Award Winning Books: Law and Criminology

Beyond the Schoolhouse Gate

Free Speech and the Inculcation of Values

Robert Wheeler Lane

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1995

A pragmatic inquiry into student speech, public schooling and the First Amendment

224 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

Communities and Crime

An Enduring American Challenge

Pamela Wilcox, Francis T. Cullen, and Ben Feldmeyer

The James Short Senior Scholar Award, given by the American Society of Criminology Awards Committee for the Division of Communities and Place, 2019

A systematic exploration of how criminology has accounted for the role of community over the past century

274 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 line drawings


Comprehending Columbine

Ralph W. Larkin

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2009

The definitive book on the school massacre that shocked a nation

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 6 figures, 20 halftones, 1 map


Critical White Studies

Looking Behind the Mirror

Edited by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic

Honorable Mention for Outstanding Books Awards, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America, 1997

Over 100 closely edited selections critically examine the notion of whiteness and its relation to social power

704 pages | 7 x 10


The Delinquent Girl

Edited by Margaret A. Zahn

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2009

A major study defining the delinquent girl, the crimes she commits and why she commits them

360 pages | 6 x 9 | 17 tables, 29 halftones


The Disenfranchisement of Ex-Felons

Elizabeth A. Hull

Honorable Mention at the 2006 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards

A thought-provoking look at one population's loss of voting rights in the United States

232 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 3 tables


Divide & Conquer

Race, Gangs, Identity, and Conflict

Robert D. Weide

2023 Jock Young Criminological Imagination Book of the Year Award, American Society of Criminology's Division of Critical Criminology & Social Justice
2023 Frank Tannenbaum Outstanding Book Award, American Society of Criminology's Division of Convict Criminology

Argues that contemporary identity politics divides gang members and their communities across racial lines

284 pages | 6 x 9 | 6 tables, 14 halftones, 1 map


Drug Smugglers on Drug Smuggling

Lessons from the Inside

Scott H. Decker and Margaret Townsend

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2008

Convicted drug smugglers describe the business from the inside

224 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 13 tables 2 halftones


Extradition, Politics, and Human Rights

Christopher H. Pyle

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2002

A compelling history of U.S. extradition

456 pages | 7 x 10


Illegal Migrations and the Huckleberry Finn Problem

John S.W. Park

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2014

If you knew a runaway slave or undocumented immigrant, would you tell?

278 pages | 6 x 9


Legal Bases

Baseball and the Law

Roger I. Abrams

Philadelphia Book Clinic Certificate of Award, 1999

An accessible, insightful look at how baseball and salary arbitration are shaped by law

240 pages | 6 x 9


Medical Malpractice

Law, Tactics, and Ethics

Frank M. McClellan

Philadelphia Book Clinic Certificate of Award, 1995

An experienced litigator lays out the essential issues

328 pages | 6 x 9


Shaming the Constitution

The Detrimental Results of Sexual Violent Predator Legislation

Michael L. Perlin and Heather Ellis Cucolo

Heather Cucolo, recipient of the 2018 New York Law School Otto L. Walter Distinguished Writing Award

A new approach to the complex area of sex offender laws and policies

324 pages | 6 x 9


Street Woman

Eleanor M. Miller

Distinguished Scholar Award, American Sociological Association Criminology Section, 1987

Interviews with female street hustlers working in prostitution, fraud, forgery, embezzlement, and larceny

216 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Taking Juvenile Justice Seriously

Developmental Insights and System Challenges

Christopher J. Sullivan

2020 Outstanding Contribution Award, given by the American Society of Criminology's Division of Development and Life Course Criminology

A pragmatic and comprehensive look at delinquency and juvenile justice through a developmental lens

304 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 26 figures


The Trial Lawyer's Art

Sam Schrager

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1999

The truth about courtroom craft

264 pages | 6 x 9


Undocumented Fears

Immigration and the Politics of Divide and Conquer in Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Jamie Longazel

North Central Sociological Association's scholarly achievement awards, 2017

How the local politics of immigration pit working people against one another

226 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 halftone