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  1. Trafficked Young People

    Breaking the Wall of Silence

    By Jenny J. Pearce, Patricia Hynes, Silvie Bovarnick

    Series: Adolescence and Society

    Human trafficking constitutes one of the most serious human rights violations of our time. However, many social work practitioners still have a poor and incomplete understanding of the experiences of children and young people who have been trafficked. In Trafficked Young People, the authors call...

    Published January 27th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Contemporary Drug Policy

    By Henry H Brownstein

    Series: New Directions in Critical Criminology

    This book focuses on the use of drugs in our lives and how we respond to them. Whereas drug policy typically centres on the problems of illicit drugs or licit drugs used in illicit ways or circumstances, Contemporary Drug Policy instead considers the wide variety of substances we call drugs as a...

    Published January 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Urban Poverty in the Global South

    Scale and Nature

    By Diana Mitlin, David Satterthwaite

    One in seven of the world’s population live in poverty in urban areas, and the vast majority of these live in the Global South – mostly in overcrowded informal settlements with inadequate water, sanitation, health care and schools provision. This book explains how and why the scale and depth...

    Published December 10th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Criminal Justice

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Peter Joyce

    This new and expanded edition builds upon material from the highly successful first edition. A comprehensive textbook on the criminal justice system, the book assesses the main theories concerned with the causes of crime (including white-collar and corporate crime), discusses the...

    Published December 9th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Social Development and Social Work

    Learning from Africa

    Edited by Alice K. Butterfield, Tasse Abye

    Africa has a long experience with reducing poverty and vulnerability. In the contemporary period, social development and social work are at the forefront of dealing with abject poverty and some of the world’s most difficult problems. This book brings research in Africa to the forefront so that...

    Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Environmental Gerontology

    What Now?

    Edited by Rick J. Scheidt, Benyamin Schwarz

    Environmental gerontology – the research on aging and environment – evolved during the late 1960s, when the domain became a relevant topic due to societal concerns with the problems of housing for elderly people. The field proliferated during the 1970s and 1980s, and remains viable and active today...

    Published November 29th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State

    Edited by Bent Greve

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    ‘The welfare state’ in all its many forms has had a profound role in many countries around the world since at least the Second World War. The Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State explores the classical issues around the welfare state, but also investigates its key concepts, along with how these...

    Published November 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  8. Power and Welfare

    Understanding Citizens' Encounters with State Welfare

    By Nanna Mik-Meyer, Kaspar Villardsen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

    In the welfare provision of today, power takes both the shape of juridical sanctions and of attractive offers for self-development. When state institutions punish criminals, remove children at risk, or enforce sanctions upon welfare recipients the question of power is immediately urgent. It is less...

    Published November 19th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Gender-based Violence and Public Health

    International perspectives on budgets and policies

    Edited by Keerty Nakray

    Series: Routledge Studies in Public Health

    Gender-based violence is a multi-faceted public health problem with numerous consequences for an individual’s physical and mental health and wellbeing. This collection develops a comprehensive public health approach for working with gender-based violence, paying specific attention to...

    Published November 18th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Researching Trust and Health

    Edited by Julie Brownlie, Alexandra Greene, Alexandra Howson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

    There is currently a lively debate ongoing in society about the nature of trust and the conditions necessary to establish and sustain it. Given the role of trust in bridging uncertainty, it is perhaps not surprising that as our consciousness of risk has increased, the role and nature of trust in...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge