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  • Whacker McCrackers Cafeby Tony Ward

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 7.30

    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$ 11.94

    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...

  • Twelve Feet Tallby Tony Ward

    Simon & Schuster UK 2015; Not Available

    Ireland may be a powerhouse in international rugby in 2015, with its club teams of Leinster, Munster and Ulster perennially performing brilliantly in Europe, but to many people of a certain age the late 1970s and early 1980s were a golden period, too. Even though the sport was thrillingly amateurish in spirit as well as organisation, their most famous... more...

  • Twelve Feet Tallby Tony Ward

    Simon & Schuster UK 2015; US$ 25.99 US$ 17.99

    Ireland may be a powerhouse in international rugby in 2015, with its club teams of Leinster, Munster and Ulster perennially performing brilliantly in Europe, but to many people of a certain age the late 1970s and early 1980s were a golden period, too. Even though the sport was thrillingly amateurish in spirit as well as organisation, their most famous... 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$ 41.00

    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$ 48.00

    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...

  • Evolutionary Criminologyby Russil Durrant; Tony Ward

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 74.95

    In our attempts to understand crime, researchers typically focus on proximate factors such as the psychology of offenders, their developmental history, and the social structure in which they are embedded.  While these factors are important, they don't tell the whole story.  Evolutionary Criminology: Towards a Comprehensive Explanation of Crime ... more...