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  • Disaster Resilienceby Douglas Paton; David Johnston

    Charles C Thomas 2006; US$ 53.95

    This book will fill the gaps that hamper the effective utilization of the resilience and sustainability concepts within emergency planning: one concerns the lack of a comprehensive review of this multi-level concept; the second relates to its multi-level nature. Specifically, the text identifies a need for the systematic integration of these different... more...

  • Operation Family Secretsby Frank Jr Calabrese; Keith Zimmerman; Kent Zimmerman; Paul Pompian

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 15.00

    Operation Family Secrets is the chilling true story of how the son of the most violent mobster in Chicago made the unprecedented decision to work with the FBI and the U.S. Attorney?s Office to incriminate his own father and to help bring down the last great American crime syndicate?the one-hundred-year-old Chicago Outfit. The Calabrese family... more...

  • Legalising Drugsby Philip Bean

    Policy Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    This timely book explores the debates surrounding the legalisation of drugs, examining the alternatives and their implications for individuals and society. It will be essential reading for students and academics in criminology, sociology and social policy, as well as policy makers, practitioners and the general public. more...

  • Das Image der Katastrophenhilfe seit dem Tsunamiby Yvonne Schroerschwarz

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 12.19

    Im Dezember 2004 kam es vor Sumatra zu einem Seebeben. Insgesamt waren zwölf Länder von den Auswirkungen des darauffolgenden Tsunamis betroffen und Menschen aus über 50 Ländern verloren ihr Leben. Weltweit kam es zu einem unvergleichlichen Spendenaufkommen und zu großer Hilfsbereitschaft. Nach dem Tsunami in Asien wurden alleine in der Schweiz durch... more...

  • Agencies and policiesby Christoph Seidler

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 30.04

    Christoph Seidler's book discusses how bilateral donors perform in fighting corruption. In order to do so, a rationalist perspective is taken. The author argues that donors perform well in fighting corruption when they cooperate - in forming an international regime. Based on three documents of OECD/DAC, possible principles, rules and norms of such... more...

  • Clublandby Frank Owen

    St. Martin's Press 2003; US$ 8.99

    In 1995, journalist Frank Owen began researching a story on "Special K," a new designer drug that fueled the after-midnight club scene. He went to buy and sample the drug at the internationally-notorious Limelight, a decrepit church converted into a Manhattan disco, where pulse-pounding music, gender-bending dancers, and uninhibited sideshows attracted... more...

  • Mr Asia: The Last Man Standingby Jim Shepherd

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2010; US$ 20.90

    Do not think for one instant that a life of crime is glamorous and exciting. It is not. It is a life of degradation, dishonesty, misery, violence, and loss of liberty. It has been more than 30 years since the Mr Asia drug syndicate came apart, when the handless, toothless body of Martin Johnstone was found dumped in a quarry in England. The members... more...

  • Among the Truthersby Jonathan Kay

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 15.99

    From 9/11 conspiracy theorists and UFO obsessives tothe cult of Ayn Rand and Birthercrusaders, America is suffering from an explosion in post-rationalistideological movements. In Among the Truthers ,journalist Jonathan Kay offers a thoughtful and sobering look at how socialnetworking and Web-based video sharing have engendered a flourishing of new... more...

  • Explaining Crimeby Hugh D. Barlow; David Kauzlarich

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 31.99

    This book provides a concise but comprehensive review of the full range of classic and contemporary theories of crime. With separate chapters on the nature and use of criminological theory as well as theoretical application, the authors render the difficult task of explaining crime more understandable to the introductory student. All of the main theories... more...

  • Les Flambeursby Serge Brochu; Isabelle Parent

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2004; US$ 14.99

    Cet ouvrage est consacré au parcours de vie des usagers réguliers et fréquents de cocaïne. Plus spécifiquement, les auteurs se sont fixés deux objectifs. Un premier consiste à mieux comprendre la trajectoire des consommateurs coutumiers de cocaïne en analysant les dynamiques qui sous-tendent ce processus. Ceci fait, il est alors possible d?approfondir... more...