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  • The First English Detectivesby J. M. Beattie

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 124.99

    This is the first comprehensive study of the 90-year history of the Bow Street Runners, a group of men established in the middle of the eighteenth century by Henry Fielding, with the financial support of the government, to confront violent offenders on the streets and highways around London. They were developed over the following decades by his half-brother,... more...

  • Tactical Counterterrorismby Dean T. Olson

    Charles C Thomas 2012; US$ 59.95

    Police officers on the beat, officers on patrol, all cops - local, state, tribal and federal, 750,000 strong - doing what they do every day are the first and most effective line of defense against terrorist acts committed in the Homeland. This manual is designed to overcome the failure of our national counter-terrorist strategy to better utilize local... more...

  • Stasiby John O Koehler

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 20.00

    The definitive history of the powerful and brutal East German Secret Police more...

  • Taiho-Jutsuby Don Cunningham

    Tuttle Publishing 2004; US$ 24.95

    Taiho-Jutsu examines the variety of weapons available to law enforcement and their uses. This volume includes a history of the criminal organizations, hooligans, feuds, and vendettas that developed in feudal Japan and the civil government, police system, and criminal investigations that arose to counteract them. There are discussions of such law... more...

  • Policing in Africaby David J. Francis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This wide-ranging collection offers fresh insights into a critical factor in development and politics on the African continent. It critically examines and illustrates the centrality of policing in transition societies in Africa, and outlines and assesses the emergence and impact of the diversity of state and non-state policing agencies. more...

  • Geschichte und Gegenwart der japanischen Strafrechtswissenschaftby Keiichi Yamanaka

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    This volume contains essays by Keiichi Yamanaka on the history of penology in Japan and the current legal doctrines of Japanese criminal law. The themes of these essays also relate to Japan's modern penology, which Yamanaka has studied extensively. The 23 essays are based on lectures that Yamanaka held in Europe, many of which took place in Germany. more...

  • Thin Blueby Jonny Steinberg

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2010; US$ 14.58

    A country is policed only to the extent that it consents to be. When that consent is withheld, cops either negotiate or withdraw. Once they do this, however, they are no longer police; their role becomes something far murkier. Several months before they exploded into xenophobic violence, Jonny Steinberg travelled the streets of Alexandra, Reiger... more...

  • A Dictionary of Criminal Justiceby Peter Joyce; Neil Wain

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    A Dictionary of Criminal Justice is the only dictionary that deals with criminal justice from a UK perspective, and in doing so provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of the British criminal justice system, including its historical context and contemporary operations. This book an invaluable learning tool for both students and practitioners... more...

  • How Cops Dieby Jody Kasper

    Charles C Thomas 2012; US$ 29.95

    The purpose of this unique book is to provide police officers and administrators with a simple and effective handbook to improve the safety of police employees. It is research-based and uses the most up-to-date statistics from the Department of Justice, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, and the Uniform Crime Report. The first chapter... more...

  • Effective Police Managementby Harry More; Terry More

    Charles C Thomas 2012; US$ 38.95

    Law enforcement is increasingly aware of the need for performance-based management. Results are what count and programs are increasingly required to demonstrate that activities and programs are viable and worthy of budgetary support. This emphasizes the necessity of ensuring that the managerial processes foster accountability. To insure success it... more...