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Understanding Public Opinion Polls

Jelke Bethlehem
September 06, 2017

Polls are conducted every day all around the world for almost everything (especially during elections). But not every poll is a good one. A lot depends on the type of questions asked, how they are asked and whether the sample used is truly representative. And these are not the only aspects of a...

Managing As Mission: Nonprofit Managing for Sustainable Change

Lori Heninger
August 15, 2017

Managing As Mission pushes the boundaries of what it means to be a nonprofit manager by making the case that managing, as a reflection of the organizational mission – the cornerstone of any nonprofit – can bring about the change nonprofits were created to achieve: a better world for all. This book...

May It Please the Court, Third Edition: Judicial Processes and Politics In America

Brian L. Porto
August 09, 2017

This practical, comprehensive, and engaging introduction to the American judicial system is designed primarily for undergraduate students in criminal justice, liberal arts, political science, and beginning law. It differs from other texts not only by delivering an insider’s view of the courts, but...

Police Reform in China

Kam C. Wong
May 24, 2017

With nearly 20 percent of the world’s population located in China, what happens there is significant to all nations. Sweeping changes have altered the cultural landscape of China, and as opportunities for wealth have grown in recent years, so have opportunities for crime. Police Reform in China...

Trends in Policing: Interviews with Police Leaders Across the Globe, Volume Three

Otwin Marenin, Dilip K. Das
May 22, 2017

Several years ago, the Trends in Policing series unveiled insiders’ accounts of how police leaders perceive the work they do. These volumes feature interviews with practitioners who speak candidly about their concerns and opinions. They present their evaluations of programs and philosophies that...

Eliminating Serious Injury and Death from Road Transport: A Crisis of Complacency

Ian Ronald Johnston, Carlyn Muir, Eric William Howard
March 29, 2017

Listen: Ian Johnston busts the bad behavior myth. Should we really accept road trauma as collateral damage from daily road use? Eliminating Serious Injury and Death from Road Transport: A Crisis of Complacency explores why societies and their elected leaders view traffic safety as a (relatively)...

Designing Service Excellence: People and Technology

Brian Hunt, Toni Ivergard
November 13, 2014

The moment of truth—that instant when consumers experience and judge service quality—is often a deciding factor in business success. Designing Service Excellence: People and Technology provides practical information on the design, management, and organization of many different types of service...

Trends in the Judiciary: Interviews with Judges Across the Globe, Volume One

Dilip K. Das, Cliff Roberson
December 16, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court justices are studied publicly, but scant attention is generally paid to the judges who function daily in other courts of the world. Trends in the Judiciary: Interviews with Judges Across the Globe assembles a collection of interviews conducted by international scholars and...

Understanding the Modern Russian Police

Olga B. Semukhina, Kenneth Michael Reynolds
May 24, 2013

Understanding the Modern Russian Police represents the culmination of ten years of research and an ongoing partnership between the Volgograd Academy of Russian Internal Affairs Ministry (VA MVD) and the Volgograd branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public...

Social Vulnerability to Disasters, Second Edition

Deborah S.K. Thomas, Brenda D. Phillips, William E. Lovekamp, Alice Fothergill
May 09, 2013

The 2010 Haiti and Chili earthquakes, the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the 2011 Fukushima earthquake and tsunami in Japan are but a few examples of recent catastrophic events that continue to reveal how social structure and roles produce extensive human suffering and differential...

The Human Side of Disaster, Second Edition

Thomas E. Drabek
March 01, 2013

Since the first edition of The Human Side of Disaster was published in 2009, new catastrophes have plagued the globe, including earthquakes in Haiti and New Zealand, tornadoes in Alabama and Missouri, floods in numerous locations, Hurricane Sandy, and the infamous BP oil spill. Enhanced with new...

Security Governance, Policing, and Local Capacity

Jan Froestad, Clifford Shearing
December 13, 2012

The security governance of South Africa has faced immense challenges amid post-apartheid constitutional and political transformations. In many cases, policing and governmental organizations have failed to provide security and other services to the poorest inhabitants. Security Governance, Policing,...

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