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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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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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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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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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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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When Police Kill
ISBN: PB: 9780674986800, Harvard University Press, November 2018
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 37 graphs, 1 line illustration, 28 tables
Deaths of civilians at the hands of on-duty police are in the national spotlight as never before. How many killings by police occur annually? What circumstances provoke police to shoot to kill? Who dies? The lack of answers to these basic questions p...
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Civilizing Torture An American Tradition
ISBN: HB: 9780674737662, Harvard University Press, November 2018
416 pp., 23.5x15.6 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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Industry of Anonymity Inside the Business of Cybercrime
ISBN: HB: 9780674979413, Harvard University Press, November 2018
304 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 5 illus., 5 tables
The most extensive account yet of the lives of cybercriminals and the vast international industry they have created, deeply sourced and based on field research in the world's technology-crime hotspots. Cybercrime seems invisible. Attacks arrive out...
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Opium's Long Shadow From Asian Revolt to Global Drug Control
ISBN: HB: 9780674976306, Harvard University Press, November 2018
384 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 23 photos
The League of Nations Advisory Committee on the Traffic in Opium and Other Dangerous Drugs, created in 1920, culminated almost eight decades of political turmoil over opium trafficking, which was by far the largest state-backed drug trade in the age...
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From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime The Making of Mass Incarceration in America
ISBN: PB: 9780674979826, Harvard University Press, September 2017
392 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 11 haftones
In the United States today, one in every thirty-one adults is under some form of penal control, including one in eleven African American men. How did the "land of the free" become the home of the world's largest prison system? Challenging the belief...
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