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  • Profiling and Serial Crimeby Wayne Petherick

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    The third edition of Profiling and Serial Crime illustrates the promise, purposes, and pitfalls of behavioral profiling in the investigation of serial crime, and provides a theoretical and practical foundation for students. Part one, on profiling, examines inductive and deductive reasoning, profiling methods (including geographic profiling), metacognition,... more...

  • In Search of Respectby Philippe Bourgois

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 24.00

    This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date. more...

  • Victims, Crime and Societyby Pamela Davies; Peter Francis; Chris Greer

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 57.00

    'Focusing on key issues, themes and concepts within victimology, this edited collection provides an accessible and comprehensive critical analysis of crucial areas within victimisation. The main theories are related to, and integrated with, empirical research in an engaging style.' - Dr Anette Ballinger, Keele University 'This book achieves... more...

  • Fast Livesby Claire Sterk

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Providing insight into drug use from the point of view of female users, this book tells of the complex lives, challenges, and choices of women who use crack cocaine. While popular images of these women present them simply as unreliable individuals, unfit mothers, and women who will do almost anything for crack, Claire Sterk's years of ethnographic... more...

  • The Truth About Opiumby William H. Brereton

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Based on a series of talks on the controversial subject of opium use and trafficking, The Truth About Opium asserts that much of the propaganda disseminated in the West about the drug has been exaggerated, and in some instances, entirely false. Brereton draws on his own experiences and observations in China to weave a compelling counterargument. more...

  • Lucky Lucianoby Hickman Powell

    Barricade Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    Father of Organized Crime, Lucky Luciano?born poor in Sicily, came to New York?s Lower East Side in the early 1920s. His pals were Irish, Jewish and Italian?s criminals. During WWII, Lucky made a deal with the US Government freeing him from prison, returning to Italy, working for the Allies. At war?s end back in America his Cuban Casino... more...

  • Dark Allianceby Gary Webb

    Old Street Publishing 2015; US$ 10.19

    The characters seem to come straight out of central casting: the international drug lord, Norwin Meneses; the Contra cocaine broker with a marketing MBA, Danilo Blandon; and the illiterate teenager who grows up to become the king of crack, Freeway Ricky Ross. Yet these people are real and their stories are true. In Dark Alliance, Pulitzer Prize-winning... more...

  • Leadership Dispatchesby Michael Useem; Howard Kunreuther; Erwann Michel-Kerjan

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    On February 27, 2010, Chile was rocked by a violent earthquake five hundred times more powerful than the one that hit Haiti just six weeks prior. The Chilean earthquake devastated schools, hospitals, roads, and homes, paralyzing the country for weeks and causing economic damage that was equal to 18 percent of Chile's GDP. This calamity hit just as... more...

  • Spaces of Aidby Lisa Smirl

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 28.95

    A landmark work that - through analysing the three key symbolic sites of the grand hotel, the SUV and the compound - shows why we urgently need to think differently about humanitarian theory and practice. more...

  • Marijuanaby Kevin P. Hill

    Hazelden Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    The leading clinical expert on marijuana sifts through the myths about the drug to deliver an unbiased, comprehensive guide backed by scientific facts to give you the information you need to make informed decisions about marijuana. Marijuana, or weed, pot, grass, MJ, Mary Jane, reefer, cannabis, or hemp among dozens of other names—, has a long,... more...