Spring 2011
Volume 32
The Newsletter of the Division of International Criminology of the American Society of Criminology
Welcome to your DIC newsletter!
Welcome to the new look 2011 newsletter of the
Division of International Criminology of the
American Society of Criminology!
We are already
looking ahead to the next
newsletter and are asking you for any
information that you feel would benefit from
exposure within our illustrious membership!
From international criminal justice news to your
book that is about to be published to an essay
on a topic of international concern, send us your
This issue is filled with some interesting
information on the people that run the Division
of International Criminology, information on
criminology societies around the world, some
food for thought, and introducing a brand new
call for collaboration corner – all targeted at
those that are looking beyond their local
Inside This Issue
Chair’s Report by Nikos Passas
Who is the DIC
Food For Thought
Societies of Criminology Worldwide
Upcoming Meetings and Conferences
A Call for Collaboration
New & Upcoming Publications
Look forward to hearing from you and meeting
you at the next ASC conference in Washington.
Anamika Twyman-Ghoshal
DIC Newsletter Editor
Chair’s Report
Dear DIC Members
I hope you have had a great year so far. This
note is to summarize some main points raised
during our business meeting in San Francisco
and to update you on recent developments. The
minutes of the business meeting is posted on
the listserve, so please refer to those for further
Last year, the DIC Board sought your views
regarding the division journal. Following your
responses, we have renewed our relationship
with Michigan State University and are very
happy that Mahesh Nalla continues to serve as
editor in chief of the International Journal of
Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice. The
journal is now published by Routledge Taylor
Francis four times a year (instead of two issues
up to this year).
Nikos Passas
Chair’s Report
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Thank you all for nominating members to the Editorial
Board. We hope you enjoy your electronic access to
the papers and that all members will do their best to
submit their good work for consideration and agree to
offer peer reviews when invited.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the DIC
members who served on the DIC Award committees
and extend warm congratulations to the winners:
Freda Adler Distinguished International Scholar
Award: Lorraine Mazerolle, University of Queensland.
Distinguished Book: Bruce Baker for Security in Post-
Conflict Africa – The Role of Non-State Policing,
Coventry University
Honorary Mention to David T. Johnson, University of
Hawai at Manoa and Franklin E. Zimring, University of
California at Berkeley for The Next Frontier – National
Development, Political Change and the Death Penalty
in Asia.
Undergraduate Paper: Tarren Manfredi, SUNY Albany
for a paper on “Human Trafficking in Brazil and
Paper: David Sabatelle, John Jay College of
Justice for a paper on :The Scourge of
The Illicit Narcotics Trade in the Islamic
of Iran”
Doctoral Paper: David Makin, Washington State
University for a paper on “Reintegration and
Rehabilitation Penal Philosophy and Crime Control
Policy Transference: The Case of Spain” and Angela
Overton, Old Dominion University for a paper on
“Mexico’s Failure: The Missing and Murdered Women
of Juárez”.
Doctoral Honorable Mention, Rebecca Pfeffer,
Northeastern University for a paper on “The United
States and the United Kingdom: Limited Unity in Crime
The committees for the 2011 DIC awards are already
set and welcome nominations and submissions
(please see information on our website). As discussed
during a Board meeting last year, a special DIC panel
session has been reserved for all award winners to
present their work right after the DIC luncheon at this
year’s ASC meetings. Please try to attend both, as
your schedule allows.
Substantive discussion during the business meeting
focused on how the division can serve its members
better and increase its membership internationally.
The membership fees remain at US$20, $15 for
students and free for ASC members from developing
countries. In my view, membership will certainly
increase once DIC activities and benefits continue to
grow. We have a great development with the journal
that is available for free to all DIC members, but we
clearly need to do more.
As noted in the minutes, current ideas revolve around
access to additional research resources and
publications, travel assistance, partnerships with
collaborative research and organization of lectures or
meetings at the ASC and beyond. Please take a look at
these and send me your comments and thoughts as
well as any additional ideas. Of course, if your ideas
come with additional cost, please use your creative
thinking as much as possible to help us find ways of
financing them.
The usefulness, growth and general success of DIC is
ultimately dependent on the desires, ideas and
contributions from the general membership, so I
would like to invite you all to be proactive and send us
feedback at any time. Please also try to come to the
business meeting, where we can discuss face to face
and make decisions for concrete plans and next steps.
Finally, we will have an election for DIC officials in the
coming months. A nominations committee will be set
up very shortly, candidates will be announced in the
summer and the ballot will be held electronically, in
order to maximize participation by including those
who cannot join us for the ASC meeting in November.
I wish you a pleasant and productive summer and
look forward to your emails.
With kind regards
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Who is the DIC?
The DIC is you, it is each and every member
that makes the DIC work! But have you ever
wondered who the people working behind the
scenes of the DIC are? Well here is a roundup
of the who-is-who of your Division.
William McDonald
Nikos Passas – DIC Chair
Nikos is Professor of Criminal Justice at the School of
Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern
University. His law degree is from the Univ. of Athens
(LL.B.), his Master’s from the University of Paris-Paris II
(D.E.A.) and his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh
Faculty of Law. He is fluent in six languages. He
specializes in the study of financial/trade flows, informal
corruption, terrorism, financial regulation, organized
crime and international crimes. He has published more
than 130 articles, book chapters, reports and books in
13 languages.
When not traveling the globe, Nikos loves to spend time
with his three children and play classical guitar.
Blythe Bowman Proulx – DIC Secretary &
Website Committee
Blythe is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at
Virginia Commonwealth University, where she teaches
criminal law, institutional corrections, courts, and
comparative criminal justice. She received a Ph.D. in
Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska at
Omaha and completed a dissertation on theft from
archaeological sites and trafficking in antiquities (2008).
Generally her research focuses on three areas: art crime
(the illicit antiquities trade), behavior genetics, and
institutional corrections (namely, inmate litigation). Her
work has appeared in the Journal of Contemporary
Criminal Justice, Critical Criminology, Journal of Criminal
Justice Education, and the Journal of Criminal Justice. She
is a member of the American Society of Criminology,
American Correctional Association, Virginia Correctional
Association, Southern States Correctional Association,
the United States Committee of the Blue Shield, Saving
Antiquities For Everyone (SAFE), and the Archaeological
Institute of America. When she is not at VCU, she enjoys
running, reading trashy thriller novels, and buying things
at Target that she doesn't need.
William McDonald – DIC Executive
William is Professor at the Department of Sociology,
College of Arts and Sciences; and Co-Director of the
Institute of Criminal Law and Procedure, Law Center at
Georgetown University. His current research interest is
in immigration and crime. William’s most recent book is
related to that topic and can be found at
In his spare time, he likes to make videos -- mostly
family and school events yet he feels like a budding
Steven Spielberg when composing them in the
studio. Currently masterminding the video for his high
school class reunion, he found some old 8mm movie film
he took years ago when in high school and plans to
insert it into the digital yearbook he is making. He says,
“It's amazing how much people like to see pictures of
themselves when they were young and sassy (at least,
that's the premise that I am working on. So keep a look
out on You Tube for my credit line.”
Blythe Bowman Proulx
Who is the DIC?
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Harry Dammer
Harry Dammer – DIC Executive Councilor
Harry is Professor and Chair of the Sociology and Criminal
Justice Dept. at the University of Scranton. He is the
author of Religion in Corrections (American Correctional
Association, 1999) and co-author (with Jay Albanese) of
Comparative Criminal Justice (Wadsworth/ Thompson
Press, 2011) and co-author (with Todd R. Clear) of The
Offender in the Community (Wadsworth/Thompson Press,
2003). He has also published or co-published numerous
articles, manuals, and professional reports on a variety of
criminal justice topics primarily in the areas of corrections
and comparative criminal justice. In the spring of 2009
Dr. Dammer was a visiting professor at Ruhr-Bochum
University in Germany under the auspices of his second
Fulbright Grant.
Harry has professional experience as a probation officer
and served as a consultant for the National Institute of
Justice, The National Institute of Corrections, the
Conference of Christians and Jews, and private law firms.
He has made numerous presentations at professional
conferences in the United States and lectured in Canada,
S.Korea, Hungary, Greece, Switzerland, Germany, England,
Poland, Portugal, China, and the Netherlands. He is the
former Chair of the International Section of the Academy
of Criminal Justice Sciences (March 2003 to March 2004).
Dr. Dammer has served on several local boards including
the PA Board of Probation and Parole Citizens Advisory
Committee, the Local Chapter of the Pennsylvania Prison
Society, and was a member of the Criminal Justice
Advisory Committee to the Pennsylvania General
He received his Ph.D. from the Rutgers
University School of Criminal Justice and his B.S. and M.S.
Alida Merlot - DIC Executive Councilor
Alida joined the IUP faculty in 1995. Her current
research interests include juvenile justice, criminal
justice policy, and women and the law. Alida’s most
recent publications include Controversies in Juvenile
Justice and Delinquency (2009) 2nd Edition, coedited
with Dr. Peter Benekos; Crime Control, Politics, and
Policy (2006), 2nd Edition, coauthored with Dr. Peter
Benekos; and Women, Law & Social Control (2006), 2nd
Edition, coedited with Dr. Joycelyn Pollock. She also
authored or coauthored five book chapters, and she
coauthored two articles that appeared in Youth Violence
and Juvenile Justice and the Journal of Criminal Justice
Education during the last two
years. Alida is the past
president of the Academy of
Criminal Justice Sciences. She is
the recipient of the Academy of
Criminal Justice Sciences Fellow
and Founders Awards. Dr. Merlo
serves on the editorial board of
Crime and Delinquency, the
International Journal of Police
Youth Violence and Juvenile
Criminal Justice.
Alida Merlot
Sheldon Zhang – DIC Executive Councilor
Sheldon currently serves as the chair of Sociology
Department at San Diego State University. His research
smuggling/trafficking activities. His publications
appeared journals such as Criminology, British Journal
of Criminology, and Crime and Delinquency. He also
published two books on human smuggling related
topics: Chinese Human Smuggling Organizations—
and Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings: All
Roads Lead to America (Praeger, 2007). Aside from
research and work, he enjoys cooking and wine
Sheldon Zhang
Who is the DIC?
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Cindy Smith
Cindy Smith – DIC Past Chair
Cindy J. Smith, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the
University of Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She is the former
Chief of the International Center at the National Institute
of Justice (2006-8), a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar in
Turkey (2005-6), Chair of the Masters in Criminal Justice
Program (2001-5), and Chair of the International Division
of the American Society of Criminology (2005-2009). Her
research interests include terrorism, human trafficking,
corrections, sex offenders and comparative methodology..
Cindy Smith has accepted an assignment that
conflates with membership on any board of
directors and has recently stepped down. The DIC
Board would like to note their gratitude for her
service, commitment and energy and wish her
In the interim, until our Fall elections Ineke Haen
Marshall, the ASC liaison to the United Nations,
has accepted to serve as a board member. We
thank her for her time and efforts.
Ineke Haen Marshall
Ineke Haen Marshall – DIC Executive
Ineke Haen Marshall has earned degrees from Tilburg
University (the Netherlands), the College of William and
Mary (USA), and Bowling Green State University (USA).
She has been a professor at Youngstown State University
(1977-1980) and the University of Nebraska-Omaha
(1980-2005), she now holds a joint appointment in
Sociology and the School of Criminology and Criminal
Justice at Northeastern University. In 2004 she was a
visiting professor at Leuven University (Belgium). She
specializes in the study of comparative criminology,
ethnicity and crime, self-report methodology, juvenile
delinquency and criminal careers. Her current research
focuses on cross-national surveys of juvenile
delinquency and comparative examination of homicide.
She is the chair of the Steering Committee of the
International Self-Report Study of Delinquency (ISRD), an
international collaborative study with participants from
30 European countries and North America. She serves on
the editorial board of several international and national
journals. Professor Marshall has served as the American
Society of Criminology Main Liaison to the United
Nations since 2005. Her term will expire in November
She has been the Chair of the Division of
International Criminology from 1995-1997.
Ineke manages to travel back and forth between Europe
and the USA using an alien resident card (a.k.a. green
card) with the name (Ineke Marshall) that differs
significantly from the name on her Dutch passport
(Gerardine Antoinette Maria Haen). She says, “It must be
my stated occupation as ‘criminologist’ that lets me get
away with this! “
Corinne Davis Rodrigues – Treasurer
Corinne is an Associate Professor in the Sociology and
Anthropology Department at the Federal University of
Minas Gerais, Brazil. She is director of the Center
for Urban Studies (CEURB) and an associate researcher at
the Center for Studies in Criminality and Public Safety
(CRISP). She conducts research in the area comparative
criminology, with emphasis on understanding the
relationship between crime, urban space and social
control in the Brazilian and US contexts. Currently, she
is involved in research that examines the relationship
between social and spatial segregation, citizenship and
crime. She has published articles in the Annals of the
American Academy of Political and Social Science and
Latin American Politics and Society.
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Food for Thought:
Do we need an International Corruption Court?
By Anamika Twyman-Ghoshal
On January 24, 2011 Peter Wismer from Vienna sent a
letter into the International Herald Tribune suggesting
the creation of a International Corruption Court along
the lines of the International Criminal Court
His suggestion stemmed from observing the situation in
Tunisia. The Sidi Bouzid Revolt (also known as the
Tunisian Revolution) began on December 17th 2010
when Mohammed Bouaziz (26) set himself alight in front
of a local municipal office in the town of Sidi Bouzid in
protest against the living conditions, food inflation, high
unemployment, police violence and high level of human
rights abuses. Zine El Abdine Ben Ali resigned 28 days
later following days of protests and political unrest,
having been in power for 23 years. What followed was a
state of emergency with shifts from one post-Ben Ali
government to another. A few months into 2011 and we
have seen that Tunisia was just the beginning. Following
the ousting of Ben Ali on January 14, 2011 , Egypt
quickly followed suit with President Hosni Mubarak
being ousted on February 11, 2011.
Bahrain, Djibouti, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Oman,
Libya, Yemen, and Syria have all experienced uprisings
ranging from minor protests to rioting, armed conflict,
and full scale revolutions as each country try to
implement changes in their governments. Following
what has been called the Arab Spring, one thing is
certain that these clashes leave behind a political
vacuum. This vacuum has the potential of creating a
race for power during the transition period and an ever
increasing possibility of corruption. The question asked
here is whether the answer is indeed a corruption
fighting tool on an international level, an International
Corruption Court? Should “significant corruption” on a
national level be “an international crime, subject
to prosecution” as Wismer suggests? Although Egypt
and Tunisia have had successful revolutions
question remains: what next? Would an international
entity help curb future corrupt regimes from filling the
void that these uprisings have left behind?
It is probably important to point out that an
international tribunal is not a fail-safe response, and
that the International Criminal Court (ICCt) has had its
share of problems. With its noble mandate of
prosecuting individuals for genocide, crimes against
humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression it
still has 45countries which have not signed or ratified
the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
and three which have “unsigned” the Statute (Israel,
Sudan and the United States). Therefore the ICCt is
limited in its jurisdiction only to countries where the
accused is a national of one of the state parties. Would
the creation of another international tribunal dedicated
to prosecuting corruption be effective? Would countries
that have corrupt regimes simply refuse such a statute?
Perhaps the ICCt should widen its ambit to prosecuting
corrupt leaders? One thing is certain, as it is
increasingly recognized that corruption is at the center
of much of the problems that face the modern global
society, solutions need to be formed on multiple levels.
Independent anti-corruption bodies on a national level
as well as on an international level. The question is
what form the solution should/could look like on the
international level and whether it would be effective?
Have an opinion? Write in, add your thoughts, and have a say!
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Societies of Criminology Worldwide
Being the Division of International Criminology, one of
our goals is to promote cross-country cooperation and
exploration. To further this agenda we have compiled a
non-exhaustive list of societies of and for criminology
and their websites The purpose of this list is to assist and
colaboration. If we have missed any societies, please
shoot us an e-mail and we will update the online version
of this list.
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
African Criminology and Justice Association
American Society of Criminology http://www.asc41.com/
Asian Criminological Society
Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology
Australian Institute of Criminology
British Society of Criminology
Canadian Criminal Justice Association http://www.ccjaacjp.ca/
Chinese Society of Criminology
Community Justice Portal http://www.cjp.org.uk
Criminological and Victimological Society of South Africa
International Center for the Prevention of Crime
International Institute for Counter-Terrorism
International Society of Criminology
International Society of French Speaking Criminologists
Italian Society of Criminology
Mexican Society of Criminology of the State of Nuevo
Leon http://www.somecrimnlen.es.tl/
National Institute of Justice International Center
Pakistan Society of Criminology
Portuguese Society of Criminology
Quebec's Society of Criminology
Dutch Society of Criminology http://www.criminologie.nl/
Romanian Society of Criminology and Criminalistics
European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control
(HEUNI) http://www.heuni.fi/
European Society of Criminology http://www.esceurocrim.org/
French Society of Criminology http://www.afc-assoc.org/
Scandinavian Research Council http://www.nsfk.org/
South Asian Society of Criminology & Victimology
Spanish Society of Criminological Research
Swiss Group of Criminology
(German, Austrian, Swiss) Society of Criminology
German Learned Society of Criminology (GIWK)
Hong Kong Society of Criminology
Hungarian Society of Criminology
United Nations Crime and Justice Information Network
Venezuelan Forum of Criminology
World Society of Victimology
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Upcoming Meetings and Conferences
Fancy a trip? Here is a list of some
Important meetings taking place in the
next 12 months.
13-15 June, 2011
Stockholm Criminology Symposium, Stockholm,
21-23 June, 2011
7th Irish Criminology Conference. Sligo, Republic of
29 June-1 July, 2011
11th Annual International Association of Forensic
Towards Integrated Prevention.
Barcelona, Spain.
29 June – 1 July, 2011
York Deviancy Conference 2011: Critical Perspectives
on Crime, Deviance, Disorder and Social Harm. York,
3-6 July, 2011
British Society of Criminology Conference 2011:
Economies and Insecurities of Crime and Justice.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, U.K.
7-11 August, 2011
Globalization of Crime – Criminal Justice Responses.
Ottawa, Canada.
5-10 August, 2011
The 16th World Congress of the International Society of
Criminology. Osaka, Japan.
3-7 September, 2011 No Borders? Exclusion, Justice
and the politics of Fear. Chambery, France.
4-11 September, 2011
Twenty Ninth International Symposium on Economic
Crime. Cambridge, UK.
7-10 September, 2011
European Society of Criminology, 11th Annual
Conference. Vilnius, Lithuania.
26-28 September 2011
Crime, Justice and Social Democracy: An International
Conference. Brisbane, Australia.
12-14 October, 2011
International Counter-terrorism Academic Community
(ICTAC) International Conference “Counter Terrorism
16-19 December, 2011
3rd Annual meeting of the Asian Criminological Society.
Taipei, Taiwan.
November 16-19, 2011
American Society of Criminology – 2011 Annual
Meeting. Washington D.C., U.S.A.
March 12-17, 2012
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences – 2012 Annual
Meeting. Toronto, Canada.
A Call for Collaboration
This space has been reserved for your future items. The idea is to provide scholars a forum to reach
out to other scholars with future cross-national projects for which they are seeking collaborators. A
few words on the subject, your name and a contact e-mail and you have reached our very unique,
international, 200+ strong, readership.
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New & Upcoming Publications
25 January, 2011
America’s Death Penalty: Between Past and Present
By Randall McGowen, Michael Meranze and David
1 July, 2011
International Child Abduction: The Inadequacies of
the Law
By Thalia Kruger
1 February, 2011
The Effectiveness of the European Court of Justice:
Why Reluctant States Comply
By Diana Panke
12 July, 2011
Criminological Imagination
By Jock Young
15 February, 2011
Judicial Independence and Human Rights in Latin
America: Violations, Politics, and Prosecution
By Elin Skaar
3 April, 2011
Disrupted Childhoods: Children of Women in Prison
By Jane A. Siegel
1 March, 2011
Criminal Justice and Neoliberalism
By Emma Bell
4 April, 2011
After the Crime: The Power of Restorative Justice
Dialogues between Victims and Violent offenders
By Susan L. Miller
6 April, 2011
Discretionary Justice: Looking inside a Juvenile Drug
By Leslie Paik
24 May, 2011
Riots and Public Disorder: Law Enforcement, Policy
and Civil Society
By John R. Owen
21 June, 2011
Transnational Policing and Sex Trafficking
In Southeast Europe: Policing the Imperialist Chain
By Georgios Papanicolaou
13 July, 2011
Maritime Piracy
By Robert Haywood
15 July, 2011
European Developments in Corporate Criminal
By James Gobert and Ana-Maria Pascal
15 July. 2011
Women and Heroin Addiction in China’s Changing
By Huan Gao
16 July, 2011
Combating Cyber Crime
By Richard Stiennon
21 July, 2011
Dangerous Sex, Invisible Labor, Sex Work and the
Law in India
By Prabha Koiswaran
25 July, 2011
Peace Operations and Organized Crime: Enemies or
By James Cockayne and Adam Lupel
26 July, 2011
The Registration and Monitoring of Sex Offenders:
A comparative study
By Terry Thomas
30 June, 2011
Criminal Justice in China: An Empirical Enquiry
By Mike McConville
27 July, 2011
Eyes Everywhere: The global growth of camera
By Aaron Doyle, Randy Lippert and David Lyon
30 June, 2011
Globality, Crime and Criminology
By Maureen Cain
30 July, 2011
Realistic Criminology
By Nick Tilley
30 June, 2011
Transnational Crime: A Doctrinal and Jurisprudential
By Paul Dougan
30 July, 2011
Beyond Imprisonment
By Roger Matthews
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New & Upcoming Publications
1 August, 2011
Terrorism and business: Threats, Effects and
By Dean C. Alexander
1 September, 2011
Human Trafficking: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
By Mary C. Burke
10 August, 2011
Policing Terrorism
By Christopher Blake, Barrie Sheldon, Racheal
Strzelecki and Peter Williams
5 September, 2011
Nordic Prison Practice and Policy – Exceptional or
Not? Exploring Penal Exceptionalism in the Nordic
By Thomas Ugelvik and Jane Dullum
11 August, 2011
Punitive States: Punishment and the Economy of
By Simon Hallsworth
7 September, 2011
The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice
By Michael Tonry
16 August, 2011
The Corporate Criminal
By Steve Tombs and David Whyte
16 August, 2011
Forced Marriage: Introducing a Social Justice and
Human Rights Perspective
By Aisha K. Gill and Anitha Sundari
16 August, 2011
Cross-Border Law Enforcement: Regional Law
Enforcement Cooperation – European, Australian
and Asia-Pacific Perspectives
By Saskia Hufnagel, Clive Harfield and Simon
13 September, 2011
Comparative Research in Crime and Punishment
By Bill Hebenton and Susyan Jou
15 September, 2011
Causes of Delinquency Revisited
By Chester Britt and Barbara Costello
15 September, 2011
Gender, Violence, and Law
By Melanie Randall
30 September, 2011
Small Arms, Crime and Conflict: Global Governance
and the Threat of Armed Violence
By Owen Greene and Nic Marsh
19 August, 2011
The Oxford handbook of Juvenile Crime and
Juvenile Justice
By Barry C. Feld and Donna M. Bishop
28 August, 2011
Mathematical Methods for Destabilizing Terrorist
Activities: Methods and Practical Algorithms for
Analysis and Visualization
By Nasrullah Memon and Uffe Kock Wiil
Comments, criticisms, suggestions, or
contributions should be sent to:
30 August, 2011
A World of Crime: The Comparative Perspective
By Ineke Haen Marshall
E-mail: anamikatg@gmail.com
Northeastern University
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
400 Churchill Hall
Boston, MA 02115
30 August, 2011
An Introduction to Criminology: Explaining Crime in
Social Context
By Michael W. Markowitz and Delores D. JonesBrown
31 August, 2011
Capital Punishment
By Joseph A. Melusky and Keith A. Pesto
Anamika Twyman-Ghoshal
DIC Newsletter Editor

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