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Policy New Directions in the Middle East by Mohammed M. Aman, Edited by Mary Jo Aman This book presents essays based on papers at the annual Middle East Dialogue held in Washington, D.C. sponsored by the Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES) and the Policy Studies Organization (PSO), and at the Conference of the Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and Administration (AMEPPA) held in Ifrane, Morocco. New Frontiers in Criminology by Alain Bauer Inevitably interdisciplinary in nature, criminology has not always been welcome in the university. Despite the prominence of Pierre Paul Broca, Paul Topinard, and Emile Durkheim in laying foundations that helped to inspire the development of the theory of the discipline, France has been surprisingly slow in providing tertiary support. Understanding Internet Policies and Complexities by Melissa Layne Melissa Layne, Ed.D., is the Director of Research Methodology and Editor-in-Chief for Internet Learning at American Public University System. Layne’s research agenda includes topics on student retention, adaptive and personalized learning, multi-user virtual environments, self-paced instructional design and implementation, text analytics, informal learning, and quality assurance in online learning at the institutional, program and course levels. Middle East Conflicts & Reforms by Mohammed M. Aman, Edited by Mary Jo Aman In this book, the events of the Arab Spring and its aftermath are very much on the writers’ minds. Included are essays based on papers and debate at the Dialogue in Washington, D.C., and the Conference of the Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and Administration held in Ifrane, Morocco. Criminology in a Hostile Environment: Edited by Alain Bauer Is using the humanities and social sciences (psychology, sociology, law, etc.) to understand the crime, the criminal, the victim, criminality, and society’s reaction to crime a science? Crime 3.0: The Rise of Global Crime in the XXIst Century by Alain Bauer, Preface by Paul Rich Alain Bauer argues that we need, with considerable immediacy, to press the formal study of crime in the academy, and that more resources need to be channeled towards that purpose. The approach in universities, if they do deign to study the subject, is often relegated to adjuncts and regarded by the more established departments with disdain. 6