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Experiments with Power Obeah and the Remaking of Religion in Trinidad
ISBN: PB: 9780226705484, ISBN: HB: 9780226700649, University of Chicago Press, June 2020
328 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 27 halftones
In 2011, Trinidad declared a state of emergency. This massive state intervention lasted for 106 days and led to the rounding up of over 7,000 people in areas the state deemed "crime hot spots". The government justified this action and subsequent poli...
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Crime and Forgiveness Christianizing Execution in Medieval Europe
ISBN: HB: 9780674659841, Harvard University Press, May 2020
560 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 15 colour photos, 11 black&white photos
The public execution of criminals has been a common practice ever since ancient times. In this wide-ranging investigation of the death penalty in Europe from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century, noted Italian historian Adriano Prosperi identifie...
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£28,95
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Crime and Justice, Volume 49 Organizing Crime: Mafias, Markets, and Networks
ISBN: PB: 9780226722832, ISBN: HB: 9780226708393, University of Chicago Press, April 2020
512 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
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Beyond the Usual Beating The Jon Burge Police Torture Scandal and Social Movements for Police Accountability in Chicago
ISBN: HB: 9780226700472, University of Chicago Press, April 2020
312 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 13 halftones
The malign and long-lasting influence of Chicago police commander Jon Burge cannot be overestimated, particularly as fresh examples of local and national criminal-justice abuse continue to surface with dismaying frequency. Burge's decades-long tenure...
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Woman on the Windowsill A Tale of Mystery in Several Parts
ISBN: HB: 9780300234282, Yale University Press, April 2020
296 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 32 black&white illus.
On the morning of July 1, 1800, a surveyor and mapmaker named Cayetano Diaz opened the window of his study in Guatemala City to find a horrific sight: a pair of severed breasts. Offering a meticulously researched and evocative account of the quest to...
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Marking Time Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration
ISBN: HB: 9780674919228, Harvard University Press, April 2020
288 pp., 20.3x20.3 cm, 95 colour illus.
More than two million people are currently behind bars in the United States. Incarceration not only separates the imprisoned from their families and communities; it also exposes them to shocking levels of deprivation and abuse and subjects them to th...
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Civilizing Torture An American Tradition
ISBN: PB: 9780674244702, ISBN: HB: 9780674737662, Harvard University Press, March 2020
416 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 16 photos
Most Americans believe that a civilized state does not resort to torture, and yet, as W. Fitzhugh Brundage reveals in this essential and disturbing study, there is a long American tradition of excusing as well as decrying its use. The pilgrims and m...
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Torture Letters Reckoning with Police Violence
ISBN: PB: 9780226650098, ISBN: HB: 9780226490533, University of Chicago Press, January 2020
248 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Torture is an open secret in Chicago. Nobody in power wants to acknowledge this grim reality, but everyone knows it happens – and that the torturers are the police. Three to five new claims are submitted to the Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission o...
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Discourse of Police Interviews
ISBN: PB: 9780226647791, ISBN: HB: 9780226647654, University of Chicago Press, November 2019
336 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 7 line drawings, 3 tables
Forensic linguistics, or the study of language and the law, is a growing field of scholarly and public interest. Yet books on the subject have predominantly been introductions to the field or aimed at summarizing its applications, often with a focus...
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Going All City Struggle and Survival in LA's Graffiti Subculture
ISBN: PB: 9780226493589, ISBN: HB: 9780226493442, University of Chicago Press, November 2019
240 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 19 halftones
"We could have been called a lot of things: brazen vandals, scared kids, threats to social order, self-obsessed egomaniacs, marginalized youth, outsider artists, trend setters, and thrill seekers. But, to me, we were just regular kids growing up hard...
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