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Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction (9th Edition)
by Frank Schmalleger

The first and BEST-SELLING brief introduction to criminal justice text, Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction 9e offers instructors and students a trusted, authoritative and impeccably researched introduction to police, courts, and corrections. Designed with a new visual approach, this edition integrates graphic art with the important concepts and ideas of criminal justice. Its unifying theme, its unmatched timeliness and its coverage of trends and technology makes this text THE standard by which all other brief texts are judged. An interactive website along with author tweets (@schmalleger) extends chapter material and provides up-to-the minute currentthe most recent information on this ever-evolving field. This is the standalone book, if you want the book/access code order the ISBN listed below.   0132768887 / 9780132768887 Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction and Criminal Justice Interactive Student Access Code Card Package  Package consists of:    0135068460 / 9780135068465 Criminal Justice Interactive Student Access Code Card 0137069839 / 9780137069835 Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction  

Heavy Hands: An Introduction to the Crime of Intimate and Family Violence (4th Edition)
by Denise Kindschi Gosselin

Significantly updated in this edition, this book discusses many family violence issues in a comprehensive and easy to understand format. Chapters begin with scenarios and include case studies, in-depth feature boxes and current events that connect difficult topics to real life situations. This book contains a robust supplement package, new internet-based chapter exercises and end-of-chapter questions that address the changes in family violence, practice, policy and research. Some examples of new content include:
A new chapter on Violence Against Women Around the World
Section on research and sources of family violence data
Two chapters on child abuse
Chapter on adolescent perpetrators
Chapter on gay and lesbian partner abuse
Internet-based exercises
This is an ideal resource for individuals interested in the field of criminal justice, criminology, or sociology.

Criminology (Justice Series) Plus NEW MyCJLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package (2nd Edition)
by Frank J. Schmalleger

Powerfully illustrated, compelling content.   Criminology: A Brief Introduction, plus NEW MyCJLab with Pearson eText is a user friendly criminology text that teaches students about the exciting field of criminology using the learning skills they already possess. In recognition of the visual orientation of today's learners, we sought to achieve a comprehensive integration of graphic art with the concepts and ideas of criminology. Consequently, Criminology: A Brief Introduction is intensely visual. Its layout and design invite readers to explore its pages, which powerfully illustrate the critical concepts that are central to the field of criminology today. Our intent is to visually attract readers to the subject matter of criminology, making for ease of learning.   0133140660 / 9780133140668 Criminology (Justice Series) Plus NEW MyCJLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of 0132966751 / 9780132966757 Criminology 0132973928 / 9780132973922 NEW MyCJLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Criminology  

Masters of Nothing: Human Nature, Big Finance, and the Fight for the Soul of Capitalism
by Matthew Hancock

This is a book about how we behave.

Not how we think we behave, or how we’d like to behave, but how we really do. It’s a story of how a collective failure of perception helped cause one of the biggest crises in the history of capitalism; of the extraordinary extremes we witnessed from the so-called Masters of the Universe – their greed, recklessness, and irrationality; and of how the crisis will happen again unless we understand that economic conditions may change but human nature does not. Released to widespread acclaim in the UK in 2011 and now updated for the USA, Masters of Nothing is an important contribution to the ongoing debate about how we fix the relationship between big finance and the real economy.

Global Political Economy: Evolution and Dynamics
by Robert O'Brien

After a period in which the global economy appeared prosperous and stable, the economic crisis exposed the fragile foundations of the international financial system and has reshaped the landscape of global political economy. The fourth edition of this popular and widely used text takes full account of recent developments, while continuing to provide an accessible and historically grounded introduction to the field.

The authors trace the evolution of the global economy, from its roots in the fifteenth century, through the Industrial Revolution, and to the post-1945 world order. They proceed to explore in detail the dynamics of global political economy in the twenty-first century, providing systematic coverage of the key spheres of activity, from trade, production and finance to social divisions, the environment, development, ideas, security and governance.

Lucid, engaging and authoritative, Global Political Economy introduces an unusually wide range of theoretical approaches, moving beyond a traditional three-paradigm perspective to show how these theories can be applied and how useful they are for understanding key issues and developments.

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law (Oxford Handbooks in Law)
by Michele Rosenfeld

The field of comparative constitutional law has grown immensely in recent decades. Once a minor and obscure adjunct to the field of domestic constitutional law, comparative constitutional law has now moved front and centre. Driven by the global spread of democratic government and the expansion of international human rights law, the prominence and visibility of the field, among judges, politicians, and scholars has grown exponentially. Even in the United States, where domestic constitutional exclusivism has traditionally held a firm grip, use of comparative constitutional materials has become the subject of a lively and much publicized controversy among various justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The trend towards harmonization and international borrowing has been controversial. Whereas it seems fair to assume that there ought to be great convergence among industrialized democracies over the uses and functions of commercial contracts, that seems far from the case in constitutional law. Can a parliamentary democracy be compared to a presidential one? A federal republic to a unitary one? Moreover, what about differences in ideology or national identity? Can constitutional rights deployed in a libertarian context be profitably compared to those at work in a social welfare context? Is it perilous to compare minority rights in a multi-ethnic state to those in its ethnically homogeneous counterparts? These controversies form the background to the field of comparative constitutional law, challenging not only legal scholars, but also those in other fields, such as philosophy and political theory.
Providing the first single-volume, comprehensive reference resource, the Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law will be an essential road map to the field for all those working within it, or encountering it for the first time. Leading experts in the field examine the history and methodology of the discipline, the central concepts of constitutional law, constitutional processes, and institutions - from legislative reform to judicial interpretation, rights, and emerging trends.