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The Divided Welfare State: The Battle Over Public and Private Social Benefits in the United States

Jacob S. Hacker

The Divided Welfare State is the first comprehensive political analysis of America's distinctive system of public and private social benefits. Everyone knows that the American welfare state is unusual--less expensive and extensive, later to develop and... (read more)

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Uprising: Crips and Bloods Tell the Story of America's Youth in the Crossfire

Yusuf Jah

From the authors of Nation Conscious Rap comes a powerfully raw, intimate history of gang life in South Central L.A. In detailed interviews, gang members of the Crips and Bloods open up on a wide range of issues, including the bonds of the gang... (read more)

Urban History pre 1950
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Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla

David Kilcullen

When Americans think of modern warfare, what comes to mind is the US army skirmishing with terrorists and insurgents in the mountains of Afghanistan. But the face of global conflict is ever-changing. In Out of the Mountains, David Kilcullen, one of the... (read more)

Locked Case
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Criminal Investigation


This text stresses the practical procedures, techniques, and applications of private and public investigations to provide students with a solid foundation in criminal investigation. It seamlessly integrates coverage of modern investigative tools... (read more)

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History of a Suicide: My Sister's Unfinished Life

Jill Bialosky

“It is so nice to be happy. It always gives me a good feeling to see other people happy…It is so easy to achieve.” —Kim’s journal entry, May 3, 1988 On the night of April 15, 1990, Jill Bialosky’s twenty-one-year-old... (read more)

Reference and Methodology
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Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences #27: Dynamic Modeling: An Introduction

Robert Huckfeldt

This short monograph lays out the theory behind, and techniques for, using dynamic modelling, taking the reader through a series of increasingly complex models. At each step, examples are used to explain the process, and also to clarify specific... (read more)

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How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class

John Hope Bryant

The American economy is stalled because business and political leaders are ignoring the one force that could truly re-energize their companies and the economy: the poor. The massive economic energy and potential of the poor and the struggling middle... (read more)

Social Work
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Ethics (Policy Press at the University of Bristol - Case Studies on)

Sarah Banks

The past few years have seen a renewed interest in social work ethics, and this volume argues that this phenomenon can be seen as reflecting two very different agendas. On the one hand, this interest is part of a progressive movement that critiques... (read more)

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