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  • The Death of Punishmentby Robert Blecker

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    For twelve years Robert Blecker, a criminal law professor, wandered freely inside Lorton Central Prison, armed only with cigarettes and a tape recorder. The Death of Punishment tests legal philosophy against the reality and wisdom of street criminals and their guards. Some killers' poignant circumstances should lead us to mercy; others show clearly... more...

  • The Mind of the Terroristby Jerrold M. Post

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 30.99

    A psychiatrist examines why terrorists decide to attack more...

  • True Blueby Randy Sutton; Cassie Wells

    St. Martin's Press 2005; US$ 20.99

    After September 11, 2001 Las Vegas Police Sergeant Randy Sutton began soliciting writing from law enforcement officers-his goal being to bridge the gap between the police and those they serve, with a book that offers a broad and thoughtful look at the many facets of police life. Hundreds of active and former officers responded from all over the United... more...

  • Palgrave Dictionary of Public Order Policing, Protest and Political Violenceby Peter Joyce; Neil Wain

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 46.00

    Protest and political violence are concerns of global importance in the twenty-first century. This dictionary brings together in one comprehensive volume a number of key issues relating to the conduct of protest and political violence and the response of the state and police to such activities. more...

  • The Shankill Butchersby Martin Dillon

    Random House 2009; US$ 14.38

    'This was the ultimate way to kill a man' During the 1970s a group of Protestant paramilitaries embarked on a spree of indiscriminate murder which left thirty Northern Irish Catholics dead. Their leader was Lenny Murphy, a fanatical Unionist whose Catholic-sounding surname led to his persecution as a child for which he took revenge on... more...

  • Newjackby Ted Conover

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.38

    After he was denied access to report on Sing Sing, one of America's most notorious high security jails, journalist Ted Conover applied to become a prison guard. As a rookie officer, or 'newjack', Conover spent a year in the unpredictable, intimidating and often violent world of America's penal system. Unarmed and outnumbered, prison officers... more...

  • Women in Executive Powerby Gretchen Bauer; Manon Tremblay

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 145.00

    Women in Executive Power studies the participation of women in the political executive around the world?notably in cabinet positions as ministers and sub-ministers and as heads of government and state. Providing multiple case studies in each chapter, the book provides regional overviews of nine different world regions covering those with the... more...

  • A Trial by Juryby D. Graham Burnett

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.00

    When Princeton historian D. Graham Burnett answered his jury duty summons, he expected to spend a few days catching up on his reading in the court waiting room. Instead, he finds himself thrust into a high-pressure role as the jury foreman in a Manhattan trial. There he comes face to face with a stunning act of violence, a maze of conflicting evidence,... more...

  • Dominoes and Bandwagonsby Robert Jervis; Jack Snyder

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 144.99

    A collection of essays on military defence strategy, which considers historical applications of the "domino theory", the psychological dynamics of the US-Soviet relationship vis-a-vis Eurasian boundaries. It also examines whether the USSR actually infers a lack of resolve from American retreats. more...

  • Superpower Rivalry in the Indian Oceanby Selig S. Harrison; K. Subrahmanyam

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 144.99

    Focusing on a major area of superpower rivalry embracing the Indian Ocean, the Persian Gulf, 42 littoral states and one-third of the world's population, Indian and American authors examine the factors leading to the escalation of tension in this region and the effects of India's military power. more...