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Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference, and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501160288
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Published: Atria Books - November 12th, 2019

“These murder cases expose systemic problems...

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Solitary Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802148308
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Published: Grove Press - December 3rd, 2019


Solitary is the unforgettable life story of a man who served more than four decades in solitary confinement--in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell, 23 hours a day, in notorious Angola prison in Louisiana--all for a crime he did not commit.

The Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killers Cover Image
By Mitzi Szereto (Editor)
ISBN: 9781642500721
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Published: Mango - November 19th, 2019

#1 New Release in Forensic Psychology -- Serial Killer? Your Neighbor, Friend, Even Your Spouse?

Serial killers: Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and Jeffrey Dahmer are often the first names that spring to mind. Many people assume serial killers are primarily an American phenomenon that came about in the latter part of the twentieth century.

Rap on Trial: Race, Lyrics, and Guilt in America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620973400
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Published: New Press - November 12th, 2019

A groundbreaking expos about the alarming use of rap lyrics as criminal evidence to convict and incarcerate young men of color

Pills, Powder, and Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs Cover Image
ISBN: 9781947534940
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Published: Scribe Us - November 5th, 2019

Like the never-ending war on terror, the drugs war is a multi-billion-dollar industry that won't go down without a fight. Pills, Powder, and Smoke explains why.

The Criminal Child: Selected Essays Cover Image
By Jean Genet, Charlotte Mandell (Translated by), Jeffrey Zuckerman (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781681373614
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Published: NYRB Classics - January 21st, 2020

The Criminal Child offers the first English translation of a key early work by Jean Genet. In 1949, in the midst of a national debate about improving the French reform-school system, a French radio station commissioned Genet to write about his experience as a juvenile delinquent.

#metoo and the Politics of Social Change Cover Image
By Bianca Fileborn (Editor), Rachel Loney-Howes (Editor)
ISBN: 9783030152123
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Published: Palgrave MacMillan - October 21st, 2019

Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement Cover Image
ISBN: 9781849353625
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Published: AK Press - January 21st, 2020

Transformative justice seeks to solve the problem of violence at the grassroots level, without relying on punishment, incarceration, or policing. Community-based approaches to preventing crime and repairing its damage have existed for centuries. However, in the punative atmosphere of contemporary criminal justice systems, they are often marginalized and operate under the radar.

Guilty People Cover Image
ISBN: 9781978803398
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Published: Rutgers University Press - January 17th, 2020

Criminal defense attorneys protect the innocent and guilty alike, but, the majority of criminal defendants are guilty. This is as it should be in a free society.

Transgressed: Intimate Partner Violence in Transgender Lives Cover Image
ISBN: 9781479827855
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Published: New York University Press - October 22nd, 2019

Transgender survivors of violence tell their stories

Transgender people face some of the highest rates of violence in the US and around the world, particularly within romantic relationships. In Transgressed, Xavier L. Guadalupe-Diaz offers a ground-breaking examination of intimate partner violence in the lives of transgender people.

The Trigger: Narratives of the American Shooter Cover Image
ISBN: 9781948924559
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Published: Arcade - October 8th, 2019

This “provocative . . . maddening . . . riveting” look at the complex realities behind gun violence in America is now in paperback.
The Trigger steps into the shoes of perpetrators of American gun violence, giving readers a unique, eye-opening window into an issue that plagues our country. Author Daniel J.

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Evil: The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419735196
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Published: Abrams Press - February 11th, 2020

What is it about evil that we find so compelling? From our obsession with serial killers to violence in pop culture, we seem inescapably drawn to the stories of monstrous acts and the aberrant people who commit them. But evil, Dr. Julia Shaw argues, is all relative, rooted in our unique cultures.

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