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  • Hunting Humansby Elliott Leyton

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 24.99

    In this classic study, Elliott Leyton challenges the conventional idea of serial murderers as deranged madmen. He explores the twisted ? but comprehensible ? motives of a half-dozen notorious killers: Edmund Emil Kemper, Theodore Robert Bundy, Albert DeSalvo (?The Boston Strangler?), David Richard Berkowitz (?Son of Sam?), Mark James Robert Essex,... more...

  • The Establishmentby Owen Jones

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.38

    Spectator, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman, Guardian, Observer, Independent Books of the Year 2014 In The Establishment Owen Jones, author of the international bestseller Chavs , offers a biting critique of the British Establishment and a passionate plea for democracy Behind our democracy lurks a powerful but unaccountable network... more...

  • Understanding Global Slaveryby Kevin Bales

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    Although slavery is illegal throughout the world, we learned from Kevin Bales's highly praised exposé, Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy, that more than twenty-seven million people?in countries from Pakistan to Thailand to the United States--are still trapped in bondage. With this new volume, Bales, the leading authority on modern... more...

  • True Notebooksby Mark Salzman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    In 1997 Mark Salzman, bestselling author Iron and Silk and Lying Awake , paid a reluctant visit to a writing class at L.A.?s Central Juvenile Hall, a lockup for violent teenage offenders, many of them charged with murder. What he found so moved and astonished him that he began to teach there regularly. In voices of indelible emotional presence,... more...

  • Poverty and Social Exclusionby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    Poverty persists in Australia despite the opportunities available in such an affluent country. How is poverty in Australia defined? What is absolute poverty as opposed to relative poverty, and who are the affected groups in our community? What are the causes of poverty? At a time when the national economy has avoided the major impacts of a global recession,... more...

  • Research Methods: The Basicsby Nicholas Walliman

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 25.95

    Research Methods: The Basics is an accessible, user-friendly introduction to the different aspects of research theory, methods and practice. Structured in two parts, the first covering the nature of knowledge and the reasons for research, and the second the specific methods used to carry out effective research, this book covers: Structuring... more...

  • The [Oxford] Handbook of Crime Preventionby Brandon C. Welsh; David P. Farrington

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 149.99

    How can a society prevent-not deter, not punish-but prevent crime? Criminal justice prevention, commonly called crime control, aims to prevent crime after an initial offence has been commited through anything from an arrest to a death penalty sentence. These traditional means have been frequently examined and their efficacy just as frequently questioned.... more...

  • Your Research Projectby Nicholas Walliman

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 44.00

    Essential reading for students at all levels across the social sciences who want a lively, straightforward guide to planning their research project. more...

  • Social Network Analysisby Stanley Wasserman; Katherine Faust

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 52.00

    Covers methods for the analysis of social networks and applies them to examples. more...

  • The Qualitative Dissertationby Maria Piantanida; Noreen B. Garman

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 41.95

    Focused on making reflection an integral part of the journey, this updated resource guides readers through the process of researching, writing, and defending a qualitative dissertation. more...