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  • Harlots, Hussies, and Poor Unfortunate Womenby Edith M. Ziegler

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    In Harlots, Hussies, and Poor Unfortunate Women , Edith M. Ziegler recounts the history of British convict women involuntarily transported to Maryland in the eighteenth century. Great Britain?s forced transportation of convicts to colonial Australia is well known. Less widely known is Britain?s earlier program of sending convicts?including women?to... more...

  • The Police In Occupation Japanby Christopher Aldous

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    Many Western commentators have expressed their admiration for the Japanese police system, tracing its origins to the American Occupation of Japan (1945-52). This study challenges the assumptions that underlie these accounts, focusing on the problems that attended the reform of the Japanese police during the Occupation. Drawing on a wide range of primary... more...

  • Assessing Child Maltreatment Reportsby Jerome Beker; Michael Robin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This seminal book in the literature of child protective services stimulates critical thinking and informed discussion for those professionals and educators concerned with the quality of children?s protective services. The first book of its kind to present scholarly reports on false allegations, Assessing Child Maltreatment Reports tackles the age-old... 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...

  • Jacks and Jokersby Matthew Condon

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    Continuing on from the bestselling Three Crooked Kings, Jacks and Jokers opens in 1976. Terry Lewis, exiled in western Queensland, is soon to be controversially appointed Police Commissioner. As for the other two original Crooked Kings, Tony Murphy is set to ruthlessly take control of the workings of ‘The Joke?, while Glen Hallahan, retired from the... more...

  • The Struggle Withinby Dan Berger; Ruth Wilson Gilmore; dream hampton

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    An accessible yet wide-ranging historical primer, The Struggle Within discusses how mass imprisonment has been a state-sponsered tool of repression deployed against diverse, left-wing social movements over the last 50 years. Author Dan Berger goes on to examine some of the most dynamic social movements across half a century, including black liberation,... more...

  • Policewomenby Kerry Segrave

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book examines the history of policewomen from 1880 to 2012, particularly in the United States. It looks at the problems women had being accepted into the male police establishment and at the harassment and discrimination they often suffered from male officers. For women in policing there were three distinct phases. First was acceptance into forces... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Police and Policingby Michael D. Reisig; Robert J. Kane

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 149.99

    The police are perhaps the most visible representation of government. They are charged with what has been characterized as an "impossible" mandate -- control and prevent crime, keep the peace, provide public services -- and do so within the constraints of democratic principles. The police are trusted to use deadly force when it is called... more...

  • The Effective Security Officer's Training Manualby Ralph Brislin

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 64.95

    The Effective Security Officer's Training Manual, Third Edition teaches today?s security officers the most important aspects of performing the job of a security officer professionally and effectively. Training is the most important element in becoming a professional security officer, but it is also often overlooked or underutilized. This straightforward,... more...

  • Surveillance, Capital and Resistanceby Michael McCahill; Rachel L. Finn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Surveillance, Capital and Resistance is a major contribution to current debates on the subjective experience of surveillance. Based on a large research project undertaken in a Northern City in the UK and focusing mainly on the use of surveillance in the context of policing and security, the book explores how a diverse range of social groups (?school... more...