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  • Alcatraz: The Gangster Years, Paperback
    Al Capone, George ``Machine Gun`` Kelly, Alvin Karpis, ``Dock`` Barker--these were just a few of the legendary ``public enemies`` for whom America's first supermax prison was created. In Alcatraz: The Gangster Years, David Ward brings their stories to life, along with vivid accounts of the lives of ..
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  • Being My Mom's Mom, Paperback
    ``Being My Mom's Mom`` invites readers on my personal journey before and after the onset of my Mom's dementia. Personal vignettes highlight the heartache and humor in this life-changing disease. I offer strategies from real experience for building the best care team for loved ones, increasing one's ..
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  • Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly about Security in an Uncertain World, Hardcover
    In ``Beyond Fear,`` Bruce Schneier invites us to take a critical look at not just the threats to our security, but the ways in which we're encouraged to think about security by law enforcement agencies, businesses of all shapes and sizes, and our national governments and militaries. Schneier believe..
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  • Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security, Paperback
    In his scathing and deeply reported examination of the U.S. Border Patrol, Todd Miller argues that the agency has gone rogue since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, trampling on the dignity and rights of the undocumented with military-style tactics. . . . Miller's book arrives at a moment when it appe..
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  • Criminology: A Sociological Approach, Paperback
    Ideal for undergraduate courses in criminology--especially those taught from a critical perspective--Criminology: A Sociological Approach, Sixth Edition, is a comprehensive yet highly accessible introduction to the study of crime and criminological theory. Authors Piers Beirne and James W. Messersch..
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  • Domestic Violence: Intersectionality and Culturally Competent Practice, Paperback
    In Domestic Violence: Intersectionality and Culturally Competent Practice, experts working with twelve unique groups of domestic abuse survivors provide the latest research on their populations and use a case study approach to demonstrate culturally sensitive intervention strategies. Chapters focus ..
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  • Effective Police Supervision, Paperback
    Outstanding first-line supervisors are essential to the success of any law enforcement agency, yet many officers lack the supervision training necessary to excel. Effective Police Supervision immerses readers in the group behaviors and organizational dynamics supervisors must master in order to lead..
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  • Eggs on the Wall . . . for the Love of Family, Paperback
    The Gerrier family faced monumental challenges together. Eggs on the Wall . . . For the Love of Family is about sacrifice, responsibility, and the compassion that Donna Jean had for her elderly parents. They embraced humour and a love of life, which was better than medicine. Her mother was diagnosed..
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  • Every Child Deserves, Hardcover
    Early on we realized that there were not many people telling the stories like our son's story and the thousands of kids in foster care whose lives never get fully lived. Every Child Deserves... will be the first in a series of books dedicated to honoring the lives and stories of youth in foster care..
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  • Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA, Paperback
    Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA is the highly suspenseful account of an adoptee trying to reclaim the biological family denied him by sealed birth records. This fascinating quest, including the author's landmark use of DNA testing, takes readers on an exhilarating rolle..
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  • Forensic Social Work: Psychosocial and Legal Issues Across Diverse Populations and Settings, Paperback
    This extensively revised edition reviews the latest research and practices in forensic social work. Readers learn to integrate socio-legal knowledge when working with diverse populations in a variety of settings. Noted interdisciplinary contributors review the most common forensic issues encountered..
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  • Forging the Star: The Official Modern History of the United States Marshals Service, Hardcover
    What do diverse events such as the integration of the University of Mississippi, the federal trials of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, the confrontation at Ruby Ridge, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina have in common? The U.S. Marshals were instrumental in all of them. Whether pursuing dangero..
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  • Freeing David McCallum: The Last Miracle of Rubin ``Hurricane`` Carter, Paperback
    For ten years before Rubin ``Hurricane`` Carter's death, he and his friend and coauthor Ken Klonsky had been working to help free another wrongfully convicted man, David McCallum. McCallum was eventually exonerated and freed after serving twenty-nine years in prison. This is the story of how Carter ..
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  • Hell Is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement, Paperback
    On any given day in America, over 80,000 people are held in solitary confinement--held in utter isolation for twenty-three or twenty-four hours a day, moved there from the general population without any legal process or justification. In a ``potent cry of anguish from men and women buried way down i..
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  • Holding the Net: Caring for My Mother on the Tightrope of Aging, Paperback
    In this poignant and timely memoir, Melanie Merriman shares her struggle to care for her fiercely independent aging mother. When her father dies, Melanie commits herself to making the rest of her mother's life the best it can be. She brings knowledge to the situation--as a hospice consultant, she ha..
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  • How Little Coyote Found His Secret Strength: A Story about How to Get Through Hard Times, Paperback
    In a deep dark forest, Little Coyote grows up with a tough gang of big strong coyotes. They are cruel, call him names and order him about all day long. Little Coyote is too small to run away or to stand up for himself, so he learns to do what he's told and makes his body small so nobody notices him...
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  • Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective, Paperback
    This book examines all forms of human trafficking globally, revealing the operations of the trafficking business and the nature of the traffickers themselves. Using a historical and comparative perspective, it demonstrates that there is more than one business model of human trafficking and that ther..
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  • Human Trafficking: A Reference Handbook, Hardcover
    The horrific reality is that millions of human beings are bought and sold every year worldwide. Human trafficking is not an obsolete practice, and these crimes are not rare in occurrence. Recent examples of human trafficking such as the abduction of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls by the terrorist ..
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  • I Wished for You: A Keepsake Adoption Journal, Hardcover
    Cherish every step. Remember every chapter. Love every moment. Celebrate your unique adoption story with this gently guided journal designed with adoptive parents in mind. - Open-ended and playful prompts-perfect for any age or experience- Lots of spots for notes, photographs, announcements, and oth..
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  • Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World, Paperback
    In this crucial study, named one of the Washington Post's Notable Nonfiction Books of 2016 and now in paperback, Baz Dreisinger goes behind bars in nine countries to investigate the current conditions in prisons worldwide. Beginning in Africa and ending in Europe, Incarceration Nations is a first-pe..
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  • Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners V. the USA, Paperback
    ``Expert and well-reasoned commentary on the justice system. . . . His writings are dangerous.``--The Village VoiceIn Jailhouse Lawyers, award-winning journalist and death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal presents the stories and reflections of fellow prisoners-turned-advocates who have learned to use the..
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  • Life Model of Social Work Practice: Advances in Theory and Practice, Hardcover
    Originally published in 1980, this seminal work was the first to introduce an ecological perspective into social work practice. The third edition expands and deepens this perspective, further developing the basic premise that, by being situated within the people: environment interface, the social wo..
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  • Living Through Loss: Interventions Across the Life Span, Paperback
    Living Through Loss is the first book to identify the many ways in which people experience loss over the course of life and to discuss the interventions most effective at each stage of life. The authors' starting point is that loss comes in many forms and can include not only suffering the death of ..
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  • My Body Is Private, Paperback
    Julie, who is eight or nine, talks about privacy and about saying -no- to touching that makes her uncomfortable. NUME CARTE: My Body Is Private, PaperbackISBN: 0807553190PRET EDITURA: 29.99AUTOR(i): Linda Walvoord GirardEDITURA: Albert Whitman & CompanyCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Ianuarie 1984DA..
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  • Narrative in Social Work Practice: The Power and Possibility of Story, Paperback
    Narrative in Social Work Practice features first-person accounts by social workers who have successfully integrated narrative theory and approaches into their practice. Contributors describe innovative and effective interventions with a wide range of individuals, families, and groups facing a variet..
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  • Out-Of-Control Criminal Justice: The Systems Improvement Solution for More Safety, Justice, Accountability, and Efficiency, Paperback
    Out-of-Control Criminal Justice shows that our system of criminal justice is broken; it is out of control. The author writes that a research-based strategy is needed that builds on the insights of those who work within criminal justice or are affected by it. Such a strategy must entail continuous ev..
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  • Parenting with Theraplay(r): Understanding Attachment and How to Nurture a Closer Relationship with Your Child, Paperback
    Theraplay(R) is an attachment-focused model of parenting that helps parents to understand and relate to their child. Based on a sequence of play activities that are rooted in neuroscience, Theraplay offers a fun and easy way for parents and children to connect. Theraplay is particularly effective wi..
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  • Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, and Other Sex Offenders, Paperback
    What motivates sexual abusers? Why are so few caught? Drawing on the stories of abusers, Anna C. Salter shows that sexual predators use sophisticated deception techniques and rely on misconceptions surrounding them to evade discovery. Arguing that even the most knowledgeable among us can be fooled, ..
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  • Prison Industrial Complex for Beginners, Paperback
    Prison Industrial Complex For Beginners is a graphic narrative project that attempts to distill the fundamental components of what scholars, activists, and artists have identified as the Mass Incarceration movement in the United States.Since the early 1990s, activist critics of the US prison system ..
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  • Prisons in the United States: A Reference Handbook, Hardcover
    Prisons were initially created as a means of reforming offenders, but over time, the objective of rehabilitation gave way to a strategy of mass imprisonment--a system that has resulted in correctional facilities dealing with serious problems such as overcrowding, prison gangs, pervasive violence, an..
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  • Protecting the President: An Inside Account of the Troubled Secret Service in an Era of Evolving Threats, Hardcover
    Being a Secret Service agent is one of the most treacherous jobs in the world and never more so than in today's highly polarized America. Facing threats from fence jumpers and manifesto writers, and from fanatical terrorists and sophisticated spies, protecting the president is harder than ever. In a..
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  • Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness, Paperback
    From the very beginning of the epidemic, AIDS was linked to punishment. Calls to punish people living with HIV--mostly stigmatized minorities--began before doctors had even settled on a name for the disease. Punitive attitudes toward AIDS prompted lawmakers around the country to introduce legislatio..
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  • Recipe for Success in WIC: Based on a Thirty-Five Year Life Story, Paperback
    Anna Kanianthra who is an immigrant came to US about 50 years ago. She fulfilled her own dream and served the low income multicultural community in Fairfax VA for 35 years. Fairfax county Women Infant and Children (WIC) program was one of the best social programs in the State. WIC participation grew..
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  • Recovering from Rape: Practical Advice on Overcoming the Trauma and Coping with Police, Hospitals, and the Courts - For the Survivors of Sex, Paperback
    Practical advice on overcoming the trauma and coping with police, hospitals, and the courts - for the survivors of sexual assault and their families, lovers, and friends. NUME CARTE: Recovering from Rape: Practical Advice on Overcoming the Trauma and Coping with Police, Hospitals, and the Courts - F..
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  • Reinventing Philanthropy: A Framework for More Effective Giving, Hardcover
    Several years ago, Eric Friedman decided to donate a substantial percentage of his income to charity. As many people do when making a big decision, he researched the best path he should take to accomplish his goal. After speaking with foundations, consultants, and nonprofit staff members, he found t..
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  • Research Methods in Social Work, Paperback
    Research Methods in Social Work prepares social work students to think in terms of evidence-based practice by involving them in relevant, contemporary studies demonstrating various aspects of research methodology. The book uses an innovative story approach of two students engaged in internships who ..
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  • Research Techniques for Clinical Social Workers, Paperback
    This volume has long been an invaluable resource for students and practitioners of social work. It thoroughly and clearly presents research concepts and skills, uniquely organizing them according to assessment and treatment formulation, treatment implementation and monitoring, and evaluation. Also, ..
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  • Shots Fired: The Misunderstandings, Misconceptions, and Myths about Police Shootings, Hardcover
    Get a deeper understanding of police shootings through interviews with officers involved in real-life casesToday's media is filled with discussions about officer-involved shootings. Too often missing from that discussion are the police officers' voices and the reality of what happens in actual shoot..
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  • Social Work Treatment: Interlocking Theoretical Approaches, Hardcover
    First published in 1974, Social Work Treatment remains the most popular and trusted compendium of theories available to social work students and practitioners. It explores the full range of theoretical approaches that drive social work treatment and knowledge development, from psychoanalysis to cris..
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  • Social Work Values and Ethics, Fourth Edition, Paperback
    For more than a decade, teachers and practitioners have turned to Frederic G. Reamer's Social Work Values and Ethics for its comprehensive introduction to ethical decision making and practical guidance regarding professional misconduct. This new edition incorporates the legal and technological reali..
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  • Stretching the Thin Blue Line: Policing America in Times of Heightened Threat, Paperback
    The thin blue line, the division between civilization and anarchy and a symbol of policing requires new tactics. The enemy is on America's doorstep. People can cower or hide or be prepared to answer the door. Stretching the Thin Blue Line gives real-world strategies for equipping communities to def..
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  • The Boomer Burden: Dealing with Your Parents' Lifetime Accumulation of Stuff, Paperback
    A practical guide to advise Baby Boomers how to deal with the daunting task of facing a parents' eventual passing as it relates to residential contents, heirlooms, and the often difficult family interactions and feuds that accompany them.With fascinating stories and comprehensive checklists, profess..
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  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Private Investigating, Paperback
    The mystique of private investigating draws significant numbers of people to consider it as a career or side business. At the same time, individuals want to learn investigative techniques to solve their own personal and legal problems. In The Complete Idiot's Guide(R) to Private Investigating, Third..
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  • The Ferguson Report: Department of Justice Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department, Paperback
    On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an unarmed African American high school senior, was shot by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. For months afterward, protestors took to the streets demanding justice, testifying to the racist and exploitative police department and court system, and connect..
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  • The Gang's All Queer: The Lives of Gay Gang Members, Hardcover
    The first inside look at gay gang members.Many people believe that gangs are made up of violent thugs who are in and out of jail, and who are hyper-masculine and heterosexual. In The Gang's All Queer, Vanessa Panfil introduces us to a different world. Meet gay gang members - sometimes referred to in..
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  • The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars, Paperback
    A visceral, hundred-year history of the vast Russian penal colony. It was known as 'the vast prison without a roof.' From the beginning of the nineteenth century until the Russian Revolution, the tsars exiled more than one million prisoners and their families beyond the Ural Mountains to Siberia. ..
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  • The Police in a Free Society: Safeguarding Rights While Enforcing the Law, Hardcover
    As accusations of police misconduct and racial bias increasingly dominate the media, The Police in a Free Society: Safeguarding Rights While Enforcing the Law takes an unflinching look at the police, the communities they serve, and the politicians who direct them. Author Todd Douglas, a veteran stat..
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  • Trapped in America's Safety Net: One Family's Struggle, Paperback
    When Andrea Louise Campbell's sister-in-law, Marcella Wagner, was run off the freeway by a hit-and-run driver, she was seven-and-a-half months pregnant. She survived--and, miraculously, the baby was born healthy. But that's where the good news ends. Marcella was left paralyzed from the chest down. T..
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