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  • Human Trafficking, Human Security, and the Balkansby H. Richard Friman; Simon Reich

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2007; US$ 25.95

    In the aftermath of four Yugoslav wars, ongoing efforts at reconstruction in South Eastern Europe have devoted relatively limited attention to dimensions of human security that enhance protections for the region's most vulnerable populations in their daily lives. It is in this context that South Eastern Europe, and especially the Western Balkan region,... more...

  • Police Unboundby Anthony V. Bouza

    Prometheus Books 2010; US$ 11.99

    Former chief of police in Minneapolis and commander of the Bronx police force Tony Bouza pulls no punches in this blunt, candid assessment of police culture. Emphasizing the gap between the average citizen's perception of police work and the day-to-day reality of life as a cop, Bouza reveals the inner dynamics of a secretive, fraternal society that... more...

  • War 2.0: Irregular Warfare in the Information Ageby Thomas Rid; Marc Hecker

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00

    After the U.S. military?transformed into a lean, lethal, computerized force?faltered in Iraq after 2003, a robust insurgency arose. Counterinsurgency became a social form of war?indeed, the U.S. Army calls it "armed social work"?in which the local population was the center of gravity and public opinion at home the critical vulnerability. War 2.0... more...

  • Interrogation, intelligence and securityby Samantha Newbery

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 109.99 US$ 94.59

    Interrogation, Intelligence and Security examines the origins and effects of a group of interrogation techniques known as the 'five techniques'.Through its in-depth analysis the book reveals how British forces came to use these controversial methods. Focusing on the British colony of Aden (1963-67), the height of 'the troubles' in Northern Ireland... more...

  • Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?by Alicia Garza; Maya Schenwar; Joe Macaré; Alana Yu-lan Price

    Haymarket Books 2016; US$ 18.00

    Explores the reality of US police violence against Black, Brown and Indigenous communities. more...

  • Handcuffedby Malcolm K. Sparrow

    Brookings Institution Press 2016; US$ 18.99

    Whatever happened to community and problem-oriented policing?  How the current crisis in policing can be traced to failures of reform. The police shooting of an unarmed young black man in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014 sparked riots and the beginning of a national conversation on race and policing. Much of the ensuing... more...

  • Prison Breakby David Dagan; Steven Teles

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    Over the last few years, conservatives in Washington, D.C. and in bright-red states like Georgia and Texas, have abandoned their tough-on-crime rhetoric, and are now leading the charge to curb prison growth. In Prison Break , Steven Teles and David Dagan will explain how this striking turn of events occurred, how it will affect mass incarceration,... more...

  • Secret Serviceby Reg Whitaker; Gregory S. Kealey; Andrew Parnaby

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2012; US$ 39.95

    Secret Service highlights the many tensions that arise when undercover police and their covert methods are deployed too freely in a liberal democratic society. It will prove invaluable to readers attuned to contemporary debates about policing, national security, and civil rights in a post-9/11 world. more...

  • ITF Round Tables Terrorism and International Transportby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009; US$ 67.00

    Security is critical to transport systems as they are often appealing targets for terrorist attacks. The significant costs of potential damage make effective security policies a key concern for transport decision makers. This Round Table examines the contribution economic analysis can make to improving security in aviation and maritime shipping by... more...

  • Weapons of Mass Destructionby Steven C. Drielak; Thomas R. Brandon

    Charles C Thomas 2000; US$ 42.95

    This book is designed to provide law enforcement personnel with response guidelines and evidence gathering techniques that may be utilized when responding to an incident involving the use or threatened use of a weapon of mass destruction (WMD). The first part of the book addresses the actions to be taken by the first law enforcement personnel arriving... more...