Criminology books for your courses

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Before Crips

Fussin', Cussin', and Discussin' among South Los Angeles Juvenile Gangs

John C. Quicker and Akil S. Batani-Khalfani

A historical analysis of South Los Angeles juvenile gang life as revealed by those who were there

464 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 tables, 14 halftones, 1 map

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Fitting the Facts of Crime

An Invitation to Biopsychosocial Criminology

Chad Posick, Michael Rocque, and J.C. Barnes

Presenting a biopsychosocial perspective to explain the most common findings in criminology—and to guide future research and public policy

222 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 table, 7 figures

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Gangs on Trial

Challenging Stereotypes and Demonization in the Courts

John M. Hagedorn

Exposes how stereotypes replace evidence in gang related trials

246 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 figs., 7 halftones, 1 map

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On Gangs

Scott H. Decker, David C. Pyrooz, and James A. Densley

A comprehensive review of what is known about gangs—from their origins through their evolution and outcomes

490 pages | 6 x 9 | 19 tables, 13 figures, 2 maps

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Teaching Fear

How We Learn to Fear Crime and Why It Matters

Nicole E. Rader

How rules about safety and the fear of crime are learned and crystalized into crime myths— especially for women

216 pages | 6 x 9

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Understanding Crime and Place

A Methods Handbook

Edited by Elizabeth R. Groff and Cory P. Haberman

A hands-on introduction to the fundamental techniques and methods used for understanding geography of crime

442 pages | 7 x 10 | 35 color photos, 27 tables, 51 figures

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