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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Olde Nottinghamshire Punishmentsby Ian Morgan

    The History Press 2012; US$ 14.57

    Generation after generation has come up with new forms of punishment to inflict on those guilty (and sometimes innocent) of crimes against property and person. From the stocks and pillory, to flogging, ducking and transportation to foreign lands, this volume brings to life those turbulent times of long ago. Even after suffering the ultimate in punishments... more...

  • Stasiby John O Koehler

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 20.00

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

  • Depths of Deceitby Norman Russell

    Robert Hale 2012; US$ 11.65

    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 at Carshalton.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Special Agent Manby Steve Moore

    Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 13.99

    For decades, movies and television shows have portrayed FBI agents as fearless heroes leading glamorous lives, but this refreshingly original memoir strips away the fantasy and glamour and describes the day-to-day job of an FBI special agent. The book gives a firsthand account of a career in the Federal Bureau of Investigation from the academy to retirement,... 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...