Criminal Justice

Author: Joel Samaha
Publisher: Thomson Wadsworth
ISBN: 0534645577
Release Date: 2005-06
Genre: Law

Samaha's CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Seventh Edition has retained its role as a leader in the introduction to criminal justice market. It offers a unique decision-making approach that engages students and promotes critical thinking while providing a thorough and engaging introduction to the field. This edition retains and enhances these strengths with such features as "Fact or Fiction?"-a new feature that gets students thinking about the major topics at the beginning of each chapter, "Make Your Decision"-a new multi-page section that concludes each chapter, and "Criminal Justice and Technology" -a new feature that highlights the impact of rapidly changing technology on the system. The new format includes a rich variety of full-color illustrations and photos that add to the engaging writing to hold students' interest. Also, the book features up-to-the-minute coverage of the hottest topics in the field, including the impact of world terrorism and rapidly changing technologies. This manageable 15-chapter text now includes separate chapters on the explanations of criminal behavior (Chapter 3), on trial and guilty pleas (Chapter 10) and on juvenile justice (Chapter 15).

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Author: Larry Siegel
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495095415
Release Date: 2007-01-03
Genre: Social Science

Want to get the most out of your introduction to criminal justice course and ace your exams? Let best-selling authors Larry J. Siegel and Joseph J. Senna show you the way in this Eleventh Edition of INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE. Siegel and Senna take you on an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems. Helping you understand even the most complex concepts and topics, this Eleventh Edition includes plenty of learning tools to guide your study. With a new Careers in Criminal Justice feature in every chapter, interactive online tools, and many real-world criminal justice examples throughout, you will discover the rewards and challenges that criminal justice professionals experience daily. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Criminal Procedure Law and Practice

Author: Rolando del Carmen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495599333
Release Date: 2009-01-08
Genre: Social Science

This eminently practical text has become a favorite of instructors and students alike because of its clear and crisp writing style, extensive use of engaging pedagogy, and unique ability to cover procedure completely and correctly without bogging students down irrelevant minutiae. Filled with new features, interesting legal information, current police topics, and the most recent Supreme Court rulings, the newly updated Eighth Edition maintains this trusted book’s proven relevance to law enforcement officials and professionals in the field. The previous editions were good; the Eighth Edition takes it to a new level. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understanding American Government The Essentials

Author: Susan Welch
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495501176
Release Date: 2008-02-01
Genre: Political Science

UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: THE ESSENTIALS is a streamlined and highly accessible new text that offers a comprehensive introduction to American government in a condensed, affordable edition designed for today's busy students and instructors. Based on the popular award-winning UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN GOVERNMENT--now in its 11th edition--the text incorporates the same proven methodology; powerful teaching tools; and detailed, up-to-date research within a focused framework likely to appeal to even the most reluctant readers. In this lively, enjoyable text, exploration of important current issues such as diversity and minority rights complements effective coverage of the basic history, institutions, and processes of American government. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology in Our Times The Essentials

Author: Diana Kendall
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495598626
Release Date: 2008-12-02
Genre: Science

Accessible and up-to-date, the Seventh Edition of SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, Seventh Edition, builds on the best of previous editions while offering new insights, learning tools, and opportunities to apply the content of each chapter to relevant sociological issues of the twenty-first century. Acclaimed in the field for being first to integrate race, class, and gender issues, Kendall continues her focus on diversity and inequality, emphasizing social consciousness and active participation in bettering the world around us. Compelling examples, a vivid writing style, and chapter themes grounded in timely social issues already familiar to students get students involved in sociology by showing them how they can make a difference in their own communities. Among its other changes, the Seventh Edition includes a new Sociology Works! feature; new assignable Reflect & Analyze questions that conclude selected features; two new photo essays, each with new assignable video activities; a vibrant new interior design; improved concept review tables; and more photos and illustrations, making this text the most up-to-date, applications-oriented introduction to sociology available. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology Your Compass for a New World Brief Edition Enhanced Edition

Author: Robert Brym
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495598930
Release Date: 2009-06-11
Genre: Science

This balanced, mainstream, beautifully written, and up-to-date text is unrivaled in its ability to get students to see the connection between themselves and the social world. It teaches students how to think sociologically, not just what to think, and emphasizes the importance of diversity and a global perspective. It has been heralded for its inclusion of pop culture examples that instantly connect with today’s students, and for its presentation of sociological concepts in a fresh, contemporary light. The book features movie reviews in the popular Sociology at the Movies boxes that explore the sociological messages within recent movies such as CRASH, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, SYRIANA, and many others. The authors also draw on the real world with examples from Chris Rock’s stand-up routine, the hip-hop music scene, and the rituals of the Super Bowl, as well as scholarly discussions of topics ranging from race and poverty to religious practices. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology Understanding a Diverse Society Updated

Author: Margaret Andersen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495007425
Release Date: 2007-02-22
Genre: Science

SOCIOLOGY: UNDERSTANDING A DIVERSE SOCIETY, FOURTH EDITION, is a theoretically balanced, mainstream, comprehensive text characterized by its emphasis on diversity. In every chapter, students explore fascinating topics (Hurricane Katrina, same-sex marriage, abuses at Abu Ghraib prison) as well as research and data that illustrate how class, race-ethnicity, gender, age, geographic residence, and sexual orientation relate to sociological topics discussed in that chapter. This text provides a solid research orientation to the basic principles of sociology yet it is fascinating and accessible, appealing to the ever-changing student population, and inviting students to view the world through a sociological lens. Andersen and Taylor get students thinking for themselves about sociology, with the book’s Debunking Society’s Myths features and critical thinking exercises. This is the book that will grab student interest and inspire them to keep reading and asking questions! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work

Author: Katherine S. Van Wormer
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
ISBN: 0534642829
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Psychology

This introductory social work book provides both a theoretical and applied overview of the U.S. social welfare system, with international perspectives throughout. Other strengths include themes of empowerment theory and practice and an ecosystems framework. Part I is devoted to the history of social work in the U.S. as well as issues of economic oppression, social oppression, human rights, and restorative justice. Part II is devoted to social work across the life cycle.

Social Psychology

Author: Saul Kassin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495812401
Release Date: 2010-01-22
Genre: Psychology

Distinguished by its current-events emphasis, strong diversity coverage, and engaging connections drawn between social psychology and students’ everyday lives, Social Psychology, Eighth Edition, remains one of the most scholarly and well-written texts in its field. Integrating classic and contemporary research, the text also includes comprehensive coverage of social cognition and evolutionary psychology, and features authoritative material on social psychology and the law. In addition, coverage of culture and diversity are integrated into every chapter by Hazel Rose Markus, a leader and respected researcher in the study of cultural psychology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Serena Nanda
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780534617066
Release Date: 2006-04-28
Genre: Social Science

Build your own awareness of cultures around the world with CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY! Emphasizing the issues of gender, stratification, ethnicity, globalization, and the similarities and differences among all cultures, this anthropology text provides you with the tools you need to succeed. Take advantage of CengageNOW, which saves you time and enhances your performance in the course through Pre-Tests, Personalized Study Plans and Post-Test materials. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American Government and Politics Today The Essentials 2007

Author: Barbara Bardes
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495098065
Release Date: 2007-01-18
Genre: Political Science

The best-selling book published for American Government, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS helps students experience the excitement that comes from active, informed citizenship in a concisely organized package. Bardes, Shelley, and Schmidt's text is renowned nationwide for its balanced, unbiased, comprehensive, and up-to-date coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and processes. The overriding theme is the importance of informed active citizenship. The pedagogy underscores this theme by soliciting critical thinking about political issues and encouraging students to become involved the political process. With keen awareness of its audience, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS incorporates current examples, the Internet, and other media to stimulate learning and excitement about American government. This truly interactive text gives students more than reading material-it gives them tools to become good citizens. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Author: Richard Vahrenkamp
Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag
ISBN: 3486587846
Release Date: 2008

Dieses Lehrbuch umfasst die Themenbereiche Strategisches Produktmanagement, Materialwirtschaft und Beschaffung, die klassische Produktionsplanung und -steuerung (PPS), Supply Chain Management sowie Logistische Steuerungs- und Integrationskonzepte. Die strategische Ausrichtung einer Unternehmung besitzt unmittelbare Konsequenzen fur Produktentwicklung, Arbeitsorganisation und Auf-tragsabwicklung und ist Thema von Abschnitt I, wobei hier lediglich die Fragen behandelt werden, die fur das Produktionsmanagement von Interesse sind. In Abschnitt II wird auf Fragen der Gestaltung des Produktionssystems eingegangen, die im Allgemeinen der taktischen Planungsebene zuge-ordnet werden. In Abschnitt III werden die Phasen der operativen Pla-nungsebenen der hierarchischen Planung und Steuerung des Produkti-onsprozesses behandelt. In Abschnitt IV werden neuere Ansatze der Steuerung und Integration, wie Lean Production, Fertigungssegmentierung, Qualitatsmanagement, Just-In-Time, Kanban und Conwip, belastungsorientierte Auftragsfrei-gabe, Fortschrittszahlen und retrograde Terminierung diskutiert. Die einzelnen Kapitel werden von Fallstudien aus der Unternehmens-praxis erganzt."

Mit K ssen und Nebenwirkungen

Author: Susan Mallery
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9783955763329
Release Date: 2013-12-10
Genre: Fiction

"Kommen Sie nicht näher! Ich bin ansteckend." Anstelle eines Gastgeschenks hat Alistair Woodbury die Masern mit nach Fool’s Gold gebracht. Unmöglich also, dass der Brite bei seinem Kollegen und dessen schwangerer Frau wohnt. Zum Glück bietet ihm Paige McLean eine Unterkunft an. Kaum ist sein Fieber gesunken, sind es Paiges sinnliche Lippen, die sein Blut zum Kochen bringen. Doch schon bald muss er nach England zurückkehren. Oder ist Paige genau die richtige Medizin gegen sein Singledasein?

Gesellschaft Mensch Umwelt beobachtet

Author: Heike Egner
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh
ISBN: 3515092757
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Social Science

At a first glance, the relationship between humans and their environment seems to be a question of practice: What do we have to do to organize our actions in a way that is ecologically sound and sustainable? Until now, the search for the "right practice" mainly resulted in appeals to our common sense and ended in failure. From the perspective of modern difference theory, both society and individual humans appear as independent and autonomous systems that are not easily unsettled by their environment. What we need is a new look at the relationships between society, humans, and environment. This volume studies these relationships and proposes new ways of understanding human/environment relationships, such as those employed in contemporary global change research. At the same time, this volume provides an important contribution to the discussion of an integrated theoretical basis of scientifically and socio-culturally oriented geography. German info text: Die Beziehungen zwischen dem Menschen und seiner Umwelt scheinen auf den ersten Blick eine Frage der Praxis zu sein: Was muessen wir tun, um unser Handeln okologisch sinnvoll und nachhaltig zu gestalten? Die Suche nach der "richtigen Praxis" muendete bisher vor allem in Appellen an die Vernunft und scheiterte dabei. Aus der Perspektive moderner Differenztheorie erscheinen sowohl Gesellschaft als auch der Mensch als unabhangige und autonome Systeme, die sich nur schwer durch ihre Umwelt irritieren lassen. Wir brauchen einen neuen Blick auf die Zusammenhange zwischen Gesellschaft, Mensch und Umwelt: Der vorliegende Band untersucht diese Zusammenhange und schlagt neue Wege fuer ein Verstandnis der Mensch/Umwelt-Beziehungen vor, die ihre Anwendung unter anderem in der aktuellen Global Change-Forschung findet. Gleichzeitig leistet die Arbeit einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Diskussion ueber eine gemeinsame theoretische Fundierung von natur- und sozialwissenschaftlich ausgerichteter Geographie.