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Social Services & Welfare

  • Caughtby Marie Gottschalk; Marie Gottschalk

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    The huge prison buildup of the past four decades has few defenders, yet reforms to reduce the numbers of those incarcerated have been remarkably modest. Meanwhile, an ever-widening carceral state has sprouted in the shadows, extending its reach far beyond the prison gate. It sunders families and communities and reworks conceptions of democracy, rights,... more...

  • You Could Do Something Amazing with Your Life [You Are Raoul Moat]by Andrew Hankinson

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2016; US$ 20.99

    Winner of a Northern Writers Award These are the last days of Raoul Moat. Raoul Moat was the fugitive Geordie bodybuilder-mechanic who became notorious one hot July week when, after killing his ex-girlfriend?s new boyfriend, shooting her in the stomach, and blinding a policeman, he disappeared into the woods of Northumberland, evading discovery... more...

  • Measuring and Assessing Well-being in Israelby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2016; US$ 23.00

    Measuring and Assessing Well-being in Israel provides a description of the level, distribution, and sustainability of well-being in Israel. Drawing on the methodology developed in the bi-annual report on well-being in OECD countries - How's Life? - this report extends the methodology to provide in an-depth examination of well-being in a single... more...

  • All our welfareby Peter Beresford

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 39.95

    This unique book is the first to critique the past, present and future welfare state from a participatory perspective. Peter Beresford demonstrate the value of ?user knowledge? by challenging orthodox social policy and the limitations of both Fabian and Neo-liberal perspectives drawing on service users ? own ideas and experience. more...

  • Social Organization of an Urban Grants Economyby Joseph Galaskiewicz

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    Social Organization of an Urban Grants Economy: A Study of Business Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations explains the elites, corporate wealth, and human service organizations as players in the urban grants economy. The focus of study is the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul. The book discusses social institutions that support an economy of donative... more...

  • Introduction to Policingby Steven M. Cox; Susan Marchionna; Brian D. Fitch

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 84.00

    Introduction to Policing , Third Edition continues to focus on the thought-provoking, contemporary issues that underscore the challenging and rewarding world of policing. Steven M. Cox, Susan Marchionna, and experienced law enforcement officer Brian D. Fitch balance theory, research, and practice to give students a comprehensive, yet concise,... more...

  • Polydrug Abuseby Donald R. Wesson; Albert S. Carlin; Kenneth M. Adams

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    Polydrug Abuse: The Results of a National Collaborative Study reports on the findings of a national study of polydrug users, initiated and organized by the Special Action Office of Drug Abuse Prevention. This book provides a comprehensive demographic, sociological, psychological, and medical study of polydrug cases. The chapters in the text cover... more...

  • OECD Reviews of Health Systems: Mexico 2016by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2016; US$ 39.00

    Ten years after the introduction of publically-funded universal health insurance, the Mexican health system finds itself at a critical juncture. Unquestionably, some measures of health and health system performance have improved: those previously uninsured now use health services more often, whilst numbers reporting impoverishing health expenditure... more...

  • A Practical Guide to Early Intervention and Family Supportby Emma Sawyer; Sheryl Burton; Alison O?Sullivan

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 39.95

    Parental mental health problems and substance misuse affect a significant number of families. This handbook provides practitioners with early intervention techniques and effective support strategies for ensuring the best outcomes for these vulnerable families.Featuring pointers, models and practice examples, A Practical Guide to Early Intervention... more...

  • OECD Reviews of Labour Market and Social Policies: Colombia 2016by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2016; US$ 33.00

    Colombia has made major economic and social advances in recent years. The combination of strong economic growth and policies targeted at the most vulnerable groups improved considerably the living standards of the Colombian population. Today, the country enjoys higher employment and labour force participation rates than the average of OECD countries... more...