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  • The Ex-Prisoner's Dilemmaby Andrea M. Leverentz

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Drawing on repeated interviews with forty-nine women newly released from prison, Leverentz explores the conflicting messages these women receive about who they are and who they should be?from prison staff, workers at halfway houses and drug treatment programs, family members, and friends.  These messages, she shows, shape the narratives the women... more...

  • Foundations for Youth Justiceby Anne Robinson

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 36.95

    This exciting new book outlines the state of practice now in flux within structures created by New Labour but moving in a different direction under the Coalition Government. It explores opportunities for a fresh orientation that places young people at the centre and works collaboratively to nurture strengths, competences and capital. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Police and Policingby Michael D. Reisig; Robert J. Kane

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 149.99

    The police are perhaps the most visible representation of government. They are charged with what has been characterized as an "impossible" mandate -- control and prevent crime, keep the peace, provide public services -- and do so within the constraints of democratic principles. The police are trusted to use deadly force when it is called... more...

  • Responding to Youth Crime in Hong Kongby Michael Adorjan; Wing Hong Chui

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    A society?s response to youth crime reveals much about its broader cultural values, social circumstances, and political affairs. This book examines reactions and policy responses to youth delinquency and crime in Hong Kong during its colonial and post-colonial periods, and in doing so, underscores the history of Hong Kong itself and its present-day... more...

  • Social Policyby Hugh Bochel; Guy Daly

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    This thoroughly updated new edition provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary social policy, and addresses its historical, theoretical and contextual foundations. Divided into four sections, it opens with a survey of the socio-economic, political and governmental contexts within which social policy operates, before moving on to look at... more...

  • Grandparents as Carers of Children with Disabilitiesby Phillip Mccallion; Matthew Janicki

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    Older adults caring for developmentally disabled children have special needs. Are you and your agency doing all you can to help? Grandparents as Carers of Children with Disabilities: Facing the Challenges provides the first comprehensive picture of grandparents caring for children with developmental disabilities and their related requirements. Here... more...

  • Critical Social Welfare Issuesby Arthur J Katz; Abraham Lurie; Carlos Vidal

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    Critical Social Welfare Issues is a collection of lectures by noted social welfare experts that addresses paramount issues facing society and suggests recommendations for positive change. It is a useful handbook for social workers, psychologists, educators, health professionals, and human service administrators and a valuable text for students studying... more...

  • The American Welfare Stateby Brian Glenn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    Through a practical introduction to the policies of the American welfare state?a wide-ranging subject much discussed but seldom described?this concise volume details the four main areas of social welfare policy: housing assistance, nutrition assistance, income assistance, and medical assistance. In plain, approachable language, author Brian Glenn... more...

  • Geopolitics of European Union Enlargementby Warwick Armstrong; James Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Under the impact of accelerated globalization, transnational integration and international security concerns, the geopolitics of Europe's borders and border regions has become an area of critical interest. The progressive enlargement of the EU has positioned its borders at the heart of recent discussions on the changing nature of the EU, the meaning... more...

  • Talking Policyby Judith Bessant; Rob Watts; Tony Dalton; Paul Smyth

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 40.90

    An introduction to the process of social policy making in Australia. The authors emphasise the intensely human and political nature of the development of social services and programs, illustrating their arguments with detailed case studies. more...