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  • Forensicsby Val McDermid

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 4.67

    The dead talk. To the right listener, they tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died - and who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help justice to be done using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene or the faintest of human traces. Forensics draws on... 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 Hot Houseby Pete Earley

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    An account of life in Leavenworth Prison, based on interviews with inmates and others, describes the lives of a sexual predator, a gang member in for forty-two years, a sociopath in ""no human contact"" status, and others. more...

  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    The New Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Michelle Alexander is an associate professor of law at Ohio State University and holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Formerly the director of the ACLU?s Racial Justice Project in Northern California, Alexander served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun. Cornel West ... more...

  • Marching Powderby Rusty Young

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.54

    A gripping, sometimes surreal account of surviving one of the world's craziest and most dangerous prisons. more...

  • Reducing Youth Gang Violenceby Irving A. Spergel

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 45.99

    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$ 29.00

    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...

  • Elternrecht bei Trennung aufgrund stationärer jugendstrafrechtlicher Sanktionen.by Christian Reuther

    Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 59.16

    Hauptbeschreibung Wie passen das in Art. 6 GG garantierte Erziehungsrecht der Eltern und jugendstrafrechtliche Sanktionen zusammen? Dieser bisher kaum thematisierten Problematik geht Christian Reuther am Beispiel von Jugendarrest und Jugendstrafe nach. Er untersucht detailliert, wie Verhängung und Vollzug dieser Sanktionen das Grundrecht der Eltern... more...