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G-Dog and the Homeboys - Father Greg Boyle and the Gangs of East Los Angeles (Paperback, Updated, Expanded ed.): Celeste Fremon G-Dog and the Homeboys - Father Greg Boyle and the Gangs of East Los Angeles (Paperback, Updated, Expanded ed.)
Celeste Fremon; Introduction by Celeste Fremon; Foreword by Tom Brokaw
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Father Gregory J. Boyle, SJ, is a native of Los Angeles, a Jesuit priest, and founder of Homeboy Industries, an economic development and jobs program begun in 1988 for at-risk and gang-involved youth. ""A great many kids in my neighborhood don't plan their futures; they plan their funerals."" ""G-Dog and the Homeboys"" presents the story of Boyle's unconventional ministry and its extraordinary successes. In this expanded, updated edition, Celeste Fremon has returned to East L.A. to report on gang members she first profiled fifteen years ago. Using their individual stories as models, she examines what policy makers should know about gang intervention now, years later.

The Hillary Doctrine - Sex and American Foreign Policy (Hardcover): Valerie Hudson, Patricia Leidl The Hillary Doctrine - Sex and American Foreign Policy (Hardcover)
Valerie Hudson, Patricia Leidl; Foreword by Swanee Hunt
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Hillary Rodham Clinton was the first Secretary of State to declare the subjugation of women worldwide a serious threat to U.S. national security. Known as the Hillary Doctrine, her stance was the impetus behind the 2010 Quadrennial Diplomatic and Development Review of U.S. foreign policy, formally committing America to the proposition that the empowerment of women is a stabilizing force for domestic and international peace. Blending history, fieldwork, theory, and policy analysis while incorporating perspectives from officials and activists on the front lines of implementation, this book is the first to thoroughly investigate the Hillary Doctrine in principle and practice. Does the insecurity of women make nations less secure? How has the doctrine changed the foreign policy of the United States and altered its relationship with other countries such as China and Saudi Arabia? With studies focusing on Guatemala, Afghanistan, and Yemen, this invaluable policy text closes the gap between rhetoric and reality, confronting head-on what the future of fighting such an entrenched enemy entails. The research reports directly on the work being done by U.S. government agencies, including the Office of Global Women's Issues, established by Clinton during her tenure at the State Department, and explores the complexity and pitfalls of attempting to improve the lives of women while safeguarding the national interest.

Responding to Domestic Violence - The Integration of Criminal Justice and Human Services (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Eve... Responding to Domestic Violence - The Integration of Criminal Justice and Human Services (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Eve S. Buzawa, Carl G. Buzawa, Evan D. Stark
R1,382 Discovery Miles 13 820 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book covers the victim's and the offender's perspective and discusses the needs, preferences and satisfaction for intervention, as well as the impact of interventions. The diversity in victims is examined, suggesting that this not only impacts their needs, preferences, and attitudes, but also differentially impacts service needs and impact of interventions. Responding to Domestic Violence provides a strong focus on the criminal justice system's responses to domestic violence and a comprehensive overview of public and non-profit social service and healthcare services and interventions. This text includes student-friendly material: end-of-chapter summaries and review questions, "Best Practices" sidebars, victim and offender case studies, and interviews with figures in the field.

The Boy No One Loved - A Heartbreaking True Story of Abuse, Abandonment and Betrayal (Paperback): Casey Watson The Boy No One Loved - A Heartbreaking True Story of Abuse, Abandonment and Betrayal (Paperback)
Casey Watson 1
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The first in a series of books from foster carer Casey Watson.

We re hungry, his brother cried. We re hungry, Justin. Please find us some food.

Justin was five years old; his brothers two and three. Their mother, a heroin addict, had left them alone again. Later that day, after trying to burn down the family home, Justin was taken into care.

Justin was taken into care at the age of five after deliberately burning down his family home. Six years on, after 20 failed placements, Justin arrives at Casey s home. Casey and her husband Mike are specialist foster carers. They practice a new style of foster care that focuses on modifying the behaviour of profoundly damaged children. They are Justin s last hope, and it quickly becomes clear that they are facing a big challenge.

Try as they might to make him welcome, he seems determined to strip his life of all the comforts they bring him, violently lashing out at schoolmates and family and throwing any affection they offer him back in their faces. After a childhood filled with hurt and rejection, Justin simply doesn t want to know. But, as it soon emerges, this is only the tip of a chilling iceberg.

A visit to Justin s mother on Boxing Day reveals that there are some very dark underlying problems that Justin has never spoken about. As the full picture becomes clearer, and the horrific truth of Justin s early life is revealed, Casey and her family finally start to understand the pain he has suffered "

Against Our Will - Sexual Trauma in American Art Since 1970 (Hardcover): Vivien Green Fryd Against Our Will - Sexual Trauma in American Art Since 1970 (Hardcover)
Vivien Green Fryd
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As part of the feminist movement of the 1970s, female artists began consciously using their works to challenge social conceptions and the legal definitions of rape and incest and to shift the dominant narrative of violence against women. In this dynamic book, Vivien Green Fryd charts this decades-long radical intervention through an art-historical lens. Fryd shows how American artists such as Suzanne Lacy, Leslie Labowitz, Faith Ringgold, Judy Chicago, and Kara Walker insisted on ending the silence surrounding sexual violence and helped construct an anti-rape, anti-incest counternarrative that remains vibrant today. She looks at how second-wave feminist artists established and reiterated the importance of addressing sexual violence against women and how their successors in the third wave then framed their works within that visual and rhetorical tradition. Throughout, Fryd highlights specific themes--rape and incest against white and black female bodies, rape against white and black male bodies, rape and pornography--that intersect with other challenges to and critiques of the sociocultural and political patriarchy from the 1970s through the present day. Featuring dozens of illustrative works and written by an art historian who is a scholar of PTSD and herself a survivor, this groundbreaking and timely project explores sexual violence as a discrete subject of American art with open eyes and unflinching analysis. Against Our Will challenges the reader to serve as witness to the trauma in much the same way as the works Fryd studies.

Llama Llama and the Bully Goat (Hardcover): Anna Dewdney Llama Llama and the Bully Goat (Hardcover)
Anna Dewdney
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"Llama Llama likes to sing.""Gilroy laughs at everything.""Llama sings out just the same.""Gilroy says a not-nice name." "Teacher has some things to say: ""calling names is not OK." Llama Llama is learning lots of new things at school and making many friends. But when Gilroy Goat starts teasing him and some of their classmates, Llama Llama isn't sure what to do. And then he remembers what his teacher told him--walk away and tell someone. It works But then Llama Llama feels badly. Can he and Gilroy try to be friends again? Taking on a difficult but important part of children's lives, Anna Dewdney gives readers a way to experience and discuss bullying in a safe and comforting way.

Violence in the Emergency Department - Tools and Strategies to Create a Violence-free ED (Paperback): Violence in the Emergency Department - Tools and Strategies to Create a Violence-free ED (Paperback)
R1,356 Discovery Miles 13 560 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"This book is a must for all emergency departments and a valuable resource for anyone scheduled to work there. It covers the history and evolution of violence in emergency departments and offers excellent exhibits for quick reference..."


Violence in the emergency department (ED) is a critical, even life-threatening problem facing ED nurses and physicians daily. Emergency room personnel have repeatedly reported being threatened, harassed, and seriously injured by hostile patients, including psychiatrically ill patients, substance abusers, and criminals, as well as by patients' families and friends. During this nursing shortage, it is imperative that hospital administrators take the necessary measures to create a violence-free emergency room.

This book educates health care professionals and hospital administrators about all aspects of ED violence. The author provides all the essential tools and strategies for preventing violence before it starts, and managing it if it occurs. In this book, Allen provides practical guidelines for assessing the potential risk of violence in the ED and implementing a violence defense strategy and program.

Key topics discussed:

  • How to assess the potential risk of violence in individual patients
  • How to identify the types of patients that are most likely to be violent in the ED and why they are violent
  • How to plan and implement a violence defense program by increasing security, charging penalties and fines, announcing hospital-wide alerts, and more
  • How to improve communication strategies with both colleagues and violent patients in the ED
  • How to increase awareness of the the significant problem of lateral violence among healthcare personnel

"Violence in the Emergency Department" will not only help safeguard physicians and nurses from injury, it will serve as one more step toward healing the critical nursing shortage, increasing job satisfaction, and improving patient care.

Safeguarding Children - A Shared Responsibility (Hardcover): Pat Cawson, Sarah Gorin, Hedy Cleaver, Steve Walker Safeguarding Children - A Shared Responsibility (Hardcover)
Pat Cawson, Sarah Gorin, Hedy Cleaver, Steve Walker
R1,973 R1,395 Discovery Miles 13 950 Save R578 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A multi-professional approach to safeguarding children, which accompanies the Department of Health's new training courses. * Focuses on the methods of identifying children at risk and details what happens at each stage of the social work process* Presents a fully multi-disciplinary approach as to how professional groups and services should co-operate to safeguard children* Part of the prestigious NSPCC Wiley Series in Safeguarding Children* Accompanies the training courses run by the DoH and NSPCC for professionals working with children

Safeguarding Training and Development - Practice Guidance (Paperback): Safeguarding Training and Development - Practice Guidance (Paperback)
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This practice guidance is designed to ensure that all who hold a post in the Church of England, whether lay, ordained, paid or unpaid, are trained in aspects of safeguarding relevant to their role. Replacing the 2015 House of Bishops' Learning and Development Framework Practice Guidance, this training framework supports the development and maintenance of the necessary knowledge, attitude and skills to safeguard and protect children, young people and vulnerable adults. It sets out: The expectations and requirements for safeguarding training and development in a church context, and how this relates to statutory requirements; The required core training modules, including learning aims and objectives, plus training expectations and requirements by role; Details of specialist training modules, including learning aims and objectives; Practical advice for implementing training requirements in full. This practice guidance is commended by the House of Bishops and is designed for use by diocesan, provincial and national safeguarding advisers, archbishops and bishops, deans and their senior staff.

Pschology of Non-violence and Aggression (Paperback): V.K. Kool Pschology of Non-violence and Aggression (Paperback)
V.K. Kool
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The concepts of non-violence and aggression are often twinned together to convey the impression that one is counterpart to the other. Kool, however, draws on recent research to illustrate that whilst the control of violence is a reaction to aggression, non-violence is, by contrast, an active behaviour. The book explores a wide survey of theories and examples, spanning ideas in cognition, motivation and behaviour that will provide students of peace and social psychology with an engaging entry point to the subject.

Responding to Cyber Bullying - An Action Tool for School Leaders (Paperback): Jill J Myers, Donna S. McCaw, Leaunda S. Hemphill Responding to Cyber Bullying - An Action Tool for School Leaders (Paperback)
Jill J Myers, Donna S. McCaw, Leaunda S. Hemphill
R660 R563 Discovery Miles 5 630 Save R97 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The public expects school personnel to resolve cyber bullying issues that affect primary and secondary students. School administrators struggle with their role, legal authority to intervene, decision to censor communications by minors, and disciplinary decision making. School authority to intercede in student expression is governed by constitutional provisions, legislative enactments, school district regulations, Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs), and prior court precedents. Because cyber bullying is a recent phenomenon, the constitutionality and effectiveness of these measures have yet to be proven or established. Schools do not have the luxury of waiting for clear laws, proven policies, or precedential legal authority to develop and surface. As a result, many schools turn to the courts for guidance when conflict arises between a school's authority and a student's Constitutional First Amendment rights. This manual for school administrators is dedicated to the competing principles: 1) that schools are not required to surrender control over school activities to students, and 2) that students are exposed to a robust exchange of ideas. The classroom needs to be a marketplace of ideas where First Amendment free expression exists, but a safe and orderly school environment conducive to learning must be maintained. This manual provides public school leaders and front-line school personnel with data-driven solutions for resolving cyber bullying incidents.

Friction - How Conflict Radicalizes Them and Us, Revised and Expanded Edition (Paperback, Revised and Expanded Edition): Clark... Friction - How Conflict Radicalizes Them and Us, Revised and Expanded Edition (Paperback, Revised and Expanded Edition)
Clark R McCauley, Sophia Moskalenko
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Terrorism is an extreme form of radicalization. In this ground-breaking and important book, Clark McCauley and Sophia Moskalenko identify and outline twelve mechanisms of political radicalization that can move individuals, groups, and the masses to increased sympathy and support for political violence. Co-authored by two psychologists both acknowledged in their field as experts in radicalization and consultants to the Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies, Friction draws on wide-ranging case histories to show striking parallels between 1800s anti-czarist terrorism, 1970s anti-war terrorism, and 21st century jihadist terrorism. Altogether, the twelve mechanisms of political radicalization demonstrate how unexceptional people are moved to exceptional violence in the conflict between states and non-state challengers. In this revised and expanded edition, McCauley and Moskalenko use the twelve mechanisms to analyze recent cases of lone-wolf terrorists and illustrate how individuals can become radicalized to jihadist violence with group influence or organizational support. Additionally, in the context of the Islamic State's worldwide efforts to radicalize moderate Muslims for jihad, they advance a model that differentiates radicalization in opinion from radicalization in action, and suggest different strategies for countering these diverse forms of radicalization. As a result, the authors conclude that the same mechanisms are at work in radicalizing both terrorists and states targeted by terrorists, implying that these conclusions are as relevant for policy-makers and security officers as they are for citizens facing the threat of terror today.

Surrogacy (Paperback): Anindita Majumdar Surrogacy (Paperback)
Anindita Majumdar
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Surrogacy is a concise look at the ways in which systems of surrogacy have evolved in India, the issues and practices surrounding reproduction, kinship, women's bodies, reproductive technologies, and transnational reproductive tourism. It introduces the reader to the ways in which surrogacy is practiced and understood in India as well as across the world. The scope of this introduction is not only to familiarise the audience with the varied issues at stake but also to address the causes and consequences of this system. The volume questions why women choose to carry a child for an infertile couple, and why an infertile couple hires another woman to carry their child. The answer to such questions are varied and complex; they point towards the exploration of motivations and various notions attached to entering surrogacy, whether as a surrogate or as a parent. In bringing together different ideas and developments, the volume aims to begin a dialogue regarding the practice of surrogacy in India and to make this complex process accessible to the general reader.

The Batterer as Parent - Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Dynamics (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Daniel... The Batterer as Parent - Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Dynamics (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Daniel Ritchie, Jay G. Silverman, R.Lundy Bancroft
R1,268 R1,135 Discovery Miles 11 350 Save R133 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Batterer as Parent is a guide for therapists, child protective workers, family and juvenile court personnel, and other human service providers in addressing the complex impact that batterers - specifically male batterers of a domestic partner when there are children in the household - have on family functioning. In addition to providing an understanding of batterers as parents and family members, the book also supplies clearly delineated approaches to such practice issues as: assessing a batterer's risk to children, including perpetrating incest; assessing a batterer's parenting issues in child custody and visitation evaluation; and evaluating the batterer's impact on children's therapeutic process and family functioning in child protective practice.New to the Second EditionIncreased focus on diversity; updates on race and culture Increased focus on the child's perspective Increased use of tables and figures for illustrative purposesAddition of more cases examplesFeatures and benefits include: Detailed descriptions of the family dynamics engendered by domestic violence.Provides an analysis of the well-established overlap between battering and incest perpetration.The book is grounded in very extensive clinical experience with authors who have been involved in the cases of over 2000 men who batter as counselors, supervisor of other counselors, custody evaluators, and researchers. The book includes detailed, specific recommendations for a wide range of practitioners, including domestic violence professionals, therapists, custody evaluators, family court personnel, juvenile court personnel, child protective personnel, parent educators, and visitation supervisors.

Prisoners of Hate (Paperback): Aaron T Beck Prisoners of Hate (Paperback)
Aaron T Beck
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World-renowned psychiatrist Dr.Aaron T. Beck, widely hailed as the father of cognitive therapy, presents a revolutionary and eye-opening look at destructive behavoir in Prisoners of Hate.  He applied his established principles on the relationships bewteen thinking processes and the emotional and behavoiral  expressions to the dark side of humanity.  In fascinating detail, he demonstrates that basic components of destructive behavoir-domestic abuse, bigotry, genocide, and war-share common patterns with everyday frustrations in our lives.  A book that will radically alter our thinking on violence in all its forms, Prisoners of Hate, provides a solid framework for remedying these crucial problems.

Traumatic States - Gendered Violence, Suffering and Care in Chile (Hardcover): Nia Parson Traumatic States - Gendered Violence, Suffering and Care in Chile (Hardcover)
Nia Parson
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The end of the Pinochet regime in Chile saw the emergence of an organized feminist movement that influenced legal and social responses to gender-based violence, and with it new laws and avenues for reporting violence that never before existed. What emerged were grassroots women's rights organizations, challenging and engaging the government and NGOs to confront long-ignored problems in responding to marginalized victims.

In "Traumatic States," anthropologist Nia Parson explores the development of methods of care and recovery from domestic violence. She interviews and contextualizes the lives of numerous individuals who have confronted these acts, as victims, authorities, and activists. Ultimately, "Traumatic States" argues that facing the challenges of healing both body and mind, and addressing the fundamental inequalities that make those challenges even more formidable, are part of the same battle.

Etched in Sand - A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island (Paperback): Regina... Etched in Sand - A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island (Paperback)
Regina Calcaterra
R233 R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Save R71 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

#1 International Bestseller Regina's Calcaterra memoir, Etched in Sand, is an inspiring and triumphant coming-of-age story of tenacity and hope. Regina Calcaterra is a successful lawyer, former New York State official, and foster youth activist. Her painful early life, however, was quite different. Regina and her four siblings survived an abusive and painful childhood only to find themselves faced with the challenges of the foster-care system and intermittent homelessness in the shadows of Manhattan and the Hamptons. A true-life rags-to-riches story, Etched in Sand chronicles Regina's rising above her past, while fighting to keep her brother and three sisters together through it all. Beautifully written, with heartbreaking honesty, Etched in Sand is an unforgettable reminder that regardless of social status, the American Dream is still within reach for those who have the desire and the determination to succeed.

Not Without My Sister - The True Story of Three Girls Violated and Betrayed by Those They Trusted (Paperback, New Ed): Kristina... Not Without My Sister - The True Story of Three Girls Violated and Betrayed by Those They Trusted (Paperback, New Ed)
Kristina Jones, Celeste Jones, Juliana Buhring 2
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The bestselling, devastating account of three sisters torn apart, abused and exploited at the hands of a community that robbed them of their childhood. It reveals three lives, separate but entwined, that have experienced unspeakable horror, unrelenting loyalty and unforgettable courage.

From as early as three years old, Juliana, Celeste and Kristina were treated as sexual beings by their 'guardians' in the infamous religious cult known as the Children of God. They were made to watch and mimic orgies, received love letters and sexual advances from men old enough to be their grandfather, and were forced into abusive relationships. They were denied access to formal schooling, had to wander the streets begging for money, and were mercilessly beaten for 'crimes' as unpredictable as reading an encyclopaedia.

Finally, unable to live with the guilt of what had happened to her children, their mother escaped with Kristina, cutting herself off from her remaining children in a bid to save at least one child. Desperate to save her sisters, Kristina eventually returned to the place of her torture to free Celeste. Years later, Juliana found the courage to escape, knowing that the child she was carrying would be subjected to the same fate if she did not.

Now the three sisters have finally come together to reveal in full and horrific detail their existence within the Children of God cult. Their stories reveal a community spread throughout the world and its legacy of anorexia, depression, drug abuse, suicide and even murder. Lives are ripped apart and painstakingly mended with a shared strength that finally enabled the sisters to free themselves from the shadows of their past.

Child Abuse and Neglect - Attachment, Development and Intervention (Paperback): David Howe Child Abuse and Neglect - Attachment, Development and Intervention (Paperback)
David Howe
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This clear and compelling textbook provides a complete survey of the field of child abuse and neglect from the perspective of modern developmental attachment theory. It starts by describing the ways in which attachment difficulties manifest themselves in children's behaviour, and goes on looking at abuse, neglect, and compound cases of abuse and neglect, backing it all up with empirical research evidence and vivid case material. In its final section, it provides a comprehensive review of attachment-based interventions. Written by an extremely respected and successful author, this book, anchored in research evidence, places its emphasis on practice implementation and aims at answering all the kinds of questions practitioners and student practitioners specialising in child welfare are most likely to ask.

Divergent Memories - Opinion Leaders and the Asia-Pacific War (Paperback): Gi-Wook Shin, Daniel  Sneider Divergent Memories - Opinion Leaders and the Asia-Pacific War (Paperback)
Gi-Wook Shin, Daniel Sneider
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No nation is free from the charge that it has a less-than-complete view of the past. History is not simply about recording past events-it is often contested, negotiated, and reshaped over time. Debate over the history of World War II in Asia remains surprisingly intense, and Divergent Memories examines the opinions of powerful individuals to pinpoint the sources of conflict: from Japanese colonialism in Korea and atrocities in China to the American decision to use atomic weapons against Japan. Rather than labeling others' views as "distorted" or ignoring dissenting voices to create a monolithic historical account, Gi-Wook Shin and Daniel Sneider pursue a more fruitful approach: analyzing how historical memory has developed, been formulated, and even been challenged in each country. By identifying key factors responsible for these differences, Divergent Memories provides the tools for readers to both approach their own national histories with reflection and to be more understanding of others.

Living an Armed Life - A Woman's Guide to Adapting Her Carry to Her Changing Life (Paperback): Lynne Finch Living an Armed Life - A Woman's Guide to Adapting Her Carry to Her Changing Life (Paperback)
Lynne Finch; Foreword by C. S. Wilson
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Statistics from the US Department of Justice regularly report that more than half of all of violent crime is perpetrated against unarmed women. Whether you are part of this demographic or you have a loved one who is, do you have a plan for when danger strikes? Do you know how to defend yourself against attack or assault? In Living an Armed Life, NRA instructor and author Lynne Finch lists and explains expert tactics to help prepare women to protect themselves throughout their lives. Finch deftly covers dozens of topics pertaining to defending yourself as a woman, with chapters on: Choosing when and where to carry How to carry (both on and off the body) Discerning when and when not to shoot Arming yourself as you age The effects of fear and adrenaline on your mental state Finch's text is an essential read for every woman from the young college student to the elderly grandmother who is looking to learn how best to defend herself. Unfortunately, you will never know when danger is about to strike, but after reading Living an Armed Life, at least you'll be prepared when it does. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

States of Denial - Knowing about Atrocities and Suffering (Paperback): Stanley Cohen States of Denial - Knowing about Atrocities and Suffering (Paperback)
Stanley Cohen
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Blocking out, turning a blind eye, shutting off, not wanting to know, wearing blinkers, seeing what we want to see ... these are all expressions of 'denial'. Alcoholics who refuse to recognize their condition, people who brush aside suspicions of their partner's infidelity, the wife who doesn't notice that her husband is abusing their daughter - are supposedly 'in denial'. Governments deny their responsibility for atrocities, and plan them to achieve 'maximum deniability'. Truth Commissions try to overcome the suppression and denial of past horrors. Bystander nations deny their responsibility to intervene.

Do these phenomena have anything in common? When we deny, are we aware of what we are doing or is this an unconscious defence mechanism to protect us from unwelcome truths? Can there be cultures of denial? How do organizations like Amnesty and Oxfam try to overcome the public's apparent indifference to distant suffering and cruelty? Is denial always so bad - or do we need positive illusions to retain our sanity?

"States of Denial" is the first comprehensive study of both the personal and political ways in which uncomfortable realities are avoided and evaded. It ranges from clinical studies of depression, to media images of suffering, to explanations of the 'passive bystander' and 'compassion fatigue'. The book shows how organized atrocities - the Holocaust and other genocides, torture, and political massacres - are denied by perpetrators and by bystanders, those who stand by and do nothing.

Disturbed - The psyche of South Africa's most cold-blooded criminals (Paperback): Henk Dr. Swanepoel, Carla van der Spuy Disturbed - The psyche of South Africa's most cold-blooded criminals (Paperback)
Henk Dr. Swanepoel, Carla van der Spuy
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Why do people “lose their heads”? Chris Mahlangu, who murdered Eugene Terre’Blanche, did not just bludgeon him to death, it was reported that Terre’Blanche’s body had been hacked and beaten 28 times with a steel pipe, a piece of broken steel from burglar bars. And this while he was lying on his back sleeping. It was a bloodbath. One young man clubbed a nurse to death with a piece of wood and her boyfriend into ICU. Another bashed both his adoptive parents unconscious with a cricket bat before stabbing each in the torso more than 20 times and then slitting his father’s throat. A male prostitute struck his friend so many times with a knobkierie after his “indecent suggestions” that he died of a skull fracture. Why would a heterosexual man who often sleeps with prostitutes pick up a boy at a shopping centre and molest him?

Five case studies about real-life South African violent criminals as told by seasoned crime writer Carla van der Spuy and clinical psychologist Dr Henk Swanepoel. The book contains information about personality disorders, each criminal’s background, the day of the crime, the court case, Dr Swanepoel’s interviews and findings, to the follow-up prison visit – face to face with the offender.

Narratives in Research and Interventions on Cyberbullying among Young People (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Heidi Vandebosch, Lelia... Narratives in Research and Interventions on Cyberbullying among Young People (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Heidi Vandebosch, Lelia Green
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This book describes innovative ways to do research about, and design interventions for, cyberbullying by children and adolescents. It does this by taking a narrative approach. How can narrative research methods complement the mostly quantitative methods (e.g. surveys, experiments, ....) in cyberbullying research ? And how can stories be used to inform young people about the issue and empower them? Throughout the book, special attention is paid to new information and communication technologies, and the opportunities ICTs provide for narrative research (e.g. as a source of naturally occurring stories on cyberbullying), and for narrative health interventions (e.g. via Influencers). The book thus integrates research and insights from the fields of cyberbullying, narrative methods, narrative health communication, and new information and communication technologies.

The Culture of Control - Crime and Social Order in Contemporary Society (Paperback, New Ed): David Garland The Culture of Control - Crime and Social Order in Contemporary Society (Paperback, New Ed)
David Garland
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The Culture of Control charts the dramatic changes in crime control and criminal justice that have occurred in Britain and America over the last 25 years. It then explains these transformations by showing how the social organization of late modern society has prompted a series of political and cultural adaptations that alter how governments and citizens think and act in relation to crime. The book presents an original and in-depth analysis of contemporary crime control, revealing its underlying logics and rationalities, and identifying the social relations and cultural sensibilities that have produced this new culture of control. In developing a "history of the present" in the field of crime control, David Garland presents an intertwined history of the welfare state and the criminal justice state, a theory of social and penal change, and an account of how social order is constructed in late modern societies. Drawing on extensive research in the UK and the USA, he shows in detail how the social, economic and cultural forces of the late 20th century have reshaped criminological thought, public policy, and the cultural meaning of crime and criminals. The Culture of Control explains how our responses to crime and our sense of criminal justice came to be so dramatically reconfigured at the end of the 20th century. The shifting policies of crime and punishment, welfare and security - and the changing class, race and gender relations that underpin them - are viewed as aspects of the problem of governing late modern society and creating social order in a rapidly changing social world. Its theoretical scope, empirical range and interpretative insight make this book an indispensable guide to one of the central issues of our time.

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