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Prisons and Prisoners
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The Little Book of Restorative Justice for People in Prison: Rebuilding the Web of Relationships
The Little Book of Restorative Justice for People in Prison: Rebuilding the Web of Relationships
by Barb Toews
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An expert on the experiences of prisoners urges that restorative justice principles be applied to, and practiced by, people in prison, for the good of all of society.... (read more)

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    Honor Thy Father

    Gay Talese 9780061665363
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Criminology
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On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City (Fieldwork Encounters and Discoveries)
On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City (Fieldwork Encounters and Discoveries)
by Alice Goffman
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Forty years in, the War on Drugs has done almost nothing to prevent drugs from being sold or used, but it has nonetheless created a little-known surveillance state in Americas most disadvantaged neighborhoods. Arrest quotas and high-tech surveillance... (read more)

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True Crime
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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
by Erik Larson
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An amazing history that recounts the inconceivable events surrounding the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, Larson's tale captures a time and place that vividly come to life. The central characters in this tale are Daniel H. Burnham, the architect... (read more)

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General
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The Other Side: A Memoir
The Other Side: A Memoir
by Lacy M. Johnson
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"In this brilliant memoir, Lacy Johnson offers us a guide to the impossible — how to reconstruct a past when the past itself is shattered, each memory broken into pieces, left rattling around inside us. Sometimes flashes of poetry are all that we... (read more)

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Enforcement and Investigation
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Going Up the River: Travels in a Prison Nation
Going Up the River: Travels in a Prison Nation
by Joseph T. Hallinan
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-252) and index.... (read more)

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Mobs and Organized Crime
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Underboss
Underboss
by Peter Maas
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In March of 1992, the highest-ranking member of the Mafia in America ever to defect broke his blood oath of silence and testified against his boss, John Gotti. He is Salvatore (Sammy the Bull) Gravano, second-in-command of the Gambino organized-crime... (read more)

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Forensics and Evidence
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Police Performance Appraisals: A Comparative Perspective (Advances in Police Theory and Practice)
Police Performance Appraisals: A Comparative Perspective (Advances in Police Theory and Practice)
by Serdar Kenan Gul
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Employing the comparative case study approach, this book first reviews the literature on best practices in performance appraisals and then compares police departments in Ankara, Turkey with those in Toledo, Ohio. It then compares each department with the... (read more)

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Prisons and Prisoners
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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander
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The New Jim Crow was initially published with a modest first printing and reasonable expectations for a hard-hitting book on a tough topic. Now, ten-plus printings later, the long-awaited paperback version of the book Lani Guinier calls “brave and... (read more)

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Sale Books
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The Serial Killer Whisperer: How One Man's Tragedy Helped Unlock the Deadliest Secrets of the World's Most Terrifying Killers
The Serial Killer Whisperer: How One Man's Tragedy Helped Unlock the Deadliest Secrets of the World's Most Terrifying Killers
by Pete Earley
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Fifteen-year-old Tony Ciaglia had everything a teenager could want until he suffered a horrific head injury at summer camp. When he emerged from a coma, his right side was paralyzed, he had to relearn how to walk and talk, and he needed countless pills... (read more)

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The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
by Deborah Blum
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Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner's Handbook is "a vicious, page-turning story that reads more like Raymond Chandler than Madame Curie" (The New York Observer) A fascinating Jazz Age tale of... (read more)

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Beyond the Headlines | September 10, 2014

Rhianna Walton: IMG Beyond the Headlines: Race, the Inner City, and Books That Delve Deeper



Like many Americans I walk an uneasy line between being appalled by the living conditions of the inner-city and being afraid of them. The... Continue »
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