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  • Fair Copby Christine Nixon; Jo Chandler

    Melbourne University Press 2011; US$ 6.65

    Honest and engaging, this memoir reveals Australia's first female chief commissioner's remarkable rise through the police ranks. A police officer for more than 35 years, Christine Nixon shares the pressures of a life in the public eye and coping with difficult aspects of the job, such as losing a colleague in the line of duty. more...

  • Popular Cultureby Marcel Danesi

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 39.50

    Danesi employs the lens of history to explore the relationship between popular culture’s content and the means by which it is delivered. The third edition features new chapters on the commercial context of pop culture and explicitly focused on digital culture, as well as exercises and discussion prompts to deepen understanding. more...

  • The Serial Killer Filesby Harold Schechter

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 23.00

    THE DEFINITIVE DOSSIER ON HISTORY’S MOST HEINOUS! Hollywood’s make-believe maniacs like Jason, Freddy, and Hannibal Lecter can’t hold a candle to real life monsters like John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and scores of others who have terrorized, tortured, and terminated their way across civilization throughout the ages. Now, from the much-acclaimed... more...

  • The Grammar of Societyby Cristina Bicchieri

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    In The Grammar of Society, first published in 2006, Cristina Bicchieri examines social norms, including fairness, cooperation, and reciprocity. more...

  • A Social History of Dyingby Allan Kellehear

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    A Social History of Dying, first published in 2007, examines the major challenges we will face for our eventual deaths. more...

  • How to Break a Terroristby Matthew Alexander; John Bruning

    Free Press 2008; US$ 17.99

    Finding Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, had long been the U.S. military's top priority -- trumping even the search for Osama bin Laden. No brutality was spared in trying to squeeze intelligence from Zarqawi's suspected associates. But these "force on force" techniques yielded exactly nothing, and, in the wake of the Abu Ghraib... more...

  • Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysisby Richard Wortley; Lorraine Mazerolle

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Environmental criminology is a generic label that covers a range of overlapping perspectives. At the core, the various strands of environmental criminology are bound by a common focus on the role that the immediate environment plays in the performance of crime, and a conviction that careful analyses of these environmental influences are the key to... more...

  • The Alcoholic Republicby W.J. Rorabaugh

    Oxford University Press 1981; US$ 12.99

    Recreating America's first fifty intemperate years, when, from 1790 to 1840, Americans drank more alcoholic beverages per capita than at any other time in history, Rorabaugh examines some of the reasons why Americans drank so much more...

  • When Work Disappearsby William Julius Wilson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    Wilson, one of our foremost authorities on race and poverty, challenges decades of liberal and conservative pieties to look squarely at the devastating effects that joblessness has had on our urban ghettos. Marshaling a vast array of data and the personal stories of hundreds of men and women, Wilson persuasively argues that problems endemic to America's... more...

  • The Allure of Toxic Leadersby Jean Lipman-Blumen

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 12.99

    Toxic leaders, both political, like Slobodan Milosevic, and corporate, like Enron's Ken Lay, have always been with us, and many books have been written to explain what makes them tick. Here leadership scholar Jean Lipman-Blumen explains what makes the followers tick, exploring why people will tolerate--and remain loyal to--leaders who are destructive... more...