peterson
R457 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R115 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Eighteen years ago, performance artist Liza Jessie Peterson never thought that her day of substitute teaching at Rikers Island C-74 would change the course of her life, but it did. It ignited a lifelong passion--which continues in her work with incarcerated kids today--to make a difference in the lives of youth in trouble. Her powerful narrative captures the essence, humor, intellect, creativity and psychology of children in the penal system. She intimately introduces readers to her students. We see them, smell their musk, feel their attitudes, hear their voices and learn how they came to be jailed--residents of "the island." Everyone in the classroom grows-including the teacher-in this must-read memoir for anyone who cares about children and education. Peterson's perspective and insights will make any teacher a better teacher. This book will encourage and empower anyone committed to social justice.

Listening to Killers - Lessons Learned from My Twenty Years as a Psychological Expert Witness in Murder Cases (Paperback):... Listening to Killers - Lessons Learned from My Twenty Years as a Psychological Expert Witness in Murder Cases (Paperback)
James Garbarino
R445 R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Save R84 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Listening to Killers offers an inside look at twenty years' worth of murder files from Dr. James Garbarino, a leading expert psychological witness who listens to killers so that he can testify in court. The author offers detailed accounts of how killers travel a path that leads from childhood innocence to lethal violence in adolescence or adulthood. He places the emotional and moral damage of each individual killer within a larger scientific framework of social, psychological, anthropological, and biological research on human development. By linking individual cases to broad social and cultural issues and illustrating the social toxicity and unresolved trauma that drive some people to kill, Dr. Garbarino highlights the humanity we share with killers and the role of understanding and empathy in breaking the cycle of violence.

The Criminal Personality, v. 2: Change Process (Paperback, New ed): Samuel Yochelson, Stanton E. Samenow The Criminal Personality, v. 2: Change Process (Paperback, New ed)
Samuel Yochelson, Stanton E. Samenow
R1,490 Discovery Miles 14 900 Within 7 - 15 working days

This is the second of a three volume landmark study of the criminal mind. This book describes an intensive therapeutic approach designed to completely change the criminals way of thinking. The authors reject traditional treatment approaches as reinforcing of the criminals sense of being a victim of society. Rather Yochelson and Samenow stress that the criminal must make a choice to give up criminal thinking and learn morality. A Jason Aronson Book

Coming of Age - Youth and Juvenile Delinquency in Munich, 1942-1973 (Hardcover): Martin Kalb Coming of Age - Youth and Juvenile Delinquency in Munich, 1942-1973 (Hardcover)
Martin Kalb
R1,591 Discovery Miles 15 910 Within 8 - 15 working days

In the lean and anxious years following World War II, Munich society became obsessed with the moral condition of its youth. Initially born of the economic and social disruption of the war years, a preoccupation with juvenile delinquency progressed into a full-blown panic over the hypothetical threat that young men and women posed to postwar stability. As Martin Kalb shows in this fascinating study, constructs like the rowdy young boy and the sexually deviant girl served as proxies for the diffuse fears of adult society, while allowing authorities ranging from local institutions to the U.S. military government to strengthen forms of social control.

Helping Men Recover-workbook-cjs Ed. (Paperback, Special): Stephanie S. Covington, Dan Griffin, Rick Dauer Helping Men Recover-workbook-cjs Ed. (Paperback, Special)
Stephanie S. Covington, Dan Griffin, Rick Dauer
R510 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R124 (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.

Prison/Culture (Paperback): Sharon Bliss, Kevin Chen Prison/Culture (Paperback)
Sharon Bliss, Kevin Chen
R357 R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Save R55 (15%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Nonfiction. Politics. Art. Edited by Sharon Bliss, Kevin Chen, Steve Dickison, Mark Dean Johnson, and Rebeka Rodriguez. Over two million individuals are behind bars in U.S. prisons, living in isolation from their families and their communities. PRISON/CULTURE investigates the culture of incarceration as an integral part of the American experience through a compilation of stunning and often heartrending artwork by inmates as well as by artists on the outside, such as Sandow Birk and Keith Antar Mason, who address incarceration, criminal profiling, wrongful conviction, prison labor, and the death penalty. The book also includes essays on prisons and prison art by Angela Y. Davis and Mike Davis, and poetry by Amiri Baraka, Ericka Huggins, Luis Rodriguez, Sesshu Foster, and more.

Juvenile Justice - A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): John J. Conrad, Jennifer M. Allen,... Juvenile Justice - A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
John J. Conrad, Jennifer M. Allen, Steven M. Cox, Robert D. Hanser
R1,983 Discovery Miles 19 830 Within 8 - 15 working days

This text deals with the interrealtionships among theory, policy, and practice in juvenile justice. It is written to appeal to students preparing for a career in juvenile justice, practitioners in the juvenile justice field, and those whose professional careers bring them into frequent contact with juvenile justice practitioners. Topics covered include the history of juvenile justice, legal considerations in juvenile justice, theory and policy in juvenile justice, and current realities in the practice of juvenile justice. In this new edition, materials have been updated throughout, new examples and illustrations have been added, and a student website providing Internet exercises and resources has been included.

Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia, v. 1 (Hardcover): Danzig Baldaev, Sergei Vasiliev Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia, v. 1 (Hardcover)
Danzig Baldaev, Sergei Vasiliev 1
R447 R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Save R84 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Occasionally a book is published that reveals a subculture you never dreamt existed. More rarely, that book goes on to become a phenomenon of its own. The 2004 publication of the "Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia" was such a phenomenon, spawning two further volumes and alerting a fascinated readership worldwide to the extraordinary and hermetic world of Russian criminal tattoos (David Cronenberg, for example, made regular use of the "Encyclopaedia" during the making of his 2007 movie "Eastern Promises"). Now, Fuel has reprinted volume one of this bestselling series, whose first edition already fetches considerable sums online. The photographs, drawings and texts published in this book are part of a collection of more than 3,000 tattoos accumulated over a lifetime by a prison attendant named Danzig Baldaev. Tattoos were his gateway into a secret world in which he acted as ethnographer, recording the rituals of a closed society. The icons and tribal languages he documented are artful, distasteful, sexually explicit and sometimes just strange, reflecting as they do the lives and traditions of Russian convicts. Skulls, swastikas, harems of naked women, a smiling Al Capone, medieval knights in armor, daggers sheathed in blood, benign images of Christ, sweet-faced mothers and their babies, armies of tanks and a horned Lenin: these are the signs by which the people of this hidden world mark and identify themselves. With a foreword by Danzig Baldaev, and an introduction by Alexei Plutser-Sarno, exploring the symbolism of the Russian criminal tattoo.

Gangland to God (Paperback): Davey Falcus Gangland to God (Paperback)
Davey Falcus
R228 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R13 (6%) Within 7 - 11 working days
The Society of Captives - A Study of a Maximum Security Prison (Paperback, With a New epilogue by the author): Gresham M Sykes The Society of Captives - A Study of a Maximum Security Prison (Paperback, With a New epilogue by the author)
Gresham M Sykes; Introduction by Bruce Western
R474 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R66 (14%) Within 7 - 13 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.

In Sickness, In Health... and In Jail - What Happened When My Husband Unexpectedly Went to Prison for Two Years (Paperback,... In Sickness, In Health... and In Jail - What Happened When My Husband Unexpectedly Went to Prison for Two Years (Paperback, Main)
M. E. L Jacob
R340 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R57 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days

After fourteen years of marriage, Mel Jacob's life looked as perfect as the roses perched above her white picket fence. The nice house in the suburbs, two great kids, a good husband. Until...Her life took an unexpected detour when her seemingly saintly husband was jailed for two years. In Sickness, in Health . . . and in Jail follows Mel's funny, moving and insightful journey as she navigates single parenthood, prison visitations and nosy neighbours.Mel's revealing account is the story of the family left behind. It chronicles the grief, the stigma and the conversational minefields of her husband's whereabouts, as well as the logistical problems of making a baby sibling for her two children, and why it's not appropriate to tell people that Daddy's in jail.In Sickness, in Health . . . and in Jail is a funny and touching account of grief and love and forgiveness.

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
R1,461 R1,123 Discovery Miles 11 230 Save R338 (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

Citizen Convicts - Prisoners, Politics and the Vote (Paperback): Cormac Behan Citizen Convicts - Prisoners, Politics and the Vote (Paperback)
Cormac Behan
R573 Discovery Miles 5 730 Within 7 - 11 working days

Prisoner enfranchisement remains one of the few contested electoral issues in twenty-first-century democracies. It is at the intersection of punishment and representative government. Many jurisdictions remain divided on whether or not prisoners should be allowed access to the franchise. This book investigates the experience of prisoner enfranchisement in the Republic of Ireland. It examines the issue in a comparative context, beginning by locating prisoner enfranchisement in a theoretical framework, exploring the arguments for and against allowing prisoners to vote. Drawing on global developments in jurisprudence and penal policy, it examines the background to, and wider significance of, this change in the law. Using the Irish experience to examine the issue in a wider context, this book argues that the legal position concerning the voting rights of the imprisoned reveals wider historical, political and social influences in the treatment of those confined in penal institutions. -- .

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