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  • Common Sense Police Supervisionby Gerald W. Garner

    Charles C Thomas 2014; US$ 49.95

    The purpose of this fifth edition is to stimulate the veteran, novice, or would-be police supervisor to utilize his or her most powerful tool, common sense, in carrying out the duties of an effective leader. Made up of life experience, good judgment, prudence, and a well-developed ability for solid reasoning and logical decision making, common sense... more...

  • Understanding Homicideby Fiona Brookman

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 61.00

    Here is a comprehensive and challenging text unravelling the phenomenon of homicide. The author combines original analysis with a lucid overview of the key theories and debates in the study of homicide and violence. more...

  • The Collapse of Western Civilizationby Naomi Oreskes; Erik M. Conway

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    The year is 2393, and a senior scholar of the Second People's Republic of China presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment, the political and economic elites of the so-called advanced industrial societies, entered into a Penumbral period in the early decades of the twenty-first century, a time when sound... more...

  • Essential Public Healthby Stephen Gillam; Jan Yates; Padmanabhan Badrinath

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 56.00

    A theoretical and practical introduction to the basics of public health, written for a multidisciplinary audience. more...

  • Global Political Economyby Robert O'Brien; Marc Williams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 52.00

    The fourth edition of this popular and successful text has been systematically revised and updated to incorporate analysis of the financial crisis and the changing global order. Now in a larger format with a new two-colour text design, the book includes additional boxed exhibits and end-of-chapter further reading. more...

  • The End of Powerby Moises Naim

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    We know that power is shifting: From West to East and North to South, from presidential palaces to public squares, from once formidable corporate behemoths to nimble startups and, slowly but surely, from men to women. But power is not merely shifting and dispersing. It is also decaying. Those in power today are more constrained in what they can do... more...

  • Transparency in a New Global Orderby C. Garsten; M. Lindh de Montoya

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00

    Argues that transparency is a concept that has gained increasing currency as an organizing principle and administrative goal. This book discusses the complex negotiations through which it is determined what should be displayed and what should remain hidden, the uses of power and control, and the processes through which transparency is achieved. more...

  • Debating the Death Penaltyby Hugo Adam Bedau; Paul G. Cassell

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 9.99

    When news breaks that a convicted murderer, released from prison, has killed again, or that an innocent person has escaped the death chamber in light of new DNA evidence, arguments about capital punishment inevitably heat up. Few controversies continue to stir as much emotion as this one, and public confusion is often the result. This volume brings... more...

  • The Myth of the Rational Voterby Bryan Caplan

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 27.95

    The greatest obstacle to sound economic policy is not entrenched special interests or rampant lobbying, but the popular misconceptions, irrational beliefs, and personal biases held by ordinary voters. This is economist Bryan Caplan's sobering assessment in this provocative and eye-opening book. Caplan argues that voters continually elect politicians... more...

  • High-Risk Patrolby Gerald W. Garner

    Charles C Thomas 2010; US$ 39.95

    This book is designed and intended to help the police officer survive. It provides a general orientation for survival, and details the specifics the intelligent police professional must master in order to survive the many types of potentially risky situations he will be exposed to over a career. The book details everything from searching a prisoner... more...