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  • Understanding Political Violenceby Vincent Ruggiero

    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...

  • The Boy Who Fell Out of the Skyby Ken Dornstein

    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...

  • Terror, Terrorism, and the Human Conditionby Charles P. Webel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 80.00

    This book is an attempt to clarify the often murky connections between terrorism, terrorists, and terror. It is designed for the general educated audience interested in recent events, the history leading up to them, and the prospects for dealing with the after effects. more...

  • Managing Displacementby Jennifer Hyndman

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 75.00

    In this analysis of how refugee relief services work in places such as Kenya and Somalia, Hyndman uses unique insider knowledge both to challenge the political and cultural assumptions of current humanitarian practices and to expose the distancing strategies that characterize present operations. more...

  • The Organized Crime Communityby Frank Bovenkerk; Michael Levi

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 151.49

    In his social investigative writings on "the serious crime community" which describes the loose merger of corporate interests, organized crime and political crime, professor Alan A. Block of Penn State University has proven to be one of the most inspiring criminologists in the field. An international group of pupils and friends dedicate this book... more...

  • "I Heard You Paint Houses"by Charles Brandt

    Steerforth Press 2008; US$ 12.99

    "I Heard You Paint Houses" will soon be a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese. The working title for the movie is "The Irishman". The first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran were, "I heard you paint houses." To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the walls and floors.... more...

  • The Fight Against Terrorism and Crisis Management in the Western Balkansby I. Prezelj

    IOS Press 2008; US$ 161.00

    Terrorism is not the only threat that causes the emergence of crises. The so-called 'crisification' of our security environment also seems to be rising due to many other factors. Such an environment is generating many crises related to politico-military conflicts, natural disasters, infectious diseases, information disruptions, ethnic or religious... more...

  • McMafiaby Misha Glenny

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the deregulation of international financial markets in 1989, governments and entrepreneurs alike became intoxicated by dreams of newly opened markets. But no one could have foreseen that the greatest success story to arise from these events would be the worldwide rise of organized... more...

  • Outcasts Unitedby Warren St. John

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    BONUS: This edition contains a reader's guide. The extraordinary tale of a refugee youth soccer team and the transformation of a small American town Clarkston, Georgia, was a typical Southern town until it was designated a refugee settlement center in the 1990s, becoming the first American home for scores of families in flight from the world?s... more...

  • Social Dynamics of Global Terrorism and Prevention Policiesby N. ăabuk Kaya; A. Erdemir

    IOS Press 2008; US$ 161.00

    Over the course of the first decade of the third millennium, terrorism has become a phenomenon that no state, society, or individual can afford to ignore. Particularly in the post-9/11 world, terrorism has not only turned into an ubiquitous fact and an omnipresent spectacle but also an alarming global concern. It is, nevertheless, surprising for many... more...