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  • How Chinese Are You?by Andrea Louie

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 23.80

    Chinese adoption is often viewed as creating new possibilities for the formation of multicultural, cosmopolitan families. For white adoptive families, it is an opportunity to learn more about China and Chinese culture, as many adoptive families today try to honor what they view as their children?s ?birth culture.? However, transnational, transracial... more...

  • Prison and Social Deathby Joshua M. Price

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    A compelling blend of solidarity, civil rights activism, and social research, Prison and Social Death offers a unique look at the American prison and the excessive and unnecessary damage it inflicts on convicts and parolees. Joshua M. Price documents the ?social death? that convicts suffer while incarcerated and afterward, drawing upon hundreds... more...

  • Social Psychology of Punishment of Crimeby Margit E. Oswald; Steffen Bieneck; Jorg Hupfeld-Heinemann

    Wiley 2015; US$ 216.95

    In recent years, research interest has increased both in the needs of punishment by the public and in the psychological processes underlying decisions on sentencing. This comprehensive look at the social psychology of punishment focuses on recent advances, and presents new findings based on the authors? own empirical research. Chapters explore the... more...

  • Old Sparkyby Anthony Galvin

    Carrel Books 2015; US$ 34.99

    In early 2013, Robert Gleason became the latest victim of the electric chair, a peculiarly American execution method. Shouting Pog mo thin ("Kiss my ass" in Gaelic) he grinned electricity shot through his system. When the current was switched off his body slumped against the leather restraints, and Gleeson, who had strangled two fellow inmates to... more...

  • Giving Up Babyby Laury Oaks

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    ?Baby safe haven? laws, which allow a parent to relinquish a newborn baby legally and anonymously at a specified institutional location?such as a hospital or fire station?were established in every state between 1999 and 2009. Promoted during a time of heated public debate over policies on abortion, sex education, teen pregnancy, adoption, welfare,... more...

  • The Size of Others' Burdensby Erik Schneiderhan

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    Americans have a fierce spirit of individualism. We pride ourselves on self-reliance, on bootstrapping our way to success. Yet, we also believe in helping those in need, and we turn to our neighbors in times of crisis. The tension between these competing values is evident, and how we balance between these competing values holds real consequences for... more...

  • Healing Correctionsby Chris Innes

    Northeastern University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    An innovative approach to transforming correctional cultures, based on the practice of ?Dialogue? more...

  • Keeping Your Adoptive Family Strongby Greg Keck; L Gianforte; Rita L. Soronen

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 19.95

    This book looks at the realities of adopting a traumatized child. It deals with the complexities in a stark and refreshing way, by examining the impact on the adoptive parents, the adopted child, any birth children and on the family as a unit. more...

  • Educating Children and Young People in Careby Sonia Jackson; Claire Cameron; Graham Connelly

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Bringing together research and practice on the theme of the educational well-being of children in care, this book aims to help professionals to improve these children's potential for educational attainment. more...

  • Children of the Streets of Richmond, 1865-1920by Harry M. Ward

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Richmond in the late 19th century was not the genteel peaceful community historians have made it. Virginia's capital was cosmopolitan, boisterous and crime-ridden. From 1905 to 1915 there was an official red light district. The police had their hands full with drunks and riffraff, and a variety of street urchins and waifs--most of whom were very... more...