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    Potomac Books Inc. 2009; US$ 29.95

    "Much more than one cop’s tales of gritty cases. It’s an encounter with our country’s recent history." — From the Other John Walsh, host of America's Most Wanted 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...