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- Summersdale 2014; US$ 9.99
The fairer sex get it in the neck in these grisly tales from the gallows, guillotine, and gas chamber From Nan Hereford, the cloaked highwayman who held up coaches with just her fists, to the woman who survived the gallows and took her empty coffin away with her, this book illuminates history?s darker periods with a detailed and factual approach.... more...
- Georgetown University Press 2012; US$ 29.95
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, generated a great deal of discussion in public policy and disaster management circles about the importance of increasing national resilience to rebound from catastrophic events. Since the majority of physical and virtual networks that the United States relies upon are... more...
- Trine Day 2012; US$ 14.99
The personal and professional story of a former FBI agent, this is the journey Don Adams has taken over the past 50 years that has connected him to the assassination of the 35th president of the United States. On November 13, 1963, Adams was given a priority assignment to investigate Joseph Milteer, a man who had made threats to assassinate the president.... more...
- Duke University Press 2013; US$ 79.95
This ethnographic account of long-term recovery in post-Katrina New Orleans provides a sobering look at the fallout from the privatization of vital social services under neoliberal, or market-driven, governance. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95
This book calls into question mainstream assumptions about adolescence that underlie many of our understandings in relation to sexual practices and drug use among the young. It provides a more complex view of the transition to adulthood as not merely biologically driven, but rather socially and culturally organized. more...
- NYU Press 2011; US$ 89.00
Why do people commit crimes? How do we control crime? The theories that criminologists use to answer these questions are built on a number of underlying assumptions, including those about the nature of crime, free will, human nature, and society. These assumptions have a fundamental impact on criminology: they largely determine what criminologists... more...
- F+W Media 2010; US$ 19.99
Don't Be a Statistic. Be a Survivor! Floods, hurricanes, blackouts, swine flu, terrorist attacks--it's all part of life in the twenty-first century. But you don't have to sit back and watch your family become just another disaster statistic. You can survive--with Survive! - The Disaster, Crisis and Emergency Handbook! Filled with practical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95
This book provides a highly readable account of offender profiling. It presents an overview of profiling techniques, and offers insights into the various approaches to profiling and schools of thought which have emerged. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 170.00
In Criminological Theories , the noted criminologist Ronald Akers provides thorough description, discussion, and appraisal of the leading theories of crime/delinquent behavior and law/criminal justice - the origin and history of each theory and its contemporary developments and adherents. Akers offers a clear explanation of each theory (the central... more...