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  • Crime and Violenceby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Violent crime (homicide, assault, sexual assault, robbery and kidnapping) can be difficult to measure and respond to. Do greater alcohol restrictions and mandatory sentencing impact on violent street assaults? Is jailing offenders the most effective solution to reducing violence in society? This book examines the prevalence of recorded crime and victimisation... more...

  • Discussing Sexual Healthby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    This book presents the latest information on sexual and reproductive health for young people. Includes key survey findings and advice on a range of safe sex behaviours relating to teenage relationships, sexual pressures and consent, contraception choices, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. The book sensitively explores the most effective... more...

  • Youth Unemploymentby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    For an increasing number of vulnerable young people the basic goals of having a decently paid job and owning a home are becoming elusive. With no easy fix in sight, is job insecurity becoming the norm for many young Australians? This book presents the latest youth employment statistics and key report findings, and explores a range of government and... more...

  • Young Drivers and Road Safetyby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Australia?s road toll has reduced in recent years, however young people are still over-represented in fatality and injury statistics. Young drivers continue to engage in dangerous behaviours including drink/drug driving, speeding, aggressive driving, driver fatigue and distraction. This book presents young people and learner drivers with the latest... more...

  • Animal Rights and Welfareby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Do humans treat animals humanely enough? What is the difference between animal rights and animal welfare? This book explores the ethical distinctions between animal rights and animal welfare. A variety of views are presented in the debate over the way in which humans use and exploit animals for clothing, food (e.g. factory farming, live exports), scientific... more...

  • Terrorism and National Securityby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    According to the federal government, the threat of terrorism on Australian soil is real and enduring, and has become a persistent and permanent feature of Australia?s security environment. The main source of international terrorism and the primary terrorist threat to Australia is considered to be from a global militant jihadist movement, including... more...

  • HIV and AIDSby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    The AIDS epidemic has spread for almost 30 years. Thirty-three million people are living with HIV worldwide and 28 million have died from an AIDS-related illness since 1981, mostly in Africa. A new HIV infection is diagnosed somewhere in the world every seven seconds and someone dies from an AIDS-related illness every 11 seconds. Almost 17,000 people... more...

  • Children and Young People at Riskby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    Many Australian children and young people are at significant risk of abuse and neglect. The reported prevalence of child maltreatment (neglect, and physical, emotional and sexual abuse) is at alarming levels. Vulnerable families require intensive support from an overburdened system struggling to respond to mandatory reporting requirements. When is... more...

  • Social Impacts of Digital Mediaby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    The rapid uptake of digital technologies has hugely impacted on the way we communicate, relate, learn, work, and spend our leisure time. Digital media literacy is the ability to access, understand and participate or create content using digital media. This ability is becoming integral to effective participation in the digital economy and Australian... more...

  • Human Rights and Civil Libertiesby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    Protecting and promoting human rights, including civil liberties, is about making sure that basic safeguards for equality and fairness are in place so that we can prevent the violation of rights, and provide remedies when a violation does occur. Following a recent national consultation over a charter or bill of rights aimed at dealing with some controversial... more...