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Social Services & Welfare

  • Global Frontiers of Social Development in Theory and Practiceby Brij Mohan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This volume examines developmentality and the archeology of its social practices, unfolding systemic failures that muffle progress. Economic, climate, and social justice are the areas of focus for this analysis of human-social development in the fog of ideological-institutional meltdowns. more...

  • The Management of Change in Criminal Justiceby Martin Wasik; Sotirios Santatzoglou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book explores the critical questions of how and why criminal justice policies emerge, and examines how criminal justice policy is understood and applied by practitioners. It questions whether diversity in implementation implies policy failure or a sign of healthy activism among local practitioners.lied by practitioners. more...

  • The Battle for the Roads of Britainby Keith Laybourn; David Taylor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Policing in Britain was changed fundamentally by the rapid emergence of the automobile at the beginning of the twentieth century. This book seeks to examine how the police reacted to this challenge and moved to segregate the motorist from the pedestrian in an attempt to eliminate the 'road holocaust' that ensued. more...

  • Public Service Valuesby Richard C. Box

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    Public Service Values is written for both graduate and undergraduate courses in public affairs. It should be valuable reading in any course where discussion of public service values will enrich the learning experience and offer a guide to professional practice. The text explores the meaning and usefulness of specific values, making them more accessible... more...

  • Safety and Security in Transit Environmentsby Vania Ceccato; Andrew Newton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 101.00

    Safety and Security in Transit Environments presents interdisciplinary studies from leading international authors. This important volume identifies key challenges and complexities in addressing security and safety concerns in transit settings, policy recommendations for prevention, and new frontiers for research at transit settings. more...

  • Critical Issues in Child Welfareby Joan F. Shireman

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 74.99

    Reconfigured for easier classroom use, this text begins with the issues facing at-risk children and families and then describes the intricacies of the child-welfare system and the role of protective services, family preservation, out-of-home care, foster care, adoption, and services for adolescents. New material addresses mental health and early childhood... more...

  • Crime, Victims and Policyby Dean Wilson; Stuart Ross

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book provides critically examines how recent international developments in victims theory and policy are experienced within specific local contexts. The chapters approach key criminological issues including the experience of criminal justice agencies, policy formulation, the construction of victim identities and the 'discovery' of new victims.... more...

  • The European Social Model in Crisisby Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    This is the first book to provide a comprehensive and systematic assessment of the impact of the crisis and austerity policies on all elements of the European Social Model. This book assesses the situation in each individual EU member state on the basis of detailed empirical evidence and concrete case studies. more...

  • Stop and Searchby Rebekah Delsol; Michael Shiner

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book reviews the key controversies surrounding the police power to stop and search members of the public. It explores the history and development of these powers, assesses their effectiveness in tackling crime and their impact on public trust and confidence as well as on-going attempts at regulation and reform. more...

  • Introducing Mental Health, Second Editionby Caroline Kinsella; Connor Kinsella

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95

    This popular and accessible introduction to mental health is written for students, mental health practitioners and non-qualified professionals. Fully revised, this second edition is up to date with the latest knowledge on mental health conditions, good practice and the law. The authors explain key concepts in easily understandable language, accessible... more...