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

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2012; US$ 4.55

    "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...

  • To Protect and To Serveby David Weisburd; Thomas Feucht; Idit Hakimi; Lois Mock; Simon Perry

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 109.00

    The threat of terrorism is a key issue in police agencies worldwide. This unique book brings together American and Israeli policing scholars who pool their knowledge to shed light on recent developments in policing and what future trends to expect. more...

  • 7-7by Crispin Black

    Gibson Square 2010; US$ 5.82

    How could a moment of triumph about the Olympic Bid turn into a catastrophe? These terrible events follow on the continuing revelations that the intelligence reports that were the government's basis for the invasion of Iraq were deeply flawed and the recent admission by the Ministry of Defence that it failed to foresee the size and ferocity of the... more...

  • The Accidental Systemby Michael D Reagan

    Westview Press 1999; US$ 25.99

    An insightful policy study that shows that in the American political context, health care is neither exclusively a public right nor a private privilege. 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...

  • Alphavilleby Michael Codella; Bruce Bennett

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 7.12

    Welcome to Alphabet City, Manhattan's most crime-ridden neighbourhood with murder, rape and violence hitting record levels the streets, fuelled by a drug problem that?s got the city by the throat. It was into this vision of hell that Mike Codella and his partner Gio stepped in 1988, two plainclothes narcs expected just to pull a few street arrests... more...

  • The American Police Novelby Leroy Lad Panek

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2003; US$ 39.95

    The American police novel emerged soon after World War II and by the end of the century it was one of the most important forms of American crime fiction. The vogue for either Holmesian genius or the plucky amateur detective dominated mystery fiction until mid-century; the police hero offered a way to make the traditional mystery story contemporary.... more...

  • Are Cops Racist?by Heather MacDonald

    Ivan R. Dee 2010; US$ 17.99

    False charges of racial profiling threaten to obliterate the crime-fighting gains of the last decade, especially in America's inner cities. This is the message of Heather Mac Donald's new book, in which she brings her special brand of tough and honest journalism to the current war against the police. The anti-profiling crusade, she charges, thrives... more...

  • Aviation Security Engineeringby Rainer Kölle; Garik Markarian; Alex Tartar

    Artech House 2011; US$ 120.00

    Filling a critical gap in aviation engineering literature, this unique and timely resource provides you with a thorough introduction to aviation system security. It enables you to understand the challenges the industry faces and how they are being addressed. You get a complete analysis of the current aviation security standards ARINC 811, ED-127 and... more...

  • Being There When It Countsby George W. Doherty

    Loving Healing Press Inc 2010; US$ 11.95

    Will You Be There When it Counts? "Being There When It Counts" is what Disaster Mental Health Services (DMHS) teams try hardest to achieve before, during and following disasters, critical incidents, crises, and terrorist activities. Although a relatively new field, these teams have quickly become an integral part of disaste more...