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  • Comparing Prison Systemsby Nigel South; Robert P. Weiss

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00

    this book provides in-depth, original 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. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Handbook for Correctional Psychologistsby Kevin M. Corriea

    Charles C Thomas 2009; US$ 38.95

    Correctional psychology is an area of specialization that has recently enjoyed explosive growth along with the burgeoning United States prison population and the renewed interest in providing correctional rehabilitation programs that reduce inmate recidivism. This completely revised and updated second edition continues to provide an overview of empirical... more...

  • Adoption and Surrogate Pregnancyby Faith Merino

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Adoption and surrogate pregnancy are the two most realistic options currently available for millions of couples unable to have biological children. This text covers the ways in which adoption and surrogate pregnancy overlap and influence each other, the nuances that further complicate matters, and the controversies surrounding both issues. more...

  • Tamil Tigressby Niromi de Soyza

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 18.17

    In 1987, 17-year old Niromi de Soyza shocked her middle-class Sri Lankan family by joining the Tamil Tigers. Equipped with a rifle and cyanide capsule she was one of the rebels' first female soldiers. Now married and living in suburban Sydney, this is her story of her time as a guerrilla. more...

  • The Prisoner Societyby Ben Crewe

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 49.99

    While the use of imprisonment continues to rise in developed nations, we have little sociological knowledge of the prison's inner world. Based on extensive fieldwork in a medium-security prison, The Prisoner Society: Power, Adaptation and Social Life in an English Prison provides an in-depth analysis of the prison's social anatomy. It explains... more...