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  • Gangs of Britain - The Gripping True Stories of the Faces Who Run Britain's Organised Crimeby Wensley Clarkson

    John Blake Publishing 2008; US$ 8.74

    Today's gangsters are streets apart from the old-style gang lords of the Fifties and Sixties. The godfathers of old were seen by many as a stabilising influence. Their power inspired respect and they well and truly kept the underworld in check. The 21st century gangs of Britain are far more shady. Their brutality has spread far and wide and they... more...

  • Generation Me - Revised and Updatedby Jean M. Twenge

    Atria Books 2006; US$ 17.00

    The Associated Press calls them "The Entitlement Generation," and they are storming into schools, colleges, and businesses all over the country. They are today's young people, a new generation with sky-high expectations and a need for constant praise and fulfillment. In this provocative new book, headline-making psychologist and social commentator... more...

  • Analysing Sign Language Poetryby Dr Rachel Sutton-Spence

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 44.00

    This new study is a major contribution to sign language study and to literature generally, looking at the complex grammatical, phonological and morphological systems of sign language linguistic structure and their role in sign language poetry and performance. Chapters deal with repetition and rhyme, symmetry and balance, neologisms, ambiguity, themes,... more...

  • Understanding Social Divisionsby Shaun Best

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 50.00

    The study of social divisions has dominated research within the social sciences since the nineteenth century. Understanding Social Divisions addresses the full range of social divisions in one volume while also considering the nature of social division in itself, in a comprehensive and accessible overview. more...

  • Aging Wellby George E. Vaillant

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 9.99

    In an unprecedented series of studies, Harvard Medical School has followed 824 subjects -- men and women, some rich, some poor -- from their teens to old age. Harvard's George Vaillant now uses these studies -- the most complete ever done anywhere in the world -- and the subjects' individual histories to illustrate the factors involved in reaching... more...

  • Criminology For Dummiesby Steven Briggs

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    Your thorough guide to comprehending and combating crime Are you fascinated by criminology, forensics, and detective work? This you-are-there guide takes you deep into the world of crime, giving you a better understanding of the dark recesses of the criminal mind and how law enforcement officials investigate crime. You'll gain real-world knowledge... more...

  • Pathologies of Powerby Paul Farmer

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.16

    Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of life?and death?in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world?s poor is the most important human rights... more...

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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 9.99

    When news breaks that a convicted murderer, released from prison, has killed again, or that an innocent person has escaped the death chamber in light of new DNA evidence, arguments about capital punishment inevitably heat up. Few controversies continue to stir as much emotion as this one, and public confusion is often the result. This volume brings... more...

  • Model City Bluesby Mandi Isaacs Jackson

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    Model City Blues tells the story of how regular people, facing a changing city landscape, fought for their own model of the ?ideal city? by creating grassroots plans for urban renewal. Filled with vivid descriptions of significant moments in a protracted struggle, it offers a street-level account of organized resistance to institutional plans to... more...

  • High-Risk Patrolby Gerald W. Garner

    Charles C Thomas 2010; US$ 39.95

    This book is designed and intended to help the police officer survive. It provides a general orientation for survival, and details the specifics the intelligent police professional must master in order to survive the many types of potentially risky situations he will be exposed to over a career. The book details everything from searching a prisoner... more...