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  • Children Who Killby Carol Ann Duffy; Carol Anne Davis

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 4.36

    Why would two young boys abduct, torture and kill a toddler? What makes a teenage girl plot with her classmates to kill her own father? Society regards children as harmless - but for some the age of innocence is shortlived, messy and ultimately murderous. Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are infamous for their crimes against other children,... 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 New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    The New Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling... more...

  • Fair Copby Christine Nixon; Jo Chandler

    Melbourne University Press 2011; US$ 6.65

    Honest and engaging, this memoir reveals Australia's first female chief commissioner's remarkable rise through the police ranks. A police officer for more than 35 years, Christine Nixon shares the pressures of a life in the public eye and coping with difficult aspects of the job, such as losing a colleague in the line of duty. more...

  • Evaluating Police Tacticsby J. Pete Blair; M. Hunter Martaindale

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 19.95

    The approach that should be used by law enforcement officers in order to safely and effectively enter a room is a point of contention among many police trainers. Based on five experiments conducted over a two-year period, Evaluating Police Tactics demonstrates that the conventional wisdom is not optimal. Using the scientific method to systematically... more...

  • Marching Powderby Rusty Young

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 7.81

    MARCHING POWDER is the story of Thomas McFadden, a small-time English drug smuggler who was arrested in Bolivia and thrown inside the notorious San Pedro prison. He found himself in a bizarre world, the prison reflecting all that is wrong with South American society. Prisoners have to pay an entrance fee and buy their own cells (the alternative is... more...

  • Reducing Youth Gang Violenceby Irving A. Spergel

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 48.99

    Spergel details the efforts of his Chicago youth gang project, a comprehensive, community-based model designed to reduce gang problems, including violence and illegal drug activity. He shows the successes and failures at each level: individual-youth, gang-as-unit, community, and policy development. This is a valuable model and methodology for a comprehensive... more...

  • Police Chief 101by Gerald W. Garner

    Charles C Thomas 2010; US$ 42.95

    Based on forty years of extensive experience, the author draws on current knowledge to provide a thorough overview of the highs and lows of the job. The book provides practical, common sense advice for doing the multitude of jobs the chief faces with effectiveness and efficiency. It furnishes sound advice intended to help the chief retain his physical,... more...

  • Youth Justice and Social Workby Jane Pickford; Paul Dugmore

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 30.00

    A complete guide to youth justice for social workers. more...

  • Die Unterlassungsstrafbarkeit der Kinder- und Jugendhilfe bei familiärer Kindeswohlgefährdung.by Annika Dießner

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 76.35

    Hauptbeschreibung Gegenstand der Untersuchung bildet die Frage, ob und inwieweit die in der Kinder- und Jugendhilfe Beschäftigten bei Sachverhalten familiärer Kindeswohlgefährdung selbst strafrechtlichen Risiken ausgesetzt sind. Hierzu sind in den letzten Jahren unterschiedliche Entscheidungen ergangen. Im Anschluss an eine einleitende Darstellung... more...