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  • 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...

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

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 161.99

    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...

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

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 30.99 US$ 26.65

    In Crime is Not the Problem , Franklin Zimring and Gordon Hawkins revolutionize the way we think about crime and violence--by forcing us to distinguish between crime and violence. The authors reveal that compared to other industrialized nations, in most categories of nonviolent crime, American crime rates are comparable--even lower, in some cases.... more...

  • Foundations of Evidence-Based Social Work Practiceby

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 46.99 US$ 40.41

    This concise introduction to evidence-based social work practice culls the most salient chapters from the interdisciplinary Evidence-Based Practice Manual to form a student-friendly overview of the issues and interventions they will encounter throughout their BSW or MSW program.Part I defines terms and critical issues, introducing students to the... 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    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...

  • 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...