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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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  • An Experiential Approach to Group Work, Second Edition, Paperback
    An Experiential Approach to Group Work is not your typical group work text Using dozens of exercises that build practice-tested skills, the authors' approach is in perfect step with CSWE's competence-based education requirements. The book is organized into three sections-the first addresses stages ..
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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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  • Blind Injustice: A Former Prosecutor Exposes the Psychology and Politics of Wrongful Convictions, Hardcover
    In this unprecedented view from the trenches, prosecutor turned champion for the innocent Mark Godsey takes us inside the frailties of the human mind as they unfold in real-world wrongful convictions. Drawing upon stories from his own career, Godsey shares how innate psychological flaws in judges, p..
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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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  • Classified: How to Stop Hiding Your Privilege and Use It for Social Change!, Paperback
    The fight for economic justice can draw stark battle lines, with the fight portrayed simplistically as Us versus Them, with the rich in the role of ``Them.`` So where does that leave young people with wealth who believe in social change? Afraid of being branded the enemy, yet deeply committed to soc..
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  • Columbia Guide to Social Work Writing, Paperback
    Social work practitioners write for a variety of publications, and they are expected to show fluency in a number of related fields. Whether the target is a course instructor, scholarly journal, fellowship organization, or general news outlet, social workers must be clear, persuasive, and comprehensi..
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  • Criminology for Dummies, Paperback
    Your thorough guide to comprehending and combating crime Are you fascinated by criminology, forensics, and detective work? This you-are-there guide takes you deep into the world of crime, giving you a better understanding of the dark recesses of the criminal mind and how law enforcement officials in..
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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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  • Do or Die, Paperback
    Do or Die is the first insider account of teenage gangs--the lives, loves, and battles of children who kill--from the only journalist ever allowed inside this closed and dangerous world. This is no West Side Story. Welcome to a world where teenagers wear colostomy bags and have scrapbooks filled wit..
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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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  • 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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  • Green Criminology: Crime, Justice, and the Environment, Paperback
    This groundbreaking text provides students with an overview and assessment of green criminology as well as a call to action. Green Criminology draws attention to the ways in which the political-economic organization of capitalism causes ecological destruction and disorganization. Focusing on real-wo..
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  • Guidelines for Investigating Officer-Involved Shootings, Arrest-Related Deaths, and Deaths in Custody, Paperback
    As unrest over officer-involved shootings and deaths in custody takes center stage in conversations about policing and the criminal justice system, Guidelines for Investigating Officer-Involved Shootings, Arrest-Related Deaths, and Deaths in Custody addresses critical investigation components from a..
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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 Thought Scout Uniforms Were Fireproof!: Putting the Fun in Scouting, Paperback
    Finally A perfect resource for any leader who's ever had trouble creating scouting programs and activities compelling enough to compete with school, sports, jobs, and the thousands of other activities in your scout's life. These ideas, hints, and tips will spark your imagination and make scouting a..
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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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  • Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration, Hardcover
    When the tough-on-crime politics of the 1980s overcrowded state prisons, private companies saw potential profit in building and operating correctional facilities. Today more than a hundred thousand of the 1.5 million incarcerated Americans are held in private prisons in twenty-nine states and federa..
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  • Just Practice: A Social Justice Approach to Social Work, Paperback
    Just Practice provides a foundation for critical and creative social work that focuses on the profession's historical commitment to social justice. The book integrates theory, skills, ethics, and rights and responds to the complex terrain of 21st century social work. Just Practice moves beyond the t..
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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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  • Mirage of Police Reform: Procedural Justice and Police Legitimacy, Paperback
    A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit to learn more. In the United States, the exercise of police authority--and the public's trust that police authority is used properly--is a recurr..
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  • Modern Social Work Theory, Fourth Edition, Paperback
    This masterly text is a classic in its field and will be a reliable companion throughout the course of your studies and your career as a social work practitioner. In this substantially reworked and updated fourth edition of his best-selling text, Malcolm Payne presents clear and concise evaluations ..
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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: 28.99AUTOR(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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  • Policing Ferguson, Policing America: What Really Happened--And What the Country Can Learn from It, Hardcover
    Following the fatal shooting in broad daylight of unarmed African American Michael Brown by a white cop in August 2014, Ferguson, Missouri became the scene of protests that pitted law enforcement against locals and Black Lives matter activists. The media firestorm has not waned, and, in fact, has gr..
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  • Policing Immigrants: Local Law Enforcement on the Front Lines, Paperback
    The United States deported nearly two million illegal immigrants during the first five years of the Obama presidency--more than during any previous administration. President Obama stands accused by activists of being ``deporter in chief.`` Yet despite efforts to rebuild what many see as a broken sys..
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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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  • Putting Wealth to Work: Philanthropy for Today or Investing for Tomorrow?, Hardcover
    During the next twenty years, as part of the largest transfer of wealth in history, more than $500 billion is expected to pour into the philanthropic sector. Some of it will come from retiring baby boomers, but even more will come from newly rich Silicon Valley billionaires. Since 2006, the appeal o..
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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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