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  • Devil's Knotby Mara Leveritt

    Atria Books 2002; US$ 12.99

    *SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING REESE WITHERSPOON AND COLIN FIRTH * The West Memphis Three. Accused, convicted…and set free. Do you know their story? In 2011, one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in American legal history was set right when Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley were released after eighteen years... more...

  • In Search of Respectby Philippe Bourgois

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 26.00

    This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date. more...

  • CPD: The Learning Classroomby Brian Boyd

    Hodder Education 2008; US$ 8.00

    The Continuing Professional Development series sets out to demystify professional development in education, and does so from a Scottish perspective. All books in the series approach their subject in an accessible manner that allows teachers and educators to perceive how continuing professional development can enhance job satisfaction - as well as making... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 59.99

    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...

  • Ethics and Animalsby Lori Gruen

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    This book reflects on our ethical obligations and responsibilities to other animals, encouraging readers to engage with the philosophical issues at stake. more...

  • Emergency Managementby Claire B. Rubin

    CRC Press 2012; US$ 50.95

    Following in the footsteps of its popular predecessor, the second edition of Emergency Management: The American Experience 1900–2010 provides the background needed to understand the key political and policy underpinnings of emergency management, exploring how major "focusing events" have shaped the development of emergency management. It builds... more...

  • Becoming Evilby James E. Waller

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 28.99

    Social psychologist James Waller uncovers the internal and external factors that can lead ordinary people to commit extraordinary acts of evil. Waller offers a sophisticated and comprehensive psychological view of how anyone can potentially participate in heinous crimes against humanity. He outlines the evolutionary forces that shape human nature,... more...

  • How Gangs Workby James Densley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    Drawing on extensive interviews with gang members, this book provides a vivid portrayal of gang life. Topics include the profiles and motivations of gang members; the processes of gang evolution, organization, and recruitment; gang members' uses of violence, media, and technology and the role of gangs in the drugs trade and organized crime more...

  • Survivreby Pierre Mongeau; Jacques Tremblay

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2002; US$ 15.00

    Éclectique par ses emprunts et fonctionnaliste dans ses explications, le modèle de la personne présenté dans cet ouvrage réunit des notions issues de différents courants et écoles de pensée. Ce modèle permet aussi de donner un sens aux comportements parfois étranges et paradoxaux de la personne. L'ouvrage... more...

  • Niederschwelligkeit in der Sozialen Arbeitby Hemma Mayrhofer

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 38.82

    Die Unterscheidung niederschwellig versus hochschwellig gibt wesentliche Hinweise auf den strukturellen Aufbau des Praxisfeldes der Sozialen Arbeit. Dabei kommt niederschwelligen Hilfsangeboten hauptsächlich die Funktion zu, schwer erreichbaren Zielgruppen Zugänge zu sozialer Hilfe zu eröffnen. Hemma Mayrhofer geht in einer umfangreichen qualitativ-empirischen... more...