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  1. Comic Book Crime
    Superman, Batman, Daredevil, and Wonder Woman are iconic cultural figures that embody values of order, fairness, justice, and retribution. Comic Book Crime digs deep into these and other celebrated characters, providing a comprehensive... Learn More
    Published: 15th July 2013
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  2. The Gang's All Queer
    The first inside look at gay gang members.Many people believe that gangs are made up of violent thugs who are in and out of jail, and who are hyper-masculine and heterosexual. In The Gang’s All Queer, Vanessa Panfil introduces... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2017
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  3. Meth Wars
    From the hit television series Breaking Bad, to daily news reports, anti-drug advertising campaigns and  highly publicized world-wide hunts for “narcoterrorists” such as Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the drug, methamphetamine... Learn More
    Published: 6th December 2016
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  4. Hacked
    Public discourse, from pop culture to political rhetoric, portrays hackers as deceptive, digital villains. But what do we actually know about them?             In Hacked,... Learn More
    Published: 29th November 2016
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  5. Progressive Punishment
    The growth of mass incarceration in the United States eludes neat categorization as a product of the political Right. Liberals played important roles in both laying the foundation for and then participating in the conservative... Learn More
    Published: 4th December 2015
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  6. Covered in Ink
    A small dolphin on the ankle, a black line on the lower back, a flower on the hip, or a child’s name on the shoulder blade—among the women who make up the twenty percent of all adults in the USA who have tattoos, these are... Learn More
    Published: 24th July 2015
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  7. The Securitization of Society
    Traditionally, security has been the realm of the state and its uniformed police. However, in the last two decades, many actors and agencies, including schools, clubs, housing corporations, hospitals, shopkeepers, insurers, energy... Learn More
    Published: 10th July 2015
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  8. Narrative Criminology
    Stories are much more than a means of communication—stories help us shape our identities, make sense of the world, and mobilize others to action. In Narrative Criminology, prominent scholars from across the academy and... Learn More
    Published: 10th July 2015
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  9. The Spectacular Few
    The Madrid train bombers, shoe-bomber Richard Reid, al-Qaeda in Iraq, and the 9/11 attacks—all were led by men radicalized behind bars. By their very nature, prisons are intended to induce transformative experiences among inmates,... Learn More
    Published: 11th March 2013
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  10. Courting Kids
    Despite being labeled as adults, the approximately 200,000 youth under the age of 18 who are now prosecuted as adults each year in criminal court are still adolescents, and the contradiction of their legal labeling creates numerous... Learn More
    Published: 3rd December 2012
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  11. Judging Addicts
    The number of people incarcerated in the U.S. now exceeds 2.3 million, due in part to the increasing criminalization of drug use: over 25% of people incarcerated in jails and prisons are there for drug offenses. Judging Addicts... Learn More
    Published: 3rd December 2012
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  12. 5 Grams
    In 2010, President Barack Obama signed a law repealing one of the most controversial policies in American criminal justice history: the one hundred to one sentencing disparity between crack cocaine and powder whereby someone convicted... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2011
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  13. Who You Claim
    2011 Honorable Mention for the American Sociological Association Community and Urban Section's Robert E. Park Book AwardThe color of clothing, the width of shoe laces, a pierced ear, certain brands of sneakers, the braiding of... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2010
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  14. The Culture of Punishment
    America is the most punitive nation in the world, incarcerating more than 2.3 million people—or one in 136 of its residents. Against the backdrop of this unprecedented mass imprisonment, punishment permeates everyday life, carrying... Learn More
    Published: 15th October 2009
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  15. Crimes of Dissent
    From animal rights to anti-abortion, from tax resistance to anti-poverty, activists from across the political spectrum often deliberately break the law to further their causes. While not behaviors common to hardened or self-seeking... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2009
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  16. Graffiti Lives
    On the sides of buildings, on bridges, billboards, mailboxes, and street signs, and especially in the subway and train tunnels, graffiti covers much of New York City. Love it or hate it, graffiti, from the humble tag to the intricate... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2009
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