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Adoption - Law and practice under the Revised European Convention on the Adoption of Children

by Collectif

The Revised European Convention on the" Adoption of Children (RECAC) was introduced by the Council of Europe in 2008, in an effort to provide a modern framework for the adoption of children. It represents an...


The Inspection House: An Impertinent Field Guide to Modern Surveillance

by Tim Maly & Emily Horne

Forty years after Foucault's Discipline and Punish, The Inspection House beguilingly explores the surveillance that defines modern life.


Babygate: How to Survive Pregnancy and Parenting in the Workplace

by Dina Bakst, Phoebe Taubman & Elizabeth Gedmark

An essential guide to navigating the workplace during pregnancy and early parenthood, including a state-specific guide to parents’ rights.


Mass Incarceration on Trial: A Remarkable Court Decision and the Future of Prisons in America

by Jonathan Simon

For nearly forty years the United States has been gripped by policies that have placed more than 2.5 million Americans in jails and prisons designed to hold a fraction of that number of inmates. Our prisons...


We Do!: American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage Equality

by Madeleine M. Kunin & Jennifer Baumgardner

This volume demonstrates, through speeches and interviews, the astounding story of American politicians' increasing acceptance of gay marriage.


Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison

by Nell Bernstein

When teenagers scuffle during a basketball game, they are typically benched. But when Will got into it on the court, he and his rival were sprayed in the face at close range by a chemical similar to Mace, denied...


Consumer Bankruptcy: The Complete Guide to Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Personal Bankruptcy

by Henry J. Sommer

The most comprehensive and reliable guide for consumers--by the nation's preeminent bankruptcy attorney. This information-packed guide offers consumers all the help they will need to protect themselves through...


Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

by Ralph J. Temple

The impassioned memoirs from one of America's leading civil liberties attorneys of the 20th century.


The Practical Guide to Humanitarian Law

by Françoise Bouchet-Saulnier, Laura Brav & Camille Michel

Now in a comprehensively updated edition, this indispensable handbook analyzes how international humanitarian law has evolved in the face of immense new challenges to international peace and human security....


Digital Disability: The Social Construction of Disability in New Media

by Gerard Goggin & Christopher Newell

Media representation of and for the disabled has been recharged in recent years with the expansion of new media worldwide. Interactive digital communications-such as the Internet, new varieties of voice and...


Not Guilty

by Jabari Asim

Patrick Dorismond, Abner Louima, and Amadou Diallo -- hear what a jury of prominent African Americans has to say about the black man's struggle for justice in America

Prompted by the killing of Amadou Diallo...


Toleration on Trial

by Stephen Macedo, Ingrid Creppell, George Klosko & Rainer Forst et al.

Toleration on Trial offers the only multidisciplinary study available on the issue of toleration, in the context of deep and difficult conflicts over ideological, cultural, and identity issues in today's mobilized...


Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law

by Michael Mandelstam

The book focuses on how many areas of law apply to vulnerable adults, bringing together an extensive body of case law to illustrate this. Also covered is how local authorities and the NHS may themselves be implicated...


For Christ's Sake: End Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church ... for Good

by Bishop Geoffrey Robinson

In this new book, Bishop Geoffrey Robinson pulls no punches in his effort to go beyond merely 'managing' sexual abuse in the Church. He leads up to a call for nothing less than a Council of the whole Church...


A Second Appeal: A Consideration of Freedom and Social Justice

by Daphne M. Rolle

This book engages in an analysis of the ideals of freedom and social justice. Rolle examines and questions Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World by David Walker, which encourages slaves to embrace a theologically-based...


Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power and Public Resistance

by Heidi Boghosian & Lewis Lapham

Spying on US citizens is rising as corporations make big bucks selling info about our private lives to the government.


Collaborative Divorce: A New Paradigm

by Pauline H. Tesler & Peggy Thompson

About half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce, and most of these divorces result in unnecessary collateral damage. Now there is a better way.

In Collaborative Divorce, Pauline Tesler and Peggy...


Quick Guide to Community Care Practice and the Law

by Michael Mandelstam

This short guide cuts through the confusing mass of legislation to provide a concise and jargon-free explanation of current community care practice and the law. It is an essential resource for busy practitioners...


The Final Days of Alastair Nicholson: Chief Justice Family Court of Australia

by William John Stapleton

Refusing to hide, Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia Alastair Nicholson, scheduled to appear before an inquiry into family law and child support, entered Australia's Parliament House in Canberra...


Chaos At the Crossroads: In the Beginning

by William John Stapleton

In 2003 the then Prime Minister of Australia John Howard announced an inquiry into family law and joint custody, otherwise known as shared parenting, Family law was the country's single most controversial area...