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  • Environmental harmby Rob White

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 35.96

    A systematic and critical discussion of the nature of environmental harm from an eco-justice perspective, challenging conventional criminological definitions of environmental harm. It features examples and illustrations from many national contexts. more...

  • Effective writing for social workby Lucy Rai

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 31.46

    Drawing on both research and examples from practice, this book offers students an insight into the nature and challenges of writing in social work practice, enabling them to improve their writing skills. more...

  • London Voices, London Livesby Peter Hall

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 34.95

    London Voices, London Lives addresses a question of great current importance for urban policy: what kind of a place is London in the early 21st century, and how does it differ significantly - economically, socially, culturally, in quality of life - from other parts of urban Britain? It addresses these questions in a unique way: over one hundred ordinary... more...

  • Hate Crime' and the Cityby Dr Paul Iganski

    Policy Press 2008; US$ 36.95

    This book widens our understanding of hate crime by demonstrating that many offenders are ordinary people who offend in the context of their everyday lives. more...

  • The Changing Role of Local Politics in Britainby Stephen Leach

    Policy Press 2006; US$ 99.00

    The Local Government Act 2000 has transformed the way in which local politics operates within local authorities. Local councillors have had to adjust to the introduction of elected mayors, cabinet government and scrutiny committees, and cope with a range of other new initiatives. This book is a unique attempt to provide a coherent analysis of the impact... more...

  • Fractureby Ann Oakley

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 25.00

    Fracturing her arm in the grounds of a hotel in the USA leads Ann Oakley on a journey into some critical themes of modern Western culture. more...

  • Discovering Child Povertyby Lucinda Platt

    Policy Press 2005; US$ 27.95

    This book charts key British developments in child welfare, child poverty research and state support for children from 1800 to the present day. With direct quotations from key sources, it argues that even in the face of clear evidence of hardship the response of policy makers to child poverty has been ambivalent. more...

  • Building Sustainable Communitiesby Mike Raco

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    This book uses historical and contemporary materials to document the ways in which policy-makers, in different eras, have sought to use state powers and regulations to create better, more balanced, and sustainable communities and citizens. more...

  • Rethinking Palliative Careby Dr Paul Sinclair

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    This book's striking message is that palliative care does not deliver on its aims to value people who are dying and make death and dying a natural part of life. Applying Social Role Valorisation, it argues for the de-institutionalisation of palliative care and recommends an alternative framework to current approaches. more...

  • The New Bureaucracyby Max Travers

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    This study, by a qualitative sociologist, uses interpretive methods to examine the impact of auditing and inspection on professional work in schools, hospitals, local government and the police and provides a true sense of what is practically involved in the work of counting, measuring and managing quality. more...