Criminology

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The Domestic Assault of Women

Psychological and Criminal Justice Perspectives

UBC Press

Argues that only by understanding the psychology of both the aggressors and the victims of wife assault can we generate informed social and criminal justice policy.

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Children and Young People in Conflict with the Law

Edited by Stewart Asquith
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The contributors to this volume examine the range and nature of problem behaviours among children and young people and the changing nature of their offending, which is reflected in the ongoing examination of philosophies, practices and policies and the tension between `welfare' and more traditional `justice and punishment' approaches.

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Qualities of Mercy

Justice, Punishment, and Discretion

Edited by Carolyn Strange
UBC Press

These top scholars probe the discretionary use of power and inquire how it has been exercised to spare convicted criminals from the full might of the law.

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Justice in Aboriginal Communities

Sentencing Alternatives

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

Using several Aboriginal communities as case studies, Green analyzes the successes and challenges for alternative sentencing within the Canadian criminal justice system.

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Last Rampage

The University of Arizona Press

When convicted murderer Gary Tison broke out of an Arizona prison with the help of his sons in 1978, it was an embarrassment to the state. Then it became a nightmare. Tison and his gang murdered six people before they were stopped near the Mexican border.

Clarke's story of that manhunt is a chilling account of both cold-blooded ...

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Psychiatric Aspects of Justification, Excuse and Mitigation in Anglo-American Criminal Law

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Violent crimes committed by the mentally disordered attract academic and public attention. They raise issues of moral responsibility and public protection. This study systematically analyses the principles underlying those legal and medical devices which enable the courts to make special arrangements for the mentally disordered.

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