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Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice: With Selected Readings

by Russell K. Schutt Margaret Peggy Plass Ronet D. Bachman

Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice: With Selected Readings, by well-known researchers Ronet D. Bachman, Russell K. Schutt, and Peggy S. Plass, is a unique resource for understanding the multifaceted subject of research methods in the field of criminology and criminal justice, amply illustrated by carefully selected and edited research articles from the leading journals in the field. Each of these articles features an introduction, written to draw the student's attention to the specific concept(s) from the chapter that are illustrated in the article, and a series of questions about the article, designed to help the student think critically about and reflect on these concepts. In this way, students not only learn how to conduct research, but also learn why it is important to do so. Building off the widely adopted Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, the additional readings increase students' understanding of complex issues being investigated in the field today and how those issues are being researched. Additional instructor resources and study tools can be found online at study.sagepub.com/bachmanfrccjsr.

Twintuition: Double Trouble

by Tia Mowry Tamera Mowry

From actresses Tia and Tamera Mowry comes the second book in their delightful Twintuition series about the superspecial--and sometimes supernatural--bond between sisters!In Double Trouble, identical twins Cassie and Caitlyn Waters have adjusted to small-town life in Aura, Texas, but they're still not used to seeing visions of the future. And their Sight is only getting stronger as their twelfth birthday nears! But even with this new gift, neither girl could have predicted what the mysterious package they received would contain--a connection to the father they know nothing about and the grandmother they never knew they had.As the twins struggle to discover more about their own history, they distract themselves by planning a birthday bash with their new friends. But when the visions of the upcoming party show it will be more of a catastrophe than a celebration, the girls work together to keep it fiasco-free. Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housley gained initial fame on the '90s sitcom Sister, Sister. Tia can now be seen starring in and producing the Nickelodeon series Instant Mom and on the Cooking Channel's show Tia Mowry at Home. Tamera is a host and producer on the hit daytime talk show The Real, currently airing on FOX. Together they've created a magical series about twin sisters with a powerful gift and an even stronger connection.

Charles the King

by Evelyn Anthony

Charles I: the last absolute monarch to reign over England, and one of the most ill-fated kings of the tragic, splendid dynasty of the Royal Stuarts. This is a story of passionate love--between Charles and his queen, Henrietta Maria. It is a story of adventure--a reign that collapsed into a bloody and savage civil war. And it is a story of great events, dominant personalities, faith, and great courage.

Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter

by Simone De Beauvoir

A superb autobiography by one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century, Simone de Beauvoir's Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter offers an intimate picture of growing up in a bourgeois French family, rebelling as an adolescent against the conventional expectations of her class, and striking out on her own with an intellectual and existential ambition exceedingly rare in a young woman in the 1920s.She vividly evokes her friendships, love interests, mentors, and the early days of the most important relationship of her life, with fellow student Jean-Paul Sartre, against the backdrop of a turbulent political time.

Dad Hacks: Helpful Hints to Make Life Easier

by Dan Marshall

The author of Life Hacks returns with this indispensable, fully illustrated manual--featuring 112 ingenious yet simple tricks, shortcuts, and ideas--every dad needs to solve a host of everyday annoyances and dilemmas.Packed with a wealth of advice, Dad Hacks offers invaluable solutions for more than one hundred common problems fathers face everyday. These hacks--"a trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency"--use basic materials and familiar techniques in ingenious ways. Tired of replacing your razors? Blast the blade with a hairdryer. The shot of hot air will eliminate residual moisture and help prevent oxidization and dulling.Conveniently packaged in a portable flexibound format with rounded corners, Dad Hacks provides creative fixes--all fully illustrated and easy to follow--for a wide range of ordinary occurrences, including:* Household Hacks* Food and Drink Hacks* DIY Hacks* Gadget Hacks* Health and Well-being Hacks* Hacks on the Go* Car and Bike Hacks* Hacks for the Kids* Garden and Outdoor Hacks* Clothing and Grooming HacksWith advice for the car, office, house, electronics, travel, and much, much more, Dad Hacks is essential for every tool kit, glove box, and work drawer.

Change of Heart

by T. J. Kline

Bad luck has plagued Leah McCarran most of her life, until the tide turns and she lands her new dream job as a therapist at Heart Fire Ranch. But when her car breaks down and she finds herself stranded, the playboy who shows up to her rescue makes Leah wonder if her luck just went from bad to worse.Gage Granger has risen above the circumstances of his youth, enough that people now believe he has the Midas touch, especially in business. But when one mistake suddenly threatens everything he's built, he takes some time to visit family near Heart Fire and figure a way out of the mess. The last thing he expects to find is a feisty therapist who needs his help, even if she won't admit it.Leah learned a long time ago that other people will always let her down. She doesn't want that kind of hurt again, but Gage isn't giving up. And finding out he's staying next door isn't going to make it any easier to avoid the kind man who is set on changing her heart.An Avon Romance

Even If the Sky Falls

by Mia Garcia

One midsummer night. Two strangers. Three rules: No real names. No baggage. No phones. A whirlwind twenty-four-hour romance about discovering what it means to feel alive in the face of one of life's greatest dangers: love.Who would you be if you had one night to be anyone you want?Volunteering in New Orleans was supposed to be a change, an escape from the total mess Julie left at home and from her brother's losing battle with PTSD. But building houses surrounded by her super-clingy team leader and her way-too-chipper companions has Julie feeling more trapped than ever. And she's had enough.In a moment of daring, Julie runs away, straight into the glitter, costumes, and chaos of the Mid-Summer Mardi Gras parade--and instantly connects with Miles, an utterly irresistible musician with a captivating smile and a complicated story of his own. And for once, Julie isn't looking back. Together Julie and Miles decide to forget their problems and live this one night in the here and now. Wandering the night, they dance on roofs, indulge in beignets, share secrets and ghost stories under the stars, and fall in love. But when a Category Two hurricane changes course and heads straight for NOLA, their adventure takes an unexpected turn. And, suddenly, pretending everything is fine is no longer an option.Richly evocative to the heart-racing end, Even If the Sky Falls is a swoon-worthy debut to indulge in to the very last note.

Island of the Sun

by Matthew J. Kirby

Perfect for fans of the Percy Jackson and Seven Wonders series, Island of the Sun is the second book in an epic, fast-paced middle grade adventure trilogy by acclaimed author Matthew J. Kirby.Eleanor and her friends have shut down the mysterious Concentrator in the Arctic, but their mission is far from over. The earth is still spinning out of its orbit and growing colder by the day. Their only chance is to find the other Concentrators embedded around the world and deactivate them before it's too late.But doing so won't be easy. The Global Energy Trust has branded Eleanor, her mother, and their friends international terrorists and is tracking their every move. The G.E.T. will stop at nothing to harness the power of the Concentrators in order to preserve the select few people its leaders deem worthy, and Eleanor is soon forced to ask herself whether it's worth risking the lives of the entire human race for a slim chance to save it.

The Relic

by Evelyn Anthony

When Yuri Varienski, a Ukranian emigré, dies in Jersey, he leaves his daughter Lucy an object--and a great responsibility. Lucy must take the gold filigree cross she is bequeathed to Geneva, and deliver it into the hands of exiled former dissident leader, Volkov. Lucy innocently accepts her father's charge. But Volkov, broken by imprisonment, is not the man he used to be. And there are other people who wish to possess the cross too. For the object Lucy carries is the legendary relic, St. Vladimir's Cross, and it has the power to unite or divide the volatile Soviet Union. Lucy soon realizes that she will have to make sacrifices--of her home, her heart, and maybe even her life--if she is going to fulfill her father's last wish.

The Malaspiga Exit

by Evelyn Anthony

Katherine Dexter's brother is dead. It was heroin that killed him, but Katherine can't help but blame his death on the organized crime so rife in Italy. The drug trade may not make much money for the small-time pushers, the petty crooks, and the addicts. But for the men at the top--men like the Malaspigas, who run their yachts and their big houses on the profits of other people's misery--drugs are big money. The Bureau of Narcotics are determined to nail these men once and for all. It'll be a dangerous enterprise, full of deceit. And they want Katherine Malaspiga Dexter to help them. . . .

The Legend

by Evelyn Anthony

Peter Arundsen is bored--bored with his conventional wife, and bored with his conventional city job. He hankers after his dangerous past, when he was a spy with the SIS, and cherishes his contact with ex-colleagues at weekend parties hosted by their old chief, Philip Wetherby. When one of these parties is overshadowed by news of a defection, Arundsen resists Wetherby's request to investigate. But he cannot resist Wetherby's beautiful and mysterious niece. He finds himself, against his better judgement, drawn into the investigation, and so into a tangle of treason, intrigue--and a trap from which it seems there is no escape.

Valentina

by Evelyn Anthony

Valentina Grunowska is a countess, a great beauty, and an unwilling Polish agent--ordered by her brutal husband to spy on Napoleon's plans for the attack on Russia. Colonel de Chavel is cold, contemptuous, and head of the French intelligence service. Theirs seems like the least likely of love stories. But, as Napoleon's army sweeps on towards Moscow, great events will throw them together--and pull them apart again. As the French face defeat and a starving retreat through the snow, Valentina must search desperately amongst the survivors for the man she loves.

The Heiress

by Evelyn Anthony

Charles Macdonald and his parents, exiled Scots, take refuge at the splendid and decadent eighteenth-century Versailles court of Louis XV. Charles, a ruthless and degenerate young man, is soon forced by his gambling debts into an arranged marriage with his cousin, Anne. Anne is beautiful and wealthy--and in love with Charles. But none of this prevents him from carrying on with his mistress, the Baroness de Vitale, who in turn inflicts cruelties and humiliations upon Anne. When Anne finds that her life is in danger, Charles must decide what sort of man he wants to be, and which woman he truly cares for.

me and Nina

by Monica Hand

"Monica Hand's me and Nina is a beautiful book by a soul survivor. In these poems she sings deep songs of violated intimacy and the hard work of repair. The poems are unsentimental, blood-red, and positively true, note for note, like the singing of Nina Simone herself. Hand has written a moving, deeply satisfying, and unforgettable book."-Elizabeth AlexanderIn an intimate conversation with the "High Priestess of Soul," Monica A. Hand surveys the places and moods of alienation through poems that are as musical and stylistically diverse as Nina Simone's work. Hand readily embraces a "mass hypnosis" style, putting "a spell on [us]" with her intensely passionate cries and commitment to embracing both tragedy and exuberance in these insightful poems.From "Dear Nina":I am not recessiondepressionoppressioncompressioncrooked linebroken linepolka dotparking lotor spotI am a Gift from GodI know thatI am anun-keptsolo songMonica A. Hand is a poet and book artist currently living in Harlem, New York. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Aunt Chloe, Black Renaissance Noire, The Sow's Ear, Drunken Boat, Beyond the Frontier, African-American Poetry for the 21st Century, Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in poetry and poetry in translation from Drew University and is a founding member of Poets for Ayiti.

Shelter

by Carey Salerno

Disturbing because of the cruelty intended as kindness to animals and the speaker's unflinching, relentless insistence on her culpability, these poems force us to consider whether we can be redeemed by our capacity for love, compassion, and personal responsibility.

Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced

by Catherine Barnett

The family response to the sudden deaths of the speaker's two young nieces is at the center of Catherine Barnett's award-winning first collection. This series of elegies records the transit of grief, observing with an unflinching eye how a singular traumatic event can permanently alter our understanding of time, danger, the material world and family. Marked by clarity and restraint, these lyric poems narrate a suspenseful, wrenching story that explores the depths and limits of empathy."Living Room Altar"Except for the shirt pulled from the ocean,except for her hands, which keep folding the shirt,except for her body, which once held their bodies,my sister wants everything back now--If there were a god who could out of empty shellscarried by waves to shoremake amends--If the ocean saved in a jarcould keep from turning to salt--She's hearing things:bird calling to bird,cat outside the door,thorn of the blackberry against the trellis."These heart-breaking poems of an all-too-human life stay as absolute as the determined craft which made them. There is finally neither irony nor simple despair in what they record. Rather, it is the far deeper response of witness, of recognizing what must be acknowledged and of having the courage and the care to say so." --Robert Creeley

Curses

by Lee Rudolph

"Lee's poems are like places. I enter them and he talks to me there. I hear his voice. The rare quality is how full these places seem of things and feelings but without crowding me. Rather they make me believe I'm really there. I like Lees poems a lot."--Dick Lourie

Goest

by Cole Swensen

Treating subjects from landscape to sculpture to a 19th century technical encyclopedia, the poet is fascinated with light, glass, mirrors, flame, ice, mercury--things transparent, evanescent, impossible to grasp. Likewise Swensen's lyrics, which, with elliptical phrasing and play between visual and aural, change the act of seeing--and reading--offering glimpses of the spirit (or ghost) that enters a poem where the rational process breaks down.From "The Invention of Streetlights"Certain cells, it's said, can generate light on their own.There are organisms that could fit on the head of a pin.and light entire rooms. .Throughout the Middle Ages, you could hire a man.on any corner with a torch to light you home. were lamps made of horn.and from above a loom of moving flares, we watched.Notre Dame seem small. .Now the streets stand still. .By 1890, it took a pound of powdered magnesium.to photograph a midnight ball."Goest, sonorous with a hovering 'ghost' which shimmers at the root of all things, is a stunning meditation--even initiation--on the act of seeing, proprioception, and the alchemical properties of light as it exists naturally and inside the human realm of history, lore, invention and the 'whites' of painting. Light becomes the true mistress and possibly the underlying language of all invention. Swensen's poetry documents a penetrating 'intellectus'--light of the mind--by turns fragile, incandescent, transcendent."--Anne Waldman

The Far Mosque

by Kazim Ali

These gently fragmented narrative lyrics pursue enlightenment in long, elegant yet plain-spoken, dark yet ecstatic lines. Ali travels by water and by night, seeking the Far Mosque and its overarching paradox: that when God and Self are one, an ascent into Heaven is a voyage within.

Bonfire

by Celia Gilbert

"Bonfire is a passionate, controlled book by an extraordinary poet. First is evident the lucidity of intelligence; then the radiance; and finally the sheer power."--Josephine Jacobsen"From deep places, these poems allow things to well up: memory, love, fear, and a sense of how our individual natures belong to the same great nature which keeps pushing life forward out of death... In 'Lot's Wife' and other poems, Gilbert reinvents mythology, bringing it closer to the realities we recognize."--Alicia Ostriker

Afterwards

by Patricia Cumming

"All the poems are about survival. Patricia Cumming speaks with unblinking carefulness." --New: American and Canadian Poetry

Strength-Based Lean Six Sigma: Building Positive and Engaging Business Improvement

by David Shaked

Strength-based Lean Six Sigma is a new way of approaching process improvement that combines the best practices of two established methodologies to generate a new approach in order to help you develop and deliver increased high performance in any organization. It is the first book to use approaches in business improvement as well as organizational change for optimum organizational performance and improved agility. Combining the energy and motivation released through a strengths-based approach with the focus on quality and efficiency generated by lean six sigma, it offers practitioners from all disciplines the opportunity to understand each other and work successfully together to drive effective and powerful change programmes.

Lawless and the Devil of Euston Square

by William Sutton

London, 1859. Great exhibitions. Foreign conquests. Underground trains. The era of Victorian marvels is also the time of the Great Stink. Beneath the respectable surface, a multitude of ills need flushing out. When a man is killed in a hydraulic burst, novice detective Campbell Lawless stumbles on to the trail of Berwick Skelton: this elusive activist rose from humble beginnings to cross swords with London's illuminati, before vanishing, heartbroken, amid presages of disaster. The Worms, a gang of urchins, help Lawless investigate the 'Skeleton Thefts' mystifying society, revealing to him the disillusion that lurks beneath the filthy cobblestones. Berwick's trail leads to music hall hoofers, industrial sabotage and royal scandal. Lawless peels away veneers of secrecy to convince the powers-that-be of Berwick's revolutionary plans. Can he track down the underworld mastermind before he wreaks vengeance on those who ride roughshod over his people?

An Episode of Sparrows

by Rumer Godden

A much-loved English novel reminiscent of "The Secret Garden" Someone has dug up the private garden in the square and taken buckets of dirt, and Miss Angela Chesney of the Garden Committee is sure that a gang of boys from run-down Catford Street must be to blame. But Angela's sister Olivia isn't so sure. Olivia wonders why the neighborhood children--the "sparrows" she sometimes watches from the window of her house --have to be locked out of the garden. Don't they have a right to enjoy the place, too? But neither Angela nor Olivia has any idea what sent the neighborhood waif Lovejoy Mason and her few friends in search of "good, garden earth. " Still less do they imagine where their investigation of the incident will lead them--to a struggling restaurant, a bombed-out church, and at the heart of it all, a hidden garden.

Turned Out Saga

by Angel M. Hunter

Champaign and Zyair have been together for five years, and they're feeling the need to rekindle the erotic spark between them. When they decide to invite a third person into their bedroom, neither one of them realizes how much their lives will change. What starts out as one night of experimentation becomes an obsession for Champaign, who decides she wants to experience that kind of passion again and again.Meanwhile, her friend Alexis is tired of being used, abused, and treated as an afterthought, Alexis decides to explore her wild side. She plans to put aside her beliefs of how a lady should behave and live life according to her pleasures. If it pleases her, she will say it and do it. She'll be the man in all three of her relationships from this day forward. One man is in her life for materialistic reasons, the other for sexual exploration, and the third is her eye candy. Before she knows it, the drama begins. She is stalked, arrested, and emotionally drained. Alexis has started a journey that she knows must end; however, she's become addicted to the excitement of it all and can't seem to stop.

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