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  • Jammed Upby Robert J. Kane; Michael D. White

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 29.75

    Drugs, bribes, falsifying evidence, unjustified force and kickbacks: there are many opportunities for cops to act like criminals.  Jammed Up  is the definitive study of the nature and causes of police misconduct. While police departments are notoriously protective of their own?especially personnel and disciplinary information?Michael White and Robert... more...

  • Die Prinzipien und Grundstrukturen des Zwangsvollstreckungsrechtsby Jürgen Stamm

    Mohr Siebeck 2007; US$ 122.00

    Im Prozess der europäischen Einigung ist das Zwangsvollstreckungsrecht derzeit eher als ein Stiefkind zu bezeichnen. Die Schwierigkeiten liegen hauptsächlich darin begründet, dass es bislang in den meisten europäischen Ländern an einer dogmatischen Aufarbeitung der Prinzipien und der Grundstrukturen der Zwangsvollstreckung mangelt. Vor diesem Hintergrund... more...

  • Police Reform in Mexicoby Daniel Sabet

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 40.00

    The urgent need to professionalize Mexican police has been recognized since the early 1990s, but despite even the most well-intentioned promises from elected officials and police chiefs, few gains have been made in improving police integrity. Why have reform efforts in Mexico been largely unsuccessful? This book seeks to answer the question by... more...

  • City of Industryby Victor Valle

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 21.95

    City of Industry is a stunning exposé on the construction of corporate capitalist spaces. Investigating Industry's archives, including sealed FBI reports, Valle uncovered a series of scandals from the city's founder James M. Stafford to present day corporate heir Edward Roski Jr., the nation's biggest industrial developer. While exposing... 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...

  • 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...

  • Depths of Deceitby Norman Russell

    Robert Hale 2012; US$ 3.99

    When renowned archaeologist Professor Roderick Ainsworth unearths an ancient Roman temple of Mithras in London’s Clerkenwell, his career is set to be crowned with a knighthood. Thena young analytical chemist is murdered in the temple, and circumstances suggest a ritural murder. On the same day, a prosperous manufacturer is found slaughtered... more...

  • Fast and Furiousby Katie Pavlich

    Regnery Publishing 2012; US$ 27.95

    A bloody scandal and its shameless cover-up: No scandal is more threatening to the Obama administration than Operation Fast and Furious. While other scandals involve money, Fast and Furious involves lives, including that of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, gunned down with a weapon that the federal government put in the hands of Mexico?s narco-terrorists.... more...

  • Stasiby John O Koehler

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 21.95

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

  • Stasilandby Anna Funder

    HarperCollins Canada 2011; US$ 16.99

    In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell; shortly afterwards the two Germanies reunited, and East Germany ceased to exist. In a country where the headquarters of the secret police can become a museum literally overnight and in which one in fifty East Germans were informing on their fellow citizens, there are thousands of captivating stories. Anna Funder tells... more...