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  • Portrait of a Monsterby Lisa Pulitzer; Cole Thompson

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99

    From a pair of New York Times bestselling authors with unparalleled access comes an in-depth account of the manhunt for Joran van der Sloot, one of the most reviled accused criminals in the world In May 2005, Natalee Holloway disappeared from a high school trip to Aruba. Five years to the day later, twenty-one-year-old Stephany Flores was reported... more...

  • Broken Livesby Estelle Blackburn

    Hardie Grant Books 2009; US$ 16.99

    The father of Eric Edgar Cooke despised his baby son from the moment he saw him. Bashings and a hate-filled childhood followed for the boy with the crooked mouth, launching a personality unique among serial killers. He stalked the city of Perth for months, shooting strangers in the dead of night and using a sickening variety of weapons to steal the... more...

  • Face to Face with Evilby Chris Cowley

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99

    Dr Chris Cowley has been corresponding with moors murderer Ian Brady for six years, and has interviewed him extensively on several visits to Ashworth maximum security hospital in Liverpool. With the removal of a high court gagging order this insightful book includes extracts from over 50 letters written by Ian Brady to Dr Cowley plus details from interview... more...

  • Jailing the Johnston Gangby Bruce E. Mowday

    Barricade Books 2009; US$ 9.99

    Pennsylvania's Johnston Gang, led by Bruce Johnston Sr. and his brothers Norman and David, netted millions through a prolific burglary ring during the 1960s and '70s. But in 1978, fearing that younger members of the gang were going to rat them out to the authorities, the brothers killed four teenagers and nearly killed Bruce Sr.'s own son. This book... more...

  • The Guv'norby Lenny McLean

    John Blake Publishing 2003; US$ 3.99

    Lenny McLean was one of the deadliest bare-knuckle fighters Britain has ever seen. He had dear, powerful friends, but he also had terrible enemies. So much so that he has two bullet wounds in his back -- each from a different attack. He has also been stabbed repeatedly -- always from behind. Lenny, however, is also a warm, grizzly bear of a man, whose... more...

  • The Doper Next Doorby Andrew Tilin

    Counterpoint 2011; US$ 24.99

    What happens to a regular guy who dopes? Surprised to learn that pro athletes aren?t the only ones taking performance-enhancing substances, journalist Andrew Tilin goes in search of the average juicing Joe, hoping to find a few things out: Why would normal people take these substances? Where do folks get them? Does the stuff really work? But these... more...

  • The War on Drugsby Alan Marzilli; David L Hudson

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 35.00

    The policies of the United States government regarding illegal drug use have created controversy for decades. Policymakers have long disagreed over the costs of illegal drug use, the best ways to combat its impact on society, and even whether the "war" is worth fighting anymore. This new book provides historical context to the war on drugs... more...

  • Kriminalität im Alltagby Stefanie Eifler

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 27.70

    »Opportunity Makes a Thief« (Francis Bacon) »Gelegenheit macht Diebe« ? So lautet ein Ausspruch, mit dem Francis Bacon in einem ?Letter of Advice? an den damaligen Earl of Essex bereits im Jahre 1 1598 eine allgemeine Lebenserfahrung in kurzer und prägnanter Form bündelte . Wie sehr diese Formulierung die Routinen unseres Alltags geprägt hat, zeigt... more...

  • Rauchen zwischen Sucht und Genussby Birgitta Kolte

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 39.72

    Birgitta Kolte überprüft die Plausibilität des Suchtkonzeptes im Tabakbereich durch problemzentrierte Interviews mit KonsumentInnen und erhebt in diesem Zusammenhang zugleich die Morphologie differenter Gebrauchsmuster. Hierbei sind einerseits sogenannte "kontrollierte" oder auch genussorientierte Konsummuster von besonderem Interesse; andererseits... more...

  • Kriminologie im 21. Jahrhundertby Karlhans Liebl

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 39.72

    Nun gibt es aus gutem Grund die Unterscheidung zwischen theoretischer bzw. allgemeiner und angewandter Kriminologie. Und so wird man anerkennen, dass es dem Charakter von Grundlagenforschung widerspricht, unablässig auf konk- te Verwertungsmöglichkeiten zu schielen. Problematisch aber dürfte das Selb- verständnis einer Kriminologie sein, die ihre Funktion... more...