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- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 59.00
In the decades before the Civil War, the miserable living conditions of New York City's lower east side nurtured the gangs of New York. This book tells the story of the Bowery Boys, one gang that emerged as part urban legend and part street fighters for the city's legions of young workers. Poverty and despair led to a gang culture that was easily politicized,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00
While, not discounting the potency of the radical Islamic religious discourse in fuelling the contemporary wave of terrorism, this book makes an attempt to explain terrorism in China as an ethno-nationalist conflict rooted in issues involving minority identity. However, a largely domestic conflict is being hijacked by the radical Islamists. more...
Mad Dog - They Shot Me in the Head, They Gave Me Cyanide and They Stabbed Me, But I'm Still StandingJohn Blake Publishing 2009; US$ 5.82
Johnny Adair was born in the Shankhill Road area of Belfast, Northern Ireland. The youngest of seven children he was raised a Protestant. As a teenager Johnny and his gang would roam the streets looking for Catholics for no other reason then religion and he bears many scars and war wounds from endless street battles. A young Loyalist, Johnny earned... more...
- John Blake 2009; US$ 5.99
Johnny "Mad Dog" Adair earned his reputation as a paramilitary leader seeking freedom and peace in Northern Ireland. The authorities hold him responsible for 41 murders and he became known as the most feared and infamous terrorist of them all. Now, he breaks his silence to tell his true story about fighting for what he truly believes in—peace... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 134.95
In a protracted displacement situation, refugees are sequestered in camps without right of mobility or employment; their lives remain on hold and stagnate in a state of limbo for a long period. Featuring case studies by experts in the field, this book reviews the situation and results of research and policies that have left refugees as a forgotten... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 6.95
In 1985, President Ronald Reagan received a group of bearded turban-wearing men who looked like they came from another century. After receiving them in the White House, Reagan spoke to the press, referring to his foreign guests as "freedom fighters." These were the Afghan mujahideen. In August 1998, another American president ordered missile strikes... more...
- Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 45.95
Organized Crime in Our Times provides readers with a clear understanding of organized crime, including its definition and causes, how it is categorized under the law, models to explain its persistence, and the criminal justice response to organized crime, including investigation, prosecution, defense, and sentencing. This book organizes information... more...
- Campus Verlag 2012; US$ 39.33
Terrorismus, so die Grundthese dieses Bandes, ist ein kommunikativer Akt. Die Gewalt ist kein Selbstzweck, sondern soll Botschaften transportieren und maximale Aufmerksamkeit erzielen. Die Beiträge des Bandes untersuchen die kommunikative Verflechtung terroristischer Gewalt mit staatlichem Handeln und der Mediengesellschaft. Analysiert werden Attentate... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00
What is organized crime? This question has generated many responses over the decades from scholars, governments, the media, pop culture, and organized criminals themselves. Layered one on top of the other, these answers cumulatively created a "Mafia Mystique" that dominated discourse until after the end of the Cold War, when transnational... more...