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              Fentanyl, Inc.
               

              Fentanyl, Inc. (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Westhoff, Ben

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              A new crop of chemicals is radically changing the recreational-drug landscape. Known as Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS), these chemicals include replacements for known drugs like cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, and heroin. They are synthetic, made in a laboratory, and are much m...ore potent than traditional drugs - and, all too often, they are tragically lethal. Fentanyl, Inc. is the first deep-dive investigation of a hazardous illicit industry that has created a worldwide epidemic, ravaging communities and overwhelming and confounding the government agencies that are challenged to combat it. Drugs like fentanyl, with arcane acronyms like 4-ANPP, K2, and NBOMe, were all originally developed in legitimate laboratories for proper medicinal purposes. Their formulas were then hijacked by rogue chemists, largely in China but increasingly in other places, too, who change their molecular structures to stay ahead of the law, a process that makes the drugs' effects impossible to predict. Westhoff has infiltrated this shadowy world. In Fentanyl, Inc., he recounts how he tracked down a mysterious drug baron in New Zealand who unintentionally sparked one aspect of the synthetic-drug revolution. He visits the shady factories in China from which these drugs emanate, providing startling and original reporting on how China's vast chemical industry operates. He chronicles the lives of addicts and dealers, families of victims, law enforcement officers, and underground drug-awareness organisers in the U.S. and Europe. Together, they provide the shocking full picture of a calamity we are only just beginning to understand. And yet from its depths, as Westhoff relates, are emerging new strategies that may provide essential long-term solutions to the drug crisis that has affected so many.
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              ISBN 9781925849523
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Scribe Publications
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              Lawless: A Lawyer's Unrelenting Fight for Justice in One of the World's Most Dangerous Places

              Lawless: A Lawyer's Unrelenting Fight for Justice in One of the World's Most Dangerous Places (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Motley, Kimberley

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              In the summer of 2008 Kimberley Motley quit her job as a public defender in Milwaukee to join a U.S. government sponsored 'capacity building' program that helped train lawyers in war-torn Afghanistan. She was 32-years-old at the time, a former Mrs. Wisconsin (she entered the comp...etition on a dare) and mother of three who had never travelled outside the United States. What she brought to Afghanistan was a toughness and resilience that came from growing up as an African American in one of the most dangerous cities in the US, a fundamental belief in everyone's right to justice - whether you live in Milwaukee, New York or Kabul, and a kick-ass approach to practicing law that was to make her a legend in the archaic, highly conservative legal environment of Afghanistan. Through sheer force of personality, ingenuity and perseverance, she became the first foreign lawyer to practice in Afghanistan, let alone the first woman. Her legal work swiftly morphed into a personal mission - to bring 'justness' to the defenceless and voiceless. In the space of two years, Motley established herself as an expert on Afghanistan's fledgling criminal justice system, steeped in that country's complex laws but equally adept at wielding Sharia law and arcane aspects of the Holy Quran in defence of her clients. Her radical approach has seen her successfully represent both Afghans and Westerners, overturning sentences for men and women who've become subject to often appalling miscarriages of justice. Motley's extraordinary work in Afghanistan was the recent subject of a critically acclaimed documentary entitled 'Motley's Law'. In the U.S. she has been profiled in Vanity Fair, Marie Claire and the New York Times. Her legal exploits have reached UK and Australian readers through frequent coverage by the BBC (print, television and radio), as well as in The Telegraph, The Guardian and The Australian newspapers and online editions. In addition, she was the subject of an Aljazeera profile titled 'Beau
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              ISBN 9781760633035
              Published NZ 5 Aug 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Fighting for Hakeem

              Fighting for Hakeem (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Foster, Craig; Engel-Mallon, Alex

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              How people power challenged two monarchies, a military junta, and the world's largest sporting institutions ... and won

              ISBN 9780733643163
              Published NZ 29 Oct 2019
              Publisher Hachette
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Fire Country
               

              Fire Country (EPUB ebook)

              By Steffensen, Victor

              Victor's story is a cry from the heart for change in how Australia cares for country.

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              Released NZ 18 Feb 2020
              Publisher Hardie Grant
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              Assessment of Mental Capacity
               

              Assessment of Mental Capacity (Paperback)

              By Knox, Elizabeth; Edited by Young, Greg; McMillan, John

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              The ability to make decisions and take actions that influence our life is critically important and ranges from simple everyday choices about what to have for breakfast, to far-reaching decisions about health care, personal or financial matters.

              ISBN 9781776562947
              Published NZ 15 Feb 2020
              Publisher Victoria University Press
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              Murder, Mystery and My Family: A True-Crime Casebook from the Hit BBC Series

              Murder, Mystery and My Family: A True-Crime Casebook from the Hit BBC Series (Paperback)

              By Farrington, Karen

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              By the time she died she was branded a merciless child killer. Murder, Mystery and My Family explores five historical true-crime tales from the hit BBC series, each with a woman at the heart of the story, from a case of `poison panic' in the 19th century to a post-war murder that... gripped the nation.
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              ISBN 9781785944765
              Released NZ 26 Mar 2020
              Publisher Ebury Publishing
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              No Visible Bruises: what we don't know about domestic violence can kill us
               

              No Visible Bruises: what we don't know about domestic violence can kill us (EPUB ebook)

              By Snyder, Rachel Louise

              AN ESQUIRE AND NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR An award-winning journalist's exploration of the domestic violence epidemic, and how to combat it. An average of 137 women are killed by familial violence across the globe every day. In the UK alone, two women die each week at ...the hands of their partners, and in the US domestic violence homicides have risen by 32 percent since 2017. The WHO deems it a 'global epidemic'. Yet public understanding of this urgent problem remains catastrophically low. Journalist Rachel Louise Snyder was no exception. Despite years of experience reporting on international conflicts, when it came to violence in the domestic sphere, she believed all the common assumptions: that it was a fate for the unlucky few, a matter of bad choices and cruel environments. That if things were dire enough, victims would leave. That violence inside the home was private. And, perhaps most of all, that unless you stand at the receiving end of a punch, it has nothing to do with you. All this changed when Snyder began talking to the victims and perpetrators whose stories she tells in this book. Fearlessly reporting from the front lines of the epidemic, in No Visible Bruises she interviews men who have murdered their families, women who have nearly been murdered, and people who have grown up besieged by familial aggression, painting a vivid and nuanced picture of its reality. She talks to experts in violence prevention and law enforcement, revealing how domestic abuse has its roots in our education, economic, health, and justice systems, and how by tackling these origins we can render it preventable.
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              ISBN 9781925938135
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              Released NZ 29 Nov 2019
              Publisher Scribe Publications
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              Family Law in New Zealand
               

              Family Law in New Zealand (Paperback, 19th edition)

              By Henaghan, M.; Atkin, B.; Ballantyne, R.; Burnhill, S.; Caldwell, J.

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              "Family Law in New Zealand is written by a panel of family law experts and presents the current principles and trends of New Zealand family law in a clear and concise manner"--Publisher information.

              ISBN 9781988546100
              Published NZ 1 Dec 2019
              Publisher LexisNexis New Zealand Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              How to Speak Machine: Laws of Design for a Digital Age

              How to Speak Machine: Laws of Design for a Digital Age (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Maeda, John

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              John Maeda is one of the world's preeminent thinkers on technology and design, and in How to Speak Machine, he offers a set of simple laws that govern not only the computers of today, but the unimaginable machines of the future. Machines are already more powerful than we can comp...rehend, and getting more powerful at an exponential pace. Once set in motion, algorithms never tire. And when a program's size, speed and endlessness combine with its ability to learn and transform itself, the outcome can be unpredictable and dangerous. Take the seemingly instant transformation of Microsoft's chatbot into a hate-spewing racist, or how crime-predicting algorithms reinforce racial bias. How To Speak Machine provides a coherent framework for today's product designers, business leaders and policymakers to grasp this brave new world. Drawing on his wide-ranging experience from engineering to computer science to design, Maeda shows how businesses and individuals can identify opportunities afforded by technology to make world-changing and inclusive products while avoiding the pitfalls inherent to the medium.
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              ISBN 9780241976630
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Memory, Historic Injustice, and Responsibility

              Memory, Historic Injustice, and Responsibility (Hardback)

              By Booth, W. James

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              What is it to do justice to the absent victims of past injustice, given the distance that separates us from them? Grounded in political theory and guided by the literature on historical justice, W. James Booth restores the dead to their central place at the heart of our understan...ding of why and how to deal with past injustice. Testimonies and accounts from the race war in the United States, the Holocaust, post-apartheid South Africa, Argentina's Dirty War and the conflict in Northern Ireland help advance and defend Booth's claim that caring for the dead is a central part of addressing past injustice. Memory, Historic Injustice, and Responsibility is an insightful and original book on the relationship of past and present in thinking about what it means to do justice. A valuable addition to the currently available literature on historical justice which will be of great interest to students and scholars of political science, philosophy, history, and law.
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              ISBN 9780367342210
              Released NZ 21 Nov 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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