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  • Eating Smoke - One Man's Descent Into Drug Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartlandby Chris Thrall

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 8.74

    ‘WAS THIS THE WORK OF THE TRIADS OR THE DRUGS? BECAUSE IT SEEMED EVERYTHING IN WAN CHAI, INDEED EVEN HONG KONG, HAD A SECRET SET OF PULLEYS, CABLES AND MOTORS LINKING IT ALL UP LIKE AN ENORMOUS PINBALL MACHINE OR A CITY-SIZED VERSION OF THE GHOST HOUSE AT THE FAIR.? Chris Thrall left the Royal Marine Commandos to find fortune in Hong Kong, but following... more...

  • Black Flags and Windmillsby scott crow; Kathleen Cleaver

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Tracing a life of radical activism and the emergence of a grassroots organization in the face of disaster, this chronicle describes scott crow's headlong rush into the political storm surrounding the catastrophic failure of the levee in New Orleans in 2005 and the subsequent failure of state and local government agencies in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.... more...

  • Blood and Capitalby Jasmin Hristov

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    In Blood and Capital: The Paramilitarization of Colombia , Jasmin Hristov examines the complexities, dynamics, and contradictions of present-day armed conflict in Colombia. She conducts an in-depth inquiry into the restructuring of the state?s coercive apparatus and the phenomenon of paramilitarism by looking at its military, political, and legal... more...

  • Drug Law Reform Debateby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Illicit drug use is a significant justice, health, economic and social welfare issue. This book examines the prevalence of illicit drug use in Australia, and presents a range of arguments in the drug policy reform debate, including the questionable deterrence value of criminal sanctions versus controversial proposals for the relaxation of drug laws... more...

  • Generation Rxby Erin Marie Daly

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 26.00

    These are the harrowing questions that plagued Erin Marie Daly after her youngest brother Pat, an OxyContin addict, was found dead of a heroin overdose at the age of twenty. In just a few short years, the powerful prescription painkiller had transformed him from a fun-loving ball of energy to a heroin addict so hell-bent on getting his next fix that... more...

  • The Structural Prevention of Mass Atrocitiesby Stephen McLoughlin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This book offers a different approach to the structural prevention of mass atrocities. It investigates the conditions that enable vulnerable countries to prevent the perpetration of such violence. Structural prevention is commonly framed as the identifying and ameliorating of the ?root causes? of violent conflict, a process which typically involves... more...

  • Violence and Social Injustice Against Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Peopleby Lacey Sloan; Nora Gustavsson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 33.95

    Violence and Social Injustice Against Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People helps you look past the stereotypical picture of violence against sexual minorities--the public physical assaults on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered youth by hypermasculine male thugs--and directs you toward the many daily acts of quiet violence that go on, unhindered,... more...

  • Bullying Among Prisonersby Jane L. Ireland

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.95

    Bullying in prisons can have severe consequences both for those directly involved and for the prison regime as a whole, yet the subject has been curiously neglected in the literature. In 1993, the Prison Service introduced their first anti-bullying strategy, and since then there has been a great deal of research on the subject. Bullying Among Prisoners... more...

  • Drugs, Addiction, and the Brainby George F. Koob; Michael A. Arends; Michel Le Moal

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 99.95

    Drugs, Addiction, and the Brain explores the molecular, cellular, and neurocircuitry systems in the brain that are responsible for drug addiction. Common neurobiological elements are emphasized that provide novel insights into how the brain mediates the acute rewarding effects of drugs of abuse and how it changes during the transition from initial... more...

  • Post-Conflict Studiesby Chip Gagnon; Keith Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This book examines how the violence of conflict is transformed in the post-conflict period. Post-conflict studies seek to illuminate, theorise, and narrate the processes by which societies transition from periods of overt and violent conflict to periods of relative stability and peace. Most of the research carried out on post-conflict societies... more...