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  • Defining and Classifying Children in Needby Nick Axford

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 275.00

    Need is a popular but controversial concept in social policy. 'Needs-led' has become a mantra in children's services in recent years, yet theorists still argue about the meaning and value of the concept of 'need'. There are lots of needs assessment at the individual child and population levels, but case files vary enormously in quality and reports... more...

  • Child Developmentby Michael Little; Barbara Maughan

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 240.00

    This book provides a good foundation for understanding influences on children’s health and development. The volume brings together in a single reference source the world’s leading thinkers on children’s health and development. It sets out the basic concepts that underpin the study of child development and response to impairments to development, including... more...

  • An Introduction to Social Work Theoryby David Howe

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Social workers need to recognize the critical role that theory plays both in the way they make sense of what is going on and in the way they order their work. Such recognition clarifies practice for both the worker and the client. David Howe's classic text provides a framework to help social workers develop an understanding of the theories which... more...

  • Recent Developments in Criminological Theoryby Stuart Henry

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 350.00

    This volume contains recent and cutting-edge articles from leading criminological theorists. The book is organized into ten sections, each representing the latest in the multi-disciplinary orientations representing a cross-section of contemporary criminological theory. These sections include: 1: Classical and Rational Choice; 2: Biological and Biosocial;... more...

  • A Criminological Imaginationby Pat Carlen

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 225.00

    A Criminological Imagination contains a selection of key articles from Pat Carlen's research studies of magistrates' courts and women's imprisonment together with a range of other articles on social control, discourse analysis, ideology, punishment, criminology and critique. They are all informed by an assumption that while criminal justice must remain... more...

  • The Termination of Criminal Careersby Stephen Farrall

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 350.00

    Recent years have witnessed an increase in the attention given to the later stages of criminal careers. Research upon this topic has charted the main factors associated with the termination of criminal careers, outlined some of the possible reasons behind these relationships and started to develop theoretical explanations for such relationships. ... more...

  • Children: Noble Causes or Worthy Citizens?by Karl Eric Knutsson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    Since the International Year of the Child in 1979, advocacy for children has intensified. The Convention on the Rights of the Child has propelled this advocacy decisively into the midst of the political debate over human rights. Attempts to construct and support the theoretical and empirical underpinnings for a fresh approach to children and childhood... more...

  • Promoting Young People's Wellbeing through Empowerment and Agencyby Lucy Maynard; Karen Stuart

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    The terms ‘wellbeing’, ‘empowerment’ and ‘agency’ are common parlance in policy and practice with children, young people and families (CYPF), yet are often misused or not fully understood. Further, there is a disconnect between these abstract concepts and tangible practice with CYPF. This book bridges the theory-practice divide, offering a clear... more...

  • MASTERING THE ASSESSMENT CENTER PROCESSby Linsey C. Willis

    Charles C Thomas 2017; US$ 44.95

    The Assessment Center process is the best method for identifying management potential in candidates and whether they can demonstrate a talent for planning and organizing, and possess the necessary judgment, communication skills and decision-making ability to move up the ranks. Many candidates do possess these abilities, but they have not learned how... more...

  • Creative Regions in Europeby Nick Clifton; Caroline Chapain; Roberta Comunian

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 155.00

    Creative and cultural industries, broadly defined, are now considered by many policy makers across Europe at the heart of their national innovation and economic development agenda. Similarly, many European cities and regions have adopted policies to support and develop these industries and their local support infrastructures. However this policy-making... more...