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Bought & sold: an investigative documentary about the international trade in women
Call Number: HQ 281 .B68 2009 DVD
Publication Date: 2009
Based on a two year undercover investigation conducted by the Global Survival Network into the illegal trafficking in women from the Former Soviet republics, this documentary features interviews with traffickers, Russian mafia, trafficked women, and groups working to provide services to these women.



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The Conscientious Objector
Call Number: D 810 .C82 C66 2007 DVD
Publication Date: 2007
The incredible true story of Desmond T. Doss, a peaceful religious man and WWII hero who never once touched a firearm, yet saved countless lives on the front lines, and went on to become the first conscientious objector to be a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.



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I am an animal: the story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA
Call Number: HV 4716 .N4 I3 2008 DVD
Publication Date: 2008
Candid and introspective look at the beliefs and motives of Ingrid Newkirk, founder and leader of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Told through interviews with Newkirk, PETA employees, PETA supporters, and critics alike.



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Mumbai massacre
Call Number: HV 6433.4 .I42 B66 2009 DVD
Publication Date: 2009
Relates the perspective of victims and survivors of the Mumbai terrorist attack of November 26, 2008. Depicts the events of 60 hours broadcast live to the world via cell phones and Internet, text and Twitter, showing how social media became a silent witness and simultaneously transformed news as it happened.


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Juvenile Arrest in America - Mike Tapia
Call Number: eBook from ebrary
ISBN: 9781593324780
Publication Date: 2012
Tapia studies how race, social class, and gang membership interact to shape arrest patterns for American youth.

Gang membership and social class interact in surprising and interesting ways. Some findings are paradoxical, even counterintuitive.

The insights obtained will inform the ongoing federal research initiative known as Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) in new and exciting ways.



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Handbook of European Homicide Research - Marieke C. A. Liem
Call Number: ebook from ebrary
ISBN: 9781461404668
Publication Date: 2012
This comprehensive work provides a  sourcebook of  information about the substantive, methodological, and policy-oriented aspects of homicide research in Europe.  

Part one of this work covers the most recent substantive and methodological information about European homicide research.

The second part will contains detailed case studies on homicide research in 15-20 individual European nations.

This handbook will not only provide an up-to-date reference that brings together known information, but will also offer previously unpublished comprehensive literature reviews and original research findings. The editors' distinctive approach is to provide readers with an English-language central source of information about the voluminous literature on European homicide research that is currently spread widely in dozens of different European and American journals.



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Child Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking: Examining the Global Challenges and U.S. Responses - Virginia M. Kendall; T. Markus Funk
Call Number: eBook from ebrary
ISBN: 9781442209824
Publication Date: 2012
Each year, more than two million children around the world fall victim to commercial sexual exploitation. The numbers of children sexually abused for non-commercial purposes are even higher.

Put simply, the growing, increasingly-organized epidemic of child exploitation demands a coordinated response.The aim of this book is to bring some fresh thinking to this complicated area of the law, and to help erase some of its counterproductive mythology.


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Elder Crimes, Elder Justice - David R. Snyder
Call Number: HV 6250.4 .A34 S65 2014
ISBN: 9780763728595
Publication Date: 2014
The proportion of the aged in society today is greater than ever before and growing faster than any other segment of the population. Law enforcement officers are increasingly called upon to manage the needs of the older population they serve.

Elder Crimes, Elder Justice addresses all of the special needs of older people and gives the law enforcement officer the confidence that is needed to understand the aging process, communicate effectively with older people, understand the fears of older people, develop effective crime prevention strategies, and respond effectively to the older perpetrator.


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What Works (and Doesn't) in Reducing Recidivism - Edward J. Latessa; Shelley J. Listwan; Deborah Koetzle
Call Number: HV 6049 .L38 2014
ISBN: 9781455731213
Publication Date: 20134
This book offers criminologists and students an evidence-based discussion of the latest trends in corrections. Over the last several decades, research has clearly shown that rehabilitation efforts can be effective at reducing recidivism among criminal offenders.

However, researchers also recognize that treatment is not a "one size fits all" approach. Offenders vary by gender, age, crime type, and/or addictions, to name but a few, and these individual needs must be addressed by providers.

Finally, issues such as leadership, quality of staff, and evaluation efforts affect the quality and delivery of treatment services.


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Studies in Gangs and Cartels - Robert J. Bunker; John P. Sullivan
Call Number: HV 6437 .B86 2014
ISBN: 9780415638050
Publication Date: 2014
Concerns over the changing nature of gangs and cartels and their relationships to states in the late 20th and early 21st centuries has resulted in the emergence of a scholarly body of work focused on their national security threat potentials.

This body of work, utilizing the third generation gangs and third phase cartel typologies, represents an alternative to traditional gang and organized crime research and one that is increasingly influencing the US defense community.

Rather than being viewed only as misguided youth and opportunistic criminals or, in their mature forms, as criminal organizations with no broader social or political agendas, more evolved gangs and cartels, are instead seen as developing political, mercenary, and state-challenging capacities. This evolutionary process has emerged due to the growing illicit economy and other unintended consequences of globalization.


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Transnational Organized Crime - Jay Albanese, Ed.; Philip Reichel. Ed.
Call Number: HV 6252 .T7325 2014
ISBN: 9781452290072
Publication Date: 2014
Transnational Organized Crime: An Overview from Six Continents explores the expansive topic of transnational organized crime, incorporating expert perspectives found throughout the world's six inhabited continents: North America, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.

Through this unique text, readers will begin to understand the geographic, cultural, and regional similarities and differences underlying the common threat of transnational organized crime, as well as how to address the global expansion of organized crime today.


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The Female Offender - Lisa J. Pasko; Meda Chesney-Lind
Call Number: HV 6046 .F375 2013
ISBN: 9781412996693
Publication Date: 2013
Scholarship in criminology over the last few decades has often left little room for research and theory on how female offenders are perceived and handled in the criminal justice system.

In truth, one out of every four juveniles arrested is female and the population of women in prison has tripled in the past decade. In an engaging style, authors Meda Chesney-Lind and Lisa Pasko explore gender and cultural factors in women's lives that often precede criminal behavior and address the question of whether female offenders are more violent today than in the past.

The authors provide a revealing look at how public discomfort with the idea of women as criminals significantly impacts the treatment received by this offender population.


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