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  • Understanding Police Use of Forceby Geoffrey P. Alpert; Roger G. Dunham

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00

    This book, first published in 2004, presents important data and findings about the police use of force. more...

  • It Takes a Villageby Hillary Rodham Clinton

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 25.00

    "It Takes a Village deserves to be read...it would be a loss if the nation missed this opportunity to address the issues Hillary Rodham Clinton raises." -- The Christian Science Monitor more...

  • Protecting Children in Timeby Professor Harry Ferguson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 45.00

    Protecting Children in Time provides a highly original analysis of the origins and development of the taken-for-granted notion that it is possible through social intervention to protect children from avoidable harm and even death, to protect children in time . By using case-studies which span the past 120 years of 'modern' practices and drawing... more...

  • Designing Randomised Trials in Health, Education and the Social Sciencesby Professor David J. Torgerson; Dr Carole J. Torgerson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 42.00

    The book focuses on the design of rigorous trials rather than their statistical underpinnings, with chapters on: pragmatic designs; placebo designs; preference approaches; unequal allocation; economics; analytical approaches; randomization methods. It also includes a detailed description of randomization procedures and different trial designs. more...

  • Moral Childby William Damon

    Free Press 2008; US$ 15.95

    William Damon offers the first, much-needed overview of the evolution and nurturance of children's moral understanding and behavior from infancy through adolescence, at home and in school. Drawing on the best professional research and thinking, Professor William Damon charts pragmatic, workable approaches to foster basic virtues such as honesty, responsibility,... more...

  • A Child's Journey Through Placementby Vera I Fahlberg

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2012; US$ 24.95

    The classic child welfare text on understanding the experience of children in an out of home placement and how to help them. It explains relevant psychological theory and provides practical guidance on how to provide the best care. Case studies and exercises feature throughout. more...

  • Nickel and Dimedby Barbara Ehrenreich

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 16.99

    Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity. Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that... more...

  • Social Welfare Policy and Advocacyby Bruce S. Jansson

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 90.00

    Jansson?s use of six cross-cutting problems gives each student a systematic way of considering their own role in engaging in policy advocacy at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. more...

  • Civic Service: What Difference Does it Make?by James L. Perry; Ann Marie Thomson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 210.00

    The concept and practice of civic service is deeply rooted in America's past, present, and future, and has been a featured component of recent presidential agendas. Yet despite ongoing debates about the methods and values of civic service, no recent book has systematically analyzed the effectiveness and outcomes of service programs in America. Civic... more...

  • Cultiver La Paixby Daniel Buckles

    International Development Research Centre 2001; US$ 30.00

    Depuis bien longtemps, les ressources naturelles ? comme les terres, l?eau et les forêts ? sont à l?origine de nombreux conflits à travers le monde. Qu?il s?agisse d?un différend entre des agriculteurs et des éleveurs d?une région ou d?un conflit international concernant des ressources partagées, partout dans le monde, les gens se disputent les ressources... more...