New Criminal Law Books

Below is a list of Criminal Law books added to the library's collection in the past 6 months.

Return to the new books overview page.

Payments law in a nutshell / by Mary Beth Matthews, Steve H. Nickles.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF957.Z9 N528 2015
Publisher:


This text summarizes and explains the fundamental law applicable to a broad variety of current payment systems. Coverage includes issues of liability, transfer, holder in due course status, and check collection applicable to negotiable instruments (checks, notes, drafts) governed by UCC Articles 3 and 4, as well as letters of credit and documents of title governed by UCC Articles 5 and 7. The text further examines the rights, obligations, and federal protection applicable to credit and debit cards. Finally, this title addresses recent legal developments in regard to a variety of electronic fund transfers, prepaid cards and digital currencies. Find out more (catalog link)

Effective child abuse investigation for the multi-disciplinary team / Bradley Richard Graham.

Location: lax
Call #: HV8079.C46 G685 2015
Publisher:


Child abuse cases are unique in that they involve seldomly witnessed acts. A nonverbal victim and a silent perpetrator will often lead to a stalling of the investigation and the judicial process. 'Effective Child Abuse Investigation for the Multi-Disciplinary Team' is a practical guide for law enforcement officers and child protection workers in abuse investigations. It demonstrates how all members of the team can best work together to consolidate the medical, social, and legal facts in each case, increasing the chances for successful prosecution and enhancing child safety. Find out more (catalog link)

Contemporary perspectives on the detection, investigation and prosecution of art crime : Australasian, European and North American perspectives / edited by Duncan Chappell, University of Sydney, Australia; Saskia Hufnagel, Queen Mary University of London,

Location: lax
Call #: K5219 .C66 2014
Publisher:


Art and antiquity crime has usually assumed a place of low interest and priority. That situation has now slowly begun to change on both the local and international level as criminals, encouraged in part by the record sums now being paid for art treasures, are now seeking to exploit the art market more systematically by means of theft, fraud and looting. In this collection academics and practitioners from Australasia, Europe and North America combine to examine the challenges presented to the criminal justice system by these developments. Find out more (catalog link)

Why not jail? : industrial catastrophes, corporate malfeasance, and government inaction / Rena Steinzor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9350 .S74 2014
Publisher:


Find out more (catalog link)

Interpreting crimes in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court / Leena Grover.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7070 .G76 2014
Publisher:


The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court defines more than ninety crimes - genocide, other crimes against humanity, war crimes and aggression - and gives rise to countless questions of interpretation for students, scholars and practitioners of international law. This book offers the first detailed and practical approach for tackling these questions. Find out more (catalog link)

Human rights and law enforcement at sea : arrest, detention and transfer of piracy suspects / by Anna Petrig.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7212 .P46 2014
Publisher:


Find out more (catalog link)

Citizens, community and crime control / Karen Bullock.

Location: lax
Call #: HV7431 .B845 2014
Publisher:


This book provides a timely examination of the forms and functions of citizen and community participation in policing. Drawing on thinkers as diverse as Plato and Putnam, Bullock explores the historical circumstances and theoretical sources that have generated ideas about citizen and community participation in crime control. The book considers how these concepts have come to inform government policy and contemporary police practice, and the impact citizen participation has had upon political decision-making, accountability and the promotion of a 'democratic' police service. Find out more (catalog link)

Force of law / Frederick Schauer.

Location: lax
Call #: K579.D8 S33 2015
Publisher:


As citizens of liberal democratic countries, we think that we live under the rule of law. Governments make the rules, we live by them, and the police enforce them. The Force of Law critically examines these assumptions. Criminologist Mariana Valverde makes clear that while the law is usually regarded as the civilized, nonviolent way to deal with harms and conflicts, violence is integral to it. Police are authorized to handcuff, tase, and even kill people; courts of law confine people to prison and, in some countries, the state can put people to death. The Force of Law stimulates readers to become more informed about law and law enforcement and more active in efforts to make policing accountable to the public. Find out more (catalog link)

Doubt in Islamic law : a history of legal maxims, interpretation, and Islamic criminal law / Intisar A. Rabb.

Location: lax
Call #: KBP3821 .R33 2014
Publisher:


This book considers an important and largely neglected area of Islamic law by exploring how medieval Muslim jurists resolved, and constructed unique concepts of doubt in, criminal cases that could not be proven beyond a doubt. Through a close examination of legal, historical, and theological sources, this book shows that a highly sophisticated and regulated system for dealing with doubt in Islamic criminal law evolved from the seventh to the sixteenth century. Find out more (catalog link)

Imprisoned by the past : Warren McCleskey and the American death penalty / Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9227.C2 K57 2015
Publisher:


'Imprisoned by the Past' recounts the history of the American death penalty and connects that history to the case of Warren McCleskey. By highlighting the relation between American history and an individual case it provides a unique understanding of the big picture of capital punishment in the context of a compelling human story. Find out more (catalog link)

Eternal criminal record / James B. Jacobs.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9751 .J33 2015
Publisher:


For over sixty million Americans, possessing a criminal record overshadows everything else about their public identity. A rap sheet, or even a court appearance or background report that reveals a run-in with the law, can have fateful consequences for a person s interactions with just about everyone else. 'The Eternal Criminal Record' makes transparent an all-pervading system of police databases and identity-screening that has become a routine feature of American life. Find out more (catalog link)

Forgotten trials of the Holocaust / Michael J. Bazyler and Frank M. Tuerkheimer.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1174.5 .B39 2014
Publisher:


In the wake of the Second World War, how were the Allies to respond to the enormous crime of the Holocaust? Even in an ideal world, it would have been impossible to bring all the perpetrators to trial. Nevertheless, an attempt was made to prosecute some. Most people have heard of the Nuremberg trial and the Eichmann trial, though they probably have not heard of the Kharkov Trial - the first trial of Germans for Nazi-era crimes - or even the Dachau Trials, in which war criminals were prosecuted by the American military personnel on the former concentration camp grounds. This book uncovers ten 'forgotten trials' of the Holocaust, selected from the many Nazi trials that have taken place over the course of the last seven decades. Find out more (catalog link)

Global war crimes tribunal collection. Vol. 1.1.11.2, The Rwanda Tribunal : Nsengiyumva, Anatole (ICTR-96-12), Part 2.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1190 .G56 v.1I11, no.2
Publisher:


Find out more (catalog link)

Global war crimes tribunal collection. Vol. 1.1.11.3, The Rwanda Tribunal : Nsengiyumva, Anatole (ICTR-96-12), Part 3.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1190 .G56 v.1I11, no.3
Publisher:


Find out more (catalog link)

Global war crimes tribunal collection. Vol. 1.1.11.4, The Rwanda Tribunal : Nsengiyumva, Anatole (ICTR-96-12), Part 4.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1190 .G56 v.1I11, no.4
Publisher:


Find out more (catalog link)

Global war crimes tribunal collection. Vol. 1.1.9.1, The Rwanda Tribunal : Nchamihigo, Simeon (ICTR-01-63).

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1190 .G56 v.1I9, no.1
Publisher:


Find out more (catalog link)

Legitimate targets? : social construction, international law and US bombing / Janina Dill.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6695 .D55 2015
Publisher:


Legitimate Targets? examines the different 'logics' of waging war which are demanded by strategic military considerations, international law, and contemporary moral standards. Dill's analysis explains the connections between legality, morality and strategy on the twenty-first-century battlefield. This book will appeal to scholars in international relations, international law and ethics. Find out more (catalog link)

Federal rules of evidence in a nutshell / by Michael H. Graham.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF8935.Z9 G7 2015
Publisher:


The Nutshell, reflecting the Federal Rules of Evidence as restyled and amended effective December 1, 2014, contains a crisp, clear, concise, and complete explanation of each Federal Rule of Evidence designed to prepare every student for the course final, the multistate bar examination, and most significantly a successful litigation practice career. Find out more (catalog link)

Bad faith : when religious belief undermines modern medicine / Paul A. Offit, M.D..

Location: lax
Call #: BL65.M4 O44 2015
Publisher:


In 'Bad Faith', acclaimed physician and author Dr Paul Offit gives readers a never-before-seen look into the minds of those who choose to medically martyr themselves, or their children, in the name of religion. Offit chronicles the stories of these faithful and their children, whose devastating experiences highlight the tangled relationship between religion and medicine in America. Find out more (catalog link)

Defensive killing / Helen Frowe.

Location: lax
Call #: K5087.S4 F76 2014
Publisher:


Most people believe that it is sometimes morally permissible for a person to use force to defend herself or others against harm. In Defensive Killing, Helen Frowe offers a detailed exploration of when and why the use of such force is permissible. She begins by considering the use of force between individuals, investigating both the circumstances under which an attacker forfeits her right not to be harmed, and the distinct question of when it is all-things-considered permissible to use force against an attacker. Frowe then extends this enquiry to war, defending the view that we should judge the ethics of killing in war by the moral rules that govern killing between individuals. Find out more (catalog link)

Class by herself: : protective laws for women workers, 1890s-1990s / Nancy Woloch.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3555 .W65 2015
Publisher: Princeton University Press,


Explores the historical role and influence of protective legislation for American women workers, both as a step toward modern labour standards and as a barrier to equal rights. Spanning the twentieth century, the book tracks the rise and fall of women-only state protective laws - such as maximum hour laws, minimum wage laws, and night work laws - from their roots in progressive reform through the passage of New Deal labour law to the feminist attack on single-sex protective laws in the 1960s and 1970s. Find out more (catalog link)

Crimes of terror : the legal and political implications of federal terrorism prosecutions / Wadie E. Said.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7220 .S235 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


A comprehensive dissection of the government's advantages over suspects in criminal prosecutions of terrorism, which are driven by a preventive mindset that purports to stop plots before they can come to fruition. It establishes the background for these controversial policies and practices and then demonstrates how they have impeded the normal goals of criminal prosecution, even in light of a competing military tribunal model. Find out more (catalog link)

Defending the jury : crime, community, and the Constitution / Laura I Appleman, Willamette University College of Law.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8972 .A76 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Laura Appleman exposes the various challenges the American criminal justice system faces because of its ongoing failure to integrate the community's voice. She sets forth a new approach to 21st-century criminal justice and punishment, one that fully involves the community, providing a better way to make our criminal process more transparent and inclusive. Find out more (catalog link)

Entextualizing domestic violence : language ideology and violence against women in the Anglo-American hearsay principle / Jennifer Andrus.

Location: lax
Call #: K5481 .A53 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


This book explores how language ideologies circulated in the hearsay rule of the Anglo-American law of evidence create the potential to speak for and/or ignore the speech of victims of domestic violence, using discourse analysis to identify the particular mechanisms in case law and statute that do this work. Find out more (catalog link)

Taking economic, social and cultural rights seriously in international criminal law / Evelyne Schmid.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7145 .S36 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Since 2006, scholars and practitioners have debated whether transitional justice and international criminal law could and/or should engage with economic, social and cultural abuses. Evelyne Schmid's systematic examination of the question will appeal to those working in international criminal law, human rights law, international humanitarian law and post-conflict justice reform. Find out more (catalog link)

Environmental crime and its victims : perspectives within green criminology / edited by Toine Spapens, Tilburg University, The Netherlands; Rob White, University of Tasmania, Australia; Marieke Kluin, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

Location: lax
Call #: K5278 .S63 2014
Publisher: Ashgate,


This book provides a diverse and provocative array of arguments, critiques and recommendations from leading researchers and scholars in the field of green criminology. The chapters are divided into three main sections: the first part deals with specific characteristics of some of the major types of environmental crime and its perpetrators; the second focuses explicitly on the problem of victimization in cases of environmental crime; and the third addresses the question of how to tackle this problem. Find out more (catalog link)

Cultural issues in criminal defense / Ama N. Appiah, editor.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9646 .R35 2015
Publisher: Juris,


This treatise will be of interest to public defender offices as well as private practitioners.Keeping pace with the rapidly changing face of America, Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense is the complete reference guide to one of the most challenging and topical subjects in contemporary criminal law. Find out more (catalog link)

Effective youth court : juvenile justice procedures in Europe / Stephanie Rap & Ido Weijers.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC9655 .R37 2014
Publisher: Eleven International Publishing,


The Effective Youth Court is purpose-made for professionals and academics working in the field of juvenile justice to inform them about a new interdisciplinary perspective. The book explores the way juvenile defendants are involved in the courtroom. Find out more (catalog link)

Jurisdiction in international law / Cedric Ryngaert, Professor of Public International Law, Utrecht University.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ4017 .R96 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Analysing developments across antitrust, criminal and human rights law, this text explains how the principles of sovereignty and territoriality have been undermined, and develops a new theory of international jurisdiction based on the concept of subsidiarity. Find out more (catalog link)

Contesting immigration policy in court : legal activism and its radiating effects in the United States and France / Leila Kawar.

Location: lax
Call #: K3275 .K39 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Based on in-depth fieldwork, this book explores the historical development of immigrant rights litigation in both the United States and France over the past four decades. It illustrates that, contrary to conventional wisdom, activity in court can have important effects on immigration policymaking. Find out more (catalog link)

Automobile fraud : odometer, salvage, and lemon laundering fraud, title abuses and yo-yo sales / Carolyn L. Carter, John W. Van Alst, Jonathan Sheldon ; contributing author, Bernard Brown.

Location: lax
Call #: KF2036.A8 C37 2015
Publisher: National Consumer Law Center,


Find out more (catalog link)

Global war crimes tribunal collection. Vol. 2ZI, The Yugoslav Tribunal : Ljube Boskoski, Johan Tarculovski, Judgments

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1190 .G56 v.2Z1
Publisher: Global Law Association,


Find out more (catalog link)

Outlawing genocide denial : the dilemmas of official historical truth / Guenter Lewy.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7180 .L49 2014
Publisher: The University of Utah Press,


Historian and political scientist Guenter Lewy is no stranger to the topic of genocide or to exploring controversial issues. His penchant for approaching topics from contentious angles continues in Outlawing Genocide Denial, as he scrutinizes the practice of criminalizing the expression of unpopular, even odious historical interpretation, exemplified by genocide denial. Find out more (catalog link)

Comparative counter-terrorism law / edited by Kent Roach.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7220 .C64 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


This book helps establish the emerging field of comparative counter-terrorism law by an up-to-date assessment of counter-terrorism law in twenty-two countries across six continents. Special attention is given to outcomes in distinct national contexts, such as widely-borrowed U.K. and Egyptian counter-terrorism laws yielding varying results in different adoptive countries. Find out more (catalog link)

Crime, reason and history : a critical introduction to criminal law / Alan Norrie.

Location: lax
Call #: KD7850 .N67 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Crime, Reason and History critically analyses the general principles of criminal law and offers a different viewpoint: that the law is systematically structured around conflicting elements. Updated to include two new chapters with an extended treatment of offence and defence, this new edition combines challenging and sophisticated analysis with accessibility. Find out more (catalog link)

Bike theft : a complete guide to the investigation of motorcycle and bicycle theft / by David Brickell and Lee S. Cole ; illustrated by Tom F. Macris.

Location: lax
Call #: HV8073.5 .B74
Publisher: Davis Pub. Co.,


Find out more (catalog link)

2014 : the FBI story / [U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation].

Location: lax
Call #: J 1.14/2:F 31/6/2014
Publisher: FBI Office of Public Affairs,


This annual collection of top stories from the FBI's web site chronicles the FBI's most successful 2014 investigations and operations. These include the disruption of botnet operators responsible for the theft of more than $100 million worldwide; nearly $9 billion in penalties levied against one of the largest financial institutions in the world for exploiting the American financial system; and a nationwide child exploitation sweep that recovered 168 victims of trafficking. Find out more (catalog link)

9/11 terror cases : constitutional challenges in the war against Al Qaeda / Allan A. Ryan.

Location: lax
Call #: KF221.P6 R13 2015
Publisher: University Press of Kansas,


Examines the four decisions of the Supreme Court from 20042008 on the Bush Administrations policies for Guantanamo detainees, and the response of Congress to those rulings, with emphasis on the separation of powers enshrined in the United States Constitution. Find out more (catalog link)

Identifying the enemy : civilian participation in armed conflict / Emily Crawford.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ6418 .C73 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Civilians are increasingly playing crucial roles in the conduct of military operations. This book looks at different forms of civilian participation in armed conflict, examining the pressure this disruptive practice places on the traditional laws of war. Find out more (catalog link)

Illinois criminal records : expungement and other relief, 2016 / chapter authors: Jack Coladarci ... [et al.].

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1753.E9 I45 2016
Publisher: Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,


Find out more (catalog link)

Global Internet law in a nutshell / by Michael L. Rustad (Thomas F. Lambert Jr. Professor of Law and co-director intellectual property law concentration, Suffolk University School of Law).

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF390.5.C6 R87 2016
Publisher: West Academic Publishing,


This volume covers the history of the Internet through the rapidly evolving Web 3.0, competing theories of Internet governance, cyber jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments, choice and conflicts of law, cybertorts, online contracting and licensing, the protection of online intellectual property assets, global consumer law, the protection of online privacy, criminal liability for Internet activity, and European Community statutes. Find out more (catalog link)

Role of consent in human trafficking / Jessica Elliott.

Location: lax
Call #: K5297 .E43 2015
Publisher: Routledge,


Consent in the law is a much debated and unquestionably problematic notion, uniform definition and application of which to different situations can be both difficult to achieve, and inappropriate. This book explores the legal notion of consent, arguing that when it is applied to situations of human trafficking, migration and sexual exploitation, it presents a series of problems and issues which the current law may be inadequate to address. The book addresses the nature and role of consent in the transnational trade in women for sexual exploitation. Find out more (catalog link)

Beginning and end of rape : confronting sexual violence in Native America / Sarah Deer.

Location: lacom
Call #: KIE3560 .D44 2015
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press,


Grounded in historical, cultural and legal realities, both Native and non-Native, these essays point to the possibility of actual and positive change in a world where Native women are systematically undervalued, left unprotected, and hurt. The author draws on her extensive experiences in advocacy and activism to present specific, practical recommendations and plans of action for making the world safer for all. Find out more (catalog link)

Policing wildlife : perspectives on the enforcement of wildlife legislation / Angus Nurse, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Middlesex University, UK.

Location: lax
Call #: K3525 .N87 2015
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan,


Find out more (catalog link)

Principles of cybercrime / Jonathan Clough.

Location: lax
Call #: K5215 .C445 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Find out more (catalog link)

Trial handbook for Illinois lawyers, criminal / by Robert S. Hunter, Hon. Mark A. Schuering (Ret.), Joshua L. Jones.

Location: laill-nc
Call #: KFI1738.2 .T74
Publisher: Thomson Reuters,


Find out more (catalog link)

Meltdown in Haditha : the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians by U.S. Marines and the failure of military justice / Kenneth F. Englade.

Location: lax
Call #: KF7654.3 .E54 2015
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers,


In November 2005, Sunni insurgents attacked a US Marine squad returning to its headquarters in Haditha with an improvised explosive device. Within minutes, squad members killed 24 Iraqi civilians. Thirteen months later, four officers and four enlisted men were accused of crimes ranging from dereliction of duty to murder. This book investigates the tactics adopted by Marine Corps commanders and the ineptness of the proceedings, which raise serious questions about the need for reform. Find out more (catalog link)

Global war crimes tribunal collection. Vol. 1.1.12, The Rwanda Tribunal : Kanyarukiga, Gaspard (ICTR-02-78), Munyakazi, Yussuf (ICTR-97-36A).

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1190 .G56 v.1I12
Publisher: Global Law Association,


Find out more (catalog link)

Mental disability law : civil and criminal / Michael L. Perlin (Professor of Law, New York Law School), Heather Ellis Cucolo (co-owner and partner, Mental Disability Law and Policy Associates).

Location: lax-nc
Call #: KF480 .P46 2016
Publisher: LexisNexis, Matthew Bender & Company,


Find out more (catalog link)

Advanced criminal procedure : cases, comments and questions.

Location: lares-nc
Call #: KF9618 .M62 2015
Publisher: West Academic Publishing,


Find out more (catalog link)

Accessories in private law / Joachim Dietrich and Pauline Ridge.

Location: lax
Call #: K579.L5 D54 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Find out more (catalog link)

Sexual exploitation of teenagers : adolescent development, discrimination, and consent law / Jennifer Ann Drobac.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3467 .D758 2016
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press,


Find out more (catalog link)

Psychological foundations of evidence law / Michael J. Saks and Barbara A. Spellman ; with a preface by Linda J. Demaine.

Location: lax
Call #: KF8936 .S25 2016
Publisher: New York University Press,


Find out more (catalog link)

Sexual exploitation of children / Michael T. Flannery, Raymond C. O'Brien.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9323 .F53 2016
Publisher: Carolina Academic,


Find out more (catalog link)

Fairness in international criminal trials / Yvonne McDermott.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ7235 .M33 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Find out more (catalog link)

Animal law in a nutshell / Pamela D. Frasch (assistant dean of the Animal Law Program, executive director, Center for Animal Law Studies, Lewis & Clark Law School), Katherine M. Hessler (clinical professor of law, director, Animal Law Clinic, director, Aq

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF390.5.A5 F73 2016
Publisher: West Academic Publishing,


Find out more (catalog link)

Oxford introductions to U.S. law. Criminal law / Guyora Binder.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF9219 .B47 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Find out more (catalog link)

Advanced criminal procedure in a nutshell / Mark E. Cammack (professor of law, Southwestern Law School), Norman M. Garland (professor of law, Southwestern Law School).

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF9619.3 .C36 2016
Publisher: West Academic Publishing,


Find out more (catalog link)

Infocrime : protecting information through criminal law / Eli Lederman, Professor, Tel-Aviv University, the Buchmann Faculty of Law, Israel.

Location: lax
Call #: K3264.C65 L43 2016
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing,


Find out more (catalog link)

Missing American jury : restoring the fundamental constitutional role of the criminal, civil, and grand juries / Suja A. Thomas, University of Illinois, College of Law .

Location: lax
Call #: KF8972 .T477 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Find out more (catalog link)

Refining child pornography law : crime, language, and social consequences / edited by Carissa Byrne Hessick.

Location: lax
Call #: KF9323 .R44 2016
Publisher: University of Michigan Press,


Find out more (catalog link)