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  • Ganglandby Jerry Langton

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; Not Available

    A frightening look at Mexico's new power elitethe Mexican drug cartels The members of Mexico's drug cartels are among the criminal underworld's most ambitious and ruthless entrepreneurs. Supplanting the once dominant Colombian cartels, the Mexican drug cartels are now the major distributor of heroin and cocaine to the U.S. and Canada. Not only have... more...

  • An Industrial Geography of Cocaineby Christian M. Allen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Latin American cocaine trafficking organizations comprise an indigenous, globally competitive, multinational industry. Their business operations are deeply ingrained within the economic and political systems of countries throughout the region. While criminal enterprises operate in a more complex and uncertain setting than licit firms, their competitive... more...

  • Colombia's Narcotics Nightmareby James D. Henderson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    This history of Colombia's illegal drug trade--and of the extreme violence it created--describes how in the late 1960s narcotics traffickers from the United States convinced Colombians who had no previous involvement in the drug trade to grow marijuana for export to America. By the early '70s, foreign (mostly American) traffickers began requesting... more...

  • Dr. Todby Nicholas Kulish; Souad Mekhennet; Rita Seuß

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 18.30

    Man nannte ihn ?Doktor Tod? und ?Schlächter von Mauthausen?. Der SS-Arzt Dr. Aribert Heim war über Jahrzehnte der meistgesuchte NS-Verbrecher. 2009 gelang es den Journalisten Nicholas Kulish und Souad Mekhennet, seine Hinterlassenschaft in Kairo aufzuspüren. In ihrem spannend geschriebenen Buch verweben sie die Geschichte von Leben und Flucht Heims... more...

  • Disaster Management in China in a Changing Eraby Yi Kang

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 54.99

    This book shows how Chinese officials have responded to popular and international pressure, while at the same time seeking to preserve their own careers, in the context of disaster management. Using the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake as a case study, it illustrates how authoritarian regimes are creating new governance mechanisms in response to the changing... more...

  • Original Gangsterby Frank Lucas; Aliya S. King

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    A suspenseful memoir from the real life American gangster, Frank Lucas In his own words, Frank Lucas recounts his life as the former heroin dealer and organized crime boss who ran Harlem during the late 1960s and early 1970s. From being taken under the wing of old time gangster Bumpy Johnson, through one of the most successful... more...

  • Catastropheby Richard A. Posner

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 19.99

    Introduction What is catastrophe? The organization of this book Some useful disctinctions 1. What are the catastrohpic risks, and how catastrophic are they? Natural catastrophes Scientific accidents Other unintended man-made catastrophes Intentional catastrophes Catastrophic synergies and lesser-included catastrophes 2. Why so little is being done... more...

  • Risk and Mental Elementby Sara Porro

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 75.78

    Können mentale Einstellungen unterhalb der Schwelle sicheren Wissens der Tatbestandsverwirklichung eine strafrechtliche Verantwortlichkeit für völkerrechtliche Verbrechen begründen? Die Antwort auf diese Problematik ist dadurch bestimmt, ob beim Eingehen eines solchen Risikos die subjektiven Tatbestandsvoraussetzungen, die in einem Strafrechtssystem... more...

  • Tackling Disability Discrimination and Disability Hate Crimeby Paul Giannasi; Robina Shah; Jemma Tyson; Mike Smith; Nathan Hall; Mark Brookes; David Cain; Phillipa Russell; Kathryn Stone; Catherine White; Sylvia Lancaster; Bob Munn; Paul Frederick; Melanie Giannasi; Matt Houghton; Syed Mohammed Musa Naqvi; Nigel Crisp; Sheila Hollins

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 41.95

    A powerful and comprehensive look at disability discrimination and disability hate crimes, offering recommendations for a cross-government response to ensure disabled people are seen and treated as equal citizens. more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Humanitarian Actionby Roger Mac Ginty; Jenny H Peterson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 260.00

    The Companion on Humanitarian Action addresses the political, ethical, legal and practical issues which influence reactions to humanitarian crisis. It does so by exploring the daily dilemmas faced by a range of actors, including policy makers, aid workers, the private sector and the beneficiaries of aid and by challenging common perceptions regarding... more...