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The Killer Collective

The Killer Collective Book
Author : Barry Eisler
Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
Release : 2019-02
ISBN : 9781503900950
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When a joint FBI-Seattle Police investigation into an international child pornography ring gets too close to powerful enemies, sex-crimes detective Livia Lone becomes the target of a hit that barely goes awry, and suspects that the FBI itself was behind it.

The Chaos Kind

The Chaos Kind Book
Author : Barry Eisler
Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
Release : 2021-10
ISBN : 9781542005616
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The assassins of Barry Eisler's #1 bestseller The Killer Collective are back--and this time, it's chaos. Assistant US Attorney Alondra Diaz hates traffickers. And she's determined to put one of America's most powerful financiers, Andrew Schrader, in prison forever for his crimes against children. But Schrader has videos implicating some of the most powerful members of the US national security state. To eliminate Diaz, the powers that be bring in a contractor: Marvin Manus, an implacable assassin whose skills have been forged in intelligence, the military, and the hardest prisons. Enter former Marine sniper Dox and black-ops veteran Daniel Larison with an unusual assignment: not to kill Diaz, but to keep her alive. A lot of players are determined to acquire the videos and the blackmail power they represent. But with Seattle sex-crimes detective Livia Lone, "natural causes" killer John Rain, and ex-Mossad honey-trap specialist Delilah, the good guys might just have a chance. They're not going to play by anyone else's rules. They're not going to play by any rules at all. They want a different kind of fight. The chaos kind.

Transactions on Computational Collective Intelligence XXII

Transactions on Computational Collective Intelligence XXII Book
Author : Ngoc Thanh Nguyen,Ryszard Kowalczyk
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-04-05
ISBN : 3662496194
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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These transactions publish research in computer-based methods of computational collective intelligence (CCI) and their applications in a wide range of fields such as the semantic Web, social networks, and multi-agent systems. TCCI strives to cover new methodological, theoretical and practical aspects of CCI understood as the form of intelligence that emerges from the collaboration and competition of many individuals (artificial and/or natural). The application of multiple computational intelligence technologies, such as fuzzy systems, evolutionary computation, neural systems, consensus theory, etc., aims to support human and other collective intelligence and to create new forms of CCI in natural and/or artificial systems. This twenty-second issue contains 11 carefully selected and revised contributions.

First One Missing

First One Missing Book
Author : Tammy Cohen
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2015-07-02
ISBN : 1473509580
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'FIRST ONE MISSING gripped me from the beginning and didn't let go. It'll keep you guessing until the last chapter' JANE FALLON) By the author of the Daily Mail montly bookclub favourite of 2015 Amazon average reviews: 4.4 'Astonishingly good' C L TAYLOR 'We guarantee you'll be gripped' Closer There are three things no-one can prepare you for when your daughter goes missing: - You are haunted by her memory day and night - Even close friends can't understand what you are going through. - Only in a group with mothers of other lost children can you find real comfort. But as the parents gather to offer each other support in the wake of another disappearance, a crack appears in the group that threatens to rock their lives all over again. Welcome to the club no one wants to join. ‘A taut, psychologically gripping, gut-wrenching thriller from one of my favourite writers.’ - LISA JEWELL 'Head and shoulders above the rest. Gripping' DAILY MAIL

Healing Collective Trauma Using Sociodrama and Drama Therapy

Healing Collective Trauma Using Sociodrama and Drama Therapy Book
Author : Eva Leveton, MS, MFC
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2010-03-30
ISBN : 9780826104878
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Psychodrama and Socio-drama are new concepts of therapy to resolve mental health issues in Bangladesh. Mental health professionals in Bangladesh who had been able to absorb the technique created by integrating socio-psychodrama have been greatly benefited from this intervention in the healing process... " --Mehtab Khanam, PhD Professor of Psychology Dhaka University Bangladesh When large groups of people become victims of political upheavals, social crises, and natural disasters, it is often challenging to allocate appropriate resources to deal with the stress that ensues. Of the methods employed to address post-traumatic stress syndrome and collective trauma, sociodrama and drama therapy have had a long-standing history of success. Group therapists and counselors will find this book to be an indispensable resource when counseling patients from trauma-stricken groups. This book travels across geographic and cultural boundaries, examining group crises and collective trauma in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the U.S. The contributing authors, many of whom are pioneers in the field, offer cost-effective, small- and large-group approaches for people suffering from PTSD, socio-political oppression, and other social problems. The book extends the principles and practices of psychodrama and sociodrama to include music, painting, dance, collage, and ritual. In essence, this innovative book illustrates the proven effectiveness of sociodrama and drama therapy. Key topics: The difficulties of developing trust in victimized or opposing groups Initiating warm-ups and therapeutic strategies with both groups and individuals "Narradrama" with marginalized groups Using anti-oppression models to inform psychodrama Re-reconciling culture-based conflicts using "culture-drama"

S curit Collective Et Ordre Public Dans Les Soci t s Anciennes

S  curit   Collective Et Ordre Public Dans Les Soci  t  s Anciennes Book
Author : Hans van Wees
Publisher : Librairie Droz
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9782600007542
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Six presentations followed by discussions. Contents: Introduction par P. DUCREY; H.VAN WEES, -Stasis, Destroyer of Men. Mass, Elite, Political Violence and Security in Archaic Greece-; W.RIESS, -Private Violence and State Control. The Prosecution of Homicide an its Symbolic Meanings in Fourth-Century BC Athens-; A. CHANIOTIS, -Policing the Hellenistic Countryside. Realities and Ideologies-; C. BRELAZ, -Ladieu aux armes: La defense de la cite grecque dans l'empire romain pacifie-; A. W. LINTOTT, -How High a Priority did Public Order and Public Security have under the Republic?-;R. MacMULLEN, -The Problem of Fanaticism-; Y. RIVIERE, -L'Italie, les iles et le continent: Recherches sur l'exil et l'administration du territoire imperial (Ier-IIIe siecles); Epilogue par C. BRELAZ et P. DUCREY.

The Darkness We Hide

The Darkness We Hide Book
Author : Debra Webb
Publisher : MIRA
Release : 2020-03-31
ISBN : 1488055467
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Some secrets are worth dying for. For months, Doctor Rowan Dupont has been staring death in the face. It followed her back to her hometown of Winchester, Tennessee, ten months ago, cloaking the walls of her family’s Victorian funeral home like a shroud. In investigating the mysterious deaths of her loved ones, Rowan has unearthed enough family secrets to bury everything she’d previously thought true. But each shocking discovery has only led to more bodies and more questions; the rabbit hole is deeper than she ever imagined. Despite settling in to a comfortable life with Police Chief Billy Brannigan, Rowan knows dangerous serial killer Julian Addington is still out there. She can’t let her guard down now. Not when she’s this close to ending his torment once and for all. But with a storm brewing on the horizon, she’ll get only one shot before the impending darkness takes hold, threatening to wipe away every truth she’s uncovered—and everything she holds dear.

The Psychology of Serial Killer Investigations

The Psychology of Serial Killer Investigations Book
Author : Robert D. Keppel,William J. Birnes
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0124042600
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the first book of its kind that combines state-of-the-art psychological assessment experience with the expertise of a homicide investigator who has tracked some of this country s most notorious serial killers.

The Killer s Den

The Killer s Den Book
Author : Mark S. Schubert
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2008-10-24
ISBN : 1435726235
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Twelve people awaken in a strange house with no phone, and no exits - they are completely shut out from the outside world. They do not know each other...they don't even remember who they are themselves. An observer comes over an intercom to tell them they all volunteered for a unique sociological experiment: their memories have been blocked, and they are to live for the next year in this enclosed house. But there is a catch: one of them was a convicted killer prior to the induced amnesia. The study is specifically aimed at whether murderous intent is learned or innate. Out of necessity they begin to build relationships and allegiances only to find the trust and cooperation begins to deteriorate once people begin to die. The group continuously battles distrust and panic, and the social order breaks down again and again threatening more lives and the thin layer of cohesion the group desperately needs to survive.

The White Noise Collective

The White Noise Collective Book
Author : Helena Oele
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2015-07-10
ISBN : 1504945891
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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If you were told that you looked good in something; would you wear it more?
What if it's a lie? How many white lies does it take to alter the course of your life,
as you buy wardrobe after wardrobe of hideous rags?


How many lies had her mother told her? How many untruths of this nature
had caused her to believe that she was good at something? How many of these
remained, shielding her from unnecessary distress and how many had served as
a continual hidden embarrassment?


As the cogs of society turn to ensure its tick, the residents of Rushton Institute of
Rehabilitation consider consequences and the ever revolving cycle of routine. In
an exploration of the human condition, we follow the residents and the institute
itself on a thought provoking journey, towards the truth for the betterment of
things, but whose truth?


Inspector Jacob Rodgers shook his head as if trying to remove a fragment of
annoyance, that irritating nudge in the mind's eye, white coats.

Murder in the Collective

Murder in the Collective Book
Author : Barbara Wilson
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2013-11-12
ISBN : 1480455148
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Seattle printing collective owner Pam Nilsen is on the case when a member of the group turns up dead before a controversial merger Pam Nilsen and her twin sister, Penny, inherited Best Printing four years ago when their parents died in a car crash. Unwilling to sell their family legacy, the sisters turned it into a collective run by a cadre of activists whose arguments over the business can be just as impassioned as their support for progressive causes. But internal divisions at the collective pale in comparison to those between Seattle typesetters B. Violet and Moby Dick—once a single company that has since broken apart into an all-female (and lesbian-run) company, and an all-male (and quickly bankrupt) operation. Shortly after Best Printing and B. Violet begin discussing a merger, the offices of the typesetter are ransacked, one of their members nowhere to be found. Then an employee of Best Printing is found murdered. It appears as if someone will stop at nothing—not even murder—to prevent the merger. And it’s up to Pam to get to the bottom of this deadly turn of events before the killer strikes again. Murder in the Collective is the first book in the Pam Nilsen Mystery trilogy, which continues with Sisters of the Road and The Dog Collar Murders.

The Collective

The Collective Book
Author : Jack Rogan,Christopher Golden
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2011-06-28
ISBN : 0345526422
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Collective is a gripping thriller from Christopher Golden, author of Tin Men, written under the pseudonym Jack Rogan. In a quiet community outside Fort Myers, Florida, a home invasion and murder draw a crowd of Feds. No one is aware that this killing is part of a vast, chilling conspiracy. After all, the victims were just an ordinary family. Former FBI agents Josh Hart and Rachael Voss spearhead the investigation, following a trail of seemingly accidental deaths. Then, in a tranquil Boston suburb, someone comes after the seven-month-old daughter of Gulf War vet Caitlin McCandless. Cait has combat training and knowledge of a shocking secret—and she’ll need both to save her daughter’s life. Voss and Hart, searching for answers only McCandless can provide, soon find themselves up against far-reaching forces, but what truly startles them is finding enemies inside their own chain of command. In a race against time, power, and secrecy, Voss, Hart, and McCandless are about to come together around an explosive truth: In America, someone is waging war against children—for the most horrifying reason of all. From the Paperback edition.

Collective Participation and Audience Engagement in Rap Music

Collective Participation and Audience Engagement in Rap Music Book
Author : David Diallo
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2019-08-28
ISBN : 3030253775
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Why do rap MCs present their studio recorded lyrics as “live and direct”? Why do they so insistently define abilities or actions, theirs or someone else’s, against a pre-existing signifier? This book examines the compositional practice of rap lyricists and offers compelling answers to these questions. Through a 40 year-span analysis of the music, it argues that whether through the privileging of chanted call-and-response phrases or through rhetorical strategies meant to assist in getting one’s listening audience open, the focus of the first rap MCs on community building and successful performer-audience cooperation has remained prevalent on rap records with lyrics and production techniques encouraging the listener to become physically and emotionally involved in recorded performances. Relating rap’s rhetorical strategy of posing inferences through intertextuality to early call-and-response routines and crowd-controlling techniques, this study emphasizes how the dynamic and collective elements from the stage performances and battles of the formative years of rap have remained relevant in the creative process behind this music. It contends that the customary use of identifiable references and similes by rap lyricists works as a fluid interchange designed to keep the listener involved in the performance. Like call-and-response in live performances, it involves a dynamic form of communication and places MCs in a position where they activate the shared knowledge of their audience, making sure that they “know what they mean,” thus transforming their mediated lyrics into a collective and engaging performance.

The Design Collective

The Design Collective Book
Author : Harriet Edquist,Laurene Vaughan
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2012-12-21
ISBN : 1443844578
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The rise of social networking and open-source technology, the return of community-focussed activities (e.g. gardens, knitting groups, food cooperatives) and creative collectives across the fields of design and the visual arts have reawakened the discourse around human capital, flat structures and collectives as a means for ‘making’ the things of everyday life. As the essays presented in this collection illustrate, there is an emerging field of discourse about the potential of the collective as an organising and generative community structure that links creativity, social change and politics. Furthermore it is clear that in this developing context there are a number of issues central to design practice, such as authorship, agency and aesthetics that are in the process of re-evaluation and critique. Bringing together views of practitioners, historians and theorists, this volume examines the etymology, boundaries and practices that the idea of the collective affords. It is broadly organised into sections on architecture, digital technologies and counter-cultural practices and includes historical and contemporary accounts of design collectives from a range of disciplinary viewpoints.

Collective Entrepreneurship in a Globalizing Economy

Collective Entrepreneurship in a Globalizing Economy Book
Author : Panos Mourdoukoutas
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9781567202892
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Corporate reengineering is approaching its limits, and constructive destruction has shifted from the broad industrial level to the level of individual firms. As a result, says Mourdoukoutas, a new business strategy and organization are needed, one he calls "collective entrepreneurship." He sees the new firm as an enterprise without internal or external borders, one in which all its members share directly in the rewards of success and the punishments of failure. This is a challenging, provocative study and analysis for corporate management and their academic colleagues.

A Collective Theory of Genocidal Intent

A Collective Theory of Genocidal Intent Book
Author : Sangkul Kim
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-05-24
ISBN : 946265123X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tackling one of the most confusing and controversial issues in the field of international criminal law — i.e., the genocidal intent element, this monograph seeks to develop an account of genocidal intent from a collectivist perspective. Drawing upon the two-layered structure of the crime of genocide composed of the ‘conduct level’ and ‘context level’, it detects the genocidal intent element at the ‘context level’. The genocidal intent found in this manner belongs to a collective, which significantly departs from the prior individualistic understandings of the notion of genocidal intent. The author argues that the crime of genocide is not a ‘crime of mens rea’. Collective genocidal intent at the ‘context level’ operates in a way that renders the crime of genocide itself a criminal enterprise. The idea of genocide as a criminal enterprise also suggests that genocide is a leadership crime in respect of which only the high-level actors can be labeled as principals (as opposed to accessories). The book criticizes the dominant individualistic approaches to genocidal intent (in particular: the knowledge-based approach) which have thus far governed the relevant jurisprudential and academic analysis. It further demonstrates that the hidden notion of ‘collective genocide’ silently governs the relevant international jurisprudence. Practitioners and academics in the field of international criminal law and related disciplines will find in this book a new approach to the crime of genocide. The text is the first-ever book-length exposition of a collective account of genocidal intent. Its accessibility is highly enhanced by relevant footnotes.Sangkul Kim is Lecturer at Korea University in Seoul and Research Fellow with the Centre for International Law Research and Policy (CILRAP).He served as Associate Legal Adviser at the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (2004-2008). He earned law degrees from Korea University and Georgetown University Law Center.

The Origins of Collective Decision Making

The Origins of Collective Decision Making Book
Author : Andy Blunden
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2016-04-06
ISBN : 9004319638
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Origins of Collective Decision Making, identifies three paradigms of collective decision making – Counsel, Majority and Consensus, and discovers their origins in traditional, medieval and modern times, and traces their evolution over centuries up to the current juncture.

The Routledge Handbook of Collective Responsibility

The Routledge Handbook of Collective Responsibility Book
Author : Saba Bazargan-Forward,Deborah Tollefsen
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-04-19
ISBN : 1351607561
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Routledge Handbook of Collective Responsibility comprehensively addresses questions about who is responsible and how blame or praise should be attributed when human agents act together. Such questions include: Do individuals share responsibility for the outcome or are individuals responsible only for their contribution to the act? Are individuals responsible for actions done by their group even when they don’t contribute to the outcome? Can a corporation or institution be held morally responsible apart from the responsibility of its members? The Handbook’s 35 chapters—all appearing here for the first time and written by an international team of experts—are organized into four parts: Part I: Foundations of Collective Responsibility Part II: Theoretical Issues in Collective Responsibility Part III: Domains of Collective Responsibility Part IV: Applied Issues in Collective Responsibility Each part begins with a short introduction that provides an overview of issues and debates within that area and a brief summary of its chapters. In addition, a comprehensive index allows readers to better navigate the entirety of the volume’s contents. The result is the first major work in the field that serves as an instructional aid for those in advanced undergraduate courses and graduate seminars, as well as a reference for scholars interested in learning more about collective responsibility.

Collective Violence

Collective Violence Book
Author : James F. Short, Jr.,Marvin Eugene Wolfgang
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
Release : 1970
ISBN : 0202364933
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Collective violence has played an important role throughout American history, though we have typically denied it. But it is not enough to repress violence or to suppress our knowledge of it. We must understand the phenomenon, and to do this, we must learn what violent groups are trying to say. Th at some choose violence tells us something about the perpetrators, inevitably, about ourselves and the society we have built. This collection of provocative contributions addresses theory and research on violence as a group phenomenon. The editors were co-directors of research for the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence in the 1960s, and many of the contributors to this volume were involved in that research. Collective Violence distills their findings as well as takes a later, harder look at the forms, sources, and meanings of riots and rebellion. Short and Wolfgang consider the political implications of collective violence, especially as it has appeared in the United States. Th e book includes essays on theory, comparative analyses based on anthropological and historical data, studies of the role of police and other social control agents, and summarizes discussions of U.S. public policy. The contributions range from anthropologists' descriptions of collective violence in primitive societies to general statements about the nature of collective violence. Collective Violence is intended for use in a wide range of courses in sociology, anthropology and political science. In addition its fi ndings will interest anyone wishing insight into the nature of group violence in American society.

Alien Collective

Alien Collective Book
Author : Gini Koch
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2014-05-06
ISBN : 110163569X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sci-fi action meets steamy paranormal romance in Gini Koch’s Alien novels, as Katherine “Kitty” Katt faces off against aliens, conspiracies, and deadly secrets. • “Futuristic high-jinks and gripping adventure.” —RT Reviews Despite not having run for office, nor wanting to remain in office, Representative Jeff Martini is being wooed as the vice presidential running mate for a charismatic senator who seems likely to win the campaign. While the Diplomatic Corps has to deal with the pressures of a political campaign sure to uncover secrets they don’t want shared with the world, Ambassador Kitty Katt-Martini has other worries—handling the reemergence of her most potent nemesis, thought dead and buried.