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- The Royal College of Psychiatrists 2000; US$ 18.00
The 'drug problem' is getting steadily worse. Convictions for drug offences, number of known addicts and Customs seizures have been rising inexorably for 40 years. So has the number of young people using illegal drugs. Similar changes are occuring in other countries and the vast international drug trade defies all attempts to suppress it. Yet, remarkably,... more...
- World Health Organization 2008; US$ 15.00
Older people have often been overlooked in disasters and conflicts, and their concerns have rarely been addressed by emergency programs or planners. This analysis seeks to highlight factors that particularly affect older people in emergencies, especially health-related concerns, propose a strategy to raise awareness about older people in emergencies... more...
- Taylor & Francis 2008; US$ 89.95
Assesses critical preparedness issues that emergency personnel face in the event disasters of various kinds. This book discusses the nature and consequences of such hazards and examines strategies at the individual, organization, community, and regional levels. It covers various steps, from planning and preparedness to mitigation, and response. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 32.95
Hurricane Katrina brought to light many questions about Americans' preparedness for handling large-scale disasters: Is FEMA effective? Are the local, state, and federal governments sufficiently coordinated? Examining issues from various perspectives, this work offers students the tools to form their own opinions by bringing such events into focus. more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 69.99
Recent disasters, such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, bomb explosions in London, Hurricane Katrina, the Pakistan Earthquake, floods in Central America, and landslides in Indonesia, among many others, have resulted in an extensive loss of life, social disruption, significant economic impacts to local and national economies, and have made headline... more...
- ECW Press 2007; US$ 14.95
Told from the viewpoint of an impressionable young entrepreneur named Jay Carter Brown, this memoir quickly dives into the gritty underbelly of the international drug trade. The story begins with minor league smuggling scams between Canada and the Caribbean that soon escalate to multi-ton shipments of grass and hash from the Caribbean and the... more...
- International Development Research Centre 2002; US$ 35.00
This book examines this dilemma from various local perspectives, through eye-opening case studies from Bosnia, Guatemala, Haiti, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, and Sri Lanka. In doing so, it finds real hope and real possibilities amidst the prevailing rhetoric and confusion. more...
- DK Publishing 2009; US$ 14.95
Ready for anything. Both natural and man-made disasters seem to occur with greater frequency. While these disasters can be devastating, the vast majority of casualties are caused by a lack of preparation. The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Disaster Preparedness teaches readers the right steps to prepare the home or office for a disaster, and about... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.00
The issue of minority ethnic groups' experiences of the criminal justice process, and in particular whether they are subject to disadvantageous treatment, has received much attention in recent years following high-profile events such as the publication of the Macpherson report in 1999 and the riots involving British-born Asian youths in northern towns... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95
Offender Profiling and Crime Analysis provides a highly readable account of the subject, and a picture of profiling which by no means accords with popular views and representations of what is involved. The book provides an overview of profiling techniques, offering some fascinating insights into the various approaches to profiling, and schools of... more...