Two Ashgate Law authors win prestigious prizes in the same week!

Posted by Sarah Stilwell, Senior Marketing Executive

Ashgate is proud to be the publisher of award-winning books by authors Richard Weisman and Nicholas Lord, both of whom received news of their awards this month.

Showing remorseRichard Weisman has won the 2015 Canadian Law and Society Association Book prize for his book Showing Remorse: Law and the Social Control of Emotion.

In this carefully argued and researched volume, Richard Weisman provides an original examination of the concept of remorse. The work constitutes a valuable addition to the literature on this complex issue and will be of great interest to socio-legal scholars and legal practitioners alike.’   Julian V. Roberts, University of Oxford, UK

‘While contemporary criminal justice is officially secular and fact-driven, offenders are nevertheless expected to show remorse, and lack of visible remorse can have a marked negative impact in parole and probation contexts as well as in sentencing. In this innovative work Richard Weisman explores the complex emotional, psychological and legal issues raised by the criminal justice’s system unwritten expectations about offending and remorse. The book will be of interest to criminologists, socio-legal scholars, forensic psychologists, defence lawyers, and judges, but it is also accessible to the general public.’   Mariana Valverde, University of Toronto, Canada

This is the second award for Showing Remorse, which also won Honorable Mention for the 2014 Distinguished Book Award of the Sociology of Law Section of the American Sociological Association.

Showing Remorse is published as part of the Law, Justice and Power series

Richard Weisman is Professor Emeritus, Department of Social Science, Law and Society Program, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, and Department of Sociology, Glendon College, York University, in Toronto, Canada.

Author Nicholas Lord has also been announced as an award winner: he is joint winner of the Criminology Book Prize 2015, awarded by the British Society of Criminology, for his book Regulating Corporate Bribery in International Business: Anti-corruption in the UK and Germany.

Regulating corporate bribery in international business‘This excellent book is that rare thing – a readable and detailed examination of the dilemmas that contemporary societies – especially the UK and Germany – face in dealing with corporations operating transnationally in international commerce that use bribery to win or maintain contracts in overseas jurisdictions, often poor countries that most NGO campaigns focus on. Nick Lord persuasively argues that historical traditions have left a contemporary legacy that complicates international co-operation in prosecuting transnational and complexly organised corporate crimes. With well researched case studies, he shows that these historical traditions help us understand the limitations of criminal sanctioning by sovereign actors as an enforcement mechanism for controlling illicit corporate behaviour. He thoughtfully broadens out these case studies to discuss the overlap of regulatory and criminal justice in a context ignored in most recent work on preventive justice.’   Michael Levi, Cardiff University, UK

In addition, Nicholas Lord is also the winner of the 2014 Young Career Award of the White-Collar Crime Research Consortium / National White-Collar Crime Center, USA.

Regulating Corporate Bribery in International Business is published as part of the Law, Crime and Culture series

Nicholas Lord is a Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Law at the University of Manchester. He has research expertise in the area of white-collar and corporate crimes of a financial and economic nature such as fraud, corruption and bribery along with interests in regulation theory and corporate governance. He completed his PhD in criminology and an MSc in Social Science Research Methods in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University and his BA in Criminology and German at Lancaster University.

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