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Crime & Society



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Evil: A Very Short Introduction


Luke Russell

October 2022

Very Short Introductions

With the media bringing us constant tales of terrorism and violence, questions regarding the nature of evil are highly topical. Luke Russell explores the philosophical thinking and psychological evidence behind evil, alongside portrayals of fictional villains, considering why people are evil, and how it goes beyond the normal realms of what is bad.

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Forensic Science: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Jim Fraser

February 2020

Very Short Introductions

Jim Fraser explains the forensic techniques used in the investigation of crime, such as DNA profiling, toxicology, trace evidence, digital forensics, fingerprints, and crime scene management, and how forensic scientists work alongside criminal investigators and lawyers.

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