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  • Over the Thresholdby Christine Daniels; Michael V. Kennedy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Over the Threshold is the first in-depth work to explore the topic of intimate violence in the American colonies and the early Republic. The essays examine domestic violence in both urban and frontier environments, between husbands and wives, parents and children, and masters and slaves. This compelling collection puts commonly held notions about... more...

  • Toxic Couples: The Psychology of Domestic Violenceby Anna Motz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Domestic violence is a major public health concern, affecting millions worldwide. It is underreported, often devastating and sometimes ends in murder. In Toxic Couples: The Psychology of Domestic Violence , Anna Motz integrates psychological and criminological data with clinical illustrations and discussion of current high-profile cases. She examines... more...

  • Suicideby Kevin Snelgrove

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    When someone commits suicide it effects the people who care about them very deeply and it can be difficult for family and friends to understand what motivated their loved one to take their own life. This new book sets out the facts about suicide in a straightforward way in order to help people who are trying to come to terms with their loss or are... more...

  • Culture, Suicide, And The Human Conditionby Marja-Liisa Honkasalo; Miira Tuominen

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95

    Suicide is a puzzling phenomenon. Not only is its demarcation problematic but it also eludes simple explanation. The cultures in which suicide mortality is high do not necessarily have much else in common, and neither is a single mental illness such as depression sufficient to lead a person to suicide. In a word, despite its statistical regularity,... more...

  • The Kidnapping and Murder of Little Skeegie Cashby Robert Alvin Waters; Zack C. Waters

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Informed by thousands of pages of newly released FBI files, The Kidnapping and Murder of Little Skeegie Cash tells the gripping story of the only crime investigated by J. Edgar Hoover himself, the sensational 1938 murder of a five-year-old boy from the Florida Everglades. In his long and storied career, J. Edgar Hoover investigated only one case... more...

  • Crime And Criminal Justice In Modern Germanyby Richard F. Wetzell

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95

    The history of criminal justice in modern Germany has become a vibrant field of research, as demonstrated in this volume. Following an introductory survey, the twelve chapters examine major topics in the history of crime and criminal justice from Imperial Germany, through the Weimar and Nazi eras, to the early postwar years, including case studies... more...

  • In Pursuit of the Good Lifeby Jocelyn Lim Chua

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Once celebrated as a model development for its progressive social indicators, the southern Indian state of Kerala has earned the new distinction as the nation?s suicide capital, with suicide rates soaring to triple the national average since 1990. Rather than an aberration on the path to development and modernity, Keralites understand this crisis to... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Jack the Ripperby Jack Goldstein; Frankie Taylor

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    It is 1888 and the foggy streets of Whitechapel, one of the poorest areas of Victorian London, are gripped by fear. Five women thought have been murdered by the same hand, all but one of their corpses terrifyingly mutilated. But who were these women? And who could the murderer be? This fascinating book contains over one hundred facts about the awful... more...

  • The Costs of Corruptionby Sadika Hameed; Jeremiah Magpile

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 34.99

    Corruption remains a priority area for both the private sector and development implementers. However, there is no consensus on actionable steps toward addressing it on a global level. This issue is especially important in the context of international trade and development as the private sector plays an increasing role in development outcomes. Moreover,... more...

  • The Mad Sculptorby Harold Schechter

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 11.65

    An unputdownable true crime story set in the pulp-fiction obsessed world of 1930s America. On Easter Sunday 1937, Bob Irwin - a handsome, failing sculptor with a history of depression and psychopathic episodes - commited a grisly triple murder. Creeping back to the flat of his ex-landlady in a swish New York borough, Irwin killed her, her lodger,... more...