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  • Implementing a Gender-Based Arts Program for Juvenile Offendersby Jill Rosenbaum; Shelley Spivack

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 16.95

    Studies have shown that arts-based programming in juvenile detention settings can be an effective tool in rehabilitating and reintegrating youth who have come into contact with the juvenile justice system. Implementing a Gender-Based Arts Program for Juvenile Offenders focuses on a 2012-2013 program in Flint, Michigan and demonstrates that visual... more...

  • Professional Misconduct against Juveniles in Correctional Treatment Settingsby Lee Michael Johnson; Joycelyn Pollock; Michael Braswell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 16.95

    A significant barrier to successful juvenile intervention is misconduct committed against juveniles by the persons employed to help them. Professional Misconduct with Juveniles explores the nature of employee-on-youth misconduct, its extent, its consequences, factors that increase its occurrence, and potential solutions to the problem. Obviously,... more...

  • Controversies in Juvenile Justice and Delinquencyby Peter J. Benekos; Alida V. Merlo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95

    After providing a history of the development of the juvenile court, this book explores some of the most important current controversies in juvenile justice. Original essays review major theories of juvenile delinquency, explore psychological and biological factors that may explain delinquent behavior, and examine the nexus between substance abuse and... more...

  • The Death Penaltyby Andrea D. Lyon

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 33.99

    In The Death Penalty: What?s Keeping it Alive an award-winning criminal defense attorney turns a critical eye towards the death penalty in America. Filled with gripping case studies, the book analyses why the death penalty remains active in most states in spite of well-documented flaws in the justice system. more...

  • Locked Down, Locked Outby Maya Schenwar

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 18.95

    Through the stories of prisoners and their families, including her own family?s experiences, Maya Schenwar shows how the institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans and decimates poor communities of color is shredding the ties that, if nurtured, could foster real collective safety. As she vividly depicts here, incarceration takes away the very... more...

  • A World of Givingby Patricia L Rosenfield

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 60.00

    The age of international philanthropy is upon us. Today, many of America?s most prominent foundations support institutions or programs abroad, but few have been active on the global stage for as long as Carnegie Corporation of New York. A World of Giving provides a thorough, objective examination of the international activities of Carnegie Corporation,... more...

  • A History of Adoption in England and Wales 1850- 1961by Gill Rossini

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 14.99

    Adoption is one of the most emotive and complex subjects in social and family history. Gill Rossini's social history of adoption between 1850 and 1961 uncovers the perspectives of all those concerned in adoption: children, birth relatives, adoptive families, and all the agencies and organisations involved. 

Rossini charts the transformation... more...

  • The Rise of the Therapeutic Stateby Andrew J. Polsky

    Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 40.50

    Assuming that "marginal" citizens cannot govern their own lives, proponents of the therapeutic state urge casework intervention to reshape the attitudes and behaviors of those who live outside the social mainstream. Thus the victims of poverty, delinquency, family violence, and other problems are to be "normalized." But "normalize," to Andrew Polsky,... more...

  • Leaving Homeby Samantha Koch; David Koch

    Allen & Unwin 2003; US$ 22.71

    A practical guide for anyone leaving home for the first time. more...

  • Health in Prisonsby L. Moeller

    World Health Organization 2007; US$ 40.00

    Based on the experience of many countries in the WHO European Region and the advice of experts, this guide outlines some of the steps prison systems should take to reduce the public health risks from compulsory detention in often unhealthy situations, to care for prisoners in need and to promote the health of prisoners and prison staff. This requires... more...