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  • Lethal Punishmentby Margaret Vandiver

    Rutgers University Press 2005; US$ 31.95

    Why did some offenses in the South end in mob lynchings while similar crimes led to legal executions? Why did still other cases have nonlethal outcomes? In this well-researched and timely book, Margaret Vandiver explores the complex relationship between these two forms of lethal punishment, challenging the assumption that executions consistently... more...

  • A Country At War With Itselfby Antony Altbeker

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2010; US$ 11.99

    Crime is tearing South Africa apart. Whether it is hijacking or rape, a home robbery or a husband's explosion of rage, violence is so common that few lives have been left untouched by it. The result is a society deformed by its fears. Closeted behind locked doors and high walls, panic buttons at the ready, members of the middle class live lives haunted... more...

  • The Godfather's Daughterby Rita Gigante; Natasha Stoynoff

    Hay House 2012; US$ 24.95

    Rita Gigante grew up in a world swirling with secrets, lies, and multiple sins. Her father, notorious Mafia boss Vincent “the Chin” Gigante, was the leader of the Genovese crime clan and the head of all five New York crime families for decades. But until she was 16, she was kept in the dark about his underworld activities. She unknowingly... more...

  • Ganglandby Paul Williams

    The O'Brien Press 2012; US$ 5.99

    Number 1 Bestseller Gangland! investigates who is pulling the strings behind the scenes - the families that form the Irish mafia - and examines the way in which their net has spread across Ireland and beyond. more...

  • Handbook of Asian Criminologyby Jianhong Liu; Bill Hebenton; Susyan Jou

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 263.27

    This up-to-date book examines the broad concepts of international criminology, and covers the Asian region in particular. Includes an examination of country- and region-specific attitudes toward crime and punishment. more...

  • Run Jane Runby Jane Wells

    New Horizon Press 2012; US$ 22.95

    Jane Wells was trapped in a nightmare. The man she married was an abusive, philandering maniac. The courts knew this, but because of a Kentucky law that forbids pregnant women to divorce, she was forced to endure a living hell. After Jane gave birth to her daughter, she entered a battered women's shelter, filed charges against Michael, and sued for... more...

  • Life After Deathby Damien Echols

    Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 5.99

    In 1993, teenagers Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley, Jr. - who have come to be known as the West Memphis Three - were arrested for the murders of three eight-year-old boys in Arkansas. The ensuing trial was marked by tampered evidence, false testimony, and public hysteria. Baldwin and Misskelley were sentenced to life in prison,... more...

  • Wohnen und Pflege im Alterby Katrin Stäheli Haas; Der Schweizerische Beobachter; Käthi Zeugin; Krisztina Faller

    Beobachter-Edition 2012; US$ 37.99

    Leben im Altersheim oder zu Hause? Pflege durch Angehörige oder Profis? Der neue Beobachter-Ratgeber enthält alle Informationen, die es braucht, um die richtigen Entscheide zu treffen.1,3 Millionen Menschen in der Schweiz sind betagt - und diese Zahl wird in den nächs­ten Jahren ansteigen. Die meisten möchten möglichst lange in den eigenen vier Wän­den... more...

  • Cyberstalking und Cybercrimeby Edith Huber

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 26.64

    Mit Ausweitung der Telekommunikationstechnologien hat sich das Kommunikationsverhalten der Menschen geändert und damit ist auch der Missbrauch gestiegen. Die Bandbreite reicht von Cyberstalking, -mobbing bis hin zur Computerkriminalität. Edith Huber stellt zum einen die Frage, ob durch das Aufkommen der neuen Telekommunikationstechnologien ein sozialer... more...