Global Organized Crime

Author: Mitchel P. Roth
Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc
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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.

Illicit Trafficking

Author: Robert J. Kelly
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576079155
Format: PDF, Docs
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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

Women and Crime A Reference Handbook

Author: Judith Ann Warner
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598844245
Format: PDF, Docs
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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

Author: Rogelio Saenz Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 159884315X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

Author: Mark Gibney
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598844563
Format: PDF
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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

Marijuana

Author: David E. Newton
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610691490
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The debate over the use of marijuana for recreational or medical purposes is not just a recent hot topic in America—it's been an ongoing issue and argument for centuries. This book examines the controversy from all angles.

Youth and Political Participation A Reference Handbook

Author: Glenn H. Utter
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598846620
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This comprehensive reference examines the history and importance of youth participation in politics, suggests reasons for their disengagement, and discusses efforts to increase the interest of young voters in the political process—a process in which they could be a controlling factor. • Biographical sketches of individuals who have played key roles in encouraging political participation among young people and of young people who are, or were, especially active in politics • A chronology of youth political participation in the United States from the Revolutionary War to the present • A directory of organizations that have engaged in the study of youth political participation or that encourage such participation

Child Soldiers A Reference Handbook

Author: David M. Rosen Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598845276
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book exposes the role of children in war, describing where, why, and how children are deployed, the attempts made by international organizations to protect children, and the underlying political and cultural issues that make this such a thorny issue. • A chronology of major events in the efforts to limit the use of child soldiers • Biographical sketches of famous child soldiers and key figures in the effort to ban the use of child soldiers • A directory of organizations involved in the child soldier issue

Online Privacy A Reference Handbook

Author: Robert Gellman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598846507
Format: PDF
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The Internet is great—until someone hacks your accounts or otherwise violates your privacy. This expert book provides a thorough and up-to-date overview of the key issues and risks relative to online privacy and explains how to counter those risks with solutions everyone needs to know. • Illustrative source materials from leading privacy institutions, government, and academia, including research reports, legal cases, laws, regulations, treaties, and codes of conduct • A first-of-its kind chronology of online privacy events, people, organizations, key publications, and agreements • Biographies of key individuals and organizations relative to online privacy • An up-to-date glossary of hundreds of online privacy terms • A substantial reference section including sound clips, video, and other interactive privacy materials

Modern Homelessness A Reference Handbook

Author: Mary Ellen Hombs
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598845373
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This in-depth examination reviews fundamental changes of the past decade that have reduced homelessness in the United States and other Western democracies. • A chronology of relevant key events of the last decade in the United States, England, Canada, and Australia • A glossary • A bibliography of print and nonprint resources, including electronic resources