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Risk Management in Social Work: Preventing Professional Malpractice, Liability, and Disciplinary Action

by Frederic G. Reamer Columbia University Press (November 18, 2014)

This all new edition is based on Frederic G. Reamer’s key reference for practitioners: Social Work Malpractice and Liability: Strategies for Prevention. Rooted in his own experiences as an expert witness in...


The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom

by Joel Simon Columbia University Press (November 11, 2014)

Journalists are being imprisoned and killed in record numbers. Online surveillance is annihilating privacy, and the Internet can be brought under government control at any time. Joel Simon, the executive director...


The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat: From 9/11 to Osama bin Laden's Death

by Bruce Hoffman & Fernando Reinares Columbia University Press (October 28, 2014)

Examining major terrorist acts and campaigns undertaken in the decade following September 11, 2001, internationally recognized scholars study the involvement of global terrorist leaders and organizations in...


Social-Ecological Resilience and Law

by Ahjond S. Garmestani & Craig R. Allen Columbia University Press (February 25, 2014)

Environmental law envisions ecological systems as existing in an equilibrium state, or a “balance of nature,” reinforcing a rigid legal framework unable to absorb rapid environmental changes and innovations...


Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight

by Stephanie Hepburn & Rita J. Simon Columbia University Press (May 14, 2013)

This unprecedented study of sex trafficking, forced labor, organ trafficking, and sex tourism across twenty-four nations highlights the experiences of the victims, perpetrators, and anti-traffickers involved...


Heinous Crime: Cases, Causes, and Consequences

by Frederic G. Reamer Columbia University Press (December 29, 2004)

What circumstances lead someone to commit murder, rape, or acts of child molestation? Why does society have such a deep-seated wish for vengeance against perpetrators of heinous crimes? Can those found guilty...


Gangs and Society: Alternative Perspectives

by Louis Kontos, David C. Brotherton & Luis Barrios Columbia University Press (May 01, 2003)

Compiled by three leading experts in the psychological, sociological, and criminal justice fields, this volume addresses timely questions from an eclectic range of positions. The product of a landmark conference...


Global Markets, Domestic Institutions: Corporate Law and Governance in a New Era of Cross-Border Deals

by Curtis J. Milhaupt Columbia University Press (November 19, 2003)

Markets for capital, products, and managerial talent are expanding rapidly across national borders, yet domestic laws and practices have never had greater impact on corporate structures and cross-border deals....


The Making of Lee Boyd Malvo: The D.C. Sniper

by Carmeta Albarus & Jonathan Mack Columbia University Press (August 14, 2012)

In October of 2002, a series of sniper attacks paralyzed the Washington Beltway, turning normally placid gas stations, parking lots, restaurants, and school grounds into chaotic killing fields. After the spree,...


They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police

by Michael F. Armstrong Columbia University Press (May 15, 2012)

Michael Armstrong has spent close to fifty years either defending or prosecuting criminal cases in New York City. His public service has included stints as District Attorney for Queens County, New York, and...


Law and the Wealth of Nations

by Tamara Lothian Columbia University Press (October 10, 2017)

Economic stagnation, financial crisis, and increasing inequality have provoked worldwide debate about the reshaping of the market economy. But few are willing to risk a reorientation of dominant ideas and a...


Rescuing Retirement

by Tony James, Teresa Ghilarducci & Timothy Geithner Columbia University Press (January 23, 2018)

Everyone deserves to be able to retire with dignity, but this core feature of the social contract is in jeopardy. Companies have swerved away from pensions, and most of the workforce has woefully inadequate...


Criminal Lessons: Case Studies and Commentary on Crime and Justice

by Frederic G. Reamer Columbia University Press (October 01, 2003)

Why do people commit crimes? How can crime be prevented? And what can society and criminal justice professionals do to implement constructive responses to criminal behavior? Summarizing what he has learned about...


Critical Theory in Critical Times

by Penelope Deutscher & Cristina Lafont Columbia University Press (March 14, 2017)

We live in critical times. We face a global crisis in economics and finance, a global ecological crisis, and a constant barrage of international disputes. Perhaps most dishearteningly, there seems to be little...


The Immigration Crucible: Transforming Race, Nation, and the Limits of the Law

by Philip Kretsedemas Columbia University Press (August 16, 2011)

In the debate over U.S. immigration, all sides now support policy and practice that expand the parameters of enforcement. While immigration control forces lobby for intensifying enforcement for reasons that...


Sex Trafficking in the United States: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice

by Andrea J. Nichols Columbia University Press (August 23, 2016)

Sex Trafficking in the United States is a unique exploration of the underlying dynamics of sex trafficking, this comprehensive volume examines the common risk factors for those who become victims, and the barriers...


Governing Access to Essential Resources

by Katharina Pistor & Olivier De Schutter Columbia University Press (December 08, 2015)

Essential resources do more than satisfy people’s needs. They ensure a dignified existence. Since the competition for essential resources, particularly fresh water and arable land, is increasing, and standard...


Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery

by Siddharth Kara Columbia University Press (November 17, 2008)

Every year, hundreds of thousands of women and children are abducted, deceived, seduced, or sold into forced prostitution, coerced to service hundreds if not thousands of men before being discarded. These trafficked...


The Death Penalty in China: Policy, Practice, and Reform

by Hong Lu, Bin Liang & Roger Hood Columbia University Press (December 01, 2015)

China currently leads the world in death sentences and executions, making it a primary target for the global abolition movement. While the results have been subtle, anti-death penalty advocates are beginning...


Saffron Shadows and Salvaged Scripts: Literary Life in Myanmar Under Censorship and in Transition

by Ellen Wiles Columbia University Press (June 30, 2015)

Until 2012, Myanmar had been ruled for fifty years by one of the most paranoid and repressive censorship regimes in history. The military junta enforced strict reading and writing restrictions in line with their...


Sex Crimes: Transnational Problems and Global Perspectives

by Alissa R. Ackerman & Rich Furman Columbia University Press (June 16, 2015)

Sex crimes, such as rape, child sexual abuse, and intimate partner violence, are increasingly transnational in nature, introducing unique cross-border and cross-cultural challenges for police, the courts, and...


Rawls's Political Liberalism

by Thom Brooks & Martha C. Nussbaum Columbia University Press (May 05, 2015)

Widely hailed as one of the most significant works in modern political philosophy, John Rawls’s Political Liberalism (1993) defended a powerful vision of society that respects reasonable ways of life, both...


Sovereignty: The Origin and Future of a Political Concept

by Dieter Grimm & Belinda Cooper Columbia University Press (April 21, 2015)

Dieter Grimm’s accessible introduction to the concept of sovereignty ties the evolution of the idea to historical events, from the religious conflicts of sixteenth-century Europe to today’s trends in globalization...


Criminal Justice at the Crossroads: Transforming Crime and Punishment

by William R. Kelly Columbia University Press (May 05, 2015)

Over the past forty years, the criminal justice system in the United States has engaged in a very expensive policy failure, attempting to punish its way to public safety, with dismal results. So-called “tough...


Banished to the Homeland: Dominican Deportees and Their Stories of Exile

by David C. Brotherton & Luis Barrios Columbia University Press (November 01, 2011)

The 1996 U.S. Immigration Reform and Responsibility Act has led to the forcible deportation of more than thirty thousand Dominicans from the United States, with little protest or even notice from the public....


Mental Health in the War on Terror: Culture, Science, and Statecraft

by Neil Krishan Aggarwal Columbia University Press (January 13, 2015)

Neil Aggarwal’s timely study finds that mental-health and biomedical professionals have created new forms of knowledge and practice in their desire to understand and fight terrorism, and in the process, psychiatrists...