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  1. Community Visioning Programs

    Processes and Outcomes

    Edited by Norman Walzer, Gisele F Hamm

    Series: Community Development – Current Issues Series

    Communities have practiced strategic planning for decades using a variety of tools and programs based on the initial Take Charge programs of the early 1990s. These efforts generated a large amount of research regarding their effectiveness, as well as ways to measure long-term outcomes and other...

    Published June 15th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Gender Equality and Work-Life Balance

    Glass Handcuffs and Working Men in the U.S.

    By Sarah Blithe

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    Pressure to achieve work-life "balance" has recently become a significant part of the cultural fabric of working life in United States. A very few privileged employees tout their ability to find balance between their careers and the rest of their lives, but most employees face considerable...

    Published June 10th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Regulation of Animal Health and Welfare

    Science, Law and Policy

    By John McEldowney, Wyn Grant, Graham Medley

    Series: Law, Science and Society

    The Regulation of Animal Health and Welfare draws on the research of scientists, lawyers, economists and political scientists to address the current and future regulatory problems posed by the issues of animal health and disease. Recent events such as the outbreak of mad cow disease,...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Voices from American Prisons

    Faith, Education and Healing

    By Kaia Stern

    Voices From American Prisons: Faith, Education and Healing is a comprehensive and unique contribution to understanding the dynamics and nature of penal confinement. In this book, author Kaia Stern describes the history of punishment and prison education in the United States and proposes that...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Desistance Transitions and the Impact of Probation

    By Sam King

    Series: International Series on Desistance and Rehabilitation

    Moving away from criminal behaviour can be fraught with difficulties. Often it can involve leaving behind old habits, customs, and even friends, while at the same time adopting a new way of life. How do individuals go about making a decision to give up crime? How do they plan to sustain this...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Prostitution in the Community

    Attitudes, Action and Resistance

    By Sarah Kingston

    Series: Routledge Studies in Crime and Society

    Prostitution often causes significant anxiety for communities. These communities have been known to campaign against its presence in ‘their’ neighbourhoods, seeking the removal of street sex workers and their male clients. Although research and literature has begun to explore prostitution from the...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Understanding Penal Practice

    Edited by Ioan Durnescu, Fergus McNeill

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    Criminological and penological scholarship has in recent years explored how and why institutions and systems of punishment change – and how and why these changes differ in different contexts. Important though these analyses are, this book focuses not so much on the changing nature of institutions...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Crowds in the 21st Century

    Perspectives from contemporary social science

    Edited by John Drury, Clifford Stott

    Series: Contemporary Issues in Social Science

    Crowds in the 21st Century presents the latest theory and research on crowd events and crowd behaviour from across a range of social sciences, including psychology, sociology, law, and communication studies. Whether describing the language of the crowd in protest events, measuring the ability of...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Vulnerabilities, Care and Family Law

    Edited by Julie Wallbank, Jonathan Herring

    While in the past family life was characterised as a "haven from the harsh realities of life", it is now recognised as a site of vulnerabilities and a place where care work can go unacknowledged and be a source of social and economic hardship. This book addresses the strong relationships that exist...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Conceptualizing and Measuring Father Involvement

    Edited by Randal D. Day, Michael E. Lamb

    After decades of focusing on the mother's role in parenting, family studies researchers have turned their attention to the role of the father in parenting and family development. The results shed new light on childhood development and question conventional wisdom by showing that beyond providing...

    Published June 8th 2015 by Routledge