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  • 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...

  • Poverty and Social Exclusionby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    Poverty persists in Australia despite the opportunities available in such an affluent country. How is poverty in Australia defined? What is absolute poverty as opposed to relative poverty, and who are the affected groups in our community? What are the causes of poverty? At a time when the national economy has avoided the major impacts of a global recession,... 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...

  • Adoption Issuesby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    There has been an overall decline in the number of adoptions of Australian children over the last 25 years, however past and present adoption practices continue to raise a number of challenging and complex emotional and practical issues. This book examines the adoption experience in Australia, including local and intercountry adoption and the legal... more...

  • Global Food Crisisby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    Currently, a billion undernourished people experience hunger on a regular basis. Global food production will have to rise 70 per cent by 2050 as the world population expands to 9.1 billion from 6.8 billion people. Recent global food prices have been the highest on record, exceeding 2008 levels that sparked deadly riots across the world. Causal factors... more...

  • The Crime and Punishment Debateby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    The aim of imprisonment is to prevent crime and enhance community safety by removing offenders from the public sphere and deterring potential offenders, as well as meeting society?s need for reparation and retribution for crimes committed. However, while a period of imprisonment may deter some people from re-offending, it can also foster in others... more...

  • Tobacco Smokingby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    Tobacco smoking kills up to half of its users and has a global annual death toll of more than five million people. It is the largest cause of preventable death in the western world. Around 3 million Australians are daily smokers, many of whom are socially disadvantaged. This title reveals the toxic contents of tobacco and the health effects of smoking... more...