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  • Children and Youth Speak for Themselvesby Heather Beth Johnson

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 52.99

    The theme of this volume is an outgrowth of one of the Section sponsored sessions at the 2006 ASA meetings in Montreal; "Children and Youth Speak for Themselves." The volume is a collection of articles from scholars who pay particular attention to children and/or adolescents' voices, interpretations, perspectives, and experiences within... more...

  • Treacherous Loveby Beatrice Sparks

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 3.99

    Fourteen-year-old Jennie's life is turning upside down. Her father has walked out, and her anguished mother seeks solace in pills. Her best friend practically abandons her to be with a boyfriend. It seems like Jennie's real best friend is her diary. Then she meets Mr. Johnstone, the substitute math teacher. Jennie has never met such a charismatic teacher.... more...

  • Managing High Risk Sex Offenders in the Communityby Karen Harrison

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 52.95

    Sex offenders, and in particular paedophiles, have been the subject of much political and media attention, producing intensive debates about the best way of dealing with them. This book explores these issues, evaluating the measures in use or being considered, including drug treatment, MAPPA, the use of the Sex Offender Register, restorative justice... more...

  • Rural Social Workby Richard Pugh; Brian Cheers

    Policy Press 2010; US$ 32.95

    This book provides a wide-ranging review of existing writing and research on rural social services and explores some of the distinctive features of rural contexts and rural problems. more...

  • Communication in Crisis and Hostage Negotiationsby Arthur A Slatkin

    Charles C Thomas 2010; US$ 43.95

    This updated and expanded new edition emphasizesthe need for law enforcement and emergency service workers to handle critical incidents in a positive manner when encountering people in public crises. The book’s focus is on the approaches, stratagems, difficult circumstances, and the ability to effectively advance the course of the negotiations... more...

  • My Darkest Hourby Harold L. Turley

    Strebor Books 2010; US$ 13.99

    In this groundbreaking memoir, My Darkest Hour: The Day I Realized I Was Abusive , Harold L. Turley II goes beyond identifying emotional, economical, and domestic abuse/domestic violence to prescribing a course of action for both the victim and abuser. Coupling stories of how Turley was abused and inflicted abuse upon others, My Darkest Hour offers... more...

  • Captiveby Clara Rojas

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 16.99

    On a fateful day in February 2002, campaign manager Clara Rojas accompanied longtime friend and presidential hopeful Ingrid Betancourt into an area controlled by the powerful leftist guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Armed with machine guns and grenades, the FARC took them hostage and kept them in the jungle for the... more...

  • Suicideby John A. Spaulding; George Simpson; George Simpson; Emile Durkheim

    Free Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    A classic book about the phenomenon of suicide and its social causes written by one of the world?s most influential sociologists. Emile Durkheim?s Suicide addresses the phenomenon of suicide and its social causes. Written by one of the world?s most influential sociologists, this classic argues that suicide primarily results from a lack of integration... more...

  • Denialby Jessica Stern

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 10.49

    ? Denial is one of the most important books I have read in a decade....Brave, life-changing, and gripping as a thriller?.A tour de force.? ?Naomi Wolf   One of the world?s foremost experts on terrorism and post-traumatic stress disorder, Jessica Stern has subtitled her book Denial , ?A Memoir of Terror.? A brave and astonishingly frank... more...

  • Assessing Sex Offendersby Andrea Campbell

    Charles C Thomas 2008; US$ 59.95

    This book reviews the scientific evidence relevant to assessing the recidivism risk of sex offenders, as well as the issues related to sex offenders, in considerable detail. It is not an attempt for creating sympathy for sex offenders. Substantial numbers of psychologists claim they can accurately identify the recidivism risk of sex offenders. Despite... more...