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- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99
Featuring contributions from practitioners, researchers, and academics, this volume synthesizes and analyzes current trends in rural social work practice and considers the most effective ways to serve rural communities. Contributors consider the history and development of rural social work from its beginnings to the present day, addressing the value... more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 159.00
Action leadership is a creative, innovative, collaborative and self-developed way to lead. It eschews the hierarchical structure usually associated with leadership and is based instead on the democratic values of freedom, equality, inclusion and self-realization. It take responsibility for, not control over, people through networking and orchestrating... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95
There is an apparent impasse in current thinking about youth crime and justice which is represented by punitive and harmful practices on one hand, and critical objections to these processes on the other. This book, whilst clearly located within the critical perspective, attempts to move beyond this blockage, and to arrive at an alternative strategy... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 57.95
Antisocial and criminal behaviour involving children and young people has been of increasing public concern over the last 25 years. As an accompaniment to the Report of the Independent Commission on Youth Crime and Antisocial Behaviour (2010), this book takes a new look at the problem of youth offending and government, and examines society's response... more...
- Marion Street Press, LLC 2012; US$ 12.99
This stirring work takes readers on a heartbreaking, illuminating, and inspiring journey into the homes and lives of the 16 percent who live below the poverty threshold. Author and retired Chicago Tribune reporter Kenan Heise culls 50 years of his published interviews with the poor and destitute to allow them to tell their own stories in their own... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95
Based on two years of intensive research in a juvenile prison, this study tells the story of youths in a "model program," created after a class action lawsuit for inhumane and illegal practices. It captures their lives inside and outside of prison: from drugs, gangs and criminal behaviour to the realities of families, schools and neighbourhoods. Drawing... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 23.95
This ethnographic text brings to light the challenges and complexities inherent in the U.S. system of juvenile corrections. Building on over a year of field work at a boys? residential facility, the authors provide a context for contemporary institutions and highlight some of the system?s most troubling tensions. The book provides narratives, observations,... more...
- Beobachter-Edition 2013; US$ 18.99
Jugendliche haben ihre Rechte! In diesem Ratgeber finden Jugendliche, Eltern, Lehrpersonen, Jugendarbeiter und all jene, die in Beruf oder Freizeit mit Jugendlichen Kontakt haben, umfassende Antworten. Kann ein 17-Jähriger Schulden machen? Müssen Eltern für unbezahlte Rechnungen ihres Sohnes geradestehen? Wer haftet, wenn ihre Teenager-Tochter das... more...
- Beobachter-Edition 2013; US$ 26.99
Wer nicht «recht tat», wurde eingesperrt - ohne Gerichtsurteil. Die Beobachter-Spurensuche zu den administrativ Versorgten - einem dunklen Kapitel Schweizer Geschichte. Die 17-jährige Ursula Biondi muss ihr Baby in einem Gefängnis zur Welt bringen, und nur dank ihres erbitterten Widerstands kommt es nicht zur Zwangsadoption. Als der Beobachter diesen... more...