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  • Trustee Investment Strategy for Endowments and Foundationsby Chris Russell

    Wiley 2006; US$ 85.00

    Trustees are responsible for the stewardship of assets and for implementing the mission of their endowment or foundation. Almost invariably trustees delegate the management of those assets to agents who are investment professionals. In this increasingly sophisticated and litigious financial world there can be a growing gap of comprehension, exacerbated... more...

  • Thinking About Crimeby Michael Tonry

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 18.99

    Examines the American crime policy. This book explains how the worst policies can be undone and how the avoidable human suffering they produce can be diminished. It presents a treatment of crime as a social problem. more...

  • Welfare As We Knew Itby Charles Noble

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 45.00

    This book explains why the US welfare state does less than other Western welfare states to help people in need. It shows how deeply-rooted structural, institutional, and organizational factors limit the possibilities for change, and suggests what social reformers might do about it. more...

  • Work over Welfare by Ron Haskins

    Brookings Institution Press 2006; US$ 24.95

    Work over Welfare tells the inside story of the legislation that ended ''welfare as we know it.'' As a key staffer on the House Ways and Means Committee, author Ron Haskins was one of the architects of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996. more...

  • Incapacitationby Franklin Zimring; Gordon Hawkins

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 49.99

    An assessment of incapacitation in which the authors expose the increasing reliance on restraint to justify imprisonment, analyse the existing theoretical literature and empirical research on incapacitation's effects, and explore the links between incapacitation and criminal justice policy. In the STUDIES IN CRIME AND PUBLIC POLICY series. more...

  • Promoting the General Welfareby Alan S. Gerber; Eric M. Patashnik

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 26.95

    Intellectually rich and a delight to read. . . . a useful and innovative volume. more...

  • Targeting in Social Programsby Peter H. Schuck; Richard J. Zeckhauser

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 19.95

    Schuck and Zeckhauser have written a work that is at once lively and entertaining--and analytically rigorous and policy relevant. more...

  • Understanding Prisonsby Andrew Coyle

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00

    There are over nine million men, women and children in prison around the world, and the number of people in prison in England and Wales has increased significantly in recent years. Yet in many respects prison remains the last secretive public institution in our society. Understanding Prisons provides a unique, in-depth examination of prisons how... more...

  • Eating the Ashesby Veronica Compton

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 28.95

    Serving a life sentence, Compton has experienced some of the best and worst of correctional theory and practice, and has used her experience and talent to improve programs for inmates. In this study, she relates heart-rending images of lives in disarray a more...

  • The Political Economy of Welfare Reform in the United Statesby M. Reintsma

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00

    Examines the legislative process that gave rise to The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), and presents two alternative theories to explain this process; the traditional public interest model of government and the public choice model. more...