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  • Rotting in the Bangkok Hiltonby T. M. Hoy

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 36.39

    Prison is harsh enough, but as a foreigner (?farang?) in a strange land, jail time is an even more horrifying reality. Rotting in the Bangkok Hilton is a collection of short stories chronicling T. M. Hoy?s descent into the harrowing world of Southeast Asian prison life. Through his eyes, readers will experience the bizarre events of daily life in... more...

  • Administrative Leadership in the Social Servicesby Yeheskel Hasenfeld

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 195.00

    What should be the roles and behavior of administrators to meet the challenges facing social service agencies today? Here is a thought-provoking book that provides a great deal of insight into administrative leadership, an essential component in the survival and effectiveness of social service agencies. In response to the enormous challenges that... more...

  • The Philosophy and Practice of Correctionsby Marilyn McShane

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 175.00

    Published in 1997, The Philosophy and Practice of Corrections is a valuable contribution to the field of Sociology & Social Policy. more...

  • Germany's 2005 Welfare Reformby Thomas Walter

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    In January 2005, the German government enacted a substantial reform of the welfare system, the so-called “Hartz IV reform”. This book evaluates key characteristics of the reform from a microeconometric perspective. It investigates whether a centralized or decentralized organization of welfare administration is more successful to integrate... more...

  • Bronson 3 - Up on the Roofby Charles Bronson; Stephen Richards

    John Blake Publishing 2010; US$ 8.74

    Charlie has taken his 30 years of prison dwelling and condensed it into one handy and comprehensive volume. Moved around the prisons of the British Isles regularly, he has sampled all that prison life has to offer, taking in both the historic and the pre-historic buildings that comprise Britain's prison system. It's all in here - from the correct... more...

  • Bronson 2 - More Porridge Than Goldilocksby Charles Bronson; Stephen Richards

    John Blake Publishing 2009; US$ 8.74

    Charles Bronson is the most feared and most notorious convict in the prison system. Renowned for his serial hostage-taking and his rooftop sieges, he is a legend in his own lifetime. The recent film of his life was a critically acclaimed, box-office hit. Yet he is a man of great warmth and humour; a man of huge artistic talent who exhibits his drawings... more...

  • Managing for Service Effectiveness in Social Welfare Organizationsby Rino J Patti; Charles A Rapp; John Poertner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This important book is the first to make an explicit link between management practices and service outcomes in social welfare agencies. Managing for Service Effectiveness in Social Welfare Organizations is based on the premise that the primary responsibility and distinctive competency of social welfare management is delivering high quality, effective... more...

  • Ladies of Lost Causesby Judith Rumgay

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 51.95

    In this highly original study, Judith Rumgay evaluates the development of a residential programme for female offenders run by the Griffins Society. The text is unique in that it documents the radical contribution of women philanthropists and practitioners to offender rehabilitation. Drawing on archival, interview, and observational sources, the... more...

  • Connecting Social Welfare Policy to Fields of Practiceby Ira C. Colby; Catherine N. Dulmus; Karen M. Sowers

    Wiley 2013; US$ 52.95

    Invaluable guidance and advice for creating positive change in social policy Edited by a team of renowned experts, Connecting Social Welfare Policy to Fields of Practice features contributions from leaders in this field providing a variety of perspectives on different topics. This visionary guide equips social workers to proactively engage in... more...

  • History of London’s Prisonsby Geoffrey Howse

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 12.09

    London has had more prisons than any other British city. The City's 'gates' once contained prisons but probably the most notorious of all was Newgate, which stood for over 700 years. The eleventh century Tower of London was used as a prison for a variety of high profile prisoners from Sir Thomas More to the Krays. Discover the background... more...