A Year of Publications 2012

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A Year of Publications 2012

Title: The Eternal War: A Psychological Perspective on the Arab-Israeli Conflict Author: A.J. Abraham Department: History
The Eternal War chronicles the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict and thoroughly analyzes it from both a historical and psychological outlook. But it is much more than that — this book is the only study that focuses on all the issues from a Palestinian and Israeli viewpoint, as well as that of the Arab States. And, for the first time ever, Abraham presents an original and comprehensive plan for peace that gives all the parties much of what they want (but not everything they want) for successful negotiations and the achievement of a just and lasting peace. No other study on this subject offers such an emboldened and imaginative plan.

Title: International Criminal Justice: Critical Perspectives and New Challenges Editors: George Andreopoulos, Rosemary Barberet and James P. Levine Department: Sociology / Political Science

In recent years, justice-related and human rights issues have figured more and more prominently on the international political agenda. This expansion of the justice space is a product of a growing demand for accountability in world politics. Whether the issue is addressing heinous crimes such as genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in situations of armed conflict, confronting the inability or reluctance of governments to protect their own populations, or responding to the challenges posed by transnational terrorism; the international community has witnessed the proliferation of institutions and mechanisms, as well as the dynamic interplay between domestic and international processes, in the pursuit of justice-sensitive outcomes. International and hybrid tribunals, UN-led and domestic counter-terrorist initiatives, and the use of force for human protection purposes have demarcated the space within which ethical, political and legal debates have unfolded in the quest for a more humane world order. The contributors to International Criminal Justice: Critical Perspectives and New Challenges address some of the most important issues and debates involved in this quest, and assess the merits of contending approaches to the promotion of international justice norms. This volume will contribute to the ongoing debate on the challenges, as well as opportunities, facing the justice agenda in its effort to shape developments in an increasingly interdependent world.

Title: Routledge Handbook of International Criminology Editors: Rosemary Barberet, Cindy J. Smith and Sheldon X. Zhang Department: Sociology
The Routledge Handbook of International Criminology brings together the latest thinking and findings from a diverse group of both senior and promising young scholars from around the globe. This collaborative project articulates a new way of thinking about criminology that extends existing perspectives in understanding crime and social control across borders, jurisdictions, and cultures, and facilitates the development of an overarching framework that is truly international.   The book is divided into three parts, in which three distinct yet overlapping types of crime are analyzed: international crime, transnational crime and national crime. Each of these perspectives is then articulated through a number of chapters which cover theory and methods, international and transnational crime analyses, and case studies of criminology and criminal justice in relevant nations. In addition, questions placed at the end of each chapter encourage greater reflection on the issues raised, and will encourage young scholars to move the field of inquiry forward.


Title: Finding Mecca in America: How Islam Is Becoming an American Religion Author: Muchahit Bilici Department: Sociology
The events of 9/11 had a profound impact on American society, but they had an even more lasting effect on Muslims living in the United States. Once practically invisible, they suddenly found themselves overexposed. By describing how Islam in America began as a strange cultural object and is gradually sinking into familiarity, Finding Mecca in America illuminates the growing relationship between Islam and American culture as Muslims find a homeland in America. Rich in ethnographic detail, the book is an up-close account of how Islam takes its American shape.   In this book, Mucahit Bilici traces American Muslims’ progress from outsiders to natives and from immigrants to citizens. Drawing on the philosophies of Simmel and Heidegger, Bilici develops a novel sociological approach and offers insights into the civil rights activities of Muslim Americans, their increasing efforts at interfaith dialogue, and the recent phenomenon of Muslim ethnic comedy. Theoretically sophisticated, Finding Mecca in America is both a portrait of American Islam and a groundbreaking study of what it means to feel at home.

Title: How They Got Away with It: White Collar Criminals and the Financial Meltdown Editors: David Brotherton, Stephen Handelman and Susan Will Department: Sociology / Media, Crime and Justice
A team of scholars with backgrounds in criminology, sociology, economics, business, government regulation and law examine the historical, social and cultural causes of the 2008 economic crisis. Essays probe the workings of the toxic subprime loan industry, the role of external auditors, the consequences of Wall Street deregulation, the manipulations of alpha hedge fund managers, and the “Ponzi-like” culture of contemporary capitalism. They unravel modern finance’s complex schematics and highlight their susceptibility to corruption fraud, and outright racketeering. They examine the involvement of enablers, including accountants, lawyers, credit rating agencies and regulatory workers, who failed to protect the public interest and enforce existing checks and balances. While the United States was “ground zero” of the meltdown, the financial crimes of other countries intensified the disaster. Internationally-focused essays consider bad practices in China and the European property markets and draw attention to the farreaching consequences of transnational money laundering and tax evasion schemes. By approaching the 2008 crisis from the perspective of white collar criminology, contributors build a more general understanding of the collapse and crystallize the multiple human and institutional factors preventing capture of even the worst offenders.

Title: Brazilian Art under Dictatorship: Antonio Manuel, Artur Barrio, and Cildo Meireles Author: Claudia Calirman Department: Art and Music
Brazilian Art under Dictatorship is a sophisticated analysis of the intersection of politics and the visual arts during the most repressive years of Brazil’s military regime, from 1968 until 1975. Raised in Rio de Janeiro during the dictatorship, the curator and art historian Claudia Calirman describes how Brazilian visual artists addressed the political situation and opened up the local art scene to new international trends. Focusing on innovative art forms infused with a political undertone, Calirman emphasizes the desire among Brazilian artists to reconcile new modes of art making with a concern for local politics. Ephemeral works, such as performance art, media-based art, and conceptualism, were well suited to the evasion of censorship and persecution. Calirman examines the work and careers of three major artists of the period, Antonio Manuel, Artur Barrio and Cildo Meireles. She explores the ways that they negotiated the competing demands of Brazilian politics and the international art scene, the efficacy of their political critiques and their impact on Brazilian art and culture. Calirman suggests that the art of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s represented not just the artists’ concerns with politics, but also their anxieties about overstepping the boundaries of artistic expression.


Title: Museum Studies: An Anthology of Contexts, 2nd Edition Editor: Bettina Carbonell Department: English
Updated to reflect the latest developments in 21st century museum scholarship, the new second edition of Museum Studies: An Anthology of Contexts presents a comprehensive collection of approaches to museums and their relation to history, culture and philosophy. Features the latest developments in museum scholarship concerning issues of inclusion and exclusion, repatriation, indigenous models of collection and display, museums in an age of globalization, visitor studies and interactive technologies. It also offers an updated bibliography and list of resources devoted to museum studies that makes the volume an authoritative guide on the subject.

Title: Gay and Lesbian Cops: Diversity and Effective Policing Author: Roddrick Colvin Department: Public Management
Colvin explores how barriers and opportunities in the workplace have changed over the last 20 years for lesbian and gay people working in law enforcement, and shows how inclusion actually makes for better policing. Colvin’s research reveals that including lesbian and gay people in the police ranks has been met with resistance among various departments. However, he also found that departments that have included lesbian and gay people in the ranks have actually improved their policing effectiveness. He shows how these police officers have been instrumental in sensitizing police departments to gay-related crimes and incidents, including same-sex intimate partner violence and anti-gay hate crimes. In the book, he tells the dramatic story of two lesbian officers who were instrumental in helping solve a murder because they were of the community and brought cultural competence to facts of the case.

Title: The Impact of Regulatory Law on American Criminal Justice: Are There Too Many Laws? Author: Vincent Del Castillo Department: Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration

The Impact of Regulatory Law on American Criminal Justice explores the systemic problems related to regulatory criminal law enforcement. Unlike traditional criminal laws enacted to protect life and property, regulatory laws prohibit socially unacceptable behavior such as possession and sale of certain drugs, prostitution and gambling as well as laws regulating vehicle traffic and gun possession. However, the criminal justice system lacks sufficient resources to adequately process violations of those laws.   Police admittedly can’t enforce all laws. Yet, they make more arrests than courts can adjudicate without heavy reliance on plea bargains resulting in early release back into society, a continuation of criminal activity resulting in new arrests; the often-cited revolving door of justice. Still, as a nation we incarcerate more people per capita than any other country. Put another way, about 25 percent of all the world’s prisoners are in American prisons.


Title: Studies on Santaraksita’s Yogacara Madhyamaka Editors: Noe Dinnerstein and Marie-Louise Friquegnon Department: Art and Music
Studies on Santaraksita’s Yogacara Madhyamaka is an important contribution to the understanding of the eighth Century Buddhist philosopher Santaraksita. This extraordinary teacher and philosopher united the two chariots of the Yogacara and Madhyamaka schools of Buddhist thought. Abbot of Nalanda university, he was invited by the king of Tibet to establish a monastery university in the Land of the Snows. Samye, which he founded, became the cornerstone of Tibetan learning for centuries. The essays in this book, contributed by outstanding Buddhist scholars and Western philosophers illuminate Santaraksita’s views and show the parallels between them and thinkers such as Spinoza and Kant.

Title: Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock ‘n’ Roll Author: Marc Dolan Department: English
A vibrant biography of one of the greatest rock ‘n’ rollers, the America that made him, and the America he made.   This smart, incisive biography traces Bruce Springsteen’s evolution from a young artist who wasn’t sure what he wanted to say to an acclaimed musician with a distinctive vision for a better society. Brilliantly analyzing and evoking Springsteen’s output, Marc Dolan unveils the pulsing heart of his music: its deep personal, political and cultural resonances, which enabled Springsteen to reflect on his experiences as well as the world around him. The book is now updated with a new chapter on The Promise, Wrecking Ball, and the 2012 tour.

Title: Special Needs Offenders in Correctional Institutions: Handbook of Survey Methodology for the Social Sciences Editor: Lior Gideon Department: Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration
Effective treatment and preparation for successful reintegration can be better achieved if the needs and risks of incarcerated offenders are taken into consideration by correctional practitioners and scholars. Special Needs Offenders in Correctional Institutions offers a unique opportunity to examine the different populations behind bars (e.g. chronically and mentally ill, homosexual, illegal immigrants, veterans, radicalized inmates, etc.), as well as their needs and the corresponding impediments for rehabilitation and reintegration. Lior Gideon takes a rehabilitative and reiterative approach to discuss and differentiate between the needs of these various categories of inmates, and provides in depth discussions — not available in other correctional texts — about the specific needs, risks and policy recommendations when working with present-day special needs offenders. Each chapter is followed by suggested readings and relevant web sites that will enable readers to further enhance understanding of the issues and potential solutions discussed in the chapter. Further, each chapter has discussion questions specifically designed to promote class discussions. The text concludes with a theoretical framework for future policy implications and practices. understanding of the issues and potential solutions discussed in the chapter. Further, each chapter has discussion questions specifically designed to promote class discussions. The text concludes with a theoretical framework for future policy implications and practices.


Title: The Effective Corrections Manager: Correctional Supervision for the Future, 3rd Edition Authors: Bridget P. Gladwin and Charles R. McConnell Department: Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration

This comprehensive text covers all the major management topics required for those entering corrections, including labormanagement relations, legal issues, writing, effective delegation, coping with changing environments, and more. The Effective Corrections Manager provides expanded coverage on supervision, report writing and interpersonal relations. In terms of supervision the text includes expanded discussions on issues first time supervisors will encounter, building and maintaining morale, recognizing the need for training subordinates, and developing, implementing and enforcing facility policies. This third edition stresses the importance of accurate report writing, including expanded coverage of strategies for writing incident reports, techniques for reviewing reports, and consequences for poor language and writing skills. Finally, it contains refined coverage of relationships between a supervisor and subordinates, recognizing and controlling potential conflicts between staff members, establishing appropriate positive relationships with inmates, motiving subordinates, and more.

Title: Physical Fitness Basics: Programs for Public Service Personnel and Candidates for Employment Author: Albert Gotay Department: Health and Physical Education
Included in the book is a history of the development and structure of health and physical fitness programs that are currently in place for public sector personnel. The reader is introduced to dimensions of health and physical fitness that provide goals for positive lifestyle practices for public service personnel as well as for the general public. Topics that are explored include the needs for health and fitness programs, training principles, positive and negative health habits, types of pre-employment screening tests currently in use, and recommendations for improvements in program design. Also examined are existing programs currently being used by police and fire agencies for the physical screening of candidates for employment. The book provides health and physical fitness principles, weight and body fat standards, training schedules, and cautions about harmful health habits that should be avoided.

Title: Policing in Muslim Communities: Comparative International Context Editors: M.R. Haberfeld, Farrukh B. Hakeem and Arvind Verma Department: Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration
In the past two decades, Muslim countries across the globe have been faced with a crisis in governance. Starting with a summary of Islamic law (Sharia) and its implications for law enforcement, this book will highlight the unique needs and challenges of law enforcement, and particularly policing, in these communities. It will provide a scholarly exposition of Sharia law and how it is compatible (or not) with policing in a modern context. The role and contribution of Sharia law toward conceptualizing law enforcement in a modern context is certainly worth looking forward to, especially understanding its coexistence with civil law in countries with minority Muslim communities. Featuring case studies from throughout the Muslim world, this volume will highlight key qualities of Sharia law and Muslim culture that play a role in law enforcement, including: case processing, community policing, police administration, human rights, and the influence of globalization. Taking a comprehensive approach, this work provides a historical context for colonization events in Muslim countries and their influence on current law enforcement systems, as well as providing key insights into the particular norms that make up the bases for Muslim societies, and their unique needs. Looking into the future, it provides guidelines for how community policing can play a proactive role in law enforcement and crime prevention.

Title: Police Leadership: Organization & Managerial Decision Making Process, 2nd Edition Author: M. R. Haberfeld Department: Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration
Police organizations are much more accountable to their publics than ever before. Police Leadership: Organizational and Managerial Decision Making Process examines why and how decisions are made and what can be done to direct current and future law enforcement leaders to rethink and adjust their decision-making processes to keep up with the demands of our constantly changing society. The text discusses how police organizations function and respond based on the type of leadership and driving policies present in police organizations, and provides ideas about the best ways of dealing with the challenges and organizational problems that police agencies face every day.

Title: Sexuality in Muslim Contexts: Restrictions and Resistance Editors: Anissa Helie and Homa Hoodfar Department: History
This groundbreaking book explores resistance against the harsh policing of sexuality in some Muslim societies. Many Muslim majority countries still use religious discourse to enforce stigmatization and repression of those, especially women, who do not conform to sexual norms promoted either by the state or by non-state actors. In this context, Islam is often stigmatized in Western discourse for being intrinsically restrictive with respect to women’s rights and sexuality. Sexuality in Muslim Contexts shows that conservative Muslim discourse does not necessarily match practices of believers or of citizens and that women’s empowerment is facilitated where indigenous and culturally appropriate strategies are developed. Using case studies from Pakistan, Iran, Indonesia, China, Bangladesh, Israel and India, the volume persuasively argues that Muslim religious traditions do not necessarily lead to conservative agendas but can promote emancipatory standpoints. An intervention to the construction of “Muslim women” as uniformly subordinate, this collection spearheads an unprecedented wake of organizing around sexualities in Muslim communities.

Title: Servants, Slaves, and Savages: Reflections of Law in American Literature Author: Veronica C. Hendrick Department: English
Various forms of American literature comment upon the legal status of workers and residents, but none are as provocative as the literature discussing slavery and enforced servitude. Whether the literature is an autobiographical account or a contemporary novel, narrative impressions of slave/servant laws are powerfully translated. Equally compelling are the historical underpinnings leading to the development of codes and laws which dictate the rights, or lack thereof, of servants, slaves and Native American people in the colonial and early American periods.   Servants, Slaves, and Savages is offered as an overview of the disparate conditions experienced by European indentured servants, African slaves and Native Americans while emphasizing commonalities shared among these groups during the colonial and early American periods.


Title: Reason, Religion, and Natural Law: From Plato to Spinoza Editor: Jonathan A. Jacobs Department: Philosophy
Theological considerations have long had a pronounced role in Catholic natural law theories, but have not been as thoroughly examined from a wider perspective. The contributors to this volume take a more inclusive view of the relation between conceptions of natural law and theistic claims and principles. They do not jointly defend one particular thematic claim, but articulate diverse ways in which natural law has both been understood and related to theistic claims.

Title: Managing Fire and Emergency Services (ICMA Green Book) Editors: Charles Jennings and Adam Theil Department: Security, Fire and Emergency Management / Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies

Managing Fire and Emergency Services is the newly revised edition of the International City/County Management Association’s standard text on fire service management. Designed for both fire officers and city managers, this updated edition continues its comprehensive approach to management topics. This new edition features chapters on Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, and addresses challenges facing the profession. Each chapter provides a level of understanding sufficient for action on the topic. Emergent issues are explored. 150 sidebars illustrate leading practices from local case studies, expert analysis, and current research. Every chapter emphasizes the role of innovation, collaboration, and skills development. Discussions address the latest developments in human resource management, candidate selection, firefighter safety and grants management as well as information and communications technology.

Title: Human Rights and Labor Solidarity: Trade Unions in the Global Economy Author: Susan L. Kang Department: Political Science
Human Rights and Labor Solidarity analyzes trade unions’ campaigns to link local labor rights disputes to international human rights frameworks, thereby creating external scrutiny of governments. As a result of these campaigns, states engage in what political scientist Susan L. Kang terms a normative negotiation process, in which governments, trade unions, and international organizations construct and challenge a broader understanding of international labor rights norms to determine whether the conditions underlying these disputes constitute human rights violations. In three empirically rich case studies covering South Korea, the United Kingdom and Canada, Kang demonstrates that this normative negotiation process was more successful in creating stronger protections for trade unions’ rights when such changes complemented a government’s other political interests. She finds that states tend not to respect stronger economically oriented human rights obligations due to the normative power of such rights alone.


Title: Crime Victims: An Introduction to Victimology, 8th

Author: Andrew Karmen Department: Sociology
A first in the field when initially published and now a true classic, Crime Victims: An Introduction to Victimology, offers the most comprehensive and balanced exploration of victimology available today. The author examines the victims’ plight, carefully placing statistics from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports and Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Crime Victimization Survey in context. The text systematically investigates how victims are currently handled by the criminal justice system, analyzes the goals of the victims’ rights movement, and discusses what the future is likely to hold. This eighth edition expands coverage of human trafficking, crimes on campus, identity theft, stalking, motor vehicle theft, prison attacks and similar high-profile issues.

Title: Jury Selection (Guides to Best Practices for Forensic Mental Health Assessment) Authors: Margaret Bull Kovera and Brian L. Cutler Department: Psychology
Jury selection is the process by which attorneys remove people from the jury pool whom they judge to be undesirable, presumably because they fear that the potential jurors would be biased against their side. The authors review the law governing attorneys’ decisions to remove potential jurors from jury service, including laws prohibiting the systematic removal of particular categories of people. The book provides an overview of standardized tools for assessing personality traits and attitudes that may be related to jurors’ verdicts as well as the research establishing their validity. The authors review studies that evaluate the effectiveness of both traditional and scientific methods of jury selection, including the methods used to conduct a community survey to guide a change of venue motion and the selection of potential jurors to excuse, and discuss the ethical principles to be followed when assisting attorneys with jury selection issues.

Title: Evaluating Eyewitness Identification (Best Practices in Forensic Mental Health Assessment) Authors: Margaret Bull Kovera and Brian L. Cutler Department: Psychology
Eyewitness misidentifications of innocent suspects are the leading cause of wrongful convictions. This book provides a guidebook for the evaluation of the reliability of eyewitness evidence for psychologists who may serve as expert witnesses on eyewitness identification accuracy or attorneys who may be litigating cases containing eyewitness evidence. The chapters provide a description of the legal context in which these evaluations are made and the key psychological concepts involved in eyewitness memory. The authors review the empirical literature that examines the influence of witnessing conditions and criminal justice procedures on the accuracy of witnesses and conclude with recommendations for experts on consulting with an attorney, gathering information about the witnessing conditions and identification procedure, interpretation of that evidence, and communicating that evidence in a report to the attorney or in testimony to a judge or jury.


Title: Reading Descartes Otherwise: Blind, Mad, Dreamy, and Bad Author: Kyoo Lee Department: Philosophy
Focusing on the first four images of the Other mobilized in Descartes’s Meditations — namely, the blind, the mad, the dreamy, and the bad— Reading Descartes Otherwise casts light on what have heretofore been the phenomenological shadows of “Cartesian rationality.” In doing so, it discovers dynamic signs of spectral alterity lodged both at the core and on the edges of modern Cartesian subjectivity.

Title: America Firsthand, Volume 1: Readings from Settlement to Reconstruction, 9th Edition Authors: Anthony Marcus, David Burner and John Giggie Department: Anthropology
This distinctive, class-tested primary source reader tells America’s story through the words and other creative expressions of the ordinary and extraordinary Americans who shaped it. Now featuring the contributions of new co-author John Giggie, an award-winning teacher and scholar from the University of Alabama, America Firsthand offers a remarkable range of first-person perspectives that bring the past vividly to life — from an African American minister’s message of racial liberation, to the prison notes of suffragists, to a writer’s recollections of Sputnik. “Points of View” sections provide varied vantage points on important topics, and “Visual Portfolios” draw students into interpreting the visual record. This carefully crafted, ready-to-go collection saves instructors time and effort in finding consistently engaging and informative sources.

Title: Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution Authors: Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner Department: History
This book reveals for the first time the public relations campaign that the lead industry undertook to convince Americans to use its deadly product to paint walls, toys, furniture and other objects in America’s homes, despite a wealth of information that children were at risk for serious brain damage and death from ingesting this poison. This book highlights the immediate dangers ordinary citizens face because of the relentless failure of industrial polluters to warn, inform, and protect their workers and neighbors. It offers a historical analysis of how corporate control over scientific research has undermined the process of proving the links between toxic chemicals and disease. The authors also describe the wisdom, courage, and determination of workers and community members who continue to voice their concerns in spite of vicious opposition. Readable, ground breaking, and revelatory, Deceit and Denial provides crucial answers to questions of dangerous environmental degradation, escalating corporate greed, and governmental disregard for its citizens’ safety and health.


Title: The Lives of Margaret Fuller: Biography Author: John Matteson Department: English
A brilliant writer and a fiery social critic, Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) was perhaps the most famous American woman of her generation. Outspoken and quick-witted, idealistic and adventurous, she became the leading female figure in the transcendentalist movement, wrote a celebrated column of literary and social commentary for Horace Greeley’s newspaper, and served as the first foreign correspondent for an American newspaper. While living in Europe she fell in love with an Italian nobleman, with whom she became pregnant out of wedlock. In 1848 she joined the fight for Italian independence and, the following year, reported on the struggle while nursing the wounded within range of enemy cannons. Amid all these strivings and achievements, she authored the first great work of American feminism: Woman in the Nineteenth Century. Despite her brilliance, however, Fuller suffered from self-doubt and was plagued by ill health. John Matteson captures Fuller’s longing to become ever better, reflected by the changing lives she led. 28 illustrations

Title: Basics of Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology, 3rd Edition Authors: Michael Maxfield and Earl Babbie Department: Criminal Justice
A concise, streamlined paperback reflecting the latest developments from the field, the extremely student-friendly Basics of Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology, combines accessibility and a conversational writing style with Michael G. Maxfield’s expertise in criminology and criminal justice. In fewer than 400 pages, this popular text introduces you to the core of criminal justice research using the most current, real data available. It features coverage of such key issues as ethics, causation, validity, field research, research design, and more. The third edition also includes expanded coverage of web-based research and how to access and utilize new criminal justice data sets. Balancing coverage of both qualitative and quantitative methods, the text is packed with real-world examples, practical applications and Internet research exercises.

Title: Bigamy and Christian Identity in Late Medieval Champagne Author: Sara McDougall Department: History
In Bigamy and Christian Identity in Late Medieval Champagne, McDougall traces the history of the earliest documented prosecutions for bigamy as found in the medieval diocese of Troyes, in northeastern France, and places it in the larger context of Christian theology and culture. Multiple marriages were both inevitable and repugnant in a Christian world that forbade divorce and associated bigamy with the unchristian practices of Islam or Judaism. The prevalence of bigamy might seem to suggest a failure of Christianization in late medieval northern France, but careful study of the sources shows otherwise: Clergy and laity alike valued marriage highly. Indeed, some members of the laity placed such a high value on the institution that they were willing to risk criminal punishment by entering into illegal remarriage. The risk was great: the Bishop of Troyes’s judicial court prosecuted bigamy with unprecedented severity, although this prosecution broke down along gender lines. The court treated male bigamy, and only male bigamy, as a grave crime, while female bigamy was almost completely excluded from harsh punishment. As this suggests, the church court in Troyes was primarily concerned with imposing a high standard on men as heads of Christian households, responsible for their own behavior and also that of their wives.


Title: A Single Sky: How an International Community Forged the Science of Radio Astronomy Author: David P. D. Munns Department: History
For more than 3,000 years, the science of astronomy depended on visible light. In just the last 60 years, radio technology has fundamentally altered how astronomers see the universe. Combining the wartime innovation of radar and the established standards of traditional optical telescopes, the “radio telescope” offered humanity a new vision of the universe. In A Single Sky, the historian David Munns explains how the idea of the radio telescope emerged from a new scientific community uniting the power of radio with the international aspirations of the discipline of astronomy. The radio astronomers challenged Cold War era rivalries by forging a united scientific community looking at a single sky. Collaboration, not competition, produced a science as revolutionary as Galileo’s first observations with a telescope.

Title: Criminal Law, 2nd Edition Author: Charles P. Nemeth Department: Security, Fire, and Emergency Management
In order to fully grasp criminal law concepts, students must go beyond mere rote memorization of the penal code and endeavor to understand where the laws originate from and how they have developed. Criminal Law blends legal and moral reasoning in the examination of crimes and explores the history relating to jurisprudence and roots of criminal law. It fosters discussions of controversial issues and delivers abridged case law decisions that target the essence of appellate rulings.

Title: Why Law Enforcement Organizations Fail: Mapping the Organizational Fault Lines in Policing, 2nd Edition Author: Patrick O’Hara Department: History
Why Law Enforcement Organizations Fail dissects headline cases to examine how things go wrong in criminal justice agencies. New second edition cases include the deadly police assault on New Orleans’ Danziger Bridge after Hurricane Katrina; the deaths of Amadou Diallo and Trayvon Martin, and Bernard Kerik’s fall from 9/11 hero to federal prisoner. Highlighted cases that remain from the first edition include the Jon Benet Ramsey murder investigation and the conflagrations that ended the sieges in Waco and at the MOVE house in Philadelphia. These human tragedies and organizational debacles serve as starting points for exploring how common structural and cultural fault lines in police organizations set the stage for major failures.


Title: Ethnography and the City: Readings on Doing Urban Fieldwork Editor: Richard E. Ocejo Department: Sociology
The only collection of its kind on the market, this reader gathers the work of some of the most esteemed urban ethnographers in sociology and anthropology. Broken down into sections that cover key aspects of ethnographic research, Ethnography and the City will expose readers to important works in the field, while also guiding students in the study of the method as they embark on their own work.

Title: Mapping the Chinese and Islamic Worlds: Cross Cultural Exchange in Pre-modern Asia Author: Hyunhee Park Department: History
Long before Vasco Da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope en route to India, the peoples of Africa, the Middle East and Asia engaged in vigorous cross-cultural exchanges across the Indian Ocean. This book focuses on the years 700 to 1500, a period when powerful dynasties governed both regions, to document the relationship between the Islamic and Chinese worlds before the arrival of the Europeans. Through a close analysis of the maps, geographic accounts, and travelogues compiled by both Chinese and Islamic writers, the book traces the development of major contacts between people in China and the Islamic world and explores their interactions on matters as varied as diplomacy, commerce, mutual understanding, world geography, navigation, shipbuilding and scientific exploration. When the Mongols ruled both China and Iran in the 13th and 14th centuries, their geographic understanding of each other’s society increased markedly. This rich, engaging and pioneering study offers glimpses into the worlds of Asian geographers and mapmakers, whose accumulated wisdom underpinned the celebrated voyages of European explorers like Vasco Da Gama.

Title: Modernism, Feminism, and the Culture of Boredom Author: Allison Pease Department: English
Bored women populate many of the most celebrated works of British modernist literature. Whether in popular offerings such as Robert Hitchens’s The Garden of Allah, the esteemed middlebrow novels of May Sinclair or H. G. Wells, or now-canonized works such as Virginia Woolf’s The Voyage Out, women’s boredom frequently serves as narrative impetus, antagonist and climax. In this book, Allison Pease explains how the changing meaning of boredom reshapes our understanding of modernist narrative techniques, feminism’s struggle to define women as individuals and male modernists’ preoccupation with female sexuality. To this end, Pease characterizes boredom as an important category of critique against the constraints of women’s lives, arguing that such critique surfaces in modernist fiction in an undeniably gendered way. Engaging with a wide variety of well- and lesser-known modernist writers, Pease’s study will appeal especially to researchers and graduates in modernist studies and British literature.


Title: Self-Determination and Women’s Rights in Muslim Societies (Brandeis Series on Gender, Culture, Religion, and Law) Introductory remarks: Jeremy Travis Editors: Chitra Raghavan and James P. Levine Department: Psychology / Political Science
Contradicting the views commonly held by westerners, many Muslim countries in fact engage in a wide spectrum of reform, with the status of women as a central dimension. This anthology counters the myth that Islam and feminism are always or necessarily in opposition. A multidisciplinary group of scholars examine ideology, practice, and reform efforts in the areas of marriage, divorce, abortion, violence against women, inheritance and female circumcision across the Islamic world, illuminating how religious and cultural prescriptions interact with legal norms, affecting change in sometimes surprising ways.

Title: The Russian Writer’s Daugher Author: Lydia Rosner Department: Sociology
The Russian Writer’s Daughter by Lydia S. Rosner is a collection of lively autobiographical stories about growing up in a Russian-American Jewish household in the stifling political atmosphere of the Red Scare. At the center of these memories is Lyduce’s father, whose complex personality mixes a passion for social justice, the desire to protect his family, and intellectual snobbery. In this revelatory memoir, international politics shadow a child’s gradual awakening to her father’s humanity. As she tells her family’s story, Rosner shows how complicated autobiography can be, more a matter of pursuing the truth than asserting it.

Title: You are Good at Things: A Checklist Author: Andy Selsberg Department: English
This book is a celebration of all your secret skills and unheralded abilities. It calls attention to the way you’re able to give your kids names that will never appear on key chains at gift shops, and cheers your talent for wrapping presents using very little tape. In your own way, you’re a master, and the world should know it. Because let’s face it: YOU ARE GOOD AT THINGS!.


Title: A Century of Wisdom: Lessons from the Life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the World’s Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor Author: Caroline Stoessinger Department: Art and Music
An inspiring story of resilience and the power of optimism—the true story of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world’s oldest living Holocaust survivor.   At 108 years old, the pianist Alice Herz-Sommer is an eyewitness to the entire last century and the first decade of this one. She has seen it all, surviving the Theresienstadt concentration camp, attending the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem, and along the way coming into contact with some of the most fascinating historical figures of our time. As a child in Prague, she spent weekends and holidays in the company of Franz Kafka (whom she knew as “Uncle Franz”), and Gustav Mahler, Sigmund Freud and Rainer Maria Rilke were friendly with her mother. When Alice moved to Israel after the war, Golda Meir attended her house concerts, as did Arthur Rubinstein, Leonard Bernstein and Isaac Stern. Today Alice lives in London, where she still practices piano for hours every day.

Title: Trauma, Psychopathology, and Violence: Causes, Consequences, or Correlates? Editor: Cathy Spatz Widom Department: Psychology
Trauma, Psychopathology, and Violence: Causes, Consequences or Correlates? critically examines correlates, consequences and potential causal relationships involving trauma, psychopathology, and violence. The authors address methodological and theoretical challenges to understanding the interrelationships among trauma, psychopathology, and violence from the perspective of their own research fields. Chapters focus on different types of traumas, traumas occurring at different developmental stages and in different contexts, and the contributions of biological and genetic factors in understanding psychopathology and violence. Each of the chapters offers recommendations for needed research. The book is divided into six topical areas: (1) Setting the context; (2) Biological and genetic factors in understanding trauma, psychopathology and violence; (3) Trauma in childhood and risk of psychopathology and violence; (4) Culture and community context in understanding trauma, psychopathology, and violence; (5) Responses to disasters and terrorism; and (6) Trauma, psychopathology, and violence in the military.

Title: Forensic Assessments in Criminal and Civil Law: A Handbook for Lawyers Editors: Patricia Zapf and Ronald Roesch Department: Psychology
Designed to meet the specific needs of lawyers, Forensic Assessments in Criminal and Civil Law: A Handbook for Lawyers provides insight into what to expect from forensic mental health evaluations and how to navigate these assessments with skill and competence. The volume is divided into sections by evaluation type: criminal, civil, and juvenile and family evaluations. Each chapter addresses one of the most commonly requested forensic evaluations and is written by a forensic psychologist with both academic and professional experience with that type of evaluation. Specific evaluation types discussed include competence to stand trial in adults and juveniles, criminal responsibility, violence risk in adults, jury selection, eyewitness identification, personal injury claims, civil commitment, workplace disability, child custody, juveniles’ risks and needs, and more. This handbook is a comprehensive, one-stop resource for lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals seeking to further their knowledge of forensic assessments.


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Title: C.D Jackson, Cold War Propagandist for Democracy and Globalism Author: John Allen Stern Department: History

Title: Essentials of Finance & Forensic Economics Author: Christopher F.S. Warburton Department: Economics

Title: The Delicts & Criminal Laws of International Economic Relations Author: Christopher F.S. Warburton Department: Economics



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