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Criminal Artefacts
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 189

Criminal Artefacts

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2007
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  • Publisher: UBC Press

As law reformers call for addiction treatment as a remedy to thefailing war on drugs, it is also time to consider the seriousimplications of joining legal and therapeutic practices in an assumedlybenevolent bid to cure the offender. Criminal Artefacts castsdoubt on the assumption that drugs lie at the heart of crime. Casestudies from drug treatment courts and addiction treatment programsillustrate the tensions between law and psychology, treatment andpunishment, and conflicting theories of addiction. This book asks us toquestion why the criminalized drug user has become such a focus ofcontemporary criminal justice practices.

Whisperings from the Wise One: A Trilogy
  • Language: en

Whisperings from the Wise One: A Trilogy

Part One “Mind Expansion—One Man’s Journey.” The lightning strike, the near-death experience, meeting the Spiritual Being, and the transformation—these were inspired by actual events. Part Two “Uncovering the Cover-Ups.” A discovered, top secret manuscript exposes 12 cover-ups of The World Government. Part Three “After the Global Cleansing: A Vision of All Possibilities.” Will the world choose truth and love to create Centers of Light? The Wise One shows them a virtual reality.

Critical Criminology in Canada
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Critical Criminology in Canada

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-12-22
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  • Publisher: UBC Press

This book presents the work of a new generation of critical criminologists who explore the geographical, institutional, and political contexts of the discipline in Canada. Breaking away from mainstream criminology and law-and-order discourses, the authors offer a spectrum of theoretical approaches to criminal justice -- from governmentality to feminist criminology, from critical realism to anarchism � and they propose novel approaches to topics ranging from genocide to white-collar crime. By posing crucial questions and attempting to define what criminology should be, this book will shape debates about crime, policing, and punishment for years to come.

Sensing Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 334

Sensing Law

  • Categories: Law

A rich collection of interdisciplinary essays, this book explores the question: what is to be found at the intersection of the sensorium and law’s empire? Examining the problem of how legal rationalities try to grasp what can only be sensed through the body, these essays problematize the Cartesian framework that has long separated the mind from the body, reason from feeling and the human from the animal. In doing so, they consider how the sensorium can operate, variously, as a tool of power or as a means of countering the exercise of regulatory force. The senses, it is argued, operate as a vector for the implication of subjects in legal webs, but also as a powerful site of resistance to legal definition and determination. From the sensorium of animals to technologically mediated perception, the ways in which the law senses and the ways in which senses are brought before the law invite a questioning of the categories of liberal humanism. And, as this volume demonstrates, this questioning opens up the both interesting and important possibility of imagining other sensual subjectivities.

A Prayer Before Dawn
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 208

A Prayer Before Dawn

A Prayer Before Dawn is the true story of one man’s fight to survive inside Klong Prem Prison, the notorious Bangkok Hilton. Billy Moore travelled to Thailand to escape a life of drug addiction and alcoholism. He managed to overcome his inner demons for a time but relapsed after trying ya ba – a highly-addictive form of methamphetamine. Moore’s life quickly descended into chaos, drug dealing and violence until he was eventually arrested and imprisoned in Klong Prem, a place where life has no value. A Prayer Before Dawn is no ordinary prison memoir; it’s the story of one man’s struggle to survive in one of the world’s toughest prisons. It’s also a story of redemption in the most unlikely of places. Billy Moore was born in Liverpool, England. He has worked as a teacher, Muay Thai fighter and extra on film sets. Following his release from prison in Thailand, he returned to Britain where he now lives with his family. He is now working as a motivational speaker and a drugs counsellor.

Sensing Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 334

Sensing Law

  • Categories: Law

A rich collection of interdisciplinary essays, this book explores the question: what is to be found at the intersection of the sensorium and law’s empire? Examining the problem of how legal rationalities try to grasp what can only be sensed through the body, these essays problematize the Cartesian framework that has long separated the mind from the body, reason from feeling and the human from the animal. In doing so, they consider how the sensorium can operate, variously, as a tool of power or as a means of countering the exercise of regulatory force. The senses, it is argued, operate as a vector for the implication of subjects in legal webs, but also as a powerful site of resistance to legal definition and determination. From the sensorium of animals to technologically mediated perception, the ways in which the law senses and the ways in which senses are brought before the law invite a questioning of the categories of liberal humanism. And, as this volume demonstrates, this questioning opens up the both interesting and important possibility of imagining other sensual subjectivities.

The Life Of Lieutenant-General Sir John Moore, K.B. By His Brother, James Carrick Moore
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 138

The Life Of Lieutenant-General Sir John Moore, K.B. By His Brother, James Carrick Moore

Sir John Moore died at the height of his glory, having just defeated Marshal Soult’s French forces at the Battle of Corunna in 1809 during the Peninsular War. On his lips as he died he hoped that the British Public would remember him and that they would be proud that he had done his duty. However, his Peninsular glory was only the swansong to a remarkable career in the British Army, born in 1761 to Dr. John Moore, a well-known Glasgow doctor, his achievements and service span some thirty years. He first saw action during the American War of Independence in 1778 and was to see much more in the limited campaigns around the world, before the Wars of the French Revolution and the rise of Napol...

The Developing Genome
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 308

The Developing Genome

Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-300) and index

Girl & Boy: Volume 1
  • Language: en

Girl & Boy: Volume 1

The fictional story of “Girl & Boy” takes place in a Midwest city in July of 1973. A heroin addict mother and a hot headed father leaves Junior without parents. He moves in with his father’s mother. At the age of 17, he learns a lifelong lesson in a few years. With determination to succeed, he does it! With help and support of his girl and a strong willed uncle, he’s wealthy before he’s thirty years old. However, he has been through hell and back and recognizes love trust, money, family, and deceit. At the end, did Junior learn his lesson? did he die? Was the kid his? Read this compelling story to find out.

The Other Wes Moore
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

The Other Wes Moore

BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and a The Other Wes Moore discussion guide. The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his. Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence? Wes Moore, the author of this fascinating book, sets out to answer this profound question. In alternating narratives that take readers from heart-wrenching losses to moments of surprising redemption, The Other Wes Moore tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world.