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Essentials of Criminal Justice, Ninth Edition

by Larry J. Siegel John L. Worrall

In Essentials of Criminal Justice, students will be challenged to think about ethical decisions and then presented with an opportunity to apply their own sense of ethics to everyday decision making in criminal justice. The book provides students with a thorough knowledge of the criminal justice system. It describes current methods of social control and analyzes their strengths and weaknesses. Part One of this book gives the student a basic introduction to crime, law, and justice and Part Two offers an overview of law enforcement.

Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment

by Dawn P. Flanagan Vincent C. Alfonso Samuel O. Ortiz

The most up-to-date resource of comprehensive information for conducting cross-battery assessments The Cross-Battery assessment approach--also referred to as the XBA approach--is a time-efficient assessment method grounded solidly in contemporary theory and research. The XBA approach systematically integrates data across cognitive, achievement, and neuropsychological batteries, enabling practitioners to expand their traditional assessments to more comprehensively address referral concerns. This approach also includes guidelines for identification of specific learning disabilities and assessment of cognitive strengths and weaknesses in individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third Edition is designed to help busy practitioners quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you to gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third Edition is updated to include the latest editions of cognitive ability test batteries , such as the WISC-IV, WAIS-IV, and WJ III COG, and special purpose cognitive tests including the WMS-IV and TOMAL-II. This book now also overs many neuropsychological batteries such as the NEPSY-II and D-KEFS and provides extensive coverage of achievement batteries and special purpose tests, including the WIAT-III, KM-3, WRMT-3 and TOWL-4. In all, this book includes over 100 psychological batteries and 750 subtests, all of which are classified according to CHC (and many according to neuropsychlogical theory. This useful guide includes a timesaving CD-ROM, Essential Tools for Cross-Battery Assessment (XBA) Applications and Interpretation, which allows users to enter data and review results and interpretive statements that may be included in psychological reports. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Essentials of Cross-Cultural Counseling

by Lawrence H. Gerstein Dr P. Paul Heppner Dr Stefania Aegisdottir Dr Seung-Ming A. Leung Dr Kathryn L. Norsworthy

Essentials of Cross-Cultural Counseling is a brief, supplemental book derived from the International Handbook of Cross-Cultural Counseling. Edited by a high-profile team with international expertise, the book focuses on the history, issues, challenges, and opportunities for the counseling profession worldwide. It includes nine chapters discussing topics such as cultural, cross-cultural, and cross-national counseling; the counseling profession both domestically and internationally; the theoretical and methodological issues when studying culture; the challenges and opportunities of cross-cultural and cross-national collaboration; and the future of cross-cultural counseling.

Essentials of DAS-II Assessment

by Ron Dumont John O. Willis Colin D. Elliott

Essentials of DAS-IIƠAssessment is the best source of information on the new edition of the DASƠinstrument, providing you with illuminating case reports, expert assessment of the test?s relative strengths and weaknesses, and valuable advice on its clinical applications. Written by Ron Dumont, John Willis, and Colin Elliott, this book is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing customizable Excel worksheets, PDF files, and Microsoft Word documents to conveniently allow you to add your own DAS-II evaluation results.Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

The Essentials of Data Science: Knowledge Discovery Using R (Chapman & Hall/CRC The R Series)

by Graham J. Williams

<p>The Essentials of Data Science: Knowledge Discovery Using R presents the concepts of data science through a hands-on approach using free and open source software. It systematically drives an accessible journey through data analysis and machine learning to discover and share knowledge from data. <p>Building on over thirty years’ experience in teaching and practising data science, the author encourages a programming-by-example approach to ensure students and practitioners attune to the practise of data science while building their data skills. Proven frameworks are provided as reusable templates. Real world case studies then provide insight for the data scientist to swiftly adapt the templates to new tasks and datasets. <p>The book begins by introducing data science. It then reviews R’s capabilities for analysing data by writing computer programs. These programs are developed and explained step by step. From analysing and visualising data, the framework moves on to tried and tested machine learning techniques for predictive modelling and knowledge discovery. Literate programming and a consistent style are a focus throughout the book.</p>

Essentials of Dementia: Everything You Really Need to Know for Working in Dementia Care

by Karen Harrison Dening Shibley Rahman Professor Robert Howard

To provide high quality dementia care, professionals need to be both knowledgeable about dementia and skilled in the provision of care. This book is an introductory reference guide that will help students, professionals and practitioners develop their skills and expertise to better respond to the needs of people with dementia. It sets out information and advice on essential topics, research and evidence-based practice within dementia care in a clear, sensible way. Based on the standard course structure for higher and further dementia education, this wide-ranging textbook covers topics including dementia diagnosis, person-centred care and law, ethics and safeguarding. The new go-to book for the dementia curriculum, it is an invaluable tool for anyone wishing to improve the required core skills and values needed to care for those affected by dementia.

Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention (Essentials Of Psychological Assessment Series #89)

by Nancy Mather Barbara J. Wendling

Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to effectively understand, assess, and treat individuals struggling with dyslexiaEssentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention provides practical, step-by-step information on accurately identifying, assessing, and using evidence-based interventions with individuals with dyslexia. Addressing the components that need to be considered in the assessment of dyslexia--both cognitive and academic--this book includes descriptions of the various tests used in a comprehensive dyslexia assessment along with detailed, evidence-based interventions that professionals and parents can use to help individuals struggling with dyslexia.Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.Providing an in-depth look at dyslexia, this straightforward book presents information that will prepare school psychologists, neuropsychologists, educational diagnosticians, special education teachers, as well as general education teachers, to recognize, assess, and provide effective treatment programs for dyslexia. The book is also a good resource for parents who are helping a child with dyslexia.A practical guide to understanding, assessing, and helping individuals who have dyslexiaExpert advice and tips throughoutConveniently formatted for rapid referenceOther titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series:Essentials of Assessment Report WritingEssentials of School Neuropsychological AssessmentEssentials of Evidence-Based Academic InterventionsEssentials of Response to InterventionEssentials of Processing AssessmentEssentials of Conners Behavior AssessmentsEssentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Second EditionEssentials of WISC-IV Assessment, Second Edition

Essentials of Economics (Ninth Edition)

by Bradley R. Schiller

Bradley Schiller offers a solid introduction to economics, illustrating his text with real-world examples & references to current events. Terms to remember appear at the end of each chapter to aid student retention, as well as questions and problems. As in previous editions, students are confronted early on with the reality that the economy doesn’t always operate optimally, either at the macro or micro level, and are encouraged to examine the policy challenge of finding the appropriate mix of market reliance and government regulation that generates the best possible outcomes. In addition to the suite of resources available within Connect Economics, over 100 key topics are reinforced with interesting and innovative videos on YouTube, provided to help non-majors see the relevance of economics.

Essentials of Economics (Tenth Edition)

by Bradley Schiller Karen Gebhardt

Written specifically for the one semester survey of economics course, Schiller's Essentials of Economics is known for seeking the best possible answers to the basic questions of WHAT, HOW, and FOR WHOM to produce. As in earlier editions, the tenth edition strives to arouse interest in economic theories by illustrating them in the context of actual institutions, policy debates, and global developments. Built to provide interactive support for the introductory student, Connect#65533; for the 10th edition features SmartBook#65533;'s adaptive reading experience embedded with learning resources as well as guided examples featuring coauthor Karen Gebhardt, among other resources.

Essentials of Educational Psychology: Big Ideas to Guide Effective Teaching

by Jeanne Ellis Ormrod

Focused on the "big ideas" of educational psychology, Essentials of Educational Psychology presents the core concepts and research-based strategies that are most directly applicable to teaching and learning.

The Essentials of Effective Prayer

by Kay Arthur David Lawson B. J. Lawson

Can You Know for Certain God Hears Your Prayers? Do you sometimes wonder if God hears-let alone answers-your prayers? Do you ask yourself, What's the point of praying? Do you long to experience the power of prayer in your daily life? Find the keys to an effective prayer life in this compelling study that explores both God's expectations of you and His promises to you when it comes to prayer. Through a detailed examination of the Lord's Prayer and other examples of prayer throughout the Bible, you'll discover a model for talking with God. You'll also learn key principles of prayer and gain a deeper understanding of how prayer can draw you closer to His heart.

Essentials of Elementary Social Studies: Elementary Social Studies (Essentials Of Classroom Teaching Ser.)

by Thomas N. Turner Stewart Waters William B. Russell III

Essentials of Elementary Social Studies is a teacher-friendly text that provides comprehensive treatment of classroom planning, instruction, and strategies. Praised for its dynamic approaches and a writing style that is conversational, personal, and professional, this text enables and encourages teachers to effectively teach elementary social studies using creative and active learning strategies. This fifth edition has been significantly refined with new and relevant topics and strategies needed for effectively teaching elementary social studies. New features include: • In keeping with the book’s emphasis on planning and teaching, an updated chapter on lesson plans. This chapter is designed to provide elementary teachers with new classroom-tested lesson plans and includes two classroom-tested lessons for each grade level (K–6). • An expanded chapter on planning. This provides additional discussion about long-range planning and includes examples of lesson plans with details to help students be better prepared. • An updated chapter on technology designed to better prepare elementary teachers to effectively incorporate technology into social studies instruction. Attention is given to digital history, media literacy, teaching with film and music, popular apps and numerous other types of impactful technology. • An expanded discussion of the Common Core Standards and C3 Framework and how it affects teachers. • An updated chapter titled "Experiencing Social Studies." This chapter focuses on topics such as teaching with drama, role play, field trips, and service learning. • A new eResource containing links to helpful websites and suggestions for further reading.

Essentials of English Grammar

by Otto Jespersen

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Essentials of English Grammar: The Quick Guide to Good English

by L. Baugh

<p>Clear, concise, and packed with lively examples, Essentials of English Grammar, Third Edition, fills you in on general usage rules for parts of speech, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviations, numbers, word division, spelling, commonly confused words, and much more. It also includes style guidelines with tips on how to write with economy, clarity, and accuracy. <p>A quick reference for people with the occasional question and an excellent primer for anyone learning the basics, this edition of the perennial bestseller features a new glossary of grammar terms, updated coverage of stylistic conventions, and new examples.</p>

Essentials of Environmental Health

by Robert H. Friis

Given the success and positive reviews of the first edition, Friis has kept in tact the features that work well. The author has instead focused on completing a thorough update of tables, figures and data.

Essentials of Environmental Science

by Andrew Friedland Rick Relyea David Courard-Hauri

At just 15 chapters, Essentials of Environmental Science is ideal for a one-semester course. It takes the same non-biased approach as its parent text, teaching students to think critically about data presented. In addition to being briefer, Essentials is even more accessible placing less emphasize on math calculations. The coverage of ecology, agriculture, energy, and water has also been streamlined to provide a more focused treatment of the science concepts.

Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health (Third Edition)

by Ann Aschengrau George R. Seage

Successfully tested in the authors' courses at Boston University and Harvard University, this text combines theory and practice in presenting traditional and new epidemiologic concepts. Broad in scope, the text opens with five chapters covering the basic epidemiologic concepts and data sources. A major emphasis is placed on study design, with separate chapters devoted to each of the three main analytic designs: experimental, cohort, and case-control studies. Full chapters on bias, confounding, and random error, including the role of statistics in epidemiology, ensure that students are well-equipped with the necessary information to interpret the results of epidemiologic studies. An entire chapter is also devoted to the concept of effect measure modification, an often-neglected topic in introductory textbooks. Up-to-date examples from the epidemiologic literature on diseases of public health importance are provided throughout the book. The Third Edition is a thorough update that offers:* New examples, the latest references, and public health statistics. * Nearly 50 new review questions. * Updated discussion of certain epidemiologic methods. * New figures depicting epidemiologic concepts.

Essentials of Excel, Excel VBA, SAS and Minitab for Statistical and Financial Analyses

by John Lee Cheng-Few Lee Jow-Ran Chang Tzu Tai

This introductory textbook for business statistics teaches statistical analysis and research methods via business case studies and financial data using Excel, MINITAB, and SAS. Every chapter in this textbook engages the reader with data of individual stock, stock indices, options, and futures. One studies and uses statistics to learn how to study, analyze, and understand a data set of particular interest. Some of the more popular statistical programs that have been developed to use statistical and computational methods to analyze data sets are SAS, SPSS, and MINITAB. Of those, we look at MINITAB and SAS in this textbook. One of the main reasons to use MINITAB is that it is the easiest to use among the popular statistical programs. We look at SAS because it is the leading statistical package used in industry. We also utilize the much less costly and ubiquitous Microsoft Excel to do statistical analysis, as the benefits of Excel have become widely recognized in the academic world and its analytical capabilities extend to about 90 percent of statistical analysis done in the business world. We demonstrate much of our statistical analysis using Excel and double check the analysis and outcomes using MINITAB and SAS - also helpful in some analytical methods not possible or practical to do in Excel.

Essentials of Executive Functions Assessment

by George Mccloskey Lisa A. Perkins

Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to understand and assess children and adolescents struggling with executive functions deficitsEssentials of Executive Functions Assessment is designed for professionals who want to learn how to administer, score, and interpret popular assessments of executive functions, including the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST), the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Functions (BRIEF, BRIEF-SR), the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS), and the NEPSY-II, among others.Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.Executive functions experts George McCloskey and Lisa Perkins also provide general techniques that can be used to interpret aspects of executive functions using tests that are not specifically designed as measures of executive functions. The book's accompanying CD-ROM contains interview forms for parents and teachers, student observation forms, reference material on the BRIEF® and other rating scales, case-study reference material, and several sample psychoeducational assessment reports.Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series:Essentials of Assessment Report WritingEssentials of WAIS-IV Assessment, Second EditionEssentials of WISC-IV Assessment, Second EditionEssentials of WIAT-III and KTEA-II AssessmentEssentials of WJ III Cognitive Abilities Assessment, Second EditionEssentials of Evidence-Based Academic InterventionsEssentials of Processing AssessmentEssentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third EditionEssentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment, Second EditionEssentials of NEPSY-II AssessmentEssentials of WMS-IV Assessment

Essentials of Family Medicine

by Mindy A. Smith

A staple of family medicine training for 30 years, Essentials of Family Medicine offers a comprehensive introduction to this specialty designed just for clerkship students. Covering principles of family medicine, preventive care, and a full range of common ambulatory care problems, it provides all the guidance you need to succeed on a clinical rotation in family medicine.

The Essentials of Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers

by Edward Fields

Keeping math to a minimum, this guide for managers in sales, marketing, and human resources explains how to analyze and apply financial data to measure a company's performance and make sound strategic and operational decisions. The author describes each component of the balance sheet and statement of cash flows and explores fixed-cost versus variable-costs analysis within the context of strategic planning. The second edition discusses Sarbanes-Oxley, fair value accounting, and the recent financial crisis. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations (5th Edition)

by Carl Goodson Lynne Murnane

The Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations manual is intended to provide the firefighter candidate with the information needed to meet the fire-related performance objectives in NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. The methods shown throughout the manual have been validated by the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) as accepted methods for accomplishing each task.

Essentials of Food Science

by Vickie A. Vaclavik Elizabeth W. Christian

The fourth edition of this classic text continues to use a multidisciplinary approach to expose the non-major food science student to the physical and chemical composition of foods. Additionally, food preparation and processing, food safety, food chemistry, and food technology applications are discussed in this single source of information. The book begins with an Introduction to Food Components, Quality and Water. Next, it addresses Carbohydrates in Food, Starches, Pectins and Gums. Grains: Cereals, Flour, Rice and Pasta, and Vegetables and Fruits follow. Proteins in Food, Meat, Poultry, Fish, and Dry Beans; Eggs and Egg Products, Milk and Milk Products as well as Fats and Oil Products, Food Emulsions and Foams are covered. Next, Sugar, Sweeteners, and Confections and a chapter on Baked Products Batters and Dough is presented. A new section entitled Aspects of Food Processing covers information on Food Preservation, Food Additives, and Food Packaging. Food Safety and Government Regulation of the Food Supply and Labeling are also discussed in this text. As appropriate, each chapter discusses the nutritive value and safety issues of the highlighted commodity. The USDA My Plate is utilized throughout the chapters. A Conclusion, Glossary and further References as well as Bibliography are included in each chapter. Appendices at the end of the book include a variety of current topics such as Biotechnology, Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals, Phytochemicals, Medical Foods, USDA Choosemyplate. gov, Food Label Health Claims, Research Chefs Association certification, Human Nutrigenomics and New Product Development.

Essentials of Foreign Exchange Trading

by James Chen

This currency trading book provides readers with real, practical information on how to trade the foreign exchange market effectively. It begins by covering introductory information on the forex market, including basic trading mechanics and the benefits of forex trading, and then goes on to describe specific currency trading methods and skills in step-by-step detail. This includes highly practical information on technical and fundamental analysis, risk and money management, and powerful forex trading strategies. These strategies have proven extremely effective in helping traders play the forex game to win.JAMES CHEN, CTA, CMT (Montville, NJ) is Chief Technical Strategist at FX Solutions, a leading foreign exchange broker. An expert on forex trading and technical analysis, he is also a registered Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) and a Chartered Market Technician (CMT). Mr. Chen writes daily currency analysis, leads forex trading seminars, and has authored numerous articles on currency trading strategy and technical analysis for major financial publications. These include, Futures Magazine, Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities Magazine, and Stocks, Futures and Options (SFO) Magazine.

Essentials of Forensic Accounting (AICPA)

by William S. Hopwood Michael A. Crain Carl Pacini George R. Young Richard S. Gendler

Essentials of Forensic Accounting Essentials of Forensic Accounting is an authoritative resource covering a comprehensive range of forensic accounting topics. As a foundation review, a reference book, or as preparation for the Certification in Financial Forensics (CFF®) Exam, this publication will provide thoughtful and insightful examination of the key themes in this field, including: Professional responsibilities and practice management Fundamental forensic knowledge including laws, courts, and dispute resolution Specialized forensic knowledge such as bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, and valuation Through illustrative examples, cases, and explanations, this book makes abstract concepts come to life to help you understand and successfully navigate this complex area.

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