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  • Adoption and Surrogate Pregnancyby Faith Merino

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Adoption and surrogate pregnancy are the two most realistic options currently available for millions of couples unable to have biological children. This text covers the ways in which adoption and surrogate pregnancy overlap and influence each other, the nuances that further complicate matters, and the controversies surrounding both issues. more...

  • Offending Youthby Kerry Carrington; Margaret Pereira

    Federation Press 2009; US$ 55.00

    Explores contemporary patterns of delinquency, such as cyber-bullying, analyses the responses from juvenile justice agencies, and charts the shift in policy from penal welfarism to diversion and restorative justice. more...

  • The Rise of the Therapeutic Stateby Andrew J. Polsky

    Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 44.50 US$ 40.50

    Assuming that "marginal" citizens cannot govern their own lives, proponents of the therapeutic state urge casework intervention to reshape the attitudes and behaviors of those who live outside the social mainstream. Thus the victims of poverty, delinquency, family violence, and other problems are to be "normalized." But "normalize," to Andrew Polsky,... more...

  • L' évolution de la protection de l'enfance au Québecby Renée Joyal

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2000; US$ 21.75

    Cet ouvrage trace les moments forts de l'évolution de la protection de l'enfance au Québec. Les différents thèmes abordés par les auteurs, de la délinquance à l'adoption en passant par le rôle des communautés religieuses, témoignent de cette préoccupation de situer la question de la... more...

  • Search and Destroyby Jerome G. Miller

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 28.00

    This book argues that racial bias causes large percentages of American black males to be imprisoned. more...

  • Legal Executions After Statehood in North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregonby R. Michael Wilson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 95.00

    This reference work chronicles all legal executions performed in seven western states, from the date each attained statehood to December 31, 2010. Entries are divided into sections by state then arranged chronologically by date of execution. Each entry includes a biographical sketch of the condemned, and details of the crime, trial and execution of... more...

  • Social Work with Children and Familiesby Maureen O'Loughlin; Steve O'Loughlin

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 28.00

    Working with children and families is a challenging, skilled and rewarding area of social work practice. It involves working in diverse settings with various groups of professionals, such as the police, schools, hospitals and community organisations. The current edition of this popular book has been updated to equip students with the knowledge and... more...

  • Child Welfareby Kathleen Kufeldt; Brad McKenzie

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2003; US$ 85.00

    The second edition of [http://www.wlupress.wlu.ca/Catalog/kufeldt-2.shtml Child Welfare: Connecting Research, Policy, and Practice ] will be available in April 2011. Click under By the same editor in the right column or visit the [http://www.wlupress.wlu.ca/Catalog/kufeldt-2.shtml webpage] for more information and to order. In 1994 a group of... more...

  • Tamil Tigressby Niromi de Soyza

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 9.53

    In 1987, 17-year old Niromi de Soyza shocked her middle-class Sri Lankan family by joining the Tamil Tigers. Equipped with a rifle and cyanide capsule she was one of the rebels' first female soldiers. Now married and living in suburban Sydney, this is her story of her time as a guerrilla. more...

  • 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...