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Street crime / gun crime

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Columbine

Columbine

Author: Dave Cullen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2019

**THE GROUNDBREAKING BESTSELLER AND CLASSIC** 'Excellent . . . amazing how much still comes as a surprise' New York Times Book Review 'Like Capote's In Cold Blood, this tour de force gets below the who and the what of a horrifying incident to lay bare the devastating why' People 'A staggering work of journalism' Washington Post 'The tragedies keep coming. As we reel from the latest horror...' So begins the epilogue, illustrating how Columbine has become the template for nearly two decades of spectacle murders. It makes the imperative to understand the crime that sparked this flame more urgent than ever. What really happened on April 20th, 1999? The horror left an indelible stamp on the American psyche, but most of what we thought we knew was wrong. It wasn't about jocks, Goths or the Trench Coast Mafia. Dave Cullen was one of the first reporters on the scene, and he spent ten years on this book, the definitive account. With a keen investigative eye and psychological acumen, he draws on mountains of evidence, insight from the world's leading forensic psychologists , and the killers' own words and drawings - several reproduced in a new appendix. Cullen paints raw portraits of two polar opposite killers. They contrast starkly with the flashes of resilience and redemption among the survivors.

Parkland

Parkland

Author: Dave Cullen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2019

The deeply moving account of the extraordinary teenage survivors of the Parkland shooting. Emma Gonzalez called BS. David Hogg called out Adult America. Cameron Kasky recruited a colorful band of teenagers. Four days after escaping Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, they announced the audacious March for Our Lives. A month later, it was the fourth largest protest in American history. Dave Cullen takes us on the students' odyssey. With unrivaled access to their friends and families, meetings, homes and tour bus through gun country, he reveals the quirky, playful organizers that have taken the United States by storm. We see the students cope with shattered friendships and PTSD, along with the normal struggles of exams and college acceptances. We see victims refusing victimhood. This spell-binding book is a testament to change and an examination of a pivotal moment in American culture, a generational struggle to save every kids of every color from the ravages of gun violence. Parkland is a story of staggering empowerment and hope, told through the wildly creative and wickedly funny voices of a group of remarkable campaigners.

Columbine, 20 Years Later and Beyond Lessons from Tragedy

Columbine, 20 Years Later and Beyond Lessons from Tragedy

Author: Jaclyn Schildkraut Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/01/2019

This powerful retrospective analysis of the aftermath of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting considers society's response to the attack, the long-term implications of the shooting, and the ways in which research and related policy must continue to move forward. * Analyzes the broad cultural impact of the Columbine High School shooting * Reviews changes in police responses that have developed since the day of the attack * Examines warning signs that pre-dated the attack and how threat assessment has advanced to preclude similar tragedies * Explores legislative responses in the aftermath and why they were not successful * Considers the lessons learned in the 20 years after the shooting and how they can be used to prevent future acts of mass violence

Gangland The Great Escapes

Gangland The Great Escapes

Author: James Morton, Susanna Lobez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2018

The Release

The Release

Author: Alistair Moore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2018

Order and Conflict in Public Space

Order and Conflict in Public Space

Author: Mattias de (Free University of Brussels, Belgium) Backer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2018

Which public and whose space? The understanding of public space as an arena where individuals can claim full use and access hides a reality of constant negotiation, conflict and surveillance. This collection uses case studies concerning the management, use, and transgression of public space to invite reflection on the way in which everyday social interaction is framed and shaped by the physical environment and vice versa. International experts from fields including geography, criminology, sociology and urban studies come together to debate the concepts of order and conflict in public space. This book is divided into two parts: spaces of control, and spaces of transgression. Section I focuses on formal and informal surveillance and the politics of control, using case studies to compare strategies in spaces including Olympic cities, luxury skyscrapers, residential neighbourhoods and shopping malls. Section II focuses on transgressive or deviant behaviour in public spaces, with case studies examining behaviour in nightlife districts, governance of homelessness, boy-racer culture and abortion protests. The epilogue concludes the book with an exploration of possible future avenues for research on public space, and a critical appraisal of the concept of public space itself. This interdisciplinary collection will be of interest to students, researchers and professionals in the areas of criminology, sociology, surveillance studies, human and social geography, and urban studies and planning.

The Barrio Gangs of San Antonio, 1915-2015

The Barrio Gangs of San Antonio, 1915-2015

Author: Mike Tapia Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2017

Barrio Gangs is the most comprehensive academic case study of barrio group dynamics in a major Texas city to date. This is a sociological work on the history of barrio gangs in San Antonio and other large Texas cities to the present day. It examines the century-long evolution of urban barrio subcultures using public archives, oral histories, old photos, and other forms of qualitative data. The study gives special attention to the barrio gangs' heyday, from the 1940s through the 1960s, comparing their attributes to those of modern groups. It illustrates how social and technological changes have affected barrio networking processes and the intensity of the street lifestyle over time. Intergenerational shifts and the tension that accompanies such changes are also central themes in the book. Few other places are so conducive to such historical exploration as is San Antonio. Street ignobility in the barrio no doubt mirrors processes found in other Chicano communities in Texas and the Southwest. The gang contexts in major Chicano population centers have lengthy historical bases rooted in weak opportunity structures, oppression, and discrimination. This work shows that participation in street violence, drug selling, and other parts of the informal economy are functional adaptations to the social structure; the forces propelling the formation of barrio gangs are not temporary social phenomena.

The Barrio Gangs of San Antonio, 1915-2015

The Barrio Gangs of San Antonio, 1915-2015

Author: Mike Tapia Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2017

Barrio Gangs is the most comprehensive academic case study of barrio group dynamics in a major Texas city to date. This is a sociological work on the history of barrio gangs in San Antonio and other large Texas cities to the present day. It examines the century-long evolution of urban barrio subcultures using public archives, oral histories, old photos, and other forms of qualitative data. The study gives special attention to the barrio gangs' heyday, from the 1940s through the 1960s, comparing their attributes to those of modern groups. It illustrates how social and technological changes have affected barrio networking processes and the intensity of the street lifestyle over time. Intergenerational shifts and the tension that accompanies such changes are also central themes in the book. Few other places are so conducive to such historical exploration as is San Antonio. Street ignobility in the barrio no doubt mirrors processes found in other Chicano communities in Texas and the Southwest. The gang contexts in major Chicano population centers have lengthy historical bases rooted in weak opportunity structures, oppression, and discrimination. This work shows that participation in street violence, drug selling, and other parts of the informal economy are functional adaptations to the social structure; the forces propelling the formation of barrio gangs are not temporary social phenomena.

Another Day in the Death of America

Another Day in the Death of America

Author: Gary Younge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2016

On Saturday 23 November 2013 ten children were shot dead. The youngest was nine; the oldest was nineteen. They fell in suburbs, hamlets and ghettos. None made the national news. It was just another day in the death of America, where on average seven children and teens are killed by guns daily. Younge picked this day at random, searched for their families and tells their stories. What emerges is a sobering, searing, portrait of youth and guns in contemporary America.

Shots On The Bridge

Shots On The Bridge

Author: Ronnie Greene Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Firearms Trafficking U.S. Role in Efforts to Stem the Flow Across Mexico's Borders

Firearms Trafficking U.S. Role in Efforts to Stem the Flow Across Mexico's Borders

Author: Isaac E. Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Violent crimes committed by drug trafficking organizations in Mexico often involve firearms, and a 2009 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that many of these firearms originated in the United States. The Department of Justices Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Department of Homeland Securitys Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have sought to stem firearms trafficking from the United States to Mexico. This book examines, among other things, the origin of firearms seized in Mexico that have been traced by ATF; the extent to which collaboration among U.S. agencies combating firearms trafficking has improved; and the extent to which the National Southwest Border Counternarcotics Strategy measures progress by U.S. agencies to stem firearms trafficking to Mexico. Furthermore, the book examines the activities undertaken by U.S. agencies to build partner capacity to combat firearms trafficking and the extent to which they considered key factors in selecting the activities; and progress the United States has made in building such capacity.

Crime and Security in Trinidad and Tobago

Crime and Security in Trinidad and Tobago

Author: Radny Seepersad, Dianne Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2016

Across the Caribbean, crime is arguably the leading social problem facing the small tourism and foreign exchange dependent countries that make up the region. In Crime and Security in Trinidad and Tobago Drs Seepersad and Williams, both criminologists, offer an in-depth and comprehensive examination of crime in the twin island republic. Moving away from a reliance on perception and using empirical data and research, they analyse the justice system; criminal victimization; juveniles in the criminal justice system; gangs and gang-related crime and violence; the risk factors relevant for understanding crime, and the response of the populace to crime and provide a substantive and sound basis for understanding the key issues. Buttressed by several illustrations presenting the most up to date crime statistics for Trinidad and Tobago as well as reference to most of the available local, Caribbean and international sources of scholarly work, this work provides a platform for policy development as well as several strategies and solutions to reduce crime. Undoubtedly of value to criminologists, police personnel at all levels and those involved in the administration of justice and national security, Crime and Security in Trinidad and Tobago presents the example and foundation upon which all Caribbean countries could model the treatment of this crippling ill.