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  • The Great American Crime Declineby Franklin E. Zimring

    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...

  • Oog voor elkaarby Talja Blokland

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 52.50

    Plea for careful planning and governance of the urban public space more...

  • Child Welfare Supervisionby Cathryn C. Potter; Charmaine R. Brittain

    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...

  • Crime State Rankings 2009by Scott Morgan; Kathleen O'Leary Morgan

    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...

  • Critical Perspectives on Safeguarding Childrenby Karen Broadhurst; Chris Grover; Janet Jamieson

    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...

  • Quality Matters in Children's Servicesby Mike Stein; Mike Stein; Caroline Thomas; Delyth Morgan

    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...

  • Empowering Practice?by Carol Lupton; Paul Nixon

    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...

  • Child Well-Being, Child Poverty and Child Policy in Modern Nationsby Koen Vleminckx; Timothy M. Smeeding

    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...

  • An Offer You Can't Refuseby Ivar Lødemel; Heather Trickey

    Policy Press 2001; US$ 41.95

    An offer you can't refuse' compares, in depth, international 'work-for-welfare' (workfare) policies objectively for the first time. It considers well-publicised schemes from the United States alongside more overlooked examples of workfare in Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, The Netherlands and Norway. more...

  • The Best American Crime Writing: 2003 Editionby Otto Penzler; Thomas H. Cook

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    This year?s worth of the most powerful, the most startling, the smartest and most astute, in short, the best crime journalism. Scouring hundreds of publications, Otto Penzler and Thomas H. Cook have created a remarkable compilation containing the best examples of the most current and vibrant of our literary traditions: crime reporting. Included in... more...