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  • Unlikely Brothersby John Prendergast; Michael Mattocks

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 15.00

    ?You don?t look like brothers . . .? Peace activist and cofounder of the Enough Project, John Prendergast is known as a champion of human rights in Africa.  But the not-so-public face of J.P. is the life he?s led as a Big Brother to Michael Mattocks. As a curious, driven, and emotionally wounded twenty-year-old, J.P. made the life-changing decision... more...

  • Labours of Loveby Deborah A. Brennan

    Dundurn 2008; US$ 9.99

    Labours of Love unearths an issue that is still stigmatized in some areas of the country. Through conversations with adoptive parents, adoptees, and birthparents who reveal their inmost feelings, the reader will gain a new understanding of the joy and complexity of adoption. more...

  • Police Trainingby Michael T. Charles

    Charles C Thomas 2000; US$ 54.95

    In his capacity as researcher and director of the Police Training Institute at the University of Illinois, Michael T. Charles undertook the difficult task of making needed changes to the police training academy curriculum. In Police Training: Breaking All the Rules, he gives the reader an overview of the history of police training in Illinois and follows... more...

  • Police Traumaby John Violanti; Douglas Paton

    Charles C Thomas 1999; US$ 61.95

    The police fight a different kind of war, and the enemy is the police officerís own civilian population: those who engage in crime, social indignity, and inhumane treatment of others. The result for the police officer is both physical and psychological battering, occasionally culminating in the officer sacrificing his or her life to protect others.... more...

  • Surviving in Correctionsby David Kalinich; Terry Pitcher

    Charles C Thomas 1984; US$ 35.95

    This book provides professionals and students with an understanding of the dynamics and problems that correctional workers face within correctional institutions. A general framework for understanding the diversity of behaviors encountered in a correctional setting begins the text. The authors then examine attitudes and behaviors typically displayed... more...

  • Policing Transportation Facilitiesby Henry DeGeneste; John Sullivan

    Charles C Thomas 1994; US$ 34.95

    This book is the first comprehensive volume on the emerging discipline of transport policing. The text reviews the major issues concerning security and policing of transportation facilities and provides a framework for informed decision making. Topics include commuter rail and subway crime; maritime, port and cargo security; airport crime transportation... more...

  • Police Education and Training in a Global Societyby Dilip K. Das; Peter C. Kratcoski

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 57.99

    Police officers working in the 21st century must not only possess vast technical knowledge, but also be able to respond with logic and reason when under pressure. Producing a highly professional police officer requires the right combination of formal education and technical training.Police Education and Training in a Global Society explores the similarities... more...

  • Scandalous Politicsby Juliet F. Gainsborough

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 26.95 US$ 21.56

    Little work has been done to systematically analyze how high-profile incidents of child neglect and abuse shape child welfare policymaking in the United States. In Scandalous Politics, Juliet Gainsborough presents quantitative analysis of all fifty sta more...

  • Mean Streetsby John Hagan; Bill McCarthy

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    A field study, featuring intensive personal interviews, of young people living on the streets of Toronto and Vancouver. more...

  • Communities, identities and crimeby Basia Spalek

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    This book provides a critical exploration of the importance of social identities when considering crime, victimisation and criminal justice and offers a refreshing perspective on the most significant developments in relation to equality and diversity issues that feature in policies and practices of criminal justice agencies. more...