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  • Women, Murder and Justiceby Dr Wendy Chan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 163.00

    Women, Murder and Justice examines from a feminist perspective, the legal treatment of women who kill their partners in England. Through an exploration of Crown Prosecution Service files, an in-depth comparative examination of the circumstances in which women and men kill is provided. The book highlights gender differences in the act of murder, the... more...

  • Gender, Crime and Victimisationby Pamela Davies

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 37.00

    A provoking critical analysis that explores gender patterns in both offending and victimisation. more...

  • A Theory of Foreign Policyby Glenn Palmer; T. Clifton Morgan

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    This book presents a general explanation of how states develop their foreign policy. The theory stands in contrast to most approaches--which assume that states want to maximize security--by assuming that states pursue two things, or goods, through their foreign policy: change and maintenance. States, in other words, try both to change aspects of the... more...

  • Understanding Costs and Outcomes in Child Welfare Servicesby Samantha McDermid; Lisa Holmes; Harriet Ward

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 95.00

    Today's child welfare services operate under a limited supply of resources. This book explains how finite resources can be used most effectively, providing social work managers and policymakers with a comprehensive costing model to assess the links between needs, costs and outcomes across the full range of child welfare services. more...

  • The [Oxford] Handbook of Crime Preventionby Brandon C. Welsh; David P. Farrington

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 57.99 US$ 49.87

    How can a society prevent-not deter, not punish-but prevent crime? Criminal justice prevention, commonly called crime control, aims to prevent crime after an initial offence has been commited through anything from an arrest to a death penalty sentence. These traditional means have been frequently examined and their efficacy just as frequently questioned.... more...

  • 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...

  • Imagined Orphansby Lydia Murdoch

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 53.95

    With his dirty, tattered clothes and hollowed-out face, the image of Oliver Twist is the enduring symbol of the young indigent spilling out of the orphanages and haunting the streets of late-nineteenth-century London. He is the victim of two evils: an aristocratic ruling class and, more directly, neglectful parents. Although poor children were... more...

  • Settling Accountsby John Borneman

    Princeton University Press 1997; US$ 38.95 US$ 31.16

    As new states in the former East bloc begin to reckon with their criminal pasts in the years following a revolutionary change of regimes, a basic pattern emerges: In those states where some form of retributive justice has been publicly enacted, there has generally been much less of a recourse to collective retributive violence. In Settling Accounts... more...

  • Adventures in Criminal Justice Researchby Kim A. Logio; George W. Dowdall; Earl Robert Babbie; Fred Halley

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 71.00 US$ 60.35

    A step-by-step lab manual for understanding criminal justice research. more...

  • Über legitime Herrschaftby Karin Glaser

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 44.99

    ?Dieses Buch geht der Frage nach, unter welchen Bedingungen Herrschaft als rechtmäßig anerkannt wird. Es bietet eine Einführung in diverse Ansätze der Legitimitätstheorie und erarbeitet den Wandel des Legitimitätsverständnisses über die Jahrhunderte. Dabei werden unter anderem Legitimitätskonzepte nach Jean Bodin, Thomas Hobbes, John Lock und Jean... more...