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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 17.99
If our society is the most technologically sophisticated on Earth, then why can't we protect ourselves from terrorists and other threats to our safety and security? This is the question that frustrates?and scares?all of us today, and the answers have proved maddeningly elusive. Until now. Through dramatic, enlightening, and often entertaining narratives,... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00
Coercion or negative sanctions to deter terrorism have little effect and in some important instances are even counterproductive, claims Frey (economics, U. of Zurich), and it is time to consider alternatives to the anti-terrorist policy undertaken by major powers throughout the world. more...
- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 45.00 US$ 38.70
Every day there are new stories of gang-related crime: from the proliferation of illegal weapons in the streets and children dealing drugs in their schools, to innocent bystanders caught in the crossfire of never-ending gang wars. Once considered an urban phenomenon, gang violence is mermeating American life, spreading to the suburbs and bringing the... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 17.00
?This is at the top of my list for best books on terrorism.??Jessica Stern, author of Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill How can the most powerful country in the world feel so threatened by an enemy infinitely weaker than we are? How can loving parents and otherwise responsible citizens join terrorist movements? How can anyone... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2000; US$ 70.00
The story of the Lockerbie tragedy from the build-up of the terrorist threat in the summer of 1988 to the indictment of Libyan agents for their part in the bombing. It examines the facts surrounding the sabotage of the flight and the weaknesses in Pan Am's communication and management policies. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 55.00
A legal scholar details the creation and function of the Homeland Security Department, placing it in historical context. Some question whether the powers granted the department are too broad and dangerously curtail civil liberties. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00
David Dornstein was twenty-five years old, with dreams of becoming a great writer, when he boarded Pan Am Flight 103 on December 21, 1988. Thirty-eight minutes after takeoff, a terrorist bomb ripped the plane apart over Lockerbie, Scotland. Almost a decade later, Ken Dornstein set out to solve the riddle of his older brother?s life, using the notebooks... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 118.00
This book contains the proceedings of the 31st International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies convened in Erice, Italy, on May 7?12, 2004. World leaders in their fields of Science, directors of National Laboratories, advisors to Presidents, Defence Secretaries and high-level diplomats converged at the event. Together, they offer different... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 75.00
Sure to entertain and inform, The Encyclopedia of International Organized Crime is the first comprehensive reference to organized crime in the global era and the world's most notorious crime syndicates. Whether their business is counterfeiting, prostituting, gambling, smuggling, extorting, or thieving, this book covers all the major criminal groups,... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 46.00
Introduces political violence in the context of sociological and criminological debates. This book distinguishes between political violence from below, and political violence from above. It discusses and critiques the contribution of criminological theory to understanding political violence. It examines the development of a criminology of war. more...