art, academic and non-fiction books
publishers’ Eastern and Central European representation

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Performing Arts in Prison Creative Perspectives
ISBN: HB: 9781783209972, Intellect, July 2019
250 pp., 22.8x17.7 cm, 8 halftones
This book explores prison arts in Australia, USA, UK, and Chile, and creates a new framework for understanding its practices. There is a growing body of evidence that suggests music, theatre, poetry, and dance can contribute to prisoner wellbeing, ma...
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£79,00
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Crime and Forgiveness Christianizing Execution in Medieval Europe
ISBN: HB: 9780674659841, Harvard University Press, July 2019
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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Human Trafficking An Organised Crime?
ISBN: HB: 9781787381285, Hurst Publishers, July 2019
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! "Human trafficking" brings to mind gangsters forcing people, often women and girls, to engage in dangerous activities against their will, under threat of violence. However, human trafficking is not limited to the sex trade, and...
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£35,00
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Scripts of Terror The Stories Terrorists Tell Themselves
ISBN: HB: 9781787380172, Hurst Publishers, June 2019
320 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! This book explores terrorism as a strategic choice – one made carefully and deliberately by rational actors. Through an analysis of the terrorist groups of Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, it charts a series of different strategi...
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£35,00
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Vory Russia's Super Mafia
ISBN: PB: 9780300243208, ISBN: HB: 9780300186826, Yale University Press, April 2019
344 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 black&white illus.
Mark Galeotti is the go-to expert on organized crime in Russia, consulted by governments and police around the world. Now, Western readers can explore the fascinating history of the vory v zakone, a group that has survived and thrived amid the change...
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£10,99
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£20,00
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Shadows of Doubt Stereotypes, Crime, and the Pursuit of Justice
ISBN: HB: 9780674976597, Harvard University Press, April 2019
384 pp., 21x14 cm, 11 illus., 2 tables
If you're a robber, how do you choose your victims? As a police officer, how afraid are you of the young man you're about to arrest? As a judge, do you think the suspect in front of you will show up in court if released from pretrial detention? As a...
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£20,95
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Policing the Open Road How Cars Transformed American Freedom
ISBN: HB: 9780674980860, Harvard University Press, April 2019
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 24 photos, 2 tables
When Americans think of freedom, they often picture the open road. Yet nowhere are we more likely to encounter the long arm of the law than in our cars. Sarah Seo reveals how the rise of the automobile led us to accept – and expect – pervasive police...
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£20,95
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Prisoners of Politics Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration
ISBN: HB: 9780674919235, Harvard University Press, March 2019
304 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
The United States has the world's highest rate of incarceration, a form of punishment that ruins lives and makes a return to prison more likely. As awful as that truth is for individuals and their families, its social consequences – recycling offende...
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£25,95
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Crime and Justice, Volume 48 American Sentencing
ISBN: HB: 9780226644912, University of Chicago Press, March 2019
512 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
"American Sentencing" surveys what is known about the hottest topic in American criminal law reform. Massive efforts are underway to make sentencing more just and sentences more effective, and to reduce the use of imprisonment. The writers are the le...
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£75,00
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Condemnation of Blackness Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America (with a New Preface)
ISBN: PB: 9780674238145, Harvard University Press, February 2019
400 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 7 photos, 5 illus.
Lynch mobs, chain gangs, and popular views of black southern criminals that defined the Jim Crow South are well known. We know less about the role of the urban North in shaping views of race and crime in American society. Following the 1890 census,...
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£11,95
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