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  • No Tears for a Tough Guy: Chopper 6by Mark Brandon "Chopper" Read; Mark Brandon Read

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2012; US$ 10.22

    'I've known a hundred good street fighters and a thousand not so good ones. But in a lifetime I've met only a handful of freak street fighters, the best of the best. They all died young. The freaks always do.' For more than 25 years Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read preyed on Australia's underbelly. Chopper was the criminal all other criminals feared,... more...

  • Gang Leader for a Dayby Sudhir Venkatesh

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 12.99

    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... more...

  • The Detection of Deception in Forensic Contextsby Pär Anders Granhag; Leif A. Strömwall

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 44.00

    Cutting edge account of the field of deception detection ideal for academics, students and professionals. more...

  • Columbineby Dave Cullen

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    On April 20, 1999, two boys left an indelible stamp on the American psyche. Their goal was simple: to blow up their school, Oklahoma-City style, and to leave "a lasting impression on the world." Their bombs failed, but the ensuing shooting defined a new era of school violence-irrevocably branding every subsequent shooting "another Columbine." When... more...

  • Ghost in the Wiresby Kevin Mitnick; William L. Simon; Steve Wozniak

    Little, Brown and Company 2011; US$ 12.99

    Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world's biggest companies--and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled... more...

  • The Fatal Shoreby Robert Hughes

    Random House 2010; US$ 18.90

    In 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonize Australia. An epic description of the brutal transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian Britain into a horrific penal system which was to be the precursor to the Gulag and was the origin of Australia. The Fatal... more...

  • Effective Police Supervisionby Harry W. More; Larry S. Miller

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 66.95

    Good police officers are often promoted into supervisory positions with little or no training for what makes a good manager. Effective Police Supervision is a core text used in college-level classes on supervisory practices in criminal justice. This popular book combines behavioral theory with case studies that allow the reader to identify and resolve... more...

  • Codes of the Underworldby Diego Gambetta

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 23.95

    How do criminals communicate with each other? Unlike the rest of us, people planning crimes can't freely advertise their goods and services, nor can they rely on formal institutions to settle disputes and certify quality. They face uniquely intense dilemmas as they grapple with the basic problems of whom to trust, how to make themselves trusted, and... more...

  • Effective Police Supervision STUDY GUIDEby Larry S. Miller; Michael C. Braswell

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 23.95

    Good police officers are often promoted into supervisory positions with little or no training for what makes a good manager. Effective Police Supervision is positioned to be the core text in college-level classes on supervisory practices in criminal justice and will provide students with an understanding of the group behaviors and organizational... more...

  • Stop and Searchby Leanne Weber; Ben Bowling

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 144.00

    Police powers to stop, question and search people in public places, and the way these powers are exercised, is a contentious aspect of police-community relations, and a key issue for criminological and policing scholarship, and for public debate about liberty and security more generally. Whilst monitoring and controlling minority populations has always... more...