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  • London's Gangs at Warby Dick Kirby

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 10.95

    The 1950s and 1960s saw a changing of the guard in Londons gangland. A new and even more ruthless breed of criminal emerged to replace the aging generation of likes of Sabini, Mullins and Hayes. Protection rackets on bookies, club owners and shops were commonplace. Prostitution and drugs offered rich pickings. Police corruption was all too commonplace.... more...

  • Frontline Delivery of Welfare-to-Work Policies in Europeby Rik van Berkel; Dorte Caswell; Peter Kupka; Flemming Larsen

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Welfare-to-work or activation policies refer to programmes aimed at promoting the employability, labour-market and social participation of benefit recipients of working age. Frontline workers delivering these policies are conceived of as policy implementers, as policy makers, and as actors mediating politics in an arena where conflicting interests... more...

  • Creating Compassionate Foster Careby Janet Mann; Molly Kretchmar-Hendricks; Glen Cooper

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2017; US$ 19.95

    "Every child's way of being can open doors to wisdom, compassion, and human connection. We need only to listen."This is among the conclusions that the authors, one of whom is an experienced foster parent and the other a professor of developmental psychology, draw as a result of working with a diverse range of children and families. Inspired by their... more...

  • Helping Babies and Children Aged 0-6 to Heal After Family Violenceby Dr. Wendy Bunston; Dr. Julie Stone

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2017; US$ 29.95

    This accessible guide shows social workers and counsellors how to work effectively with very young children who have experienced domestic violence. Based on neurobiological research and over 25 years' experience in the field, it demonstrates how to deliver successful child-led therapy and work with the whole family to help each child to heal. more...

  • Complicated Livesby Vera Lopez

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    Complicated Lives focuses on the lives of sixty-five drug-using girls in the juvenile justice system who grew up in families characterized by parental drug use, violence, and child maltreatment. Vera Lopez’s work examines how these relationships with their parents contribute to the girls’ future drug use and involvement in the justice system.  ... more...

  • How To Be A Police Officerby Graham Wettone

    Biteback Publishing 2017; US$ 12.49

    Have you ever thought about being a police officer? Maybe you've wondered whether you could deal with an angry mob late at night, or daydreamed about driving a police car with the blue light flashing and sirens wailing. How to Be a Police Officer takes you from those first thoughts about joining through to the training itself and to the real... more...

  • Investing in Youth: Japanby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2017; US$ 33.00

    The present report on Japan is the seventh report in the Investing in Youth series. In three statistical chapters, the report provides an overview of the labour market situation of young people in Japan, presents a portrait of young people who are not in employment, education or training (the NEETs) and analyses the income situation of young people... more...

  • Stop! Armed Police!by Stephen Smith

    Robert Hale 2017; US$ 22.99

    Join veteran crime-fighter Stephen Smith on a journey through the dark and dangerous world of the Metropolitan Police specialist firearms command from its inception in 1966, when the cold-blooded murder of three police officers sparked a revolution in the training of armed officers, to the present day. This unique police unit battled against the IRA... more...

  • The Dysfunctional Politics of the Affordable Care Actby Greg Shaw

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 60.00

    This revealing work focuses on the politics surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), explaining how and why supporters and opponents have approached the issue as they have since the act's passage in 2010. The first book to systematically examine public knowledge of the ACA across time, it also documents how that knowledge has remained essentially... more...