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  • Whacker McCrackers Cafeby Tony Ward

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 8.11

    Whacker McCracker is an Auckland businessman having a chronic mid-life crisis. When he decides to escape city life and his five predatory ex-wives by moving to Waiheke Island to open a simple little café things don?quite work out as planned. From his first encounter with Mal and Wally (the best piss head carpenters on the island) to the loophole his... more...

  • Whacker McCracker's Vineyardby Tony Ward

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 13.27

    In Whacker McCracker's Café we first met the utterly original ex-Auckland businessman who escaped his five predatory ex-wives by moving to Waiheke Island to open a simple little café and start a new life. Whacker's hilarious first year on the island created colourful mayhem - but that was nothing compared to what happens when his eccentric aunt moves... more...

  • Sport in Australian National Identityby Tony Ward

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    For many Australians, there are two great passions: sport and ?taking the piss?. This book is about national identity ? and especially about Australia?s image as a sporting country. Whether reverent or not, any successful national image has to reflect something about the reality of the country. But it is also influenced by the reasons that people... more...

  • Rehabilitationby Tony Ward; Shadd Maruna

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    Over the last two decades, empirical evidence has increasingly supported the view that it is possible to reduce re-offending rates by rehabilitating offenders rather than simply punishing them. In fact, the pendulum?s swing back from a pure punishment model to a rehabilitation model is arguably one of the most significant events in modern correctional... more...

  • Morals, Rights and Practice in the Human Servicesby Tony Ward; Marie Connolly

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2007; US$ 42.95

    Work within the human services is increasingly influenced by rights-based thinking, and this book offers advice for the practitioner on how to translate abstract rights theory into their everyday practice. It will be a useful source of guidance and advice for professionals working across the human services. more...

  • Law and Crimeby Gerry Johnstone; Tony Ward

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 51.00

    The first introduction to criminal law written specifically for students and scholars of criminology and the social sciences. more...

  • Desistance from Sex Offendingby D. Richard Laws; Tony Ward

    Guilford Publications 2011; US$ 47.00

    This book offers a fresh perspective on treating a population that is often demonized by policymakers, the public, and even clinicians. The authors argue that most sex offenders are "people like us," with the potential to lead meaningful, law-abiding lives?if given a chance and appropriate support. They describe an empirically and theoretically grounded... more...

  • Theories of Sexual Offendingby Tony Ward; Devon Polaschek; Anthony R. Beech

    Wiley 2006; US$ 150.00

    This comprehensive text provides an up-to-date review and critique of current theorising about sexual offending. It presents the key ideas underpinning each theory in a clear and accessible manner. Theories are rigorously tested and evaluated, and their merits are examined from both a research and a clinical point of view. Importantly, the emphasis... more...

  • Culture and Child Protectionby Marie Connolly; Yvonne Crichton-Hill; Tony Ward

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2005; US$ 32.95

    Culture and Child Protection is a concise exploration of the close links between social service practices and cultural values which offers a culturally sensitive model of child protection practice. The authors demonstrate the ways in which a combination of personal, professional and societal attitudes often influence practice decisions. more...

  • Foundations of Offender Rehabilitationby Sharon Casey; Andrew Day; Jim Vess; Tony Ward

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 55.95

    The past three decades has seen dramatic changes in the way in which the criminal justice system responds to those who break the law. The old claim in the field of correctional psychology that "nothing works" has strongly been refuted in the face of evidence from rehabilitation programmes that do make a difference. The graduate student in forensic... more...