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  • The Nonprofit Almanac 2012by Katie L. Roeger; Amy S. Blackwood

    Urban Institute Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    The Nonprofit Almanac 2012 features the most recent data on the philanthropic sector, presented in more than 50 charts and 100 tables. Chapter 2 covers wage and employment trends for the sector, and its supplemental tables include much of the data on which the authors' estimates are based. A foreword, a list of data sources, biographies of the Almanac... more...

  • Child Welfareby Timothy Ross

    Urban Institute Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    Child welfare workers often need cooperation from other agencies that have their own goals and regulations. The tangle of red tape that can result frustrates staff and robs youth of confidence in the system. Child Welfare sets forth real-world examples to guide interagency collaboration. more...

  • War and Taxesby Steven A. Bank; Kirk J. Stark

    Urban Institute Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    During World War II, Americans were urged to ration food, raise money, and accept higher taxes. After September 11, we were given tax cuts and asked to shop. Has the United States broken a noble tradition of fiscal sacrifice with the current, unprecedented wartime tax cuts, or are they the mark of new economic and social forces at work? War and Taxes... more...

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis and Crime Controlby John K. Roman; Terence Dunworth

    Urban Institute Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    Criminal justice programs, to be adopted in today?s climate, need demonstrate not only efficacy but return on tax dollars invested. Cost-benefit analysis, the economist's tool for determining the price of outcomes, yields a single metric that allows different interventions to be compared directly. Yet CBA is difficult, even controversial, to apply... more...

  • Holding Police Accountableby Candace McCoy; Samuel Walker

    Urban Institute Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    In Holding Police Accountable, nine leading scholars of police work examine seminal studies on the use of force and consider how they can inform today?s research. The volume celebrates the late James J. Fyfe, the preeminent scholar on police use of force. In 1978, Fyfe found that administrative controls?training, guidelines, and regulation?reduced... more...

  • Decoding the U.S. Corporate Taxby Daniel N. Shaviro

    Urban Institute Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    ?The corporate tax could soon be headed in new directions,? Dan Shaviro writes in Decoding the U.S. Corporate Tax, wherein he assesses the threats to America?s corporate tax code and challenges conventional wisdom on the best avenues for reform. Shaviro dissects the vagaries of the law, lays out the fundamental policy issues, and considers the road... more...

  • The Housing Policy Revolutionby David J. Erickson

    Urban Institute Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Partnerships among advocates, local government, and the private sector, with the aid of federal tax incentives and block grants, have transformed our response to public housing. This book analyzes the revolution through historical political analysis and detailed case studies. more...

  • Trial & Error in Criminal Justice Reformby Greg Berman; Aubrey Fox

    Urban Institute Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    When it comes to criminal justice reform, neither citizens nor officials have endorsed the view that problems are solved iteratively. Reluctance to be associated with programs judged failures has stifled innovation and kept criminal justice reformers spinning their wheels. Trial and Error in Criminal Justice Reform: Learning from Failure argues that... more...

  • Managing Government Property Assetsby Olga Kaganova; James McKellar

    Urban Institute Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    Governments own a vast array of real property--from large stretches of land to public housing projects, from water distribution systems and roads to office buildings. Typically, management of public property is highly fragmented, with each type of asset falling within a different agency or bureaucracy. In almost all countries, different... more...

  • Creating a New Teaching Professionby Dan Goldhaber; Jane Hannaway

    Urban Institute Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    ?Improving teacher quality is a necessary?indeed, the key?ingredient for improving our nation?s schools,? the editors of Creating a New Teaching Profession conclude. But putting this advice into practice may require radical reforms in the way schools attract, retain, evaluate, and develop teachers. The scholars and practitioners in this book go beyond... more...