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Girls in Trouble with the Law (Paperback, Annotated Ed): Laurie Schaffner Girls in Trouble with the Law (Paperback, Annotated Ed)
Laurie Schaffner
R599 Discovery Miles 5 990 Within 7 - 11 working days

"Girls in Trouble with the Law offers readers a brilliant window for re-viewing the gender, race, and class politics of juvenile justice. Readers will be filled with outrage, and yet fueled by Schaffner's passionate sense of possibility and vision for 'what must be.'"--Michelle Fine, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, The Graduate Center, CUNY "This is a superb work, intermingling poetry, narrative, interviews, and examples to create a fascinating overview of what girls experience in the juvenile corrections system, as well as how they are perceived by the people entrusted with their care. Schaffner's book is well-conceived and beautifully written."--Lynn Chancer, author of High Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes In Girls in Trouble with the Law, sociologist Laurie Schaffner takes us inside female detention centers and explores the worlds of those who are incarcerated. Across the country, she finds that an overwhelming majority of young women are from ethnic or racial minority groups, and most have experienced some form of sexual or physical assault. Focusing on the girls' experiences of violence and the inequities of the juvenile corrections system, Schaffner explores three central questions. How have changing social norms of sexuality and emotional expression influenced adolescent girls' trangressions? What do authority, consent, and choice mean to urban women in trouble? How do they experience and understand violent episodes in their lives? Offering a critical assessment of what she describes as a gender-archaic juvenile legal system, Schaffner makes a compelling argument that current policies do not go far enough to empower disadvantaged girls so that they can overcome the social limitations of gender, sexual, and racial/ethnic discrimination that continue to plague young women growing up in the contemporary United States. Laurie Schaffner is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A Volume in the Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies, edited by Myra Bluebond-Langner.

Crimes of Passion (Hardcover, New edition): Colin Wilson, Damon Wilson Crimes of Passion (Hardcover, New edition)
Colin Wilson, Damon Wilson
R431 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R118 (27%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Jealousy, revenge and lust are among the oldest motives for murder. When passions run high, spurned lovers can act without a thought for the consequence. All it takes is a kitchen knife, a heavy object from the mantelpiece or a gun from the bedside cabinet..."Crimes of Passion" chronicles over 150 emotionally charged cases in which the heart ruled the head, invariably with fatal consequence. Some are spur-of-the-moment rages from betrayed partners that have elicited sympathy from judge and jury; others are more carefully planned acts of revenge and spite that have shown and received no mercy. "Crimes of Passion" covers cases form all over the world including Thompson and Bywaters, Snyder and Gray, Ruth Ellis, Howard Jacobson, Lorena Bobbitt, Susan Smith, Jane Andrews, Bertrand Cantat and Scott Peterson. The result is a chilling and compelling insight into the tortured minds of some of crime's most infamous characters.

Operation Playboy - Playboy Surfers Turned International Drug Lords - The Explosive True Story (Paperback): Kathryn Bonella Operation Playboy - Playboy Surfers Turned International Drug Lords - The Explosive True Story (Paperback)
Kathryn Bonella 1
R219 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R41 (19%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Sex. Drugs. Danger. Death. FROM THE ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF BESTSELLERS HOTEL KEROBOKAN AND SNOWING IN BALI This is the adrenaline-pumping story of the world's most audacious drug runners and the police hunt, 'Operation Playboy', to track them down. These drug-running playboys travel the globe: they ski in Europe, surf in Bali, hook up with celebrity models and live in five-star hotels. They are 24/7 party boys with brass balls, steely nerves and reckless ambitions. They pay for their high-risk, hedonistic lifestyle by trafficking cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana on international flights and through the world's biggest airports. But to ride the wave you have to roll the dice. And in this game a bust means prison - or even a firing squad. A Brazilian cop is watching closely, determined to close the net. With a small team, he battles corrupt colleagues and bent judges to learn the secrets of the playboys and bring about their downfall. Celebrated true-crime writer and journalist Kathryn Bonella has travelled the world to collect first-person testimony from an international network of mules and their bosses, as well as from the elite cops who are hot on their trail. The result is a page-turning, white-knuckle thriller - the true story of a manhunt codenamed OPERATION PLAYBOY.

Drug Warrior - My Life Bringing Down America's Biggest Drug Lords (Paperback): Jack Riley Drug Warrior - My Life Bringing Down America's Biggest Drug Lords (Paperback)
Jack Riley; Contributions by Mitch Weiss 1
R222 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R54 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

'I WANTED TO SEND A MESSAGE TO THE CARTELS. WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE. WE KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING. WE'RE GOING TO MAKE IT HARD FOR YOU. BUT AS I WOULD SOON FIND OUT, THEY WERE GOING TO MAKE IT HARD FOR ME, TOO.' Infiltrating cartels and bringing down international drug lords since his days in 1980s Chicago, Jack Riley was one of the best agents the Drug Enforcement Administration had ever had. But when he moved to the border town of El Paso, he was on the front line of the battle against Mexican cartels waging war just miles away. His brief was to capture the DEA's deadliest target: El Chapo. For over twenty years, Riley had seen the fear and bloodshed that Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Loera and his Sinaloa Cartel had caused, whilst the availability of drugs on American streets had exploded. Soon after arriving in El Paso, Riley found himself entangled in America's most deadly feud, and a bounty on his head. . . Drug Warrior is a thrilling journey into a life spent at the heart of America's drug wars, including the opioids crisis now ravaging its heartland, and a unique insight into the DEA's operation to finally bring its long-time nemesis to justice.

Profiling Serial Killers - And Other Crimes in South Africa (Paperback): Micki Pistorius Profiling Serial Killers - And Other Crimes in South Africa (Paperback)
Micki Pistorius
R250 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R50 (20%) Within 4 - 8 working days

The science of profiling is relatively new, having first been tried in the United States in the 1940s. However, it took about another twenty years of development and refinement before it became recognised as an investigative tool in the apprehension of criminals. Profiling can be described as an 'educated attempt to provide investigative agencies with specific information about the type of individual who could have committed a particular crime'. Nowadays it is utilised with other sound investigative techniques. Profiling serial killers and other crimes in South Africa contains a introduction to the subject, followed by chapters (with case studies) on serial killers, pyromaniacs, rapists, child molesters, stalkers, and white collar crime and intelligence profiling.

Just Mercy - a story of justice and redemption (Paperback): Bryan Stevenson Just Mercy - a story of justice and redemption (Paperback)
Bryan Stevenson
R236 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R53 (22%) In stock

Named a Book of the Year by the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Esquire, and Time The US has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. One in every 15 people born there today is expected to go to prison. For black men this figure rises to one in 3. And Death Row is disproportionately black, too. Bryan Stevenson grew up poor in the racially segregated South. His innate sense of justice made him a brilliant young lawyer, and one of his first defendants was Walter McMillian, a black man sentenced to die for the murder of a white woman - a crime he insisted he didn't commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, startling racial inequality, and legal brinksmanship - and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. At once an unforgettable account of an idealistic lawyer's coming of age and a moving portrait of the lives of those he has defended, Just Mercy is an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice.

Gang War - The Inside Story Of The Manchester Gangs (Paperback, New edition): Peter Walsh Gang War - The Inside Story Of The Manchester Gangs (Paperback, New edition)
Peter Walsh
R191 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R42 (22%) Within 7 - 12 working days
Criminological Theory - Context and Consequences (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): J.Robert Lilly, Francis T. Cullen, Richard... Criminological Theory - Context and Consequences (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
J.Robert Lilly, Francis T. Cullen, Richard A. Ball
R2,154 R1,517 Discovery Miles 15 170 Save R637 (30%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The seventh edition of Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences builds on its prior success with updated coverage of criminological theory and a fresh look at policy implications. The new edition continues to offer a rich introduction to how scholars analyze crime in a clear, accessible text which moves readers beyond commonsense knowledge of crime to a deeper understanding of the importance of theory in shaping crime control policies. This thoroughly revised edition covers traditional and contemporary theory within a larger sociological and historical context, and offers diverse coverage of major criminological theories includes perspectives ranging from biosocial theories to cultural criminology. The development of theories is covered within a broader sociological and historical context. The authors explore policy implications and applications. Chapter-opening photos of key theorists help motivate the discussions that follow, while a unique chapter on white collar crime is indicative of the comprehensive theory coverage offered in this book.

Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar - The Shocking True Story of the Notorious Drug Lord from the Woman Who Knew Him Best (Paperback,... Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar - The Shocking True Story of the Notorious Drug Lord from the Woman Who Knew Him Best (Paperback, Main)
Virginia Vallejo; Translated by Megan McDowell 1
R290 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R58 (20%) Within 4 - 8 working days

VIRGINIA VALLEJO: Top Colombian television journalist, cover model and socialite PABLO ESCOBAR: Head of the Medellin cartel, the founder of the global cocaine industry and one of the most ambitious - and brutal - criminals in history Over the course of their tempestuous love affair, Vallejo witnessed first-hand the bloodshed, fear and corruption that accompanied the rise of Escobar's crime empire. In this explosive tale of drugs, sex, wealth and violence, Vallejo describes the man she knew and loved. But, increasingly plagued by threats of kidnap and death for her knowledge on Escobar's ties to the political establishment, Vallejo sought extradition to the United States. Her testimony would reopen one of the most important criminal cases in Colombian history.

American Gangster - The Bloody Story of the Gangs of Harlem (Paperback): Ronald Chepesiuk American Gangster - The Bloody Story of the Gangs of Harlem (Paperback)
Ronald Chepesiuk 2
R188 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R42 (22%) Within 7 - 12 working days

In this vivid account, Ron Chepesiuk tells the story of the organised crime in Harlem through in-depth profiles of the major gangs and motley gangsters whose exploits made them legends.

Don't Kill in Our Names - Families of Murder Victims Speak Out Against the Death Penalty (Hardcover): Rachel King Don't Kill in Our Names - Families of Murder Victims Speak Out Against the Death Penalty (Hardcover)
Rachel King
R687 Discovery Miles 6 870 Within 7 - 11 working days

"Rachel King offers us the stories of families who understand the powerful reality that taking another life in the name of justice only perpetuates the tragedy. I encourage others to read these stories to better understand their journey from despair and anger to some level of peace and even forgiveness."--Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, author of Dead Man Walking Could you forgive the murderer of your husband? Your mother? Your son? Families of murder victims are often ardent and very public supporters of the death penalty. But the people whose stories appear in this book have chosen instead to forgive their loved ones' murderers, and many have developed personal relationships with the killers and have even worked to save their lives. They have formed a nationwide group, Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation (MVFR), to oppose the death penalty. MVFR members are often treated as either saints or lunatics, but the truth is that they are neither. They are ordinary people who have responded to an extraordinary and devastating tragedy with courage and faith, choosing reconciliation over retribution, healing over hatred. Believing that the death penalty is a form of social violence that only repeats and perpetuates the violence that claimed their loved ones' lives, they hold out the hope of redemption even for those who have committed the most hideous crimes. Weaving third-person narrative with wrenching first-hand accounts, King presents the stories of ten MVFR members. Each is a heartrending tale of grief, soul searching, and of the challenge to choose forgiveness instead of revenge. These stories, which King sets in the context of the national discussion over the death penalty debate and restorative versus retributive justice, will appeal not only to those who oppose the death penalty, but also to those who strive to understand how people can forgive the seemingly unforgivable. Rachel King is a legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union's Washington national office where she lobbies on crime policy. She is currently working on a book about the families of death row inmates.

Terrorism - An International Perspective (Paperback): Gus Martin, Fynnwin Prager Terrorism - An International Perspective (Paperback)
Gus Martin, Fynnwin Prager
R802 R746 Discovery Miles 7 460 Save R56 (7%) Within 7 - 12 working days

A comprehensive investigation of modern terrorism and the global terrorist environment. The book uses a multidisciplinary approach and discusses an array of global case studies from the ideology of ISIS, to the Orlando Mass Shooting, and State-Sponsored Terrorism in Iran and Pakistan, to provide readers with an in-depth account of international terrorist violence, from its emergence through to events taking place today. Key topics examined in the book include: The Causes of Terrorism Terrorist Violence and the Role of the Media Cyberterrorism Gender-Selective Terrorism The Lone Wolf Theory The Future of Terrorism The book is supported by lecturer specific online resources, including: PowerPoint slides for each chapter, a sample syllabus, and a list of films, documentaries and journal articles linked to theories outlined in the text. Suitable reading for students studying Terrorism, International Terrorism, and Counter-terrorism.

Assata - An Autobiography (Paperback, New Edition): Assata Shakur Assata - An Autobiography (Paperback, New Edition)
Assata Shakur; Foreword by Angela Davis 1
R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Within 7 - 12 working days

In 2013 Assata Shakur, founding member of the Black Liberation Army, former Black Panther and godmother of Tupac Shakur, became the first ever woman to make the FBI's most wanted terrorist list. Assata Shakur's trial and conviction for the murder of a white State Trooper in the Spring of 1973 divided America. Her case quickly became emblematic of race relations and police brutality in the USA. While Assata's detractors continue to label her a ruthless killer, her defenders cite her as the victim of a systematic, racist campaign to criminalize and suppress black nationalist organizations. This intensely personal and political autobiography reveals a sensitive and gifted woman, far from the fearsome image of her that is projected by the powers that be. With wit and candor Assata recounts the formative experiences that led her to embrace a life of activism. With pained awareness she portrays the strengths, weaknesses and eventual demise of Black and White revolutionary groups at the hands of the State. A major contribution to the history of black liberation, destined to take its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou.

Locking Up Our Own - Crime and Punishment in Black America (Paperback): James Forman Locking Up Our Own - Crime and Punishment in Black America (Paperback)
James Forman 1
R333 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R112 (34%) Within 7 - 12 working days
The Good Mothers - The True Story of the Women Who Took on the World's Most Powerful Mafia (Hardcover): Alex Perry The Good Mothers - The True Story of the Women Who Took on the World's Most Powerful Mafia (Hardcover)
Alex Perry 1
R471 R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Save R143 (30%) Within 7 - 12 working days

You are born into it or marry in. Loyalty is absolute, bloodshed revered and you kill or go to your grave before betraying The Family. This code of omerta is how the 'Ndrangheta became the world's most powerful mafia. The Good Mothers is the story of the women who broke the silence. We live in their buildings, work in their companies, shop in their stores, eat in their restaurants and elect politicians they fund. Founded more than 150 years ago by shepherding families in the toe of Italy, the 'Ndrangheta is today the world's most powerful mafia, with a crushing presence in southern Italy, a market-moving size in global finance and a reach that extends to fifty countries around the world. And yet, remarkably, few of us have ever heard of it. The 'Ndrangheta's power rests on a code of silence, omerta, enforced by a claustrophobic family hierarchy and murderous misogyny. Men and boys rule. Girls are married off as teenagers in arranged clan alliances. Beatings are routine. A woman who is `unfaithful' - even to a dead husband - can expect her sons, brothers or father to kill her to erase the `family shame'. In 2009, when abused wife Lea Garofalo `disappears' after giving evidence against her mafiosi husband, prosecutor Alessandra Cerreti realises the 'Ndrangheta's bigotry may be its great flaw. The key to bringing down this criminal empire is to free its women and allow them to speak out and testify. When Alessandra finds two collaborators inside Italy's biggest crime families, she must persuade them to cooperate, and save themselves and their children. The stakes could not be higher. Alessandra is fighting to save a nation. The mafiosi are fighting for their existence. The women are fighting for their lives. Not all will survive.

One More Chance (Paperback): Lucy Ayrton One More Chance (Paperback)
Lucy Ayrton 1
R175 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R29 (17%) Within 4 - 8 working days

'A stunning debut . . . I loved every page' CLARE MACKINTOSH 'I loved this book. Its witchy, and sweaty and unputdownable. It takes a traditional thriller structure and turns it on it's head' DAISY JOHNSON 'Refreshing, heartbreaking and magical . . . Every mother should read this' CATH WEEKS 'A riveting and utterly convincing story, that shines a light on the shadows between right and wrong. A sensitive and thought-provoking into the lives of women' KAREN MILLWARD HARGRAVE 'Fascinating. Enlightening. Sobering.' OXFORD TIMES 'Hard to believe it's a debut . . . utterly compelling' JENNY BLACKHURST 'Fiction that navigates issues not often showcased on the page with care and without judgement is something to savour. One More Chance does just that' SKINNY 'Gritty . . . Brutally honest. Emotionally powerful' MY WEEKLY * * * THE BATTLE ON THE INSIDE IS JUST THE BEGINNING Dani hasn't had an easy life. She's made some bad choices and now she's paying the ultimate price; prison. With her young daughter Bethany, growing up in foster care, Dani is determined to be free and reunited with her. There's only one problem; Dani can't stay out of trouble. Dani's new cellmate Martha is quiet and unassuming. There's something about her that doesn't add up. When Martha offers Dani one last chance at freedom, she doesn't hesitate. Everything she wants is on the outside, but Dani is stuck on the inside. Is it possible to break out when everyone is trying to keep you in . . . * * * What readers are saying A brilliant insight into the life of a prisoner told in such a clever and sympathetic way. . . that will have you gripped to the very end. A fantastic read. 5***** The story was . . . refreshingly different from anything l have read before. Well worth reading. A gritty, honest read. Really enjoyed it! Just couldn't put it down A brilliant engrossing story and I can't wait to read more by Lucy Ayrton I loved this book. I loved the plot and the story arc. I loved Danni.

Introduction to Criminal Justice (Hardcover, 16th edition): Larry Siegel, John Worrall Introduction to Criminal Justice (Hardcover, 16th edition)
Larry Siegel, John Worrall
R777 R669 Discovery Miles 6 690 Save R108 (14%) In stock

Engaging, visually dynamic, and packed with vivid illustrations, INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Sixteenth Edition, gives you an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems while equipping you with a solid understanding of criminal justice concepts. With its balanced and objective presentation, to-the-point writing style, and interactive online tools, the text effectively guides you through the intricate workings of the processes of justice as well as key policy issues. In addition, an emphasis on today's career options -- including insight from numerous professionals on the rewards and realities of their jobs -- prepares you for success beyond the classroom.

The Banker's Wife - The addictive thriller that will keep you guessing (Paperback): Cristina Alger The Banker's Wife - The addictive thriller that will keep you guessing (Paperback)
Cristina Alger
R356 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R118 (33%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Soon to be adapted as a TV series starring Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) 'Immersive, satisfying, tense - and timely: This is probably happening for real right now' Lee Child 'First-rate... slick, heart-hammering entertainment' New York Times Book Review ********** Annabel's husband Matthew has just died in a plane crash. But was it really an accident or is there more to the story? Marina's boss has asked for her help on one last investigation - an expose of a huge banking scandal. Shortly after, he is found murdered in his home. Two women who have lost so much. Two women with so much more to lose. Two women who will stop at nothing to find out the truth. ********** A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice One of... New York Post's Must-Read Books Entertainment Weekly's 11 Hottest Summer Thrillers PureWow's Best Beach Reads of Summer 2018 Parade's Top 20 Thrillers by Women This Year Praise for The Banker's Wife 'Alger delivers an addictive dose of suspense and intrigue with a surprisingly believable plot' USA Today 'Whip smart and fraught with tension, The Banker's Wife packs a punch that doesn't let up.' Mary Kubica 'A knockout of an international thriller' Chris Pavone, author of The Expats 'One of the best thrillers you'll read all summer' Hello Giggles 'A gripping, twisty thriller that asks how well we really know the people closest to us' Alafair Burke, author of The Wife

Piracy in Somalia - Violence and Development in the Horn of Africa (Hardcover): Awet Tewelde Weldemichael Piracy in Somalia - Violence and Development in the Horn of Africa (Hardcover)
Awet Tewelde Weldemichael
R1,562 R1,478 Discovery Miles 14 780 Save R84 (5%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Piracy in Somalia sheds light on an often misunderstood world, oversimplified and demonized in the media and largely decontextualized in scholarly and policy works. It examines the root causes of piracy in Somalia, its impact on coastal communities, local views about it, and the measures taken against it. Drawing on six years' worth of extensive fieldwork, Awet Tewelde Weldemichael amplifies the voices of local communities who have suffered under the heavy weight of illegal fishing, piracy and counter-piracy and makes their struggles comprehensible on their own terms. He also exposes complex webs of crimes within crimes of double-dealing pirates, fraudulent negotiators, duplicitous intermediaries, and treacherous foreign illegal fishers and their local partners. In so doing, this book will help inform regional and global counter-piracy endeavors, avoid possible reversals in the gains so far made against piracy, and identify the gains that need to be made against its root causes.

In the Weeds - Demonization, Legalization, and the Evolution of U.S. Marijuana Policy (Paperback): Clayton J. Mosher, Scott... In the Weeds - Demonization, Legalization, and the Evolution of U.S. Marijuana Policy (Paperback)
Clayton J. Mosher, Scott Atkins
R712 R669 Discovery Miles 6 690 Save R43 (6%) Within 7 - 11 working days

More and more states are legalizing marijuana in some form. Moreover, a majority of the U.S. population is in favor of the drug for recreational use. In the Weeds looks at how our society has become more permissive in the past 150 years-even though marijuana is still considered a Schedule I drug by the American government. Sociologists Clayton Mosher and Scott Akins take a deep dive into marijuana policy reform, looking at the incremental developments and the historical, legal, social, and political implications of these changes. They investigate the effects, medicinal applications, and possible harms of marijuana. In the Weeds also considers arguments that youth will be heavy users of legalized cannabis, and shows how "weed" is demonized by exaggerations of the drug's risks and claims of its lack of medicinal value. Mosher and Akins end their timely and insightful book by tracing the distinct paths to the legalization of recreational marijuana in the United States and other countries as well as discussing what the future of marijuana law holds.

The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 - An Experiment in Literary Investigation (Abridged, Paperback, Abridged edition): Aleksandr... The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 - An Experiment in Literary Investigation (Abridged, Paperback, Abridged edition)
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
R353 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R80 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days

'The Gulag Archipelago' presents the vision of a world of prison camps and secret police, of informers, spies and interrogators. But it also tells of the heroism in a Stalinist hell at the heart of the Soviet Union.

Licence to Kill - Britain's Surrender to Violence (Paperback): David Fraser Licence to Kill - Britain's Surrender to Violence (Paperback)
David Fraser
R242 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R52 (21%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Based on over 30 years research of government sentencing policy and work in the criminal justice system, David Fraser's book demonstrates that the State's increased reliance on alternatives to imprisonment has allowed all categories of violent crime to flourish in Britain; that, the homicide rate, for example, doubled between 1964 and the turn of the millennium; that the numbers of life threatening attacks have increased rapidly over the last 40 years, and that justice officials have hidden this development with a blizzard of deceptive statistics whose purpose is to mislead rather than inform the public. Anti-prison groups and other apologists for offenders tell the public that violent offenders can be `managed' in the community under supervision to the probation service, that prison doesn't work because it makes offenders `worse'. The analysis presented here shows that none of this is true. Readers will be informed that contrary to the misleading propaganda regularly fed to the public, that parole is a cruel absurdity and should be abolished, that criminals under probation supervision as an alternative to imprisonment, commit hundreds of murders and other serious crimes every year, while the governments own figures, kept away from the public eye, makes it clear that long prison sentences are our best protection against violent (and other) crime, and are effective in encouraging criminals to reform. The book demonstrates that the death penalty was an effective deterrent to homicide but its purpose is not to argue for its reintroduction. But by acknowledging its effectiveness, we can argue the case for a re-vamped sentencing system that is as effective as was the fear of the hangman's noose. Evidence shows that the adoption of a 2 or 3 strike sentencing system resulting in mandatory long prison terms would provide the public with a much greater degree of protection. Other English speaking countries who have, in response to public demand, legislated this type of system have found that it discourages further violence and has produced startling reductions in crime.

Poached (Hardcover): Rachel Love Nuwer Poached (Hardcover)
Rachel Love Nuwer 1
R517 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R129 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

An intrepid investigation of the criminal world of wildlife trafficking--the poachers, the traders, and the customers--and of those fighting against it Journalist Rachel Nuwer plunges the reader into the underground of global wildlife trafficking, a topic she has been investigating for nearly a decade. Our insatiable demand for animals--for jewelry, pets, medicine, meat, trophies, and fur--is driving a worldwide poaching epidemic, threatening the continued existence of countless species. Illegal wildlife trade now ranks among the largest contraband industries in the world, yet compared to drug, arms, or human trafficking, the wildlife crisis has received scant attention and support, leaving it up to passionate individuals fighting on the ground to try to ensure that elephants, tigers, rhinos, and more are still around for future generations. As Reefer Madness (Schlosser) took us into the drug market, or Susan Orlean descended into the swampy obsessions of The Orchid Thief, Nuwer--an award-winning science journalist with a background in ecology--takes readers on a narrative journey to the front lines of the trade: to killing fields in Africa, traditional medicine black markets in China, and wild meat restaurants in Vietnam. Through exhaustive first-hand reporting that took her to ten countries, Nuwer explores the forces currently driving demand for animals and their parts; the toll that demand is extracting on species across the planet; and the conservationists, rangers, and activists who believe it is not too late to stop the impending extinctions. More than a depressing list of statistics, Poached is the story of the people who believe this is a battle that can be won, that our animals are not beyond salvation.

A False Report - The chilling true story of the woman nobody believed (Paperback): T. Christian Miller A False Report - The chilling true story of the woman nobody believed (Paperback)
T. Christian Miller 1
R320 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R64 (20%) Within 4 - 8 working days

It was an easy case to close until two detectives cracked it back open... 'I pretty much read A False Report in one sitting. It is deeply disturbing but brilliant. I hope it helps with the seismic shift needed in attitudes to women who are brave enough to come forward when they have been assaulted.' Sandi Toksvig One of Stylist Magazine's 20 Must-Read Books of 2018 On 11 August 2008, eighteen-year-old Marie reported that a masked man had broken into her home and raped her. Within days, police - and even those closest to Marie - became suspicious of her story: details of the crime just didn't seem plausible. Confronted with the seeming inconsistencies, Marie broke down and said her story was a fabrication - a bid for attention. The police convicted her of making a false report. She was vilified as a liar. More than two years later, some 1,600 kilometres away, detective Stacy Galbraith was assigned to a case of sexual assault. It bore an eerie resemblance to a rape that had taken place months earlier in a nearby town. Galbraith contacted the detective on that case, Edna Hendershot, and they joined forces. Galbraith and Hendershot soon realised they were dealing with a serial rapist: a man who took calculated steps to erase all physical evidence, who photographed each of his victims, threatening to release the images online if the women went to the police. After weeks of meticulous investigation, they had a name. But they also had yet another victim - a young woman whose identity was a mystery, a possible missing link. It was imperative they find her. Based on investigative files and extensive interviews with those involved, A False Report is a serpentine tale of doubt, lies and a hunt for justice. It unveils the disturbing reality of how sexual assault is investigated and the long history of scepticism towards its victims. But it is also the story of two women whose determined resolve and detective brilliance finally brought the truth to light.

Papillon (Paperback, New ed): Henri Charri ere Papillon (Paperback, New ed)
Henri Charri ere
R241 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R68 (28%) Within 7 - 12 working days

A classic memoir of prison breaks and adventure -- a bestselling phenomenon of the 1960s. Condemned for a murder he had not committed, Henri Charriere (nicknamed Papillon) was sent to the penal colony of French Guiana.

Forty-two days after his arrival he made his first break, travelling a thousand gruelling miles in an open boat. Recaptured, he went into solitary confinement and was sent eventually to Devil's Island, a hell-hole of disease and brutality. No one had ever escaped from this notorious prison -- no one until Papillon took to the shark-infested sea supported only by a makeshift coconut-sack raft. In thirteen years he made nine daring escapes, living through many fantastic adventures while on the run -- including a sojourn with South American Indians whose women Papillon found welcomely free of European restraints!

Papillon is filled with tension, adventure and high excitement. It is also one of the most vivid stories of human endurance ever written. Henri Charriere died in 1973 at the age of 66.

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