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CRIM 150: Course Guide (Stephanie): Books and eBooks

This guide is intended for students in Stephanie Stroppa's Criminology 150 class.

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Books & eBooks

Deadly Neighbours

364.134 REI 2022

"This series of events chronicles the deadly grip the leading White settlers in Nooksack and Sumas held over the area—and most notably, over their Indigenous neighbours."--. Provided by publisher.

Drop Dead

364.660971 POP 2017

"Drop Dead: A Horrible History of Hanging in Canada illustrates how trial, conviction, and punishment operated in Canada's first century, and examines the relevance of capital punishment today." - From publisher

Vancouver Vice

364.97113 CHA 2021

"Vancouver Vice reveals the captivating beating heart of a neighbourhood long before the arrival of gentrifying condo towers and coffee bars. Part murder mystery, investigative expose, and cultural history" - From publisher

Murder on the Inside

365.641 FOG 2021

"Murder on the Inside tells the story of a prison in crisis set against the backdrop of a pivotal time in history when the disenfranchised began rebelling against institutional discrimination." - From publisher

Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System

364.089 FAB 2022

"At turns gripping, enraging, and moving, Junk Science is a meticulously researched insider's perspective of the American criminal justice system." - From publisher

The Last Gang in Town

364.1066 CHA 2016

The Last Gang in Town features previously unpublished photos and police documents, as well as testimonials by surviving gang members and police officers who speak for the first time about the notorious police shooting that resulted in the death of a Clark Park Gang member. The book is a compelling portrait of early-1970s Vancouver, and an intriguing and sensational history that puts the spotlight on the after-dark underbelly of the city's not-so-distant criminal past.

Rampage - eBook

"A definitive compendium of Canada’s mass murderers and spree killers." - From publisher

Cold Case Vancouver

364.1523 LAZ 2015

"Part history book, part crime story, Cold Case Vancouver delves into 50 years of some of Vancouver's most baffling unsolved murders." - From publisher

Murder by Milkshake

364.1523 LAZ 2018

"Rigorously researched, and based on dozens of interviews with family, friends, and co-workers, Murder by Milkshake documents the sensational case that kept Vancouver spellbound, while providing a snapshot of the city's Mad Men-esque social and political realities in the 1960s." - From publisher

Blood in the Water

364.1523 CAM 2021

A brutal murder in a small Maritime fishing community raises urgent questions of right and wrong, and even the nature of good and evil, in this masterfully told true story.