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  • Badlandsby Liam Houlihan

    Melbourne University Press 2010; US$ 11.33

    Two bound Thai prostitutes are thrown into a Northern Territory river teeming with crocodiles. An elderly father and son are chopped to pieces by tomahawk-wielding ferals in Tasmania. A 'brave heart' youth worker is found savagely battered to death in Sydney for no apparent reason, mysteriously with false teeth in his pocket. When it comes... more...

  • Memoir of a Murderby Jill James

    D Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    Memoir of a Murder vividly explores the damaging long-term effects of years of sexual abuse suffered by James at the hands of her father, a man she believes could have been a serial killer. Recovering from total memory loss, caused by the physical and emotional consequences of being the childhood victim of a psychopath, James finds that her devastating... more...

  • The Positive School of Criminologyby Enrico Ferri

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Enrico Ferri was a prominent figure in the early development of the field of criminology. The school of thought that he developed, which came to be known as positivism, sought to identify and address the social, economic and environmental factors that contributed to the emergence of criminal and antisocial behavior in some people. The three lectures... more...

  • A Book of Remarkable Criminalsby H. B. Irving

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Are you fascinated by the nefarious figures in history who have opted to walk a darker path in life? Armchair criminologists will take devilish delight in this gruesome collection of true-crime tales. The volume brings together concise biographies of depraved, delusional, and just plain evil louts, ne'er-do-wells and murderers, along with gripping... more...

  • The Criminal Imbecileby Henry H. Goddard

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Although the title isn't exactly politically correct in this day and age, Henry Goddard's in-depth study of low-intelligence and developmentally disabled murderers certainly stands up to the test of time. In three detailed case studies, Goddard classifies the characteristics of different types of developmentally disabled criminals and posits... more...

  • Child Custody Evaluationby Daniel J. Hynan

    Charles C Thomas 2014; US$ 46.95

    Each year, over one and a half million children experience the divorce of their parents. The goal of this book is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge regarding children of divorce, especially the practice of evaluation as it pertains to child custody. The reality of custody evaluation work invokes a plethora of specific circumstances regarding... more...

  • Rilke und der Islamby Karl-Josef Kuschel

    Komplett Media GmbH 2011; US$ 5.60

    Nach einem rasanten Aufstieg als Lyriker und Erzähler gerät Rainer Maria Rilke 1910 in die größte Produktivitätskrise seines Lebens. Dem sollte eine große Reise durch Nordafrika und Ägypten im Winter 1910/11 abhelfen. Auf der Reise wird er ergriffen von der Lebendigkeit und Einfachheit muslimischer Frömmigkeit, wie sie ihm in Algier, Tunis und im... more...

  • SNAP Mattersby Judith Bartfeld; Craig Gundersen; Timothy Smeeding; James Ziliak

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    In 1963, President Kennedy proposed making permanent a small pilot project called the Food Stamp Program (FSP). By 2013, the program's fiftieth year, more than one in seven Americans received benefits at a cost of nearly $80 billion. Renamed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in 2008, it currently faces sharp political pressure,... more...

  • Lost Boyby Robert Wainwright

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 25.40

    In 1993 8-year-old Clinton Liebelt went missing from a roadhouse between Darwin and Alice Springs - one of the most desolate places in the world. Australian journalist Robert Wainwright's uplifting and triumphant tribute tells the story of how one child's disappearance united an entire community and the wider Northern Territory of Australia. more...

  • Killing Juanitaby Peter Rees

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 29.95

    On 4 July 1975, Juanita Nielsen, a wealthy heiress, Sydney newspaper publisher and anti-development campaigner left an appointment at a Kings Cross nightclub and simply disappeared. For a quarter of a century, the Juanita Nielsen case has remained one of Australia's great unsolved mysteries. more...