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  • Understanding Crime Statisticsby James P. Lynch; Lynn A. Addington

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 40.00

    This book examines recent changes in the UCR and the NCVS and assesses the effect of divergence. more...

  • Encyclopedia of American Crimeby Carl Sifakis

    Infobase Publishing 2000; US$ 165.00

    In this comprehensive and objective reference to America's criminal past, he offers 2,000 A-to-Z entries covering significant crimes, criminals, and law enforcement figures and techniques. Entries are chosen based on their symbolic or historical relevance and consist of biographies, definitions, and detailed accounts of criminal activities. more...

  • The Mafia Encyclopediaby Carl Sifakis

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 65.00

    In The Mafia Encyclopedia, Third Edition, Carl Sifakis once again provides a fascinating survey of the mob?s most influential perpetrators and personalities, including their hangouts and hideaways, their plays for power, their schemes and crimes, and their unique culture and jargon. More than 100 illustrations, nearly 500 entries, and a chronology... more...

  • Storming Las Vegasby John Huddy

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    ?Jose Vigoa[pg. 37] When it comes to violent crime, the Las Vegas cops and casino owners thought they had seen it all. But they had never witnessed anything like Jose Vigoa. Born in Cuba, a child of Fidel Castro?s revolution, Vigoa used his quick wits and quicker fists to trade a life of poverty and desperation for one of danger and adventure as... more...

  • Notorious New Jerseyby Jon Blackwell

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 13.00

    Notorious New Jersey is the definitive guide to murder, mayhem, the mob, and corruption in the Garden State. With tabloid punch, Jon Blackwell tells riveting accounts of Alexander Hamilton falling mortally wounded on the dueling grounds of Weehawken; Dutch Schultz getting pumped full of lead in the men’s room of the Palace Chop House in Newark;... more...

  • Jantsen's Giftby Pam Cope; Aimee Molloy

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    Nine years ago, Pam Cope owned a cozy hair salon in the tiny town of Neosho, Missouri, and her life revolved around her son's baseball games, her daughter's dance lessons, and family trips to places like Disney World. She had never been out of the country, nor had she any desire to travel far from home. Then, on June 16th, 1999, her life changed... more...

  • Governing Through Crimeby Jonathan Simon

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 15.99

    Across America today gated communities sprawl out from urban centers, employers enforce mandatory drug testing, and schools screen students with metal detectors. Social problems ranging from welfare dependency to educational inequality have been reconceptualized as crimes, with an attendant focus on assigning fault and imposing consequences. Even before... more...

  • The Great American Crime Declineby Franklin E. Zimring

    Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 17.99

    Part I What Happened in the 1990s?. 1. The Size and Character of the Crime Decline. 2. The Environment for Optimism: Crime Trends and Attitudes about the Effectiveness of Crime Policies. Part II The Search for Causes. 3. The Usual Suspects: Imprisonment, Demography, and the Economy. 4. Progeny of the 1990s: Three New Explanations of Decline. Part III... more...

  • Oog voor elkaarby Talja Blokland

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 52.50

    Plea for careful planning and governance of the urban public space more...

  • Child Welfare Supervisionby Cathryn C. Potter; Charmaine R. Brittain

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 43.99

    1. Child Welfare Supervision: An Overview, Cathryn Potter. 2. Models of Social Work Supervision, Charmaine R. Brittain. 3. Supervisors as Leaders: A Critical Dimension for Organizational Success, Gary R. Anderson. 4. Management Essentials for Child Welfare Supervisors, Jean East & Michele D. Hanna. 5. The Child Welfare Unit, Michele D. Hanna. 6. Maximizing... more...