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Kerrigan, Michael 1959-

Overview
Works: 192 works in 566 publications in 7 languages and 13,511 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Literature  History  True crime stories  Folklore  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Creator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Kerrigan
Death row and capital punishment by Michael Kerrigan( )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides and in-depth and encompassing view of the various issues the use of capital punishment presents, compares the system used in America with others around the world, and outlines some of the safeguards and explains how they came about
The crime book by Shanna Hogan( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the cases of over one hundred notorious crimes and criminals from world history, covering bandits, arsonists, hucksters, white collar criminals, organized crime, kidnappers, extortionists, and murderers
The history of punishment by Michael Kerrigan( )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of punishment from the earliest times to the present day. Every civilization has had its code of values, its system of laws-and each has defended that system by punishing wrongdoers. The most free, democratic society cannot allow its members to do entirely as they want, for in such lawlessness, only the strongest and most savage survive. No nation in history has valued individual freedom more highly than the United States of America, its people's right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness enshrined in the Constitution. However, this liberal tradition has made the rule of law more important, not less: America has led the world in developing and upholding an even-handed, humane, and accountable criminal-justice system. An impressive achievement, yet there are few signs of an end to crime. Where have we gone wrong? Have we tried too hard to be lenient, as many would claim? Or have we, on the contrary, brutalized offenders with harsh and unfair punishments? This book makes no claim to offer definitive answers to questions that have dogged humanity for centuries, but it does provide a vivid context in which they can be usefully considered. As enthralling as it is illuminating, it sets our current situation in its longer-term perspective, tracing the whole history of punishment from the earliest times to the present day
Forests of the vampire : Slavic myth by Charles Phillips( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all the peoples who fought for supremacy on the vast eastern European plain, the Slavs have proved the most enduring. They spread out from homelands beyond the Carpathian Mountains, settling territory south into the Balkans and as far west as the Elbe River. Equally impressive is their spiritual journey which began with the worship of ancient pagan gods and matured with the dawn of the Christian age. Tales from this volume include the vampire whose wretched specter still stalks our world today
Epics of early civilization by Michael Kerrigan( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and illustrations provide an introduction to the myths and legends of Middle Eastern peoples
Biological and germ warfare protection by Michael Kerrigan( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the actions currently being taken by the authorities to defend against biological and chemical warfare and the part ordinary Americans can play in protecting their own country. The twenty-first century is an uncertain time where hostile outside forces--international terrorists, drug traffickers, and rogue states -threaten the North American way of life and the freedoms that we have so long taken for granted. The 15 volumes in this series are about the services and agencies who quietly protect our country and guarantee our liberty
Border and immigration control by Michael Kerrigan( )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an introduction to the INS and its Border Patrol and to the complex and challenging work they do
The diamond path : Tibetan and Mongolian myth by Michael Kerrigan( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic series that captures, culture by culture, the information that never makes it into the history books: strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests
The eternal cycle : Indian myth by Charles Phillips( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects mythological tales and folklore from India and describes the historical context in which they were created
The history of death : burial customs and funeral rites, from the ancient world to modern times by Michael Kerrigan( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Guard by Michael Kerrigan( )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the National Guard and the functions they perform to keep us safe
Instruments of torture by Michael Kerrigan( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torture is associated most closely with the absolute monarchies of history and the totalitarian and dictatorial regimes of the more recent past and present day. The classical world employed it widely though by no means indiscriminately, while in the West it doesn't seem to have been used systematically until the medieval era. After the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century, Western countries began banning it though actual practice didn't necessarily keep pace with official legislation. And in recent years such democratic countries as Denmark, the UK, and the United States have all, it is claimed, strayed over the boundary between justifiably close and actually abusive questioning. The Instruments of Torture examines the techniques and tools used in torture, ranging from the earliest known historical instances of the practice right up to today's allegations of torture in Abu Ghraib Prison and Guantanamo Bay. The different methods of inflicting pain are grouped by type (stretching, for instance, having been used particularly in the European Renaissance as well as still being widespread in the Middle East), showing the stark parallels in torture throughout history as used in different cultures and contexts
Homeland Security by Michael Kerrigan( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 the worst ever on U.S. soil highlighted a dangerous vulnerability in America s protection strategies. The big question everyone was asking was how could a country with the world s most formidable armed forces have found itself so defenseless against determined but relatively poorly equipped enemies? Formed in direct response to the 2001 attacks, the Department of Homeland Security was intended to make sure such an attack would not occur again. With a unified strategy of military and civil defense, Homeland Security has already done much to fulfill its mission: keeping the nation safe from the many threats we face. Homeland Security s more than 240,000 employees focus on everything from aviation and border security to emergency response, and cybersecurity. Homeland Security discusses the establishment of the department after September 11, 2001 and the changes that have been made since then to equip first responders for the challenges ahead. PUBLISHER S NOTE: Each title in this series contains a foreword from a noted security and antiterrorism expert who has served in the FBI, Marines, and police force, color photos throughout, and back matter that includes an index, chronology, and further resource lists of books and Internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series, encouraging library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content-rich nonfiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers can reference back to the definitions building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader s comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos provide links via QR codes to online video content that gives a multimedia dimension to the topics. And a Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field
Police crime prevention by Michael Kerrigan( )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the function of police crime prevention, the programs that are in place, and how neighborhoods can work with police to keep them safe
Wise lord of the sky : Persian myth by Tony Allan( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes legends of the early world of Persia, the epic of the Kings, Story-tellers, myths and mythology, and more
Ancient Greece and the Mediterranean by Michael Kerrigan( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the ancient Greeks, starting with apparently inauspicious beginnings as Bronze Age invaders through the glories of classical Athens and the conquests of Alexander the Great
Realm of the rising sun : Japanese myth by Tony Allan( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and illustrations provide an introduction to the myths and legends of Japan
Asian art by Michael Kerrigan( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the centuries, the elegance of Asian art has been a source of fascination and inspiration for artists and art lovers worldwide. This beautifully illustrated book, explores the diversity of art and artefacts from around Asia, detailing the subjects, the materials used in their making, and the lives of the artists and artisans who created them
Coastlines by Michael Kerrigan( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains information about coastlines around the world, how they change, environmental issues, and tourism. This book is full of information about coastlines, from the rapidly eroding cliffs of the English coast to the rocky shores of northern California and the coral islands of the Pacific Ocean. The ways coastlines change, why they are so popular with humans, and the dangerous threats to their unique environment are all included
Ancient Rome and the Roman Empire by Michael Kerrigan( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history, geography, culture, and politics of Ancient Rome and the Roman Empire
 
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The crime book
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The crime bookThe history of punishmentEpics of early civilizationThe eternal cycle : Indian mythThe history of death : burial customs and funeral rites, from the ancient world to modern timesThe National GuardInstruments of torturePolice crime prevention
Alternative Names
Karrigan, Michael 1959-

케리건, 마이클 1959-

ケリガン, マイケル

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