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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 31 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Fake Law: The Truth About Justice in an Age of Lies by The Secret Barrister
    Fake Law: The Truth About Justice in an Age of Lies - by The Secret Barrister

    £20.00   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781529009941 | ISBN 10: 1529009944

    Could the courts really order the death of your innocent baby? Was there an illegal immigrant who couldn't be deported because he had a pet cat? Are unelected judges truly enemies of the people?   Most of us think the law is only relevant to ... more

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  • Cover image of book After Grenfell: Violence, Resistance and Response by Dan Bulley, Jenny Edkins, Nadine El-Enany (Editors)
    After Grenfell: Violence, Resistance and Response - by Dan Bulley, Jenny Edkins, Nadine El-Enany (Editors)

    £16.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780745339580 | ISBN 10: 0745339581

    On the 14th June 2017, a fire engulfed a tower block in West London, seventy-two people lost their lives and hundreds of others were left displaced and traumatised. The Grenfell Tower fire is the epicentre of a long history of violence enacted by gov ... more

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  • Cover image of book Surviving Justice: America
    Surviving Justice: America's Wrongfully Convicted and Incarcerated - by Dave Eggers and Lola Vollen (Editors)

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786632241 | ISBN 10: 1786632241

    Surviving Justice presents oral histories of thirteen people from all walks of life, who, through a combination of all-too-common factors — overzealous prosecutors, inept defense lawyers, coercive interrogation tactics, eyewitness misidentification ... more

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  • Cover image of book Life After Life: A Guildford Four Memoir by Paddy Armstrong, with Mary-Elaine Tynan
    Life After Life: A Guildford Four Memoir - by Paddy Armstrong, with Mary-Elaine Tynan

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780717172474 | ISBN 10: 0717172473

    Looking back over the last six, almost seven decades, the images that flash through my mind are hardly believable – sometimes, it feels like I’m remembering someone else’s life. The truth is, I’ve lived three very different lives: the one bef ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hillsborough Voices: The Real Story Told by the People Themselves by Kevin Sampson, in association with the Hillsborough Justice Campaign
    Hillsborough Voices: The Real Story Told by the People Themselves - by Kevin Sampson, in association with the Hillsborough Justice Campaign

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780091955625 | ISBN 10: 0091955629

    On 15 April 1989 the world witnessed one of the worst football disasters occur at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield: 96 people were crushed to death and another 766 injured in what later was admitted to be caused by a shocking failure by police. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown by Lezley McSpadden
    Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown - by Lezley McSpadden

    £20.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781942872528 | ISBN 10: 1942872526

    The revelatory memoir of Lezley McSpadden — the mother of Michael Brown, the African-American teenager killed by the police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014 — sheds light on one of the landmark events in recent histor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hillsborough: The Truth (Updated edition) by Phil Scraton
    Hillsborough: The Truth (Updated edition) - by Phil Scraton

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910948019 | ISBN 10: 1910948012

    This is the definitive, unique account of the disaster in which 96 men, women and children were killed, hundreds injured and thousands traumatised. It details the appalling treatment endured by the bereaved and survivors in the immediate aftermath, t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Hillsborough Disaster: In Their Own Words by Mike Nicholson
    The Hillsborough Disaster: In Their Own Words - by Mike Nicholson

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781445634869 | ISBN 10: 1445634864

    "Hillsborough will be remembered as one of the biggest injustices of the twentieth century, because those who were there to protect the public turned against them in their hour of need. The power of print media was at its absolute peak at that time, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Friends of Alice Wheeldon: The Anti-War Activist Accused of Plotting to Kill Lloyd George by Sheila Rowbotham
    Friends of Alice Wheeldon: The Anti-War Activist Accused of Plotting to Kill Lloyd George - by Sheila Rowbotham

    £16.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780745335759 | ISBN 10: 0745335756

    Friends of Alice Wheeldon is a remarkable play by Sheila Rowbotham that re-enacts the 1917 trial and subsequent imprisonment of Wheeldon for her alleged role in plotting to assassinate the Prime Minister Lloyd George. It is prefaced by an extended es ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fifty-Six: The Story of the Bradford Fire by Martin Fletcher
    Fifty-Six: The Story of the Bradford Fire - by Martin Fletcher

    £16.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472920164 | ISBN 10: 1472920163

    On May 11 1985, fifty-six people died in a devastating fire at Bradford City's old Valley Parade ground. It was truly horrific, a startling story and wholly avoidable but it had only the briefest of inquiries, and it seemed its lessons were not l ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rough Justice by Roger Williams
    Rough Justice - by Roger Williams

    £24.95   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781909976184 | ISBN 10: 1909976180

    Rough Justice recounts the experiences of victims of police and criminal justice failings through the stories of some who fought back, often with amazing commitment and courage. Their feelings encompass frustration, confusion, helplessness and anger. ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Kirsty: End of the Fairytale by Jean MacColl
    My Kirsty: End of the Fairytale - by Jean MacColl

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781784180263 | ISBN 10: 1784180262

    Kirsty MacColl led a dazzling life - tender, creative, heroic and full of love.   This book, by her mother Jean MacColl, charts with moving insight Kirsty's early years and celebrates her brilliant career at the front rank of the music busine ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Very British Killing: The Death of Baha Mousa by A. T. Williams
    A Very British Killing: The Death of Baha Mousa - by A. T. Williams

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780099575115 | ISBN 10: 0099575116

    Winner of the Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2013 This is the true story of a murder that sums up the stink of invading Iraq and why the Iraq story is far from over. On 14 September 2003 Baha Mousa, a hotel receptionist, was arrested in Basr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Then They Came For Me: A Story of Injustice and Survival in Iran by Maziar Bahari
    Then They Came For Me: A Story of Injustice and Survival in Iran - by Maziar Bahari

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781851689545 | ISBN 10: 1851689540

    Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran's presidential election, believing he'd return to his pregnant fiancee, Paola, in just a few days, a week at most.  In fact he would spend the next three months in Iran's most notorious prison ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blasphemy: The True, Heartbreaking Story of the Woman Sentenced to Death Over a Cup of Water by Asia Bibi
    Blasphemy: The True, Heartbreaking Story of the Woman Sentenced to Death Over a Cup of Water - by Asia Bibi

    £10.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781844088881 | ISBN 10: 184408888x

    Punjab, Pakistan, June 2009.   The temperature is 45 - and Asia has been out picking fruit for several hours. It's exhausting, sweaty work, but Asia and her husband have five children to feed. At midday she goes to the nearest well, picks up ... more

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  • Cover image of book Murderers or Martyrs by George Skelly, Foreword by Lord Goldsmith
    Murderers or Martyrs - by George Skelly, Foreword by Lord Goldsmith

    £19.95   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781904380801 | ISBN 10: 1904380808

    Copies available at reduced price 15! - when you order via our website the listed retail price will be 19.95, but we will charge the reduced price 15.00 (plus postage if for mail order) A spell-binding account of an appalling miscarriage of j ... more

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  • Cover image of book From The Bottom Of The Heap: The Autobiography of Black Panther Robert Hillary King by Robert Hillary King
    From The Bottom Of The Heap: The Autobiography of Black Panther Robert Hillary King - by Robert Hillary King

    £17.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781604865752 | ISBN 10: 160486575x

    Winner of the 2008 PASS Award (Prevention for a Safer Society) from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.  In 1970, a jury convicted Robert Hillary King of a crime he did not commit and sentenced him to 35 years in prison. He became ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rethinking Miscarriages of Justice: Beyond the Tip of the Iceberg by Michael Naughton
    Rethinking Miscarriages of Justice: Beyond the Tip of the Iceberg - by Michael Naughton

    £39.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780230390607 | ISBN 10: 0230390609

    In this highly provocative and fascinating study, Michael Naughton radically re-assesses the notion of miscarriages of justice. Drawing on Foucauldian theory and 'social harm' paradigms, Naughton uncovers the limits of the criminal justice process an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Peggy Wood: Fighting the Law by Ann Wragg
    Peggy Wood: Fighting the Law - by Ann Wragg

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780957003002 | ISBN 10: 0957003005

    A body of evidence of a story that needs to be told. A true story about a pensioner's legal battle that began in the 1970's to which, she encountered a thirty year struggle against the iniquities of the English legal justice system. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Cameo Conspiracy: A Shocking True Story of Murder and Injustice by George Skelly
    The Cameo Conspiracy: A Shocking True Story of Murder and Injustice - by George Skelly

    £19.50   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781904380726 | ISBN 10: 1904380727

    The true story of Liverpools Cameo Cinema murders vividly demonstrates the need to guard against police corruption and legal manipulation.  George Kelly was hanged in 1950 for shooting dead two men early in 1949: the manager of the Cameo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Marshall Law: The Life & Times of a Baltimore Black Panther by Eddie Conway
    Marshall Law: The Life & Times of a Baltimore Black Panther - by Eddie Conway

    £11.00   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781849350228 | ISBN 10: 1849350221

    In 1970, the feds framed Eddie Conway for the murder of a Baltimore City Police officer. He was 24 years old. They threw him in prison, took him away from his family, his friends, and his organizing, and tried to relegate him to a life marked by noth ... more

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  • Cover image of book Final Verdict: What Really Happend in the Rosenberg Case by Walter Schneir
    Final Verdict: What Really Happend in the Rosenberg Case - by Walter Schneir

    £18.99   hardback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781935554165 | ISBN 10: 1935554166

    Walter and Miriam Schneirs 1965 bestseller Invitation to an Inquest was among the first critical accounts of the controversial case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, famously executed in 1953 for passing atom bomb secrets to Soviet Russia. In Invitatio ... more

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  • Cover image of book Weirdo. Mosher. Freak (If Only They
    Weirdo. Mosher. Freak (If Only They'd Stopped at Name Calling) - by Catherine Smyth

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781904590279 | ISBN 10: 1904590276

    Twenty-year-old Sophie Lancaster was kicked to death by a pack of 'feral' youths at her local park in Bacup, Lancashire. Her boyfriend, Rob Maltby, was also set upon and received life-threatening injuries.  Their only 'crime' was to dress dif ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island by Chloe Hooper
    Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island - by Chloe Hooper

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099520764 | ISBN 10: 0099520761

    When Cameron Doomadgee, a 36-year-old member of the Aboriginal community of Palm Island, was arrested for swearing at a white police officer, he was dead within forty-five minutes of being locked up. The police claimed hed tripped on a step, but the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Five Years of My Life: An Innocent Man in Guantanamo by Murat Kurnaz
    Five Years of My Life: An Innocent Man in Guantanamo - by Murat Kurnaz

    £13.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780230614413 | ISBN 10: 0230614418

    In October 2001, nineteen-year-old Murat Kurnaz traveled to Pakistan to visit a madrassa. During a security check a few weeks after his arrival, he was arrested without explanation and for a bounty of $3,000, the Pakistani police sold him to U.S. for ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nationality: Wog - The Hounding of David Oluwale by Kester Aspden
    Nationality: Wog - The Hounding of David Oluwale - by Kester Aspden

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099506171 | ISBN 10: 0099506173

    When the body of David Oluwale, a rough sleeper with a criminal record and a history of mental illness, was pulled out of the River Aire near Leeds in May 1969, nobody asked too many questions about the circumstances of his death. A police charge sh ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Key to My Cell by Des Warren
    The Key to My Cell - by Des Warren

    £10.00   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780954207731 | ISBN 10: 0954207734

    Des Warren was one of the pickets jailed at Shrewsbury following the national building workers strike of 1972. His trial on conspiracy charges was part of the attempt by the Tory government of the day to destroy basic trade union rights.The incoming ... more

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  • Cover image of book And Still I Rise: Seeking Justice for Stephen by Doreen Lawrence
    And Still I Rise: Seeking Justice for Stephen - by Doreen Lawrence

    £7.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780571234592 | ISBN 10: 0571234593

    This is the heartbreaking story of a mother's loss. It is also the story of how one ordinary black woman and her husband changed the face of British policing and the criminal justice system.In April 1993, Stephen Lawrence was murdered by a group of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Letters of Love and Hope: The Story of the Cuban Five by Alice Walker et al.
    Letters of Love and Hope: The Story of the Cuban Five - by Alice Walker et al.

    £11.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781920888237 | ISBN 10: 1920888233

    "The story of the Cuban Five is one of courage, great sacrifice, and love. It is a story for the ages; especially for those of our people who have suffered under the implacable opression of white America supremacy; a rule of colour and power the rest ... more

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  • Cover image of book Miscarriages of Justice:  A Review of Justice in Error by Clive Walker & Keir Starmer (editors)
    Miscarriages of Justice: A Review of Justice in Error - by Clive Walker & Keir Starmer (editors)

    £55.00   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9781854316875 | ISBN 10: 1854316877

    This book is PRINT ON DEMAND only - it can be ordered but the publisher does not keep stock of it, they only print a copy when an order is placed for it, and this may take a few weeks. Infamous miscarriages of justice, such as the Guildford Four an ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Colour of Justice: Based on the transcripts of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry by Richard Norton-Taylor (Editor)
    The Colour of Justice: Based on the transcripts of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry - by Richard Norton-Taylor (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9781840021073 | ISBN 10: 1840021071

    Black teenager Stephen Lawrence was stabbed to death in a racist attack by a gang of white youths. The police investigation failed to provide sufficient evidence to convict, and the public inquiry into the investigation caused a national outcry. An o ... more

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