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  • The SAGE Handbook of International Social Workby Karen H Lyons; Terry Hokenstad; Manohar Pawar; Nathalie Huegler; Nigel Hall

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 75.00

    This Handbook interrogates a key issue in the study of social work worldwide. Edited by the most respected researchers in the field, it brings together a truly international array of contributors. more...

  • Changing the Gameby Norm Phelps

    Lantern Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    In this controversial and timely book, animal liberation activist Norm Phelps argues that the animal rights movement has reached a crisis point. more...

  • Homicideby Leonard Beeghley

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 26.99

    The American homicide rate remains dramatically higher than that in other Western nations. News of a murder has become a routine event. How do we explain such high levels of lethal violence in the world's leading democracy? Echoing Durkheim's Suicide, this book focuses on one important phenomenon to explain larger currents in American society. Leonard... more...

  • Braving the Streetby Irene Glasser; Rae Bridgman

    Berghahn Books 1999; US$ 24.95

    As homelessness continues to plague North America and also becomes more widespread in Europe, anthropologists turn their attention to solving the puzzle of why people in some of the most advanced technological societies in the world are found huddled in a subway tunnel, squatting in a vacant building, living in a shelter, or camping out in an abandoned... more...

  • Criminological Theoriesby Ronald L. Akers

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 170.00

    In Criminological Theories , the noted criminologist Ronald Akers provides thorough description, discussion, and appraisal of the leading theories of crime/delinquent behavior and law/criminal justice - the origin and history of each theory and its contemporary developments and adherents. Akers offers a clear explanation of each theory (the central... more...

  • A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Criminologyby Ronnie Lippens

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 28.00

    This is an 'in a nutshell' guide written in an informal and accessible style. more...

  • Gang Leader for a Dayby Sudhir Venkatesh

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    A New York Times Bestseller Foreword by Stephen J. Dubner, coauthor of Freakonomics When first-year graduate student Sudhir Venkatesh walked into an abandoned building in one of Chicago?s most notorious housing projects, he hoped to find a few people willing to take a multiple-choice survey on urban poverty--and impress his professors with... more...

  • In His Sightsby Kate Brennan

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    What if the man you'd loved for years transformed into a ruthless and relentless tormentor, stealing your freedom, threatening your sanity and your safety? This is not a fictional scenario. It is Kate Brennan's life. A well-respected writer and scholar, Kate was wary of getting involved when she met Paul, a wealthy, charismatic businessman with... more...

  • The Cocaine Kidsby Terry Tempest Williams

    Da Capo Press 1990; US$ 16.50

    "Since 1982, sociologist Terry Williams has spent days, weeks, and months “hanging out? with a teenage cocaine ring in cocaine bars, after-hours clubs, on street corners, in crack houses and in their h" more...

  • Monsterby Aileen Wuornos; Christopher Berry-Dee

    John Blake 2004; US$ 9.99

    Told in her own words, this is the story of serial killer Aileen Wuornos, who was portrayed in an Oscar-winning performance by Charlize Theron in the film Monster. There have been few female serial killers, but Aileen Wuornos, who was executed in 2002, was a remarkable example of this rare breed of death row inmate. All too often, female prostitutes... more...