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Although the idea that politics is influenced by its cultural setting is so plausible as to be almost irresistible, political culture has remained a contested and controversial concept. Just what the cultural setting consists of and how its influence on politics is transmitted remain unclear and disputed. This book argues that the problem is insufficient attention to basic theoretical questions. Positivist political culture research based on attitude... more...

Succinct, structured, and focused, this book concentrates on the key facts and practical day-to-day issues vital to forensic psychiatry. Includes fact-oriented practical advice and clinically relevant examples Reflects current practice and the latest laws Provides tips on testifying in legal matters Features a clear bullet point style to help readers find key facts at a glance An essential purchase for trainees... more...

This book seeks to make an intervention into the ongoing debate about the scope and intensity of global copyright laws. While mapping out the primary actors in the context of globalization and the modern political economy of information ownership, the argument is made that alternatives to further expansion of copyright are necessary. By examining the multiple and competing interests in creating the legal regime of copyright law, this... more...

English is the dominant language of international business relations, and a good working knowledge of the language is essential for today's legal or business professional. Written for both students and practitioners, Legal English is a highly practical handbook, which addresses all aspects of legal employment, from the very basic use of language, to Chairing formal meetings. Supported for the first time by questions and answers throughout, this is... more...

In this book, Robert Elgie examines the relationship between semi-presidentialism and democratic performance. Semi-presidentialism--where a constitution provides for both a directly elected president and a prime minister and cabinet responsible to the legislature--has become the regime type of choice for new democracies. There are now over 50 countries in the world with a semi-presidential constitution and the vast majority of these countries have... more...


Crime Scene Photography, Second Edition covers the general principals and concepts of photography, while also delving into the more practical elements and advanced concepts of forensic photography. Edward Robinson assists the reader in understanding and applying essential concepts in order to create images that are able to withstand challenges in court. The first part of the book deals with the basic theory and science of photography required to take... more...

The illicit use of explosives has become a growing international concern. Those investigating the scenes of these bombings must do so expeditiously and effectively in order to locate any and all evidence among the rubble that can identify the culprits and bring them to justice. Written by an explosives expert with over thirty years in the field, Practical Bomb Scene Investigation is an accessible step-by-step guide through the postblast investigative... more...

A concise, robust introduction to the various topics covered by the discipline of forensic chemistryThe Forensic Chemistry Handbook focuses on topics in each of the major chemistry-related areas of forensic science. With chapter authors that span the forensic chemistry field, this book exposes readers to the state of the art on subjects such as serology (including blood, semen, and saliva), DNA/molecular biology, explosives and ballistics, toxicology,... more...

Authored by a former spammer, this is a methodical, technically explicit expose of the inner workings of the SPAM economy. Readers will be shocked by the sophistication and sheer size of this underworld. From the Author: "You may hate spam and think all spammers are evil, but listen to my story and see why I do this and more importantly, HOW."For most people, the term "SPAM" conjures up the image of hundreds of annoying, and at times offensive, e-mails... more...

In Retributivism: Essays on Theory and Policy, Professor Mark D. White and his contributors offer analysis and explanations of new developments in retributivism, the philosophical account of punishment that holds that wrongdoers must be punished as a matter of right, duty, or justice, rather than to serve some general social purpose. The contemporary debate over retributivist punishment has become particularly vibrant in recent years, focusing... more...