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Juvenile Justice - A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): John J. Conrad, Jennifer M. Allen,... Juvenile Justice - A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
John J. Conrad, Jennifer M. Allen, Steven M. Cox, Robert D. Hanser
R1,774 R1,605 Discovery Miles 16 050 Save R169 (10%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This text deals with the interrealtionships among theory, policy, and practice in juvenile justice. It is written to appeal to students preparing for a career in juvenile justice, practitioners in the juvenile justice field, and those whose professional careers bring them into frequent contact with juvenile justice practitioners. Topics covered include the history of juvenile justice, legal considerations in juvenile justice, theory and policy in juvenile justice, and current realities in the practice of juvenile justice. In this new edition, materials have been updated throughout, new examples and illustrations have been added, and a student website providing Internet exercises and resources has been included.

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
R509 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R129 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Roadmap to Hell - Sex, Drugs and Guns On the Mafia Coast (Hardcover): Barbie Latza Nadeau Roadmap to Hell - Sex, Drugs and Guns On the Mafia Coast (Hardcover)
Barbie Latza Nadeau 1
R398 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R67 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days

From sex slaves to drug mules, The Daily Beast's Rome Bureau Chief uncovers a terrifying and intricate web of criminal activity right on Europe’s doorstep.

Caught between Camorra gunrunners selling to ISIS and Nigerian drug gangs along Italy’s picturesque coast, each year thousands of refugees and migrants are lured into their criminal underworld, forced to become sex slaves, drug mules or weapon smugglers. In this powerful exposť, investigative journalist Barbie Latza Nadeau follows the weapons trail, meets the Nigerian hair braiders trafficked and trapped by black magic, the brave nuns who try to save them and the Italian police who turn a blind eye as the most urgent issues facing Europe play out in broad daylight.

Fighting the US Youth Sex Trade - Gender, Race, and Politics (Paperback): Carrie N. Baker Fighting the US Youth Sex Trade - Gender, Race, and Politics (Paperback)
Carrie N. Baker
R494 Discovery Miles 4 940 Within 7 - 12 working days

Campaigns against prostitution of young people in the United States have surged and ebbed multiple times over the last fifty years. Fighting the US Youth Sex Trade: Gender, Race, and Politics examines how politically and ideologically diverse activists joined together to change perceptions and public policies on youth involvement in the sex trade over time, reframing 'juvenile prostitution' of the 1970s as 'commercial sexual exploitation of children' in the 1990s, and then as 'domestic minor sex trafficking' in the 2000s. Based on organizational archives and interviews with activists, Baker shows that these campaigns were fundamentally shaped by the politics of gender, race and class, and global anti-trafficking campaigns. The author argues that the very frames that have made these movements so successful in achieving new laws and programs for youth have limited their ability to achieve systematic reforms that could decrease youth vulnerability to involvement in the sex trade.

Handbook of Research on Counterfeiting and Illicit Trade (Hardcover): Peggy E. Chaudhry Handbook of Research on Counterfeiting and Illicit Trade (Hardcover)
Peggy E. Chaudhry
R4,370 Discovery Miles 43 700 Within 7 - 12 working days

This unique Handbook provides multiple perspectives on the growth of illicit trade, primarily exploring counterfeits and internet piracy. The expert contributions, drawn from the private sector, the legal community, and leading enforcement and anti-counterfeiting agencies, cover a wide range of topics including the evaluation of key global enforcement issues, government and private-sector initiatives to stifle illicit trade, and the evolution of piracy on the internet. The authors also assess the efficacy of anti-counterfeiting strategies such as targeted consumer campaigns, working with intermediaries in the supply chain, authentication technology, and online brand protection. Offering a succinct and up-to-date overview of country initiatives to stem illicit trade in China, Mexico, and the US, the book addresses key global enforcement issues. It illustrates the unique problems facing key industry sectors and expands on a comprehensive and timely debate on the growing problem of illicit trade on the internet, highlighting distinct aspects of piracy in the music industry. The persistent problem of botnets, malware, and `malvertising' is discussed, along with an overview of the various issues associated with online brand protection. Furthermore, a variety of anti-counterfeiting measures are presented that target both the demand and supply of illicit trade, complemented by an examination of their relative effectiveness. This accessible, provocative, and timely synopsis of counterfeiting and illicit trade will be of great value to academics and researchers of law, criminology, and trade. It will also be an excellent resource for government agencies, policymakers, and private-sector managers in those industries most affected by this growing and pervasive problem.

Introduction to Criminal Justice (Paperback, 8th New edition): Lawrence F Travis, Bradley D. Edwards Introduction to Criminal Justice (Paperback, 8th New edition)
Lawrence F Travis, Bradley D. Edwards
R1,910 Discovery Miles 19 100 Within 7 - 12 working days

This student-friendly introductory text describes the criminal justice process-outlining the decisions, practices, people, and issues involved. It provides a solid introduction to the mechanisms of the criminal justice system, with balanced coverage of the issues presented by each facet of the process, including a thorough review of practices and controversies in law enforcement, the criminal courts, and corrections.

Mexico - What Everyone Needs to Know (R) (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Roderic Ai Camp Mexico - What Everyone Needs to Know (R) (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Roderic Ai Camp
R258 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R59 (23%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Today all would agree that Mexico and the United States have never been closer-that the fates of the two republics are inextricably intertwined. It has become an intimate part of life in almost every community in the United States, through immigration, imported produce, business ties, or illegal drugs. It is less a neighbor than a sibling; no matter what our differences, it is intricately a part of our existence. In the fully updated second edition of Mexico: What Everyone Needs to Know (R), Roderic Ai Camp gives readers the most essential information about our sister republic to the south. Camp organizes chapters around major themes-security and violence, economic development, foreign relations, the colonial heritage, and more. He asks questions that take us beyond the headlines: Why does Mexico have so much drug violence? What was the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement? How democratic is Mexico? Who were Benito Juarez and Pancho Villa? What is the PRI (the Institutional Revolutionary Party)? The answers are sometimes surprising. Despite ratification of NAFTA, for example, Mexico has fallen behind Brazil and Chile in economic growth and rates of poverty. Camp explains that lack of labor flexibility, along with low levels of transparency and high levels of corruption, make Mexico less competitive than some other Latin American countries. The drug trade, of course, enhances corruption and feeds on poverty; approximately 450,000 Mexicans now work in this sector. Brisk, clear, and informed, Mexico: What Everyone Needs To Know (R) offers a valuable primer for anyone interested in the past, present, and future of our neighbor to the South.

Peterhead Porridge - Tales from the Funny Side of Scotland's Most Notorious Prison (Paperback, New): James Crosbie Peterhead Porridge - Tales from the Funny Side of Scotland's Most Notorious Prison (Paperback, New)
James Crosbie
R191 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R41 (21%) Within 7 - 12 working days

James Crosbie was Britain's most wanted man in 1974. With a successful business and an enviable lifestyle, he seemed to have everything going for him - until he got bored with his life and turned to armed robbery. He ended up in Peterhead Prison, doing time with some of the hardest, and funniest, men in crime. Peterhead Porridge is a remarkable account of the people he met. People like the Saughton Harrier, who escaped from prison by dressing up as a runner, complete with running vest and number, and joining in as a race went by. And another escapee, Tweety Pie, was so called because, when he flew the coop, he had a nasty case of jaundice. Then there's Square Go, the prison warder who was always up for a fight. And discover the practical jokes that were the trademark of Glasgow's Godfather Arthur Thompson and what really happened when someone poured their porridge over his head in the breakfast queue. Funny, sad and at times barely believable, Peterhead Porridge is a unique insight into the other side of prison life.

Bad Girls - The Rebels and Renegades of Holloway Prison (Hardcover): Caitlin Davies Bad Girls - The Rebels and Renegades of Holloway Prison (Hardcover)
Caitlin Davies 1
R476 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R102 (21%) Within 7 - 12 working days

'Davies's absorbing study serves up just enough sensationalism - and eccentricity - along with its serious inquiry' SUNDAY TIMES '[A] revealing account of the jail's 164-year history' DAILY TELEGRAPH, 5* review 'Insightful and thought-provoking and makes for a ripping good read' JEREMY CORBYN 'A much-needed and balanced history' OBSERVER 'Davies explores how society has dealt with disobedient women - from suffragettes to refugees to women seeking abortions - for decades, and how they've failed to silence those who won't go down without a fight' STYLIST Society has never known what to do with its rebellious women. Those who defied expectations about feminine behaviour have long been considered dangerous and unnatural, and ever since the Victorian era they have been removed from public view, locked up and often forgotten about. Many of these women ended up at HM Prison Holloway, the self-proclaimed 'terror to evil-doers' which, until its closure in 2016, was western Europe's largest women's prison. First built in 1852 as a House of Correction, Holloway's women have come from all corners of the UK - whether a patriot from Scotland, a suffragette from Huddersfield, or a spy from the Isle of Wight - and from all walks of life - socialites and prostitutes, sporting stars and nightclub queens, refugees and freedom fighters. They were imprisoned for treason and murder, for begging, performing abortions and stealing clothing coupons, for masquerading as men, running brothels and attempting suicide. In Bad Girls, Caitlin Davies tells their stories and shows how women have been treated in our justice system over more than a century, what crimes - real or imagined - they committed, who found them guilty and why. It is a story of victimization and resistance; of oppression and bravery. From the women who escaped the hangman's noose - and those who didn't - to those who escaped Holloway altogether, Bad Girls is a fascinating look at how disobedient and defiant women changed not only the prison service, but the course of history.

Who Killed These Girls? - The Unsolved Murders That Rocked a Texas Town (Paperback): Beverly Lowry Who Killed These Girls? - The Unsolved Murders That Rocked a Texas Town (Paperback)
Beverly Lowry
R169 R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Save R38 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Catching Thunder - The True Story of the World's Longest Sea Chase (Paperback): Eskil Engdal, Kjetil Saeter Catching Thunder - The True Story of the World's Longest Sea Chase (Paperback)
Eskil Engdal, Kjetil Saeter
R310 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R53 (17%) Within 7 - 12 working days

December, 2014: In the forbidding waters off Antarctica, Captain Hammarstedt of the Bob Barker embarks on a voyage unlike any seen before. Across ten thousand miles of hazardous seas, Hammerstedt's crew will relentlessly pursue the Thunder - an infamous illegal fishing ship - for what will become the longest chase in maritime history. Wanted by Interpol, the Thunder has for years evaded justice: accumulating millions in profits, hunting endangered species and ruthlessly destroying ocean habitats. The authors follow this incredible expedition from the beginning. But even as seasoned journalists, they cannot anticipate what the chase will uncover, as the wake of the Thunder leads them to trail of criminal kingpins, rampant corruption, modern slavery and an international community content to turn a blind eye. Very soon, catching Thunder becomes more than a chase but a pursuit of the truth itself and a symbolic race to preserve the well-being of our planet. A Scandinavian bestseller, Catching Thunder is a remarkable true story of courage and perseverance, and a wake-up call to act against the destruction of our environments.

Heavy Hand, Sunken Spirit: Mexico at War (Hardcover): David Rochkind Heavy Hand, Sunken Spirit: Mexico at War (Hardcover)
David Rochkind
R737 R554 Discovery Miles 5 540 Save R183 (25%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Over the past six years Mexico has been consumed by a brutal conflict - more than 35,000 people have been killed and kidnappings have skyrocketed. After barely winning Mexico's 2006 presidential election, Felipe Calderon escalated the battle against the country's drug cartels in an attempt to marginalise the deadly gangs and the corrupt politicians and police officers who enable them. The cartels are ruthless, meting out an awesome brutality where heads are rolled into crowded discos and dismembered bodies are abandoned on busy streets. The gruesome nature of the crimes is at once unbearable and on display for the entire country to see. The narrative of Mexico's conflict is often reduced to the bodycount on the border, but the offensive against the cartels has caused an eruption of violence that is not isolated to one region. The wounds of this war bleed into every corner of the country, staining the very fabric of Mexican life with violence, death and fear. In Heavy Hand, Sunken Spirit, David Rochkind moves beyond simple depictions of carnage to explore the stress and tension left in the wake of such violence and to illustrate how this conflict will impact on and handicap Mexico's future.

Criminology: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback): Tim Newburn Criminology: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)
Tim Newburn
R212 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R72 (34%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Crime is big news. From murder to theft to drug gangs, crime and criminal justice affect the lives of millions of people worldwide. Hardly surprisingly, crime has been pushed high up the public policy agenda across the world. But how can we measure crime, or evaluate the effectiveness of preventative measures? Does the threat of prison reduce someone's likelihood of reoffending, or would rehabilitation be more constructive? In this Very Short Introduction Tim Newburn considers how we can study trends in crime, and use them to inform preventative policy and criminal justice. Analysing the history of the subject, he reflects on our understanding of crime and responses to crime in earlier historical periods. Considering trends in crime in the developed world, Newburn discusses its causes, exploring the relationship between drugs and crime, analysing what we know about why people stop offending, and looking at both formal and informal responses to crime. Newburn concludes by discussing what role criminology can plausibly be anticipated to have in crime control and politics, and what its limits are. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

In Cold Blood - A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences (Paperback, 1st Vintage International ed): Truman... In Cold Blood - A True Account of a Multiple Murder and its Consequences (Paperback, 1st Vintage International ed)
Truman Capote 1
R336 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R113 (34%) Within 7 - 12 working days

With the publication of this book, Capote permanently ripped through the barrier separating crime reportage from serious literature. As he reconstructs the 1959 murder of a Kansas farm family and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, Capote generates suspense and empathy.

The Whisky King - The remarkable true story of Canada's most infamous bootlegger and the undercover Mountie on his trail... The Whisky King - The remarkable true story of Canada's most infamous bootlegger and the undercover Mountie on his trail (Paperback)
Trevor Cole
R307 R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Save R60 (20%) Within 7 - 12 working days
Inside Private Prisons - An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration (Hardcover): Lauren-Brooke Eisen Inside Private Prisons - An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration (Hardcover)
Lauren-Brooke Eisen
R583 R461 Discovery Miles 4 610 Save R122 (21%) Within 7 - 12 working days

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, Inside Private Prisons blends investigative reportage and quantitative and historical research to analyze privatized corrections in America. 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, Inside Private Prisons 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.

Normal Organizational Wrongdoing - A Critical Analysis of Theories of Misconduct in and by Organizations (Paperback): Donald... Normal Organizational Wrongdoing - A Critical Analysis of Theories of Misconduct in and by Organizations (Paperback)
Donald Palmer
R559 Discovery Miles 5 590 Within 7 - 12 working days

Instances of wrongdoing in and by organizations have featured heavily in news headlines in recent years. Why do organizational participants-employees, managers, senior officials-engage in illegal, unethical, and socially irresponsible behavior? The dominant view of wrongdoing as an abnormal phenomenon assumes that the perpetrator is a rational, proactive actor, working in isolation. However, Palmer develops an alternative approach in this book, examining wrongdoing as a normal occurrence, produced by boundedly rational actors whose behaviour is shaped by the immediate social context over a period of time. The book provides a comprehensive critical review of the theory and research on organizational wrongdoing. By using rich case study material, it illuminates different perspectives, potential explanations, and policy suggestions for the reduction of organizational wrongdoing.

Investigative Psychology - Offender Profiling and the Analysis of Criminal Action (Paperback): David V. Canter, Donna Youngs Investigative Psychology - Offender Profiling and the Analysis of Criminal Action (Paperback)
David V. Canter, Donna Youngs
R883 R694 Discovery Miles 6 940 Save R189 (21%) Within 7 - 13 working days

This ground-breaking text is the first to provide a detailed overview of Investigative Psychology, from the earliest work through to recent studies, including descriptions of previously unpublished internal reports. Crucially it provides a framework for students to explore this exciting terrain, combining Narrative Theory and an Action Systems framework. It includes empirically tested models for Offender Profiling and guidance for investigations, as well as an agenda for research in Investigative Psychology.

"Investigative Psychology" features: The full range of crimes from fraud to terrorism, including burglary, serial killing, arson, rape, and organised crimeImportant methodologies including multi-dimensional scaling and the "Radex" approach as well as Social Network AnalysisGeographical Offender Profiling, supported by detailed analysis of the underlying psychological processes that make this such a valuable investigative decision support toolThe full range of investigative activities, including effective information collection, detecting deception and the development of decision support systems.

In effect, this text introduces an exciting new paradigm for a wide range of psychological contributions to all forms of investigation within and outside of law enforcement. Each chapter has actual cases and quotations from offenders and ends with questions for discussion and research, making this a valuable text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Applied and Forensic Psychology, Criminology, Socio-Legal Studies and related disciplines.

The Taming of New York's Washington Square - A Wild Civility (Paperback): Erich Goode The Taming of New York's Washington Square - A Wild Civility (Paperback)
Erich Goode
R553 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R77 (14%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The surprising and unofficial system of social control and regulation that keeps crime rates low in New York City's Washington Square Park Located in New York City's Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park is a 9.75-acre public park that is perhaps best known for its historic Washington Square Arch, a landmark at the foot of 5th Avenue. Hundreds, if not thousands, pass through the park every day, some sit on benches enjoying the sunshine, play a game of chess, watch their children play in the playground, take their dog to the dog runs, or sit by the fountain or, sometimes, buy or sell drugs. The park has an extremely low crime rate. Sociologist, and local resident, Erich Goode wants to know why. He notes that many visitors do violate park rules and ordinances, even engaging in misdemeanors like cigarette and marijuana smoking, alcohol consumption, public urination, skateboarding and bike riding. And yet, he argues, contrary to the well-known "broken windows" theory, which suggests that small crimes left unchecked lead to major crimes, serious crimes hardly ever take place there. Why with such an immense volume of infractions-and people-are there so little felonious or serious, and virtually no violent, crime? With rich and detailed observations as well as in-depth interviews, Goode demonstrates how onlookers, bystanders, and witnesses-both denizens and your average casual park visitor-provide an effective system of social control, keeping more serious wrongdoing in check. Goode also profiles the parks visitors, showing us that the park is a major draw to residents and tourists alike. Visitors come from all over; only a quarter of the park's visitors live in the neighborhood (the Village and SoHo), one out of ten are tourists, and one out of six are from upper Manhattan or the Bronx. Goode looks at the patterns of who visits the park, when they come, and, once in the park, where they go. Regardless of where they live, Goode argues, all of the Park's visitors help keep the park safe and lively. The Taming of New York's Washington Square is an engaging and entertaining look at a surprisingly safe space in the heart of Manhattan.

Reproductive Justice - An Introduction (Paperback): Loretta Ross, Rickie Solinger Reproductive Justice - An Introduction (Paperback)
Loretta Ross, Rickie Solinger
R508 R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Save R101 (20%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Reproductive Justice is a first-of-its-kind primer that provides a comprehensive yet succinct description of the field. Written by two legendary scholar-activists, Reproductive Justice introduces students to an intersectional analysis of race, class, and gender politics. Loretta J. Ross and Rickie Solinger put the lives and lived experience of women of color at the center of the book and use a human rights analysis to show how the discussion around reproductive justice differs significantly from the pro-choice/anti-abortion debates that have long dominated the headlines and mainstream political conflict. Arguing that reproductive justice is a political movement of reproductive rights and social justice, the authors illuminate, for example, the complex web of structural obstacles a low-income, physically disabled woman living in West Texas faces as she contemplates her sexual and reproductive intentions. In a period in which women's reproductive lives are imperiled, Reproductive Justice provides an essential guide to understanding and mobilizing around women's human rights in the twenty-first century. Reproductive Justice: A New Vision for the Twenty-First Century publishes works that explore the contours and content of reproductive justice. The series will include primers intended for students and those new to reproductive justice as well as books of original research that will further knowledge and impact society. Learn more at www.ucpress.edu/go/reproductivejustice.

Decoding Albanian Organized Crime - Culture, Politics, and Globalization (Paperback): Jana Arsovska Decoding Albanian Organized Crime - Culture, Politics, and Globalization (Paperback)
Jana Arsovska
R680 R533 Discovery Miles 5 330 Save R147 (22%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The expansion of organized crime across national borders has become a key security concern for the international community. In this theoretically and empirically vibrant portrait of a global phenomenon, Jana Arsovska examines some of the most widespread myths about the so-called Albanian Mafia. Based on more than a decade of research, including interviews with victims, offenders, and law enforcement across ten countries, as well as court files and confidential intelligence reports, Decoding Albanian Organized Crime presents a comprehensive overview of the causes, codes of conduct, activities, migration, and structure of Albanian organized crime groups in the Balkans, Western Europe, and the United States. Paying particular attention to the dynamic relationships among culture, politics, and organized crime, the book develops a framework for understanding the global growth of the criminal underworld and provides a model for future comparative research.

Pure Evil - Inside the Minds and Crimes of Britain's Worst Criminals (Paperback): Geoffrey Wansell Pure Evil - Inside the Minds and Crimes of Britain's Worst Criminals (Paperback)
Geoffrey Wansell 1
R175 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R35 (20%) Within 4 - 8 working days

As featured in Geoffrey Wansell's UPCOMING TRUE CRIME TV series, Murder By The Sea on CBS Reality . . . A fascinating expose of the country's most violent murderers and their horrifying crimes, based on years of original research. Pure Evil takes a close look at the country's deadliest criminals, from those who horrified the nation to those less famous but equally brutal; they are all serving life sentences behind bars, but what made them do it? Delving deeper into the stories of lifers such as Jeremy Bamber, Joanna Dennehy and Ian Huntley, Pure Evil asks whether they are just that...or something more complex. In this shocking, chilling and powerful book Geoffrey Wansell exposes killers' motivations and remorse, but also seeks out an answer to the vital question: should life always mean life?

The Bangkok Connection - Trafficking Heroin from Asia to the USA (Paperback): Ron Chepesiuk The Bangkok Connection - Trafficking Heroin from Asia to the USA (Paperback)
Ron Chepesiuk
R236 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R53 (22%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Leslie "Ike" Atkinson is one of U.S. history's most original gangsters. According to law enforcement sources, he and his gang smuggled, by conservative estimates, 1,000 pounds of heroin annually from Bangkok, Thailand, to U.S. military bases during their period of operation from 1968 to 1975. The Bangkok Connection: Trafficking Heroin from Asia to the USA chronicles the story of Atkinson, a charismatic former U.S. army master sergeant, career smuggler, card shark and doting family man whom law enforcement agencies code-named Sergeant Smack. Sergeant Smack's criminal activities sparked the creation of a special DEA unit code-named Centac 9, which conducted an intensive three-year investigation across three continents. Sergeant Smack was elusive, but the discovery of his palm print on a kilo of heroin finally took him down.

Never Remember - Searching for Stalin's Gulags in Putin's Russia (Hardcover): Masha Gessen Never Remember - Searching for Stalin's Gulags in Putin's Russia (Hardcover)
Masha Gessen; Photographs by Misha Friedman
R590 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R202 (34%) Within 7 - 12 working days

"A book that belongs on the shelf alongside The Gulag Archipelago. -- Kirkus Reviews "A short, haunting and beautifully written book." -- The Wall Street Journal The Gulag was a monstrous network of labor camps that held and killed millions of prisoners from the 1930s to the 1950s. More than half a century after the end of Stalinist terror, the geography of the Gulag has been barely sketched and the number of its victims remains unknown. Has the Gulag been forgotten? Writer Masha Gessen and photographer Misha Friedman set out across Russia in search of the memory of the Gulag. They journey from Moscow to Sandarmokh, a forested site of mass executions during Stalin's Great Terror; to the only Gulag camp turned into a museum, outside of the city of Perm in the Urals; and to Kolyma, where prisoners worked in deadly mines in the remote reaches of the Far East. They find that in Vladimir Putin's Russia, where Stalin is remembered as a great leader, Soviet terror has not been forgotten: it was never remembered in the first place.

Vlees En Bloed (Afrikaans, Paperback): Riette Rust, Eileen de Jager, Roelien Schutte Vlees En Bloed (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Riette Rust, Eileen de Jager, Roelien Schutte
R255 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R36 (14%) In stock

Eileen en Roelien staan nie net as die Bloedsusters bekend omdat hulle biologiese susters is nie, maar ook omdat hulle daagliks bloederige misdaadtonele skoonmaak.

Soms ruim die susters ook opgaarders se huise op, en ander kere help hulle vloedwaters of ’n brand se skade herstel.

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