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  1. Death and the Maiden (Routledge Revivals)

    Girls' Initiation Rites in Greek Mythology

    By Ken Dowden

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    A remarkable number of Greek myths concern the plight of virgins – slaughtered, sacrificed, hanged, transformed into birds, cows, dear, bears, trees, and punished in Hades. Death and the Maiden, first published in 1989, contextualises this mythology in terms of geography, history and culture, and...

    Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  2. Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures

    Edited by George Haggerty

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Global Justice Activism and Policy Reform in Europe

    Understanding When Change Happens

    Edited by Peter Utting, Mario Pianta, Anne Ellersiek

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Civil society activism around issues of global justice has proliferated in Europe during the past two decades. Has such contestation and advocacy made a difference? This book examines whether and how the organizations, networks and campaigns involved have attained their policy objectives in the...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Violent Workplace

    By P.A.J Waddington, Doug Badger

    The threat of violence concerns most people most profoundly. It has long been a topic of intensive academic, practical and political debate. In recent years the workplace has emerged as a recognized site of violence, threat and menace and this book will make a significant contribution to the...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Willan

  5. Schools and the Problem of Crime

    By Stephen Boxford

    What causes young people to offend? What influence do schools have on young peoples' offending behaviour in relation to other possible causal factors? These critical criminological and educational questions are addressed in Schools and the Problem of Crime. The book examines the causes of offending...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Willan

  6. Narratives of Neglect

    By Jacqui Karn

    This book tells the story of the process leading up to the demolition of a small council estate in the north of England and its subsequent regeneration. Based on extensive ethnographic research, it addresses the local governance of security and the ways in which the community engaged with attempts...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Willan

  7. Rioting in the UK and France

    Edited by David Waddington, Fabien Jobard

    The broad aim of this book is to provide a general basis for comparatively analysing and understanding the French riots of October/November 2005 and the corresponding Bristish disorders which occurred in the spring/summer of 2001. The first of the French riots broke out on 27 October in the north...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Willan

  8. Selling Security

    By Alison Wakefield

    In recent years there has been massively increased demand for the services of the private security industry, which has now assumed a far greater role in policing areas that were once the sphere of the police --for example, shopping malls, leisure parks and transportation terminals. This book...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Willan

  9. My Brother's Keeper

    By Jonathan Burnside, Joanna Adler

    Ten years ago there were no faith-based units in prisons outside South America. Today, they are spreading all over the world, including the United States, Europe and the Commonwealth. My Brother's Keeper is the first major study of a global phenomenon. Exploring the roots of faith-based units in...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Willan

  10. Reforming Community Penalties

    By Sue Rex

    This book sets out to explore the role of community penalties in sentencing, arguing that the absence of a strong intellectual framework or underpinning has hampered their development in policy and practice. The research undertaken for this book involved asking people with a particular stake in...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Willan