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- Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 13.00
Notorious New Jersey is the definitive guide to murder, mayhem, the mob, and corruption in the Garden State. With tabloid punch, Jon Blackwell tells riveting accounts of Alexander Hamilton falling mortally wounded on the dueling grounds of Weehawken; Dutch Schultz getting pumped full of lead in the mens room of the Palace Chop House in Newark;... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95
This book explores the latest debates and findings relating to research and practice in the field of children and young people's advocacy. Contributors present the key issues and dynamics of current advocacy practice and examine its role within health, education and social care services. more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 17.99
Many theories--from the routine to the bizarre--have been offered up to explain the crime decline of the 1990s. Was it record levels of imprisonment? An abatement of the crack cocaine epidemic? More police using better tactics? Or even the effects of legalized abortion? And what can we expect from crime rates in the future? Franklin E. Zimring here... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 43.99
Supervisors have a pivotal position in the child welfare workforce: they recruit and retainthe best employees, move agencies to best practice frameworks, and create a sustaining positive organizational climate. Child welfare supervisors must lead a stressed workforce operating in a bureaucratic environment, and always with the knowledge that children's... more...
- CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2009; US$ 78.20
Find out how your state fares in the fight against crime? Crime State Rankings 2009 compares the 50 states and Washington, DC in more than 500 crime-related categories. In this new edition the formula and methodology are discussed in a new narrative chapter allowing researchers to cite statistics with context. Crime State Rankings 2009 includes... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 137.95 US$ 119.56
A critical and evidence-based review of current and future child protection policy and practice. Provides evidence-based perspective with an up-to-date overview of policy and practice Covers several disciplinary boundaries Goes beyond mere description to enable engagement in critical analysis of various policy areas... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2009; US$ 42.95
Quality Matters in Children's Services brings together authoritative research to explore critical concerns for those working with vulnerable children, young people and their families. Mike Stein discusses key issues for policy and practice in the development of quality services. more...
- Policy Press 1999; US$ 36.95
This innovative and topical book examines the nature and meaning of 'empowerment' in the child welfare context using the family group conference (FGC) approach to decision making in child welfare and protection as an illustration. The authors evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the FGC approach so that current practice can be improved... more...
- Policy Press 2001; US$ 35.00
The revised edition of this best-selling book includes a new Foreword by Professor Gøsta Esping-Andersen and an updated introduction and conclusion providing insights into the key issues. The book's contributors are all leading experts in economics, sociology and social policy who have studied the extent of child poverty, its consequences... more...