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  • Lost in Care - The True Story of a Forgotten Childby Jimmy Holland; Stephen Richards

    John Blake Publishing 2007; US$ 7.28

    Jimmy Holland was born into a family suffering at the hands of their drunk and abusive father. At the age of just two weeks, he was placed into care. The beginning of a life lived in a constantly changing environment of homes, authorities and institutions began. Let down and frequently abused, it wasn't long before Jimmy strayed onto the wrong side... more...

  • Debating the Death Penaltyby Hugo Adam Bedau; Paul G. Cassell

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 13.99

    Experts on both side of the issue--including Paul Cassell, Alexander Kozinski, Louis Pojman, Stephen Bright, Hugo Bedau, Bryan Stevenson, Joshua Marquis, and Governor George Ryan--speak out both for and against capital punishment and the rationale behind their individual beliefs. more...

  • Hell's Angelby Sonny Barger

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    Narrated by the visionary founding member, Hell's Angel provides a fascinating all-access pass to the secret world of the notorious Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. Sonny Barger recounts the birth of the original Oakland Hell's Angels and the four turbulent decades that followed. Hell's Angel also chronicles the way the HAMC revolutionized the look... more...

  • Crime, War, and Global Traffickingby Christine Jojarth

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 36.00

    Asks whether governments choose the best institutional designs to enable effective measures against criminal trafficking. more...

  • The Wagon and Other Stories from the Cityby Martin Preib

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    Martin Preib is an officer in the Chicago Police Department?a beat cop whose first assignment as a rookie policeman was working on the wagon that picks up the dead. Inspired by Preib?s daily life on the job, The Wagon and Other Stories from the City chronicles the outer and inner lives of both a Chicago cop and the city itself. The book follows... more...

  • Righteous Dopefiendby Philippe Bourgois; Jeffrey Schonberg

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    This powerful study immerses the reader in the world of homelessness and drug addiction in the contemporary United States. For over a decade Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg followed a social network of two dozen heroin injectors and crack smokers on the streets of San Francisco, accompanying them as they scrambled to generate income through burglary,... more...

  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    The New Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling... more...

  • Effective Physical Securityby Lawrence Fennelly

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 63.95

    Effective Physical Security, Fourth Edition is a best-practices compendium that details the essential elements to physical security protection. The book contains completely updated sections that have been carefully selected from the authors? work that set the standard: Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention, Fifth Edition. Designed... more...

  • Natural Born Celebritiesby David Schmid

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 22.50

    Jeffrey Dahmer. Ted Bundy. John Wayne Gacy. Over the past thirty years, serial killers have become iconic figures in America, the subject of made-for-TV movies and mass-market paperbacks alike. But why do we find such luridly transgressive and horrific individuals so fascinating? What compels us to look more closely at these figures when we really... more...