By Charles London
Today, in violence-torn areas around the globe, 20 million young ones were uprooted, orphaned, or injured by means of battle, famine, and poverty. this is often their tale . . . and ours.
In this robust and unforgettable book—by turns painful, humorous, terrifying, and triumphant—Charles London takes us into the area of refugee teenagers, celebrating their special talents for survival and mirrored image. Their awesome tales and drawings sit back the blood and contact the guts, supplying an indelible, first hand portrait of the conflict that rages past the headlines.
By Robert Scott
Jesse James Hollywood grew up in L.A.'s upscale West Hills with each possible privilege. via the age of nineteen, he owned a spacious condo, a tricked-out motor vehicle, a closet packed with clothier outfits. His way of life of consuming, partying and getting excessive used to be bankrolled by means of his selected occupation: drug dealing.
In 2000, Ben Markowitz, one other teenager from a "good family," came upon himself with a dope tab he could not pay. A standoff among broker and druggie exploded whilst Hollywood, in addition to William Skidmore and Jesse Rugge, either 20, noticed Ben's brother, Nick, 15, jogging close to his mom and dad' domestic. Witnesses observed the 3 males assault Nick, then shove him right into a van and force off. yet attack and kidnapping have been in basic terms the start. . .
On the final evening of Nick's existence, he was once taken to an remoted region open air Santa Barbara referred to as the Lizard's Mouth. There, he was once shot to dying and buried in a shallow grave. however the tale used to be faraway from over....
By Jon Pahl
It truly is well known that American tradition is either really non secular and exceedingly violent. americans perform non secular groups in excessive numbers, but americans additionally personal weapons at premiums a ways past these of electorate in different industrialized countries. for the reason that September eleven, 2001, U.S. students have understandably mentioned spiritual violence when it comes to terrorist acts, a spotlight that follows U.S. coverage. but, based on Jon Pahl, to spot non secular violence purely with terrorism fails to handle the lengthy heritage of yankee violence rooted in faith during the country’s heritage.
In Empire of Sacrifice, Pahl explains how either one of those targeted good points of yankee tradition interact by way of exploring how structures alongside the strains of age, race, and gender have operated to centralize cultural energy throughout American civil or cultural religions in ways in which don’t constantly seem to be “religious” in any respect. Pahl lines the improvement of those sorts of systemic violence all through American background and focuses an extreme mild at the advanced and sturdy interactions among faith and violence in American heritage, from Puritan Boston to George W. Bush’s Baghdad.
By Christine Barter, David Berridge
Teenagers Behaving Badly? is the 1st book to at once tackle the complexity of peer violence from various disciplines and views. presents very important insights into theoretical figuring out of the problem and produces major and much achieving implications for coverage and perform developmentsBased on updated study facts and contains a few unpublished findings from well-known specialists in multidisciplinary fieldsChallenges many populist and destructive representations of youngster violence and the linked narratives of recent early life as primarily ‘evil’
By Kees Koonings, Dirk Kruijt
This quantity explores contemporary proof of ways partial country failure in Latin the US interacts with new kinds of equipped violence, undermining the democratic consolidations of the previous twenty years. This "new violence" stems from a number of social actors: drug mafias, peasant militias and concrete gangs, the so-called actores armadas, and comprise state-related actors just like the police, army intelligence organizations and paramilitary forces. the consequences comprise either "governance voids"--domains the place the valid country is successfully absent--and the erosion of the means and willingness of kingdom officers to abide through the guideline of legislations themselves. those trends, in flip, threaten the opportunity of a re-installation of authoritarian regimes less than the keep an eye on of political armies or, a minimum of, the unfold of country violence in a single shape or one other. This ebook sees hyperlinks among this cave in of governance and the weakening of nation buildings undertaken within the identify of neoliberal monetary reforms.
By RJ Parker
This e-book is an extraordinary compilation of fifty of the world's such a lot infamous and ruthless Serial Killers, together with: Serial Killers who have been captured, Serial Killings that have been by no means solved, girl Serial Killers, and medical professionals who killed their patients.
Some of the extra notorious situations are: Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Son of Sam, Karla Homolka, Christine Fallings, the golf green River Killer, Dr. H.H. Holmes and the Zodiac.
This ebook additionally comprises: the Black Widows, Cannibals, Unsolved Serial Killings, and many of the different types of Serial Killers as outlined by means of the FBI. The paperback model could be published by way of April 25, 2012.
"RJ Parker writes the main informative and fascinating books, arms down. Unsolved even gave me actual crime i did not already learn about. did not imagine that was once attainable! This writer rocks!"
- Lori Smith (Unsolved Serial Killings)
"Women Who Kill is a fascinating and eclectic file on a few of the nastiest woman murderers ever. He has researched good and provided the reader with a suite of the more odd and peculiar femme fatales than one often unearths in comparable actual Crime compilations."
- William cook dinner (Women Who Kill)
"As constantly, R.J. writes definitively and factually in Case Closed. i used to be surprised in any respect of the "big-name" serial killers who've been stuck. Parker provides us a peek into the lives of serial killers starting from Gacy to Bundy to the quite contemporary discovery of the BTK killer's id. this can be nice stuff, insightful and good written. For any fan of serial killers, R.J.'s paintings is recommended."
- Carl Hose (Case Closed: Serial Killers Captured)
"This booklet is especially emotional and brilliantly written! the writer brings the crimes alive intimately and in a tearful learn of the truth of daily bullying! when you commence analyzing this ebook of horrors but saddening, not just for the sufferers however the killers themselves, you wont are looking to positioned it down. five stars to the RJ Parker for having the phrases and braveness he brings to the pages."
- K.L. Rotunno (School Shootings)
"This publication scared me. you are expecting the top of criteria and integrity with medical professionals, yet those healthcare professional operators are killers! A compelling learn, chalked choked with element and tough to place down."
- Orange County Weekly (Doctors Who Killed)
By Charles L. Johnson
Johnson examines the function of communications and intelligence in policing. in response to an review of a unit in the workplace of the Washington legal professional basic, Johnson demonstrates that info movement within the felony justice method is usually hindered by way of self-interest and an absence of belief among contributors of the legal justice group. Johnson studied humans at a number of accountability degrees, together with neighborhood corrections officials, crime investigators, supervisors, and police chiefs and Sheriffs. The lifestyles of trust-based relationships isn't the in simple terms key to powerful intelligence-led policing. Crime warring parties should also learn how to keep away from silo-thinking and get past the thought that their person attempt is an important component of fixing crimes. finally, corporations need to undertake intelligence collecting services which are suitable with one-another.
By Sharon Block
In a finished exam of rape and its prosecution in British the US among 1700 and 1820, Sharon Block exposes the dynamics of sexual energy on which colonial and early republican Anglo-American society was once dependent. Block analyzes the criminal, social, and cultural implications of greater than 9 hundred documented incidents of sexual coercion and enormous quantities extra extralegal commentaries present in almanacs, newspapers, broadsides, and different print and manuscript assets. Highlighting the distance among stories of coerced intercourse and incidents that have been publicly labeled as rape, Block demonstrates that public definitions of rape have been established much less on what truly occurred than on who used to be concerned. She demanding situations traditional narratives that declare sexual family members among white ladies and black males grew to become racially charged basically within the past due 19th century. Her research extends racial ties to rape again into the colonial interval and past the limits of the southern slave-labor method. Early americans' remedy of rape, Block argues, either enacted and helped to maintain the social, racial, gender, and political hierarchies of a brand new global and a brand new state.