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  • Woman in Prisonby Caroline H. Woods

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the preface to the fascinating volume Woman in Prison, author Caroline H. Adams explains the chance encounter with a classified advertisement that changed the course of her life. It was a help-wanted ad soliciting applicants for the role of prison matron, a type of female warden who oversees the logistical and housekeeping aspects of running a correctional... more...

  • Communicating Politics Onlineby Chapman Rackaway

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The world of political communication is morphing almost constantly into new areas and realities. Online-only news, Web 2.0 user-created content, hyperlocal news, and the rise of the Twittersphere have all contributed to an ever-changing media environment. Communicating Politics Online captures the constant change of new online media. more...

  • Cops Under Fireby Larry McShane

    Regnery Publishing 2015; US$ 27.99

    Every day, thousands of police officers willingly put their lives in danger to uphold their pledge to protect and serve the public. Once respected for their dedication and professionalism, police officers are now used as scapegoats—the victims of second guessing and racial issues. Allegations of excessive force and police brutality are rampant. Cases... more...

  • Theories of the Policy Processby Paul A Sabatier; Christopher M Weible

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    A comprehensive primer to the major theoretical frameworks used in policy process research written by leading public policy scholars. more...

  • A Complexity Theory for Public Policyby Göktug Morçöl

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    Complexity theory has become popular in the natural and social sciences over the last few decades as a result of the advancements in our understanding of the complexities in natural and social phenomena. Concepts and methods of complexity theory have been applied by scholars of public affairs in North America and Europe, but a comprehensive framework... more...

  • The Public Policy Primerby Xun Wu; M Ramesh; Michael Howlett; Scott Fritzen

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 30.95

    This short guide provides a concise and accessible overview of the entire policy cycle taking the reader through the various stages of agenda setting, policy formulation, decision making, policy implementation and policy evaluation. Public officials at every level of government play a vital role in the development, adoption and implementation of... more...

  • Comparing Prison Systemsby Nigel South; Robert P. Weiss

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    This book provides in-depth, orignal and critical analyses by leading scholars of the penal systems of 16 nations around the world, focusing on changes in social structure, culture and punishment since 1975. Contributors provide an international and comparative context in which to understand the impact of recent profound economic, social and political... more...

  • Police Reform from the Bottom Upby Monique Marks; David Sklansky

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    What role can and should police unions and rank-and-file officers play in driving and shaping police reform? Police unions and their members are often viewed as obstructionist and conservative, not as change agents. But reform efforts are much more likely to succeed when they are supported by the rank-and-file, and line officers have knowledge, skills... more...

  • Social Policy for an Aging Societyby Carole B. Cox

    Springer Publishing Company 2015; US$ 60.00

    As people age, they are at increased risk of having their basic human rights threatened or violated. When age is perceived as incompetence, , it can easily lead to discrimination that impacts human rights. Based on the premise that social policy must reflect human rights principles, this graduate-level textbook views the challenges associated with... more...

  • They Know Everything About Youby Robert Scheer

    Nation Books 2015; US$ 26.99

    They Know Everything About You is a groundbreaking exposé of how government agencies and tech corporations monitor virtually every aspect of our lives, and a fierce defense of privacy and democracy. The revelation that the government has access to a vast trove of personal online data demonstrates that we already live in a surveillance society.... more...