Critical Issues in Crime and Society

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Out of the Red

My Life of Gangs, Prison, and Redemption

Rutgers University Press

A pathbreaking story of how social forces and personal choices thrust a boy into gangs, prison, and the long path of redemption as a felon in an unforgiving society. Brilliantly told through a sociological lens, Bolden’s story is vulnerable, honest, and leaves readers enlightened and moved to action.

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Chronicles of a Radical Criminologist

Working the Margins of Law, Power, and Justice

Rutgers University Press

Over the past five decades, prominent criminologist Gregg Barak has worked as an author, editor, and book review editor; his large body of work has been grounded in traditional academic prose. His new book, Chronicles of a Radical Criminologist, while remaining scholarly in its intent, departs from the typical academic format. The book is a a first-person account that examines the linkages between one scholar's experiences as a criminologist from the late 1960s to the present and the emergence and evolution of radical criminology as a challenge to developments in mainstream criminology. Barak draws upon his own experiences over this half-century as a window into the various debates and issues among radical, critical, and technocratic criminologies. In doing so, he revisits his own seminal works, showing how they reflect those periods of criminological development.

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Social Justice

Theories, Issues, and Movements (Revised and Expanded Edition)

Rutgers University Press

Drawing on contemporary issues ranging from globalization and neoliberalism to the environment, this essential textbook - ideal for course use - encourages readers to question the limits of the law in its present state in order to develop fairer systems at the local, national, and global levels.
 

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Carbon Criminals, Climate Crimes

By Ronald C. Kramer; Foreword by Rob White
Rutgers University Press

Carbon Criminals, Climate Crimes analyzes climate change from a criminological perspective. Four state-corporate crimes are examined: continued extraction of fossil fuels and rising carbon emissions; political omission related to the mitigation of emissions; socially organized denial; and climate crimes of empire. The final chapter reviews policies to achieve climate justice.

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Colonialism Is Crime

Rutgers University Press

There is powerful evidence that the colonization of Indigenous people was and is a crime, and that that crime is on-going.  In this book Nielsen and Robyn present an analysis of the relationship between these colonial crimes and their continuing criminal and socially injurious consequences that exist today.

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Colonialism Is Crime

Rutgers University Press

There is powerful evidence that the colonization of Indigenous people was and is a crime, and that that crime is on-going.  In this book Nielsen and Robyn present an analysis of the relationship between these colonial crimes and their continuing criminal and socially injurious consequences that exist today.

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