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  • Encyclopedia of American Crimeby Carl Sifakis

    Infobase Publishing 2000; US$ 165.00

    In this comprehensive and objective reference to America's criminal past, he offers 2,000 A-to-Z entries covering significant crimes, criminals, and law enforcement figures and techniques. Entries are chosen based on their symbolic or historical relevance and consist of biographies, definitions, and detailed accounts of criminal activities. more...

  • Storming Las Vegasby John Huddy

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    ?Jose Vigoa[pg. 37] When it comes to violent crime, the Las Vegas cops and casino owners thought they had seen it all. But they had never witnessed anything like Jose Vigoa. Born in Cuba, a child of Fidel Castro?s revolution, Vigoa used his quick wits and quicker fists to trade a life of poverty and desperation for one of danger and adventure as... more...

  • Notorious New Jerseyby Jon Blackwell

    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 men’s room of the Palace Chop House in Newark;... more...

  • Developing Advocacy for Children and Young Peopleby Perpetua Kirby; Sophie Laws; Christine Oliver; Andrew Pithouse; Elaine Chase; Anne Crowley; Jane Dalrymple; Maureen Winn Oakley; Abigail Knight; Jane Boylan; Hilary Horan

    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...

  • 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...

  • Governing Through Crimeby Jonathan Simon

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 15.99

    Across America today gated communities sprawl out from urban centers, employers enforce mandatory drug testing, and schools screen students with metal detectors. Social problems ranging from welfare dependency to educational inequality have been reconceptualized as crimes, with an attendant focus on assigning fault and imposing consequences. Even before... 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

    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 as they relate to... more...