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  • Children Who Killby Carol Ann Duffy; Carol Anne Davis

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 4.36

    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...

  • From Poor Law to Welfare State, 6th Editionby Walter I. Trattner

    Free Press 2007; US$ 20.00

    Over twenty-five years and through five editions, Walter I. Trattner's From Poor Law to Welfare State has served as the standard text on the history of welfare policy in the United States. The only comprehensive account of American social welfare history from the colonial era to the present, the new sixth edition has been updated to include the latest... more...

  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    The New Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling... more...

  • Common Sense Police Supervisionby Gerald W. Garner

    Charles C Thomas 2014; US$ 49.95

    The purpose of this fifth edition is to stimulate the veteran, novice, or would-be police supervisor to utilize his or her most powerful tool, common sense, in carrying out the duties of an effective leader. Made up of life experience, good judgment, prudence, and a well-developed ability for solid reasoning and logical decision making, common sense... more...

  • De-Facing Powerby Clarissa Rile Hayward

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    A sophisticated new view of power as a network of social boundaries. more...

  • An Anatomy of Powerby John A. Hall; Ralph Schroeder

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 46.00 US$ 37.72

    A systematic and critical assessment of the work of Michael Mann, one of the most influential sociologists of recent decades. more...

  • The Hidden Wealth of Nationsby David Halpern

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95 US$ 23.36

    Richer nations are happier, yet economic growth doesn't increase happiness. This paradox is explained by the Hidden Wealth of Nations - the extent to which citizens get along with other independently drives both economic growth and well-being. Much of this hidden wealth is expressed in everyday ways, such as our common values, the way we look after... more...

  • Outlawsby Adam Shand

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 18.17

    An investigation into Australia's bikie clubs. Are Australia's bikie clubs bastions of organised crime? Useful pawns in the political law and order game? Investigative journalist Adam Shand asks, just how bad are they? more...

  • Sisterhood, Interruptedby Deborah Siegel; Jennifer Baumgardner

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 14.99

    Chronicling the battles that have shaped conceptions of feminism, this book illuminates how younger women are reliving, often without realizing it, the battles of the past. It argues that younger women are not abandoning the movement but reinventing it. more...

  • Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practiceby Edward R. Canda; Leola Dyrud Furman

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Many of the people served by social workers draw upon spirituality, by whatever names they call it, to help them thrive, to succeed at challenges, and to infuse their resources and relationships with meaning beyond mere survival value. This revised and expanded edition of a classic provides a comprehensive framework of values, knowledge, skills, and... more...