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  • Mr Asia: The Last Man Standingby Jim Shepherd

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2010; US$ 1.81

    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...

  • Explaining Crimeby Hugh D. Barlow; David Kauzlarich

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 34.99

    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...

  • American Desperadoby Jon Roberts; Evan Wright

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 16.00

    In 2008 veteran journalist Evan Wright, acclaimed for his New York Times bestselling book Generation Kill and co-writer of the Emmy-winning HBO series it spawned , began a series of conversations with super-criminal Jon Roberts, star of the fabulously successful documentary Cocaine Cowboys.  Those conversations would last three years, during... more...

  • Heartlessby Michele R. McPhee

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 19.99

    Neil seemed like a dream come true for Rachel: a handsome, impeccably mannered, success-oriented Englishman, the fairytale husband she had dreamed of meeting. By the time Neil and Rachel Entwistle were husband and wife, living the good life in a New England town, it was too late to guess the truth: that beneath Neil's good looks and manners was a... more...

  • Light the Darknessby Tai-lok Lui

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2001; US$ 40.00

    The Hong Kong Red Cross is a voluntary organisation dedicated to the promotion of humanitarian work in Hong Kong. Over the years, members and volunteers of the Hong Kong Red Cross have worked tirelessly to provide assistance to people in need - appealing for donations in aid of victims, promoting blood drives as well as organizing volunteer activities. more...

  • Climate and Disaster Resilience in Citiesby Rajib Shaw; Anshu Sharma

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 131.99

    This is the first book to combine academic research and field practice on urban risk reduction, specifically on the climate-related disasters in Asia. Regional, national, city and community-based studies examine issues of resilience and look at how to enhance actions at local levels and implement plans through multi-stakeholder collaboration. more...

  • Safeguarding Adults in Social Workby Dr Andy Mantell; Mr Terry Scragg

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 37.95

    Safeguarding adults has a long history of neglect and scandal, but it is finally starting to gain the recognition it deserves. This book helps students and practitioners to understand this evolving field and to identify ways in which they can develop their own good practice. The first part of the book explores the evolution of concepts and... more...

  • Social Work with Drug and Substance Misusersby Anthony Goodman

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 33.00

    An up-to-date overview of social work practice with drug and substance misusers. more...

  • Cultural Encyclopedia of LSDby Wayne Glausser

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 55.00

    Albert Hoffman first synthesized LSD on November 16, 1938. When he accidentally absorbed a small quantity through his fingertips in 1943, he began a wave of experimentation that would reach its cultural heights in the academic and political mischief of Timothy Leary, the "acid tests" of the Merry Pranksters, and the musical experimentation... more...

  • Researching Crime and Justiceby Louise Westmarland

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book provides an introduction to research and some of the methods in the field of crime and justice and related areas, including police, prisons and criminal justice policy making. Less a dry 'how to' book, it is concerned rather to provide a wide-ranging discussion that illustrates the kind of research that has been done in particular areas,... more...