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  • Childhood, Youth, and Social Work in Transformationby Lynn M. Nybell; Jeffrey J. Shook; Janet L. Finn

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 69.99

    Social workers today not only face competing claims concerning the rights and needs of children and youth, but they also confront contradictions between policy and practice. Social workers are expected to fight for the best interests of the child, even though financial support for children's welfare and education grows scarce. They are asked to save... more...

  • The Little Book of Restorative Justiceby Howard Zehr

    Good Books 2015; US$ 4.99

    Howard Zehr is the father of Restorative Justice and is known worldwide for his pioneering work in transforming understandings of justice. Here he proposes workable principles and practices for making Restorative Justice possible in this revised and updated edition of his bestselling, seminal book on the movement. (The original edition has sold more... more...

  • The Numberby Jonny Steinberg

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2010; US$ 11.99

    On 9 June 2003, a 43-year-old coloured man named Magadien Wentzel walked out of Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town. Behind him lay a lifelong career in the 28s, South Africa's oldest and most reviled prison gang, for decades rumoured to have specialised in rape and robbery. In front of him lay the prospect of a law-abiding future, and life in a household... more...

  • Children Who Killby Carol Anne Davis

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 3.99

    Why would two young boys abduct, torture and kill a toddler? What makes a teenage girl plot with her classmates to kill her own father? Society regards children as harmless - but for some the age of innocence is shortlived, messy and ultimately murderous. Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are infamous for their crimes against other children,... more...

  • Policing, Ethics and Human Rightsby Peter Neyroud; Alan Beckley

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 46.95

    Ethical and human rights issues have assumed an increasingly high profile in the wake of miscarriages of justice, racism (Lawrence Inquiry), incompetence and corruption - in both Britain and overseas. At the same time the implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998 in England and Wales will have a major impact on policing, challenging many of the assumptions... more...

  • Reducing Youth Gang Violenceby Irving A. Spergel

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 48.99

    Spergel details the efforts of his Chicago youth gang project, a comprehensive, community-based model designed to reduce gang problems, including violence and illegal drug activity. He shows the successes and failures at each level: individual-youth, gang-as-unit, community, and policy development. This is a valuable model and methodology for a comprehensive... more...

  • Police Chief 101by Gerald W. Garner

    Charles C Thomas 2010; US$ 42.95

    Based on forty years of extensive experience, the author draws on current knowledge to provide a thorough overview of the highs and lows of the job. The book provides practical, common sense advice for doing the multitude of jobs the chief faces with effectiveness and efficiency. It furnishes sound advice intended to help the chief retain his physical,... more...

  • Youth Justice and Social Workby Jane Pickford; Paul Dugmore

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 30.00

    A complete guide to youth justice for social workers. 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...

  • Routledge Handbook of Family Law and Policyby John Eekelaar; Rob George

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Changes in family structures, demographics, social attitudes and economic policies over the last sixty years have had a large impact on family lives and correspondingly on family law. This book provides global perspectives on the policy challenges facing family law and policy round the world. The chapters apply legal, sociological, demographic and... more...