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The juvenile offender. Juvenile delinquency. Reform schools, etc.

  • Sport and Crime Reductionby Geoff Nichols

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    The use of sports-based activity programmes as a means of tackling crime has been explored in a number of countries worldwide, particularly in relation to the prevention of re-offending in the ten to eighteen age bracket. However, until now there has been no definitive and rigorous analysis of the rationale behind these programmes, and evidence of... more...

  • Confessions of a People-Smugglerby Dawood Amiri

    Scribe Publications 2014; US$ 18.99

    Dawood Amiri is an ethnic Hazara who, as a young man, made the fateful decision to flee the terror being inflicted on his people, and seek asylum in Australia. He arrived in Indonesia in 2010, but was eventually captured when he was about to board a boat headed for Christmas Island. After a long stint in detention, where immigration processes failed... more...

  • Justice in Americaby Cheney Mason

    Titletown Publishing, LLC 2014; US$ 14.95

    The Casey Anthony trial of 2011 is estimated to have drawn the television and reading attention of no less than a quarter of a billion people from around the world. In Justice in America , Anthony defense attorney J. Cheney Mason, who was brought in to save the case, asserts that the jury got it right, and that America, the media, and the public blinded... more...

  • New Forms of Worker Organizationby Immanuel Ness; Staughton Lynd

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    As bureaucratic labor unions are currently under assault throughout the world, most have surrendered the achievements of the mid-20th century, when the working class was a militant force for change. As unions implode and weaken, workers are independently forming their own unions, rooted in the tradition of syndicalism and autonomism?and unions rooted... more...

  • A Handbook for Evidence-Based Juvenile Justice Systemsby James C. Howell; Mark W. Lipsey; John J. Wilson

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    A Handbook for Evidence-Based Juvenile Justice Systems promotes a comprehensive strategy for reducing criminal careers of serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders, including gang members, in an approach that is supported by current research. A step-by-step blueprint is provided for interrupting these offender?s criminal careers with a... more...

  • Handbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient Populationsby Alex Gitterman

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 94.99

    Every day, social workers deal with individuals, families, and groups struggling with problems that are often chronic, persistent, acute, and/or unexpected. When community and family support systems are weak or unavailable, and when internal resources fail, these populations become vulnerable to physical, cognitive, emotional, and social deterioration.... more...

  • Burning Down the Houseby Nell Bernstein

    New Press, The 2014; US$ 26.95

    When teenagers scuffle during a basketball game, they are typically benched. But when Will got into it on the court, he and his rival were sprayed in the face at close range by a chemical similar to Mace, denied a shower for twenty-four hours, and then locked in solitary confinement for a month. One in three American children will be arrested by... more...

  • Children Who Killby Carol Anne Davis

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 10.19

    Why would two young boys abduct, torture and kill a toddler? What makes a teenage girl plot with her classmates to kill her own father? Society regards children as harmless but for some the age of innocence is shortlived, messy and ultimately murderous. Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are infamous for their crimes against other children,... more...

  • The Road Not Takenby Michael Reisch; Janice Andrews

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The Road Not Taken takes a new perspective on the course of social welfare policy in the twentieth century. This examination looks at the evolution of social work in the United States as a dynamic process not just driven by mainstream organizations and politics, but strongly influenced by the ideas and experiences of radical individuals and marginalized... more...

  • Accountability in Social Servicesby Jill Florence Lackey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 63.95

    Accountability in Social Services examines how - and why - social and human services programs can function even though they are monitored by written communication instead of face-to-face interaction. Author Jill Florence Lackey draws on her experience as a consultant for more than 50 social programs and as director of two nonprofit organizations... more...