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  • Police Culture in a Changing Worldby Bethan Loftus

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 39.99

    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...

  • The Cost of Braveryby Allan Sparkes

    Penguin Group Australia 2013; Not Available

    When policeman Allan Sparkes was awarded a Cross of Valour for rescuing a young boy from a flooded drain, he had no idea that the aftermath would lead to a diagnosis of chronic post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. Twenty years of police work ? a career he'd loved ? had taken their toll. He'd already seen two workmates die on the job.... 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...

  • On Fireby Larry Brown

    Algonquin Books 1994; US$ 17.95

    On January 6, 1990, after seventeen years on the job, award-winning novelist Larry Brown quit the Oxford, Mississippi, Fire Department. With three published books to his credit and a fourth nearly finished, he made the risky decision to try life as a full-time writer. On Fire , his first work of nonfiction, looks back on his life as a full-time... more...

  • Against Securityby Harvey Molotch

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    The inspections we put up with at airport gates and the endless warnings we get at train stations, on buses, and all the rest are the way we encounter the vast apparatus of U.S. security. Like the wars fought in its name, these measures are supposed to make us safer in a post?9/11 world. But do they? Against Security explains how these regimes of... more...

  • Heartbreak and Heroismby John Melady

    Dundurn 1997; US$ 14.99

    Accounts of some of the most dramatic search-and-rescue operations ever attempted in Canada. more...

  • Detectives Don't Wear Seat Beltsby Cici McNair

    Center Street 2009; US$ 10.99

    Growing up in Mississippi, Cici McNair was always more the tomboy her mother supported than the Southern belle her father demanded. She escaped her suffocating upbringing the first chance she had to travel the world. Whether working at the Vatican in Rome or consorting with a gunrunner in Haiti, she lived a life of international adventure. When Cici... more...

  • National Intelligence Systemsby Gregory F. Treverton; Wilhelm Agrell

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 78.00

    This book takes stock of the underlying intellectual sub-structure of intelligence. more...

  • Enforcing Police Accountability through Civilian Oversightby Sankar Sen

    SAGE India 2010; US$ 39.95

    This book explores the sensitive issue of police accountability to civilian oversight bodies to control police excesses. At the centre of the discourse lies the tacit acknowledgement that the enormous power and authority invested in the police does leads to corruption and excesses unless adequate checks and balances are installed. The book analyses... more...