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  • 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...

  • Taiho-Jutsuby Don Cunningham

    Tuttle Publishing 2004; US$ 22.95

    In Taiho-Jutsu: Law and Order in the Age of the Samurai , author and judo second-dan Don Cunningham provides a fascinating introduction to the civil society of Edo-period (1603-1867) Japan?particularly the role played by the well-known warrior class, the samurai. Cunningham shows that the samurai were not, as commonly portrayed, always all-powerful... more...

  • Policing in Africaby David J. Francis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • 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... more...

  • Thin Blueby Jonny Steinberg

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2010; US$ 6.99

    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. The first three sections of the book explore in turn key definitions,... more...

  • Einsatzkommandos an der unsichtbaren Frontby Thomas Auerbach

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 9.53

    Hauptbeschreibung Das Ministerium für Staatssicherheit der DDR verfügte über eine besondere Diensteinheit, deren Aufgabe es war, bei Bedarf gegen Zielobjekte und wichtige Funktionsträger der Bundesrepublik Deutschland mit Terrorhandlungen vorzugehen. In geheimen Ausbildungsbasen wurden fast dreißig Jahre lang systematisch "tschekistische Einsatzgruppen"... more...

  • Das Wörterbuch der Staatssicherheitby Siegfried Suckut

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 16.22

    Hauptbeschreibung Das "Wörterbuch der politisch-operativen Arbeit" des Ministeriums für Staatssicherheit gibt in komprimierter Form das Selbstverständnis des DDR-Geheimdienstes wieder. So prägnant wie sonst nirgendwo kann sich der Leser über das Weltbild der "Tschekisten der DDR" informieren und nachlesen, wie in martialischer Sprache Feindbilder... more...