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  • Catastrophe in the Makingby William R. Freudenburg; Robert Gramling; Shirley Laska; Kai T. Erikson

    Springer 2012; US$ 21.95

    Based on the false promise of widespread prosperity, communities across the U.S. have embraced all brands of “economic development” at all costs. In Louisiana, that meant development interests turning wetlands into shipping lanes. By replacing a natural buffer against storm surges with a 75-mile long, obsolete canal that cost hundreds of... more...

  • Campus Crimeby Bonnie S. Fisher; John J. Sloan

    Charles C Thomas 2013; US$ 54.95

    This third edition underscores that interest in the legal, social, and policy contexts of campus crime has not waned. Among the purposes of this new edition is the desire to share with readers the advancements that have occurred in understanding campus crime, especially the dynamics of college student victimization, and efforts to effectively address... more...

  • Drug Muledby Joanne Joseph

    Jacana Media 2013; US$ 19.99

    I realise what they did to me in there. How they turned me into a savage, only half human, bathing in a trough and eating food fit for animals and locking me in a cage every night.? Vanessa Goosen, Drug Muled It?s 1994. South Africa is on the brink of freedom. On the verge of a big break in modelling, Miss SA finalist, 21-year-old Vanessa Goosen... more...

  • Tsunami Recovery in Sri Lankaby Dennis B. McGilvray; Michele R. Gamburd

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book explores the aftermath of the tsunami in Sri Lanka, where coastal communities that are significantly different in terms of social structure, economy, language, religion, kinship, and cultural identity were affected. From a multidisciplinary perspective, it analyses regional and ethnic patterns of post-tsunami reconstruction according to different... more...

  • John Christie of Rillington Placeby Jonathan Oates

    Wharncliffe 2013; US$ 9.99

    Sixty years ago, the discovery of bodies at 10 Rillington Place in Notting Hill, London, led to one of the most sensational, shocking and controversial serial murder cases in British criminal history - the case of John Christie. Much has been written about the Christie killings and the fate of Timothy Evans who was executed for murders Christie later... more...

  • Foul Deeds & Suspicious Deaths in Suffolkby Mark Mower

    Wharncliffe 2008; US$ 8.99

    The twin fascinations of death and villainy will always hold us in their grim but thrilling grip. In Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Suffolk the chill is brought close to home as each chapter investigates the darker side of humanity in cases of murder, deceit and pure malice committed over the centuries in this part of East Anglia. From crimes... more...

  • Foul Deeds & Suspicious Deaths in Cumbriaby Nicholas Corder

    Wharncliffe 2008; US$ 8.99

    The criminal cases vividly described by Nicholas Corder in this gripping book take the reader on a journey into the dark secret side of Cumbria's long history. The hills, villages and market towns of this famous landscape have been the setting for a series of horrific, bloody, sometimes bizarre incidents over the centuries. From crimes of brutal... more...

  • Foul Deeds & Suspicious Deaths Around Leicesterby Kevin Turton

    Wharncliffe 2005; US$ 8.99

    Within the pages of this book are some of the most notorious and often baffling cases in Leicestershire's history. From the appalling double murder at Melton Mowbray in 1856, known locally as the Peppermint Billy murders, to the 1953 murderer Joseph Reynolds who killed because he wanted to know how it felt. This book explores the cases that dominated... more...

  • Controlling Crime, Controlling Societyby Dario Melossi

    Wiley 2013; US$ 32.95

    How did anxieties about crime and deviance emerge in the modern world, first in Europe and then in America? How did they come to occupy centre-stage in the ongoing drama played out in public discourse? And how have theories of crime and deviance related to the actual practices of social control and punishment, and to the main currents of social conflict?... more...

  • Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths around Brightonby Douglas d'Enno

    Wharncliffe 2003; US$ 8.99

    This gripping volume covers two centuries of murderous doings in Brighton portrayed in fifteen vivid case histories. All the crimes took place within the town except two, where the victims were prominent Brighton citizens travelling on business. The accounts are arranged in an unusual yet logical manner, namley by theme. The categories comprise trunk... more...