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  • Heistby Jeff Diamant

    Sourcebooks 2015; US$ 14.99

    The bizarre true story of the criminals behind the second-largest bank heist in American history. One night in a small North Carolina town, a down-on-his-luck guard at Loomis Fargo manages to steal $17 million-literally more than one ton of cash. Despite being caught on camera wheeling the money from the vault to the getaway van, David Ghantt makes... more...

  • Black Massby Dick Lehr; Gerard O'Neill

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 15.99

    A new edition of the riveting New York Times and Boston Globe bestseller, updated with a new chapter on the capture of notorious gangster Whitey Bulger more...

  • We Believe the Childrenby Richard Beck

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 26.99

    In the 1980s in California, New Jersey, and New York, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Ohio, and elsewhere, daycare workers were arrested, charged, tried, and convicted of committing horrible sexual crimes against the children they cared for. These crimes, prosecutors said, had gone undetected for years, and their brutality... more...

  • Pan-African Issues in Drugs and Drug Controlby Professor Anita Kalunta-Crumpton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    Popular ?war on drugs? rhetoric postulates drug use in the West as the product of the drug production and trafficking roles of non-western societies and non-western peoples within and outside the West. In such rhetoric, African societies and people of African descent in Africa and in Diaspora have received criticisms for their respective roles in... more...

  • Murder in the Familyby Dan Buchanan

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 12.99

    In the 1850s, Dr. William Henry King murdered his wife and nearly got away with it. His capture, trial, and shocking execution riveted the countryside, but left questions that still linger. Now, based on original documents from witnesses, forensics, and sensational media coverage, Dan Buchanan finally lays bare the whole story of the King case. more...

  • Crime Incorporatedby William Balsamo; George Carpozi

    New Horizon Press 2015; US$ 15.95

    Based on previously unavailable information and nearly two decades of research, Crime Incorporated reveals for the first time all the unsavoury facts of the Mob's bloody evolution from a gang of uncouth, bumbling killers into the highly organized, smoothly running 'corporation' it is today. William Balsamo, great-nephew of the first godfather,... more...

  • A History of Heistsby Jerry Clark; Ed Palattella

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 35.99

    As long as the United States has banks, robbers will try to steal from them. A History of Heists details trends in bank robbery, including how advances in law enforcement and security have foiled many bandits. The ostensible goal of every bank robbery is to get the money, but it is a crime that often has a strong hold on the popular imagination.... more...

  • Nonclinical Assessment of Abuse Potential for New Pharmaceuticalsby Carrie Markgraf; Thomas Hudzik; David Compton

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 149.95

    Nonclinical Assessment of Abuse Potential for New Pharmaceuticals offers a complete reference on the current international regulatory guidelines and details best practice methodology for the three standard animal models used to evaluate abuse potential: physical dependence, self-administration and drug discrimination. This book also includes chapters... more...

  • Tackling Child Sexual Abuseby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Child sexual abuse can cause significant physical and emotional harm to a child, which lasts into adulthood. What are the myths and misunderstandings about child sexual abuse? The book explores the prevalence, forms and impacts of child sexual abuse, and the responses to disclosure of child abuse by children and survivors. How can society break the... more...

  • Narrative Criminologyby Lois Presser; Sveinung Sandberg

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    Stories are much more than a means of communication?stories help us shape our identities, make sense of the world, and mobilize others to action. In  Narrative Criminology , prominent scholars from across the academy and around the world examine stories that animate offending. From an examination of how criminals understand certain types of crime... more...