Librarian’s Pick: Environmental Crime: A Sourcebook

April 5, 2010

The purpose of the book Environmental Crime: A Sourcebook by Ronald G. Burns and Michael J. Lynch is to focus on the need for those who study crime and justice to use environmental data more. The point is made that environmental crimes not only cause damage to nature, though that in itself is significant. Estimates suggest that ten times more people die from the results of environmental crimes than die from homicide. The estimated number of victims who suffer debilitating diseases and injuries due to exposure to toxins is in the hundreds of thousands, perhaps reaching a million. The authors state that these “deaths, injuries, and illnesses are more common, and have a greater impact on the average person than ordinary crime.”

The strength of this book is that it is not only for criminal science students. The environment affects all of us. Reading just a chapter or two will raise your consciousness about why this topic is important to you.

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Analysts Turn To Software For Spotting Terrorists

July 14, 2009

There’s an interesting story from NPR’s Morning Edition that covers Palantir Technologies, a software company that has developed an application to track terrorists.

The story can be found here:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106538028

At the end of the article, there are links to three related stories covering privacy.


Greenwood Digital Collection

April 29, 2009

This recent addition to our databases has over 100 e-book titles on topics that range from the arts to women’s studies.  The collection can be browsed by title, subject or author.  You can also search the collection by keyword (to search the full text within the books), title, author and other fields.

There’s a Quick Search feature at the top of every page in this resource, but most users will find that the Advanced Search offers more robust and accurate searching.  The resource also has the American Heritage College Dictionary built into it for looking up definitions without leaving the collection.

Here are a few Greenwood titles that relate to some of the majors here at JWU:

BUSINESS
Building High-Performance People and Organizations
The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Successful Leadership
Global Business Etiquette Marketing in the 21st Century
Women in Business: The Changing Face of Leadership

CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Battleground: Criminal Justice
Crimes and Trials of the Century
The Crime Junkie’s Guide to Criminal Law
Eco-Terrorism: Radical Environmental and Animal Liberation Movements
Offender Profiling in the Courtroom: The Use and Abuse of Expert Witness Testimony

CULINARY
The American History Cookbook
American Indian Food
The Business of Wine: An Encyclopedia
Controversies in Food and Nutrition
Food Culture in France (there are several other “Food Culture” titles featuring other countries)

FASHION
Fashion and Costume in American Popular Culture: A Reference Guide

HOSPITALITY
The Business of Entertainment
The Business of Sports
Encyclopedia of Sports in America
Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl

To access the Greenwood Digital Collection, go to the Databases section of our site, and scroll down to “G” in the alphabetical listings:

http://library.jwu.edu/research/databases/az.htm


Looking for Criminal Justice Web Resources?

June 12, 2008

 

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS): http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA): https://www.cia.gov/

Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC): http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): http://www.fbi.gov/

FedWorld: http://www.fedworld.gov/

FedStats: http://www.fedstats.gov/

Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA): http://ww.jrsa.org/sac/index.html

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/NACJD/

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics: http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/

For more sources go to the JWU Subject Sites: http://library.jwu.edu/research/websites/index.htm

 *Date Links Last Checked for Access: 3/21/08