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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: 8581
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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.

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: 8575
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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

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: 5531
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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 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
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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

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: 1251
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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

Organized Crime

Organized Crime

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Patrick J. Ryan
  • Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780874367461
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 297
  • View: 2964
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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

New Slavery

New Slavery

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Kevin Bales
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1851098151
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 273
  • View: 2488
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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

Modern Piracy

Modern Piracy

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: David Marley
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1598844334
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 290
  • View: 4800
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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

Women and Crime

Women and Crime

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Judith Ann Warner
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1598844237
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 339
  • View: 2558
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A reference book that offers comprehensive information on women and crime, including an introductory essay; biographies of activists, advocates, and legislators; and a directory of organizations and agencies.

Sexual Crime

Sexual Crime

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: CARYN NEUMANN
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1598841785
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 311
  • View: 3494
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Authoritative and informative, Sexual Crime: A Reference Handbook offers a thoroughly up-to-date report on an issue of extraordinary urgency. It is an expert introduction to a variety of often misunderstood crimes.||Sexual Crime begins with a background chapter outlining the causes and definitions of sexual crime, legal and cultural attitudes over the past three centuries, and common myths surrounding this sensitive subject. It then offers wide ranging coverage of issues, including date rape, crimes involving male victims, rape in prison, female perpetrators, medical treatments, political ramifications, and other contemporary issues.|