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Global Organized Crime

Global Organized Crime

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Mitchel P. Roth
  • Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 308
  • View: 8048
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ABC-CLIO's celebrated Contemporary World Issues series---available in both print and eBook formats---provides accurate, unbiased reference handbooks on the major topics of the day. For details about all the titles in the Contemporary World Issues series, and information on how to buy them, visit www.abc-clio.com.

Organized Crime

Organized Crime

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Patrick J. Ryan
  • Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780874367461
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 297
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The latest in ABC-CLIO's series of background information for discussions or writing about contemporary issues. Ryan (criminal justice, Long Island U.) examines the Mafia and other organized crime groups, and efforts to control it. Included are a chronology from 1850 to 1995, biographical sketches of cops and robbers, documents and quotations from a wide variety of sources, a directory of resource institutions, and lists of selected print and non-print resources, and a glossary without pronunciation. The treatment is structured around ethnic minorities. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Women and Crime: A Reference Handbook

Women and Crime: A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Judith Ann Warner
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1598844245
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 339
  • View: 1098
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Drawing on government data and interdisciplinary expertise, this timely book seeks to explain why the changing economic and legal status of women has not reduced the gender gap in criminal offending. • Quotations from women offenders that explain their actions and situate them in life-history trajectories associated with criminal behavior • Biographies of key theorists and researchers, prominent women offenders, and advocates for gender and justice • Uniform Crime Report and Bureau of Justice statistics on girls' and womens' offending relative to men • Primary source documents on legislation impacting women's offending and victimization • A chronology of women's offending and legislation from the Colonial era to the present • A glossary of key criminal justice terms that apply to women offenders • An interdisciplinary bibliography of reference works, monographs, journal articles, Internet sites, and streaming/DVD resources

Illicit Trafficking

Illicit Trafficking

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Robert J. Kelly,Jess Maghan,Joseph Serio
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1576079155
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 260
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A detailed survey of a growing scourge of the global economy—the smuggling of people, materials, and money. * Entries include transnational organized criminal groups involved in illicit trafficking activities, including profiles of prominent figures engaged in money laundering, drug smuggling, and arms trafficking * Annotated chronology of key events concerning international agreements on fighting illegal trafficking

Global Refugee Crisis: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Edition

Global Refugee Crisis: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Edition

A Reference Handbook, Second Edition

  • Author: Mark Gibney
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1598844563
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 324
  • View: 8637
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This book documents the current global refugee crisis and examines the interrelated factors of immigration enforcement, international human rights law, political violence, and refugee protection. • Provides the latest empirical data covering the last 30 years, analyzing the human rights practices of the states that produce the majority of the world's asylum seekers • Includes a chapter of over 40 biographies of distinguished refugees from all over the world. • Contains primary source documents of international treaties and protocols related to refugees, as well as data figures revealing statistical trends of asylum seekers and displaced persons

New Slavery

New Slavery

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Kevin Bales
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1851098151
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 273
  • View: 5232
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A shocking account of how slavery continues to afflict millions around the world today—from children in the carpet trade in Asia, to immigrants forced into prostitution in Europe, to domestic workers in the United States and other Western countries. * Firsthand accounts from freed slaves and antislavery activists, with extracts from key UN documents on slavery * Chronology covering slavery from the dawn of civilization to the modern era, focusing especially on slavery over the last 50 years

Latino Issues: A Reference Handbook

Latino Issues: A Reference Handbook

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Rogelio Saenz Ph.D.,Aurelia Lorena Murga
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 159884315X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 285
  • View: 2595
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This book provides a lively understanding of the growing Latina/o population in the United States, highlights the problems that confront this ethnic group, and discusses proposed solutions to these issues. • A chronology of the major events that have shaped the Latina/o experience in the United States • A directory of organizations, associations, and agencies focusing on the Latina/o population, with brief descriptions of the group's origins, mission, and activities

Global Urban Growth: A Reference Handbook

Global Urban Growth: A Reference Handbook

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Donald C. Williams Ph.D.
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1598844423
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 311
  • View: 6752
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This book examines the rapid expansion of urban areas worldwide, especially within the previous 50 years, identifying the factors that have contributed to this phenomenon and exploring its many consequences. • A pie chart illustrating recent land use in the United States • A bibliography containing reviews of over 40 recommended books and journals that provide insights into global urban growth trends • A full list of topical subjects for easy reference

Modern Piracy

Modern Piracy

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: David Marley
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1598844334
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 290
  • View: 5782
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This reference text explains what modern piracy is, where and why it happens, and what measures are being taken to combat it. * Documents important resolutions and laws from the United Nations and European Union as well as U.S. policy statements regarding piracy * Features charts and tables that provide at-a-glance statistical information on pirate attacks, as well as data on factors that contribute to piracy * A resources chapter provides an annotated print and electronic bibliography organized by subject (e.g., international law, Somalia and the Horn of Africa, and the Mersk Alabama incident) * Presents a glossary of short definitions of unfamiliar terms

Genocide

Genocide

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Howard Ball
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 9781598844887
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 276
  • View: 7095
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This book presents the background and history of genocide, the key issues associated with this worldwide crime, and the problems inherent in preventing its occurrence. * Provides a chronological timeline of genocide from 1900 to present day * Includes related content such as brief biographies of major 20th century leaders accused of genocide, bilateral immunity agreements involving the United States from 2003 to 2009, and a directory of organizations that have worked to prevent or end genocide * Addresses key issues such as the motivations for genocide; the perpetrators, victims, and bystanders; and the eight stages of genocide * Contains an annotative bibliography of print and nonprint resources

Human Rights Worldwide

Human Rights Worldwide

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Zehra F. Kabasakal Arat
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1851097627
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 313
  • View: 3555
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Describes the origins and development of the concept of human rights, looks at current issues, provides a chronology of events, includes brief biographical sketches and human rights documents, and presents research and data sources.

Human Rights

Human Rights

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Nina Redman,Lucille Whalen
  • Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781576070413
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 301
  • View: 9798
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Assesses the extent of human rights abuses around the world, and lists human rights organizations, sources for further information, and United Nations documents related to human rights issues

International Ethics

International Ethics

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Gerard Elfstrom
  • Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780874368642
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 240
  • View: 8516
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Examines the basic concepts and methodologies of assisting people in other countries, and their application in such areas as indigenous people, population control, national sovereignty, women's status, and free-trade agreements

Policing in America

Policing in America

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Leonard A. Steverson
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1598840436
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 327
  • View: 1727
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This book maps the development of modern policing—both theory and practice—from humans' first efforts at social control, through the British roots of modern policing, to the unique institution of American policing today. * A glossary of standard policing terms, such as "blue curtain," "police subculture," "stakeout," and "forensics," allows the reader to better acquaint themselves with the law enforcement world * A detailed list of associations and organizations in the field points readers to sources of further information

Abortion in the United States

Abortion in the United States

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Dorothy E. McBride
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1598840983
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 303
  • View: 7811
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Presents both sides of the debate over abortion in the United States in historical, international, and medical contexts, including summaries and excerpts of historical documents, and data on abortion incidences and practice.

Counterterrorism

Counterterrorism

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Graeme C. S. Steven,Rohan Gunaratna
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1851096663
  • Category: History
  • Page: 293
  • View: 2660
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An up-to-date analysis of the wave of terrorism in the post-Cold War era and the ways in which states and societies are responding. * Chronology of key events such as the 2001 bombing in Bali, movements such as the globalization of terrorism, and legislation by the United Nations, the United States, and other countries * Biographies of significant individuals such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Osama bin Laden, and Ayman Al Zawahiri

Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Donald J. Shoemaker,Timothy W. Wolfe
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1576076415
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 223
  • View: 474
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An insightful overview of the challenges and emerging solutions surrounding corrections, treatment, and prevention programs for troubled youth. * Includes a detailed chapter containing the most current data on juvenile offenders, juvenile victims, and more * A chronology covers the major events that have shaped our understanding of juvenile delinquency and the development of juvenile justice. Special emphasis is placed on the cyclical nature of the issues and debates regarding delinquency and the juvenile justice system

U.S. Border Security

U.S. Border Security

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Judith Ann Warner
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1598844075
  • Category: History
  • Page: 381
  • View: 9187
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This text provides an integrated view of post-9/11 security concerns over the United States's shared border with Mexico and Canada in regards to terrorism, unauthorized migration, drug and arms smuggling, and other illegal trade. * Presents a chronological overview of the major historical and contemporary events impacting the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico borders, as well as the development of trilateral and international security concerns * Includes a bibliography providing academic sources and a chapter of books, peer-reviewed journals, and video/DVD resources * Glossary contains terminology for border security, unauthorized immigration, terrorism, drug and arms smuggling, and cross-border trade studies * A chapter of biographical profiles describe the key players in politics, homeland security agencies, and criminal organizations

The United Nations System

The United Nations System

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Chadwick F. Alger
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1851098054
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 375
  • View: 9481
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A reference guide to the United Nations.

The Internet and Society

The Internet and Society

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Bernadette Hlubik Schell
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1598840312
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 311
  • View: 9756
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An examination of the social impact of the Internet, this volume explores political, social, technical, legal, and economic controversies in a manner accessible to the general reader. * A glossary of key terms, such as algorithm, ARPAnet, Hyper Text Markup Language, identity theft, Internet protocol, malicious mode, and Moore's law, helps readers find their bearings in the high-tech world of the Internet * Bibliographical sketches of 20 key personalities—both positive and negative—in Internet history bring this high-tech story to life