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  • Legal Dissonanceby Shaun Larcom

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 85.00

    Papua New Guinea?s two most powerful legal orders ? customary law and state law ?undermine the other in criminal matters. This phenomenon, called legal dissonance, can help explain the low level of personal security found in many parts of the country. It is shown that a lack of coordination in the punishing of wrong behavior is both problematic... more...

  • 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$ 29.99

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

  • Newjackby Ted Conover

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    Acclaimed journalist Ted Conover sets a new standard for bold, in-depth reporting in this first-hand account of life inside the penal system. When Conover?s request to shadow a recruit at the New York State Corrections Officer Academy was denied, he decided to apply for a job as a prison officer. So begins his odyssey at Sing Sing, once a model prison... 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...

  • Security as Practiceby Lene Hansen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    This important text offers a full and detailed account of how to use discourse analysis to study foreign policy. It provides a poststructuralist theory of the relationship between identity and foreign policy and an in-depth discussion of the methodology of discourse analysis. 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...

  • The Politics of National Securityby Barry M. Blechman; W. Philip Ellis

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 29.95

    Based on interviews with US Congress members and their staff, this study explains why Congress has taken an expanded role in the formulation of US national defence policies. The author describes how these changes came about and their consequences for American interests. more...

  • Security Law and Methodsby James Pastor

    Elsevier Science 2006; US$ 78.95

    Security Law and Methods examines suggested security methods designed to diminish or negate the consequence of crime and misconduct, and is an attempt to understand both the legal exposures related to crime and the security methods designed to prevent crime. The clear and concise writing of this groundbreaking work, as well as its insightful analysis... more...