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  • Crime and Criminalsby Michael Newton

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Surveys the growth and development of crime and criminal justice, particularly in the United States; examines particular types of crime; and profiles notable examples. more...

  • Hurricane Katrinaby Jamie Pietras

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 42.00

    When the first signs of sunlight emerged from the trickling rain the morning of Monday, August 29, 2005, many residents of the city of New Orleans hoped the worst was behind them. Hours earlier, the tropical hurricane known as "Katrina" made landfall at an area just 70 miles to the southeast of the city, tearing the roofs off buildings and... more...

  • State Crime in the Global Ageby William J. Chambliss; Raymond Michalowski; Ronald Kramer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    State Crime in the Global Age brings together original writings from leading scholars in the field to explore the many ways that the use and abuse of state power results in grave social harms that outweigh, by far, the consequences of ordinary street crime. The topics covered include the crimes of empire, illegal war, the bombing of civilians,... more...

  • Cocaine's Sonby Dave Itzkoff

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 24.00

    With sharp wit, self-deprecating humor, and penetrating honesty, New York Times journalist Dave Itzkoff turns a keen eye on his life with the mysterious, maddening, much-loved man of whom he writes, ?for the first eight years of my life I seem to have believed he was the product of my imagination.? Itzkoff?s father was the man who lumbered home... more...

  • Gender and Violence in the Middle Eastby David Ghanim; Aseel Ghanim

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 49.00

    Gender and Violence in the Middle East argues that violence is fundamental to the functioning of the patriarchal gender structure that governs daily life in Middle Eastern societies. Ghanim contends that the inherent violence of gender relations in the Middle East feeds the authoritarianism and political violence that plague public life in the region.... more...

  • Vulnerable Indiaby Anu Kapur

    SAGE India 2010; US$ 49.95

    This book de-myths the oft repeated claim of ‘natural disaster’ and puts forward socio-economic factors as the cause for the recurrence of disasters. With this framework, the author examines the popular notion of the Vulnerable India in psycho-geographical terms and unmasks the dimensions of vulnerability itself. In doing so the author foregrounds... more...

  • Unlockedby Louis Ferrante

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    From the freewheeling rush of hijacking trucks to the brutal race wars that marked his decade-long stint in jail, former Mafia insider Louis Ferrante describes his remarkable journey from rising mobster to federal prison inmate to full-time writer. As Louis Ferrante tells it, the bottom line was money?and his word was good. During his teenage years,... more...

  • Operation Family Secretsby Frank Jr Calabrese; Keith Zimmerman; Kent Zimmerman; Paul Pompian

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 15.00

    Operation Family Secrets is the chilling true story of how the son of the most violent mobster in Chicago made the unprecedented decision to work with the FBI and the U.S. Attorney?s Office to incriminate his own father and to help bring down the last great American crime syndicate?the one-hundred-year-old Chicago Outfit. The Calabrese family... more...

  • Disaster Resilienceby Douglas Paton; David Johnston

    Charles C Thomas 2006; US$ 53.95

    This book will fill the gaps that hamper the effective utilization of the resilience and sustainability concepts within emergency planning: one concerns the lack of a comprehensive review of this multi-level concept; the second relates to its multi-level nature. Specifically, the text identifies a need for the systematic integration of these different... more...

  • Civil Rights Movementsby Sandeep Sharma

    Swastik Publishers & Distributors 2010; US$ 40.00

    Deal civil rights movement movement was part of a longer black freedom struggle ?iat went back into the nineteenth century. This course will focus on that portion of the struggle characterized by an organized mass movement's) from World War II through the 1970s, highlighting the shift from protest to electoral politics. They extended representative... more...