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  • Migra!by Kelly Lytle Hernandez

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    This is the untold history of the United States Border Patrol from its beginnings in 1924 as a small peripheral outfit to its emergence as a large professional police force. To tell this story, Kelly Lytle Hernández dug through a gold mine of lost and unseen records stored in garages, closets, an abandoned factory, and in U.S. and Mexican archives.... more...

  • Survival: The inspirational story of the Thredbo disaster's sole survivorby Stuart Diver; Simon Bouda

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2012; US$ 5.11

    "My body is shaking, uncontrollably shuddering. Everything's rattling, crashing down. I'm choking on dust. I can't breathe... I'm coughing, choking. Sal's screaming ..." On the night of July 30th 1997 a landslide shattered the tranquility of Thredbo Village, sweeping away two ski lodges and burying 19 people beneath tonnes of concrete and mud.... more...

  • Avoiding Corporate Breakdownsby LaRue Hosmer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 29.00

    Avoiding Corporate Breakdowns focuses on prescribing a preventative strategy for managerial actors who face economic, social and environmental disasters. Prevention is basically simple, but it will require a considerable broadening in both the nature and the extent of managerial responsibility. more...

  • Nee Nawby Suzi Brent

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available

    Suzi: "Ambulance service, what's the problem?" Caller: "Help! My baby's not breathing!" When you dial 999 for an ambulance, Suzi's could be the voice you hear on the other end of the phone. Working in one of the country's busiest control rooms, it is her job to stay on the phone until the ambulance arrives, and to give instructions... more...

  • Firefightersby Gary McKay

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 27.22

    Firefighters takes an unflinching look at what it means to do the highly dangerous job of saving lives from fire. It is drawn from interviews with over 50 firefighters - from the new recruit on the station house floor to the area director managing thousands of hectares of regional Queensland. Together, the firies recount their personal experiences,... more...

  • Strong of Heartby Thomas Von Essen

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    The Site May 30, 2002 "How will we ever get through this?" is the question I asked on the night of September 11. "How?" Maybe the answer is here, all around me. Not just in the cleanup, not just in the purpose demonstrated by all who came and labored in these months. The answer is in the enduring spirits of all assembled here. That, for me, is... more...

  • A Future for Policing in England and Walesby Timothy Brain

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 71.99

    Encapsulating new policing developments under the Coalition, A Future for Policing in England and Wales examines the major reform proposals and reports brought in since May 2010, including the Winsor Report and the 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review, and analyses what these changes mean for the future of policing in England and Wales. In the 1990s... more...

  • Blackstone's Custody Officers' Manualby Huw Smart

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 71.99

    Blackstone's Custody Officers' Manual is an essential reference and training resource for all custody officers and trainers. All relevant legislation is presented in a clear and concise manner, together with analysis and explanation of the areas of the Codes of Practice that are most commonly misunderstood, to offer a comprehensive treatment... more...

  • Public Orderby John Beggs; George Thomas; Susanna Rickard

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 74.99

    How can police officers engaged in public order policing ensure they act lawfully, secure safe criminal convictions, avoid civil claims and, perhaps most importantly, maintain the peace? Tackling one of the most difficult areas of modern day policing, Public Order: Law and Practice presents practical, straightforward advice that is grounded in the... more...

  • Police Culture in a Changing Worldby Bethan Loftus

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 43.99

    This fascinating new title offers an ethnographical investigation of contemporary police culture based on extensive field work across a range of ranks and units in the UK's police force. By drawing on over 600 hours of direct observation of operational policing in urban and rural areas and interviews with over 60 officers, the author assesses what... more...