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Narcotráfico,soberania e relações internacionais no México (P...
by Danillo Avellar Bragança

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Portuguese

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Publication Date

May 22, 2017

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Este texto é o resultado final da pesquisa de mestrado que realizei na Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. O principal objetivo era fornecer elementos ao intenso debate hoje que se trava sobre a importância e validade da Guerra às Drogas, trazendo o caso do México como pano de fundo. O país guarda muitas semelhanças com o Brasil, e entender as lições daquele país quanto ao tratamento do tema das drogas e do tráfico internacional é poder também pensar sobre os mesmos problemas no Brasil. O resultado final que aqui se chega é de que a Guerra às Drogas não tem sucesso e que novas formas de tratamento com o tema precisam ser desenvolvidos.
The Development of Aggression and Violence in Adolescence
by Robert F. Marcus

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English

Pages

178

Publication Date

May 19, 2017

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This book highlights the developmental changes in aggression and violence during adolescence from a uniquely psychological perspective. Developmental changes and risk factors as direct causes for violence and psychopathy have started to receive increased recognition over the last few years, and in this volume Marcus charts these changes against criminological activity. A meta-theoretical model consisting of developmental, personality, and situational factors which are common, or unique, to each form of aggression and violence are offered with research support. Empirically supported by rigorous data studies, this innovative work goes a long way towards addressing the methods of prevention by which we might lower the frequency and prevalence of aggression and violence. Well-researched and timely in its findings, this book will be of special interest to scholars of violence and crime, as well as developmental psychologists. <div><br /></div><div><br /></div>
'SHE IS EVIL!': Madness And Murder In Memphis
by Judith A. Yates

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English

Pages

245

Publication Date

May 16, 2017

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<em>“That woman is evil. She is evil!”</em><br /><br /><b>Ejaz Ahmad was handsome,</b> charismatic, and a self-made businessman. He arrived in the United States from Pakistan determined to fulfill his mother’s dying wish: to come to America, complete his education, and make his mark in the world. Settling in Memphis, Tennessee, Ejaz became owner of several businesses, father to a handsome boy, and a devout Muslim. The only thing missing in his life was a wife, someone special to protect, honor, and love.<br /><br /><b>Leah Ward was a pretty girl, but</b> a prison parolee with a history of drug charges, petty crime, and a questionable past. She led a flotsam life, drifting from town to city to state. When she was introduced to Ejaz Ahmad, she believed she had found the ultimate answer: a place to live, someone to take care of her, and money to spend. But what began idyllic soon became abusive and then dangerous for Ejaz. His friends and family warned him. And in May of 2003 Ejaz paid the ultimate price when family members found his mutilated body in a shed.<br /><br /><b>SHE IS EVIL</b> is a story of trust, abuse, religion, and murder. Of a kind man who tried to help a troubled woman and became the victim of abuse and, eventually, a heinous murder. <br /><br /><b>About The Author:</b><em>Criminologist Judith A. Yates is the award-winning author of “When Nashville Bled” and “The Devil You Know” and Editor of True Crime: Case Files Magazine. She has appeared on numerous talk shows and has lectured, conducted training, and made guest speaking appearances across the United States. After a lifetime of working in law enforcement, Ms. Yates lives in Kentucky.</em><br /><br />Brought to you by <b>WildBlue Press:</b><br /><br />Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wildbluepress/ <br />Twitter: @wildbluepress https://twitter.com/wildbluepress<br />Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/wildbluepress/ <br />Instagram: @wildblue_press https://www.instagram.com/wildblue_press/<br />Website: wildbluepress.com<br />Email: promos@wildbluepress.com <br />Interested Authors: https://wildbluepress.com/about-us/for-interested-authors/ <br />Join our newsletter http://wbp.bz/newsletter for book announcements, deals and contests<br /><br />
Gender and Criminality in Bangla Crime Narratives: Late Nineteent...
by Shampa Roy

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English

Pages

247

Publication Date

June 20, 2017

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This book examines diverse literary writings in Bangla related to crime in late nineteenth and early twentieth century colonial Bengal, with a timely focus on gender. It analyses crime-centred fiction and non-fiction in the region to see how actual or imagined crimes related to women were shaped and fashioned into images and narratives for contemporary genteel readers. The writings have been examined within a social-historical context where gender was a fiercely contested terrain for publicly fought debates on law, sexual relations, reform, and identity as moulded by culture, class, and caste. Both canonized literary writings (like those of Bankim Chatterji) as well as non-canonical, popular writings (of writers who have not received sufficient critical attention) are scrutinised in order to examine how criminal offences featuring women (as both victims and offenders) have been narrated in early manifestations of the genre of crime writing in Bangla. An empowered and thought-provoking study, this book will be of special interest to scholars of criminology and social justice, literature, and gender.
Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass In...
by Lauren-Brooke Eisen

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

December 05, 2017

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When the tough-on-crime politics of the 1980s overcrowded state prisons, private companies saw potential profit in building and operating correctional facilities. Today more than a hundred thousand of the 1.5 million incarcerated Americans are held in private prisons in twenty-nine states and federal corrections. Private prisons are criticized for making money off mass incarceration—to the tune of $5 billion in annual revenue. Based on Lauren-Brooke Eisen’s work as a prosecutor, journalist, and attorney at policy think tanks, <i>Inside Private Prisons</i> blends investigative reportage and quantitative and historical research to analyze privatized corrections in America.<br /><br />From divestment campaigns to boardrooms to private immigration-detention centers across the Southwest, Eisen examines private prisons through the eyes of inmates, their families, correctional staff, policymakers, activists, Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees, undocumented immigrants, and the executives of America’s largest private prison corporations. Private prisons have become ground zero in the anti-mass-incarceration movement. Universities have divested from these companies, political candidates hesitate to accept their campaign donations, and the Department of Justice tried to phase out its contracts with them. On the other side, impoverished rural towns often try to lure the for-profit prison industry to build facilities and create new jobs. Neither an endorsement or a demonization, <i>Inside Private Prisons</i> details the complicated and perverse incentives rooted in the industry, from mandatory bed occupancy to vested interests in mass incarceration. If private prisons are here to stay, how can we fix them? This book is a blueprint for policymakers to reform practices and for concerned citizens to understand our changing carceral landscape.
The Unraveled Secrets of the Coca Leaf: Ava Waddell
by Ava Waddell

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English

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Publication Date

May 20, 2017

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The origin of Coca leaves is dated back roughly 4,000-8,000 years ago which is native to the South America, has been utilized as medicinal herbs as well as a medicine and so-called stimulant in Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Chile and Bolivia, but mainly in Peru and Bolivia. This book is an effort to present the core of unraveled evidence of what is exactly is coca, its contents, findings and details.
Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
by Robert M. Sapolsky

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English

Pages

799

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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Why do we do the things we do?<br /><br />Over a decade in the making, this game-changing book is Robert Sapolsky's genre-shattering attempt to answer that question as fully as perhaps only he could, looking at it from every angle. Sapolsky's storytelling concept is delightful but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: he starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person's reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs, and then hops back in time from there, in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its genetic inheritance.<br /><br />And so the first category of explanation is the neurobiological one. What goes on in a person's brain a second before the behavior happens? Then he pulls out to a slightly larger field of vision, a little earlier in time: What sight, sound, or smell triggers the nervous system to produce that behavior? And then, what hormones act hours to days earlier to change how responsive that individual is to the stimuli which trigger the nervous system? By now, he has increased our field of vision so that we are thinking about neurobiology and the sensory world of our environment and endocrinology in trying to explain what happened.<br /><br />Sapolsky keeps going--next to what features of the environment affected that person's brain, and then back to the childhood of the individual, and then to their genetic makeup. Finally, he expands the view to encompass factors larger than that one individual. How culture has shaped that individual's group, what ecological factors helped shape that culture, and on and on, back to evolutionary factors thousands and even millions of years old.<br /><br />The result is one of the most dazzling tours de horizon of the science of human behavior ever attempted, a majestic synthesis that harvests cutting-edge research across a range of disciplines to provide a subtle and nuanced perspective on why we ultimately do the things we do...for good and for ill. Sapolsky builds on this understanding to wrestle with some of our deepest and thorniest questions relating to tribalism and xenophobia, hierarchy and competition, morality and free will, and war and peace. Wise, humane, often very funny, Behave is a towering achievement, powerfully humanizing, and downright heroic in its own right.
Addicted to Rehab: Race, Gender, and Drugs in the Era of Mass Inc...
by Allison McKim

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English

Pages

226

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July 03, 2017

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<DIV>After decades of the American “war on drugs” and relentless prison expansion, political officials are finally challenging mass incarceration. Many point to an apparently promising solution to reduce the prison population: addiction treatment.<BR />  <BR /> In <I>Addicted to Rehab</I>, Bard College sociologist Allison McKim gives an in-depth and innovative ethnographic account of two such rehab programs for women, one located in the criminal justice system and one located in the private healthcare system—two very different ways of defining and treating addiction. McKim’s book shows how addiction rehab reflects the race, class, and gender politics of the punitive turn. As a result, addiction has become a racialized category that has reorganized the link between punishment and welfare provision. While reformers hope that treatment will offer an alternative to punishment and help women, McKim argues that the framework of addiction further stigmatizes criminalized women and undermines our capacity to challenge gendered subordination. Her study ultimately reveals a two-tiered system, bifurcated by race and class.  <BR />  </DIV>
The Last Verdict
by Jamie Arpin-Ricci

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English

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128

Publication Date

March 23, 2016

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<em><strong>A murdered daughter. 
A son condemned. </strong></em><br /><em><strong>This is the story of the ones left behind…</strong></em><br /><br />Alice Goodman lost her daughter to a brutal murder. She’s fought tirelessly for two decades to see justice served, and the day has finally arrived. After 20 years of anguish and struggle, the much-delayed execution will finally take place. Can Alice find the peace that has long eluded her?<br /><br />Lori Williams knows beyond a doubt that her son isn’t capable of murder, confronting challenge after challenge to find out the truth. But after decades of fighting for justice, Lori is at the end of the line. Will her quest for truth be enough to save her son?<br /><br />In a style that is equal parts John Grisham and Jodi Picoult "The Last Verdict" is a moving story about two strong women who suffer unimaginable loss in pursuit of justice and how their paths come together in the most unexpected way. Praised by bestselling authors and Hollywood stars, this is a novel that will change the way you see the world.
Forensic Analysis and DNA in Criminal Investigations and Cold Cas...
by , Peter Vronsky Ph.D.

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

October 04, 2015

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"A first-class introduction and secular guide to the complexities and history of forensic science." <br />-- <b>BOOKLIST </b><br /> <br />With its clear explanations, this book is intended as a guide and reference to forensic techniques for true crime readers, mystery fans, arm-chair sleuths, front-line police officers, criminal attorneys, journalists, and crime authors. This encyclopedic book is a must read for any true crime aficionado. <br /><hr /> <br />"In 'Forensic Analysis and DNA in Criminal Investigations: Including Cold Cases Solved' bestselling true crime author RJ Parker takes the reader on an exciting tour behind the scenes and into the laboratory of forensic science. The book offers a fascinating history of forensic science and its key contributors. As always, Parker keeps the reader on the edge of his/her seat as he explains how forensic science and DNA analysis helped to solve complex and confounding cold cases. This book is a must read for anyone interested in the evolving science of criminal investigations. A fascinating book!"<br />--<b>Dr. Scott Bonn</b> author of 'Why We Love Serial Killers: The Curious Appeal of the World's Most Savage Murderers'<br /> <br /><b>Forensic Facts and Cold Cases - thanks to DNA analysis and new techniques, many cases once thought hopeless are being resolved.</b><br /> <br /><h2>Also available in Paperback and Audiobook editions</h2><br /><hr /><br /><b>Dr. RJ Parker, PhD</b> is an award-winning and bestselling true crime author and publisher of RJ Parker Publishing. Inc. He has written 22 true crime books which are available in eBook, paperback and audiobook editions and have sold in over 100 countries. He holds Certifications in Serial Crime and Criminal Profiling. Parker amazes his readers with top notch writing and idealist research. The Canadian writer has a better grasp of criminology and the psyche of a serial killer's mind than most people who spend a lifetime in a professional field chasing criminals and diabolic fiends.<br />----------<br /><b>Dr. Peter Vronsky, PhD</b> is an author, filmmaker and investigative historian. He is the author of two definitive bestselling books on the history and psychopathology of serial homicide, Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters (2004) and Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters (2007). Vronsky is also a historian of espionage, insurgency and military history. His most recent book is Ridgeway : The American Fenian Invasion and the Forgotten 1866 Battle that Made Canada (Penguin Books: 2011) an investigative account of the hidden history of Canada's first modern battle and the Irish Fenian insurgency.

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