This book explores applied research methods used in forensic settings - prisons, the probation service, courts and forensic mental health establishments - and provides a comprehensive 'how-to' guide for forensic practitioners and researchers.It pr...


By: John Mack Faragher

“John Mack Faragher is one fine writer, bringing early L.A. to life as the setting for all manner of horrific killings and gruesome justice. Eternity Street will keep you up at night ruminating on the roots of American violence.”—...


By: Wesley Kendall

Examines the historical, economic and political forces that shape and influence penal policies and institutions across a number of different countries.


By: Michael Gossop

Now in its seventh edition, Living with Drugs continues to be a well-respected and indispensable reference tool. Michael Gossop has updated this new edition to take account of new laws and practices that have come in to place since the previous ed...


By: Jon Huer

This book explores the nature of power in persons, groups, and nations by asking a question that we can understand in contemporary terms: what would Bill Gates do if he had Hitler’s absolute power? Huer argues that the savage struggle for po...


By: John Emsley

This fascinating book takes the reader on a journey of discovery into the world of dangerous organic poisons.



China currently leads the world in death sentences and executions, making it a primary target for the global abolition movement. While the results have been subtle, anti-death penalty advocates are beginning to influence Chinese attitudes toward t...


By: Michael Tonry

Almost everyone agrees--Right on Crime, the ACLU, Koch Industries, George Soross Open Society Foundation, the editorial boards of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal--that Americas current systems for sentencing criminal offenders are a...


By: Frank Fraser, James Morton

Sites of gruesome murders, stories of killings, frauds, jewel thefts and treachery are all part of Mad Frankie Fraser's grand tour of Britain's criminal underworld. As one of the most notorious gangsters of the 20th Century, he is perfectly placed...


By: Frank Fraser, James Morton

Mad Frankie Fraser has become a household name, known to millions as one of London's most notorious gangsters. In Mad Frank's London - his fourth book - Frank continues the shocking stories of his life of crime.Frankie Fraser recalls the good and ...