University of Alberta Press

Criminology


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    The charge: first-degree murder. The murder weapon: a 1987 Ford Escort. A car as a murder weapon? In Driven to Kill, J. Peter Rothe unflinchingly examines the use of vehicles in cases of assault, abduction, rape, gang warfare, terrorism, suicide, and murder. What separates an everyday driver from a motorized menace? Read and find out. Yes, Rothe offers a trove of unprecedented research for sociologists, criminologists, policy makers, police, as well as public health, injury p... [READ MORE]
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    To understand why prisons are frequently overcrowded and expanding, we need to recognize the processes that populate them. How do societies decide whom to criminalize? What does it mean to accuse someone of being an offender? Entryways to Criminal Justice analyzes the thresholds that distinguish law-abiding from criminalizable individuals. Contributors to the volume adopt social, historical, cultural, and political perspectives to explore the accusatory process that place per... [READ MORE]