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  • The Crime Drop in Americaby Alfred Blumstein; Joel Wallman

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00

    Top criminologists explain the reasons for the drop in violent crime in America. more...

  • Japan as a Low-Crime Nationby Professor Dag Leonardsen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 125.00

    Criminologists have despaired that modernization and crime are inseparable. The more modern we become, the more criminal. Japan has long been seen as an exception to the rule. The reasons for this, however, have not been well understood. In this book, the independent value of culture is explored to reveal new insights. The author finds that while it... more...

  • Crime Is Not the Problemby Franklin E. Zimring; Gordon Hawkins

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 22.99

    This text has three aims: the first is to show that what separates the USA from other countries is not crime rates but lethal violence. Secondly, the book seeks to clarify the causes of violence by looking at the proximate causes of violence. The last section concerns the prevention of violence. more...

  • Suffer the Little Childrenby Carol Camp Yeakey; Jeanita W Richardson; Judith Brooks Buck

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 137.00

    Examines the burden of poverty that children and young adults disproportionately share throughout the world. This book contains contributions from international researchers that examine some of the issues that serve to inhibit the chances of children and young adults to education and social mobility in an international context. more...

  • Foundations of Evidence-Based Social Work Practiceby Albert R. Roberts; Kenneth R. Yeager

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 38.99

    Drawing from the "Evidence-Based Practice Manual", this title offers an introduction to evidence-based social work practice. It introduces students to the language and importance of evidence-based practice and critical thinking, and explains how to search for evidence, how to evaluate what evidence really is, and how to ask the right questions. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Safeguarding and Promoting the Well-being of Children, Families and Communitiesby Jane Scott; Harriet Ward

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2005; US$ 90.00

    Improving the well-being of children is more effective when social care professionals work with the children's parents, families and communities. This collection brings together innovative interventions designed to nurture children's health and welfare, and analyses which types of programmes are most effective and why. 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...

  • 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...