The Oxford Handbook of Criminology

Mike Maguire, Rod Morgan e Robert Reiner
Oxford University Press, 2012, 1029 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"The most comprehensive and authoritative single volume text on the subject, the fifth edition of the acclaimed Oxford Handbook of Criminology combines masterly reviews of all the key topics with extensive references to aid further research."

The Better Angels of our Nature

Steven Pinker
Penguin, 2011, 832 pp.

Descrição da editora:

"Violence has been diminishing for millennia and we may be living in the most peaceful time in our species's existence. For most of history, war, slavery, infanticide, child abuse, assassinations, pogroms, gruesome punishments, deadly quarrels, and genocide were ordinary features of life. But today, Pinker shows (with the help of more than a hundred graphs and maps) all these forms of violence have dwindled and are widely condemned. How has this happened?"

Justice

Michael Sandel
Penguin, 2009, 310 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Considering the role of justice in our society and our lives, Sandel reveals how an understanding of philosophy can help to make sense of politics, religion, morality - and our own convictions. Breaking down hotly contested issues, from abortion, euthanasia and same-sex marriage, to patriotism, dissent and affirmative action, Sandel shows how the biggest questions in our life can be broken down and illuminated through reasoned debate. Justice promises to take readers - of all ages and political persuasions - on an exhilarating journey to confront controversies in a fresh and enlightening way."

The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty

Dan Ariely
Harper, 2013, 336 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"The New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality returns with a thought-provoking work that challenges our preconceptions about dishonesty and urges us to take an honest look at ourselves."