When Texas Prison Scams Religion Book

When Texas Prison Scams Religion | Download eBook Read Pdf-ePub-Kindle

Download full pdf book When Texas Prison Scams Religion by Michael G. Maness available in full 894 pages, and make sure to check out other latest books Social Science related to When Texas Prison Scams Religion below.

When Texas Prison Scams Religion

By Michael G. Maness
  • ISBN Code: : 1665543825
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Pages : 894
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 631
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : when-texas-prison-scams-religion.pdf

Book Excerpt :

State ordained child torturer Minister prisoner represents the offices of the Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, TDCJ. Bryan Collier, TCBJ, and wardens throughout the prison–but the greatest piece of fantasy is how the Executive Culture of cover ups came to see this Fool’s Parade as good for Texas, even “God’s will” to change the world. TDCJ destroys records of violence after 7 years and has hired the lowest qualified of the applicant pool many times in the last 25 years, even ordered the cleaning of contraband at the Polunsky Prison, and all those responsible for covering up a horde were promoted! 25 years of this! Who thinks a director that allowed that can competently supervise a naïve volunteer in a systemwide program of indenturing prisoners? Why is the director sponsoring psychopaths counseling psychopaths? Answer? MONEY–selling the Fool’s Parade Fantasy that buying faith from prisoners with favor turns them into saints after 4 years of Bible to naïve Evangelicals. Who thinks it JUSTICE that 400,000,000 hours of officer contact has zero definitive influence on parole when a commissioner spends

Recommended Books For Reading


  • Down in the Chapel
    Down in the Chapel

    A Book written by Joshua Dubler, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013-08-13 - 400 pages - part of Religion books.

    Get eBook
  • TEXAS PRISON BREAK
    TEXAS PRISON BREAK

    A Book written by Preston Harper, published by Xlibris Corporation 2015-05-15 - 266 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • Heart of the Living God
    Heart of the Living God

    A Book written by Michael G. Maness, published by AuthorHouse 2004-06-23 - 728 pages - part of Religion books.

    Get eBook
  • Faith-Based Fraud
    Faith-Based Fraud

    A Book written by Warren Cole Smith, published by WildBlue Press 2021-05-04 - 266 pages - part of Religion books.

    Get eBook
  • Second Chances As Transformative Stories Rhd V3 2&3
    Second Chances As Transformative Stories Rhd V3 2&3

    A Book written by Kevin M. Roy, published by Psychology Press 2015-12-22 - 88 pages - part of Psychology books.

    Get eBook
  • Outsmarting the Scam Artists
    Outsmarting the Scam Artists

    A Book written by D. Shadel, published by John Wiley & Sons 2012-01-30 - 208 pages - part of Business & Economics books.

    Get eBook
  • The Faith Chronicles
    The Faith Chronicles

    A Book written by Sidney St. James, published by BeeBop Publishing Group N.a - 1144 pages - part of Religion books.

    Get eBook

Read Also This Books

Dictionary of American Criminal Justice

By Dean J. Champion
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135928134
  • Total of Pages : 356
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 391
  • Pdf File: dictionary-of-american-criminal-justice.pdf

Book Short Summary:

First Published in 1999. The Dictionary of American Criminal Justice is divided into two extensive sections: Part One is a dictionary that applies an interdisciplinary approach to enhance its effectiveness as a one-stop resource in explaining the American criminal justice system. Terms are drawn from such disciplines as criminology, criminal justice, corrections, probation/parole, juvenile justice, and policing. Many definitions are accompanied by examples from the research literature, illustrating how the terms apply in particular contexts. Also included are listings of leading theorists of criminology, a synopsis of their major theoretical contributions, and extracts from their written works. Part Two, providing examples that demonstrate the concepts of the dictionary in action, includes the most recent and significant U.S. Supreme Court cases--an easy-to-read account of the events leading to each case, how the Supreme Court decided the case, and the rationale used in each decision. Students, researchers, and librarians can quickly and easily identify key cases across a broad spectrum of topics by using indexes that list by name and by category. For any researcher wishing to understand the American criminal justice system, the Dictionary of American Criminal Justice is a crucial reference text.

Routledge Revivals: Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties (2006)

By Paul Finkelman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351269917
  • Total of Pages : 928
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 765
  • Pdf File: routledge-revivals.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Originally published in 2006, the Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties, is a comprehensive 3 volume set covering a broad range of topics in the subject of American Civil Liberties. The book covers the topic from numerous different areas including freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly and petition. The Encyclopedia also addresses areas such as the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, slavery, censorship, crime and war. The book’s multidisciplinary approach will make it an ideal library reference resource for lawyers, scholars and students.

Casenote Legal Briefs for Contracts Keyed to Ayres and Klass

By Casenote Legal Briefs
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wolters Kluwer
  • Book Code : 1454896450
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 518
  • Pdf File: casenote-legal-briefs-for-contracts-keyed-to-ayres-and-klass.pdf

Book Short Summary:

After your casebook, a Casenote Legal Brief is your most important reference source for the entire semester. Expert case studies and analyses and quicknote definitions of legal terms help you prepare for class discussion. Here is why you need Casenote Legal Briefs to help you understand cases in your most difficult courses: Each Casenote includes expert case summaries, which include the black letter law, facts, majority opinion, concurrences, and dissents, as well as analysis of the case. There is a Casenote for you! With dozens of Casenote Legal Briefs, you can find the Casenote to work with your assigned casebook and give you the extra understanding of all cases Casenotes in 1L subjects include a Quick Course Outline to help you understand the relationships between course topics.

College for Convicts

By Christopher Zoukis
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476617996
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 458
  • Pdf File: college-for-convicts.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The United States accounts for 5 percent of the world’s population, yet incarcerates about 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. Examining a wealth of studies by researchers and correctional professionals, and the experience of educators, this book shows recidivism rates drop in direct correlation with the amount of education prisoners receive, and the rate drops dramatically with each additional level of education attained. Presenting a workable solution to America’s mass incarceration and recidivism problems, this book demonstrates that great fiscal benefits arise when modest sums are spent educating prisoners. Educating prisoners brings a reduction in crime and social disruption, reduced domestic spending and a rise in quality of life. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Faith, Politics, and Power

By Rebecca Sager
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 9780199742028
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 500
  • Pdf File: faith-politics-and-power.pdf

Book Short Summary:

During the 2000 presidential campaign, George W. Bush made faith-based social services one of the centerpieces of his domestic agenda. These "faith-based initiatives," supporters argued, would reduce poverty, ease the strain on an overburdened welfare system, and prove more effective than government programs. Opponents feared rampant proselytizing with government funds. Instead, these practices created a system in which neither the greatest hopes of its supporters, nor the greatest fears of its opponents, have been realized. The product of five years of in-depth research, Rebecca Sager's Faith, Politics, and Power offers a systematic examination of where and how these programs were implemented, arguing that faith-based initiatives strayed from supporters' original aim of helping the poor, and instead were used as tools to gain political power by the Republican Party and the conservative evangelical movement.

Criminal Justice Essentials

By Sue Titus Reid
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wolters Kluwer
  • Book Code : 1454869453
  • Total of Pages : 486
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 560
  • Pdf File: criminal-justice-essentials.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Tenth Edition of Criminal Justice Essentials provides a comprehensive, yet manageable, overview of the U.S. Criminal Justice System. Revised and updated to reflect recent research and statutory changes, this text is one of the most thorough, legally accurate, and best-researched introductions to the U.S. criminal justice system available. Anchored within the framework of the legal system and using legal decisions as a basis for much of its direction, Reid offers an authoritative overview of the law enriched with real life examples of the criminal justice system in action. Features: Revised and updated to reflect recent research and statutory changes, provides a comprehensive and concise overview of the U.S. criminal justice system. Authoritative and comprehensive overview of the U.S. criminal justice system. Includes legal decisions as a basis for much of the textual explanations. Accurately interprets the legal decisions and includes citations. Features references to current affairs and developments to illustrate legal principles in action Well-structured, teachable text. Pedagogy includes thoughtful learning objectives, chapter outlines and overviews, key terms with marginal definitions, and helpful charts and figures.

Laws Relating to Sex, Pregnancy, and Infancy

By Carmen M. Cusack
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137505192
  • Total of Pages : 189
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 725
  • Pdf File: laws-relating-to-sex-pregnancy-and-infancy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Laws Relating to Sex, Pregnancy, and Infancy examines case law and legislation in regards to reproduction, pregnancy, and infancy. Cusack explores the winding pathways of legal precedence and action on the social conditions of pregnancy and childbirth, and draws from criminal and court procedures and behavioral science to determine if the law is acting in the best interest of those vulnerable populations. Cusack surveys interpersonal, familial, and societal problems presented throughout history and currently facing contemporary generations, questioning whether the criminal justice system can evolve to support the growing needs of its citizens most in need of legal assistance.

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

By National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Book Code : 0309142393
  • Total of Pages : 348
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 734
  • Pdf File: strengthening-forensic-science-in-the-united-states.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.

Reactions to the Law by Minority Religions

By Eileen Barker,James T. Richardson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000333361
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 997
  • Pdf File: reactions-to-the-law.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Much has been written about the law as it affects new and minority religions, but relatively little has been written about how such religions react to the law. This book presents a wide variety of responses by minority religions to the legal environments within which they find themselves. An international panel of experts offer examples from North America, Europe and Asia demonstrating how religions with relatively little status may resort to violence or passive acceptance of the law; how they may change their beliefs or practices in order to be in compliance with the law; or how they may resort to the law itself in order to change their legal standing, sometimes by forging alliances with those with more power or authority to achieve their goals. The volume concludes by applying theoretical insights from sociological studies of law, religion and social movements to the variety of responses. The first systematic collection focussing on how minority religions respond to efforts at social control by various governmental agents, this book provides a vital reference for scholars of religion and the law, new religious movements, minority religions and the sociology of religion.

James Lee Burke

By Laurence W. Mazzeno
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476631131
  • Total of Pages : 291
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 563
  • Pdf File: james-lee-burke.pdf

Book Short Summary:

 James Lee Burke is an acclaimed writer of crime novels in which protagonists battle low-life thugs who commit violent crimes and corporate executives who exploit the powerless. He is best known for his Dave Robicheaux series, set in New Orleans and the surrounding bayou country. With characters inspired by his own family, Burke uses the mystery genre to explore the nature of evil and an individual’s responsibility to friends, family and society at large. This companion to his works provides a commentary on all of the characters, settings, events and themes in his novels and short stories, along with a critical discussion of his writing style, technique and literary devices. Glossaries describe the people and places and define unfamiliar terms. Selected interviews provide background information on both the writer and his stories.

Voodoo Killers

By Joseph Carlson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Canary Press eBooks
  • Book Code : 1907795936
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 587
  • Pdf File: voodoo-killers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The art of murder knows many forms, but few more harrowing than murder for reasons of ritual or the supernatural. Supposedly serving a higher cause, they are often little more than acts of self-gratifying blood-lust. Voodoo Killers chronicles the disturbing history of ritualistic killing around the world, with shocking examples of human sacrifice from past and present, voodoo hexes, sexual slavery and satanic murder. It is a history that incorporates vampires, serial killers and rapists as well as institutionalized killers such as the Aztec high priests and Spanish Inquisitors whomurdered in the name of religion. Murder does not come much worse than this – premeditated, organized, ritualized and, in the past,accepted as permissible. The Voodoo Killers stand alone in the annals of horror.

When Truth Is All You Have

By Jim McCloskey,Philip Lerman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0385545045
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 691
  • Pdf File: when-truth-is-all-you-have.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“A riveting and infuriating examination of criminal prosecutions, revealing how easy it is to convict the wrong person and how nearly impossible it is to undo the error.” —Washington Post "No one has illuminated this problem more thoughtfully and persistently." —Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy Jim McCloskey was at a midlife crossroads when he met the man who would change his life. A former management consultant, McCloskey had grown disenchanted with the business world; he enrolled at Princeton Theological Seminary at the age of 37. His first assignment, in 1980, was as a chaplain at Trenton State Prison. Among the inmates was Jorge de los Santos, a heroin addict who'd been convicted of murder years earlier. He swore to McCloskey that he was innocent—and, over time, McCloskey came to believe him. With no legal or investigative training to speak of, McCloskey threw himself into the case. Two years later, thanks to those efforts, Jorge de los Santos walked free, fully exonerated. McCloskey had found his calling. He established Centurion Ministries, the first group in America devoted to overturning wrongful convictions. Together with his staff and a team of forensic experts, lawyers, and volunteers—through tireless investigation and an unflagging dedication to justice—Centurion has freed 65 innocent prisoners who had been sentenced to life or death. When Truth Is All You Have is McCloskey's inspirational story, as well as those of the unjustly imprisoned for whom he has fought. Spanning the nation, it is a chronicle of faith and doubt; of triumphant success and shattering failure. It candidly exposes a life of searching and struggle, uplifted by McCloskey's certainty that he had found what he was put on earth to do. Filled with generosity, humor, and compassion, it is the soul-bearing account of a man who has redeemed innumerable lives—and incited a movement—with nothing more than his unshakeable belief in the truth.

Racial Purity and Dangerous Bodies

By Rima L. Vesely-Flad
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Book Code : 1506420508
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 578
  • Pdf File: racial-purity-and-dangerous-bodies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

At the center of contemporary struggles over aggressive policing practices is an assumed association in U.S. culture of blackness with criminality. Rima L. Vesely-Flad examines the religious and philosophical constructs of the black body in U.S. society, examining racialized ideas about purity and pollution as they have developed historically and as they are institutionalized today in racially disproportionate policing and mass incarceration. These systems work, she argues, to keeps threatening elements of society in a constant state of harassment and tension so that they are unable to pollute the morals of mainstream society. Policing establishes racialized boundaries between communities deemed “dangerous” and communities deemed “pure” and, along with prisons and reentry policies, sequesters and restrains the pollution of convicted “criminals,” thus perpetuating the image of the threatening black male criminal. Vesely-Flad shows how the anti-Stop and Frisk and the Black Lives Matter movements have confronted these systems by exposing unquestioned assumptions about blackness and criminality. They hold the potential, she argues, to reverse the construal of “pollution” and invasion in America’s urban cores if they extend their challenge to mass imprisonment and the barriers to reentry of convicted felons.

Rio Grande – Texas

By Horst Dippel
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Book Code : 359844074X
  • Total of Pages : 316
  • Category : History
  • Members : 694
  • Pdf File: rio-grande-texas.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Die siebenbändige Ausgabe enthält alphabetisch nach Bundesstaaten sortiert rund 500 originalsprachige Verfassungstexte, Verfassungszusätze, gescheiterte Verfassungen und Verfassungsentwürfe aus den Vereinigten Staaten. Die Texte wurden auf der Grundlage der mitunter seltenen Originaldrucke der offiziellen Staats- oder Konventsdrucker unter Hinzuziehung der Originalmanuskripte ediert und annotiert. In Band VI werden die Verfassungsdokumente von Rio Grande bis Texas herausgegeben, in Band VII jene von Vermont bis Wisconsin.

Candy Barr

By Ted Schwarz
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Taylor Trade Publications
  • Book Code : 1589796950
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 194
  • Pdf File: candy-barr.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Born Juanita Slusher in Edna, Texas, in 1935, the entertainer who became Candy Barr was perhaps the last great dancer in burlesque, a stripper who insisted on live, improvisational music and who at one time commanded $2,000 a week in 1950s Las Vegas. But as Juanita she had started life as a prematurely well-developed thirteen-year-old runaway victimized by a Dallas ritual known as "the capture" that enslaved her into prostitution, for a time turning over 4,000 tricks a year before she was able to escape. A lover of Mickey Cohen's and friend to Jack Ruby, Barr's tumultuous life included a period of imprisonment on trumped-up drug charges, an appearance in a crude, 20-minute stag film, and unlikely role in the investigation into the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Based on over 100 hours of exclusive interviews with Barr, this book is not just the story of Juanita and Candy, but also paints an unflattering picture of all those who sought to exploit her.

White Collar and Corporate Crime

By Laura Pinto Hansen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wolters Kluwer
  • Book Code : 1543823297
  • Total of Pages : 556
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 891
  • Pdf File: white-collar-and-corporate-crime.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This timely and engaging text introduces the key topics in White Collar Crime, while providing an overview of both organizational and criminological theory. Throughout the text, Law in the Real World examples and in-depth Case Studies offer the opportunity to apply the theoretical to actual situations. Throughout the text, experienced author Laura Pinto Hansen discusses the cultural and structural reasons for why white collar crime happens, even in the most regulated of industries, including financial markets and medicine. White Collar and Corporate Crime: A Case Study Approach provides the perfect introduction to the world of white collar crime. Professors and students will benefit from: Law in the Real World feature explores both well-known and lesser known examples of white collar crime, providing exposure to a wide variety of crimes in an understandable context. Discussion questions encourage students to analyze these examples in more depth. Case Studies provide an opportunity to dive deeper into a single white collar crime case related to the specific chapter. Broad coverage of a wide range of topics in a readable and engaging style. Chapters include chapter objectives, a glossary of key terms, and chapter summaries to help students understand new concepts. An introductory chapter that familiarizes students with how organizations are supposed to work, in theory, if they plan on functioning within legal boundaries. Coverage of the role of social networks in white collar crime, including its theory and terminology and use in criminal investigations in Chapter 3 Examination of the intersection of cybercrime and white collar crime in Chapter 7 Timely coverage, including the recent impeachment proceedings and effects of COVID-19

Acts of Faith

By Philip Caputo
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 140004491X
  • Total of Pages : 688
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 627
  • Pdf File: acts-of-faith.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Philip Caputo’s tragic and epically ambitious new novel is set in Sudan, where war is a permanent condition. Into this desolate theater come aid workers, missionaries, and mercenaries of conscience whose courage and idealism sometimes coexist with treacherous moral blindness. There’s the entrepreneurial American pilot who goes from flying food and medicine to smuggling arms, the Kenyan aid worker who can’t help seeing the tawdry underside of his enterprise, and the evangelical Christian who comes to Sudan to redeem slaves and falls in love with a charismatic rebel commander. As their fates intersect and our understanding of their characters deepens, it becomes apparent that Acts of Faith is one of those rare novels that combine high moral seriousness with irresistible narrative wizardry.

The Confidence Game

By Maria Konnikova
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698170997
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 289
  • Pdf File: the-confidence-game.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"It’s a startling and disconcerting read that should make you think twice every time a friend of a friend offers you the opportunity of a lifetime.” —Erik Larson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake and bestselling author of Devil in the White City Think you can’t get conned? Think again. The New York Times bestselling author of Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes explains how to spot the con before they spot you. “[An] excellent study of Con Artists, stories & the human need to believe” –Neil Gaiman, via Twitter A compelling investigation into the minds, motives, and methods of con artists—and the people who fall for their cons over and over again. While cheats and swindlers may be a dime a dozen, true conmen—the Bernie Madoffs, the Jim Bakkers, the Lance Armstrongs—are elegant, outsized personalities, artists of persuasion and exploiters of trust. How do they do it? Why are they successful? And what keeps us falling for it, over and over again? These are the questions that journalist and psychologist Maria Konnikova tackles in her mesmerizing new book. From multimillion-dollar Ponzi schemes to small-time frauds, Konnikova pulls together a selection of fascinating stories to demonstrate what all cons share in common, drawing on scientific, dramatic, and psychological perspectives. Insightful and gripping, the book brings readers into the world of the con, examining the relationship between artist and victim. The Confidence Game asks not only why we believe con artists, but also examines the very act of believing and how our sense of truth can be manipulated by those around us.

Elder Mistreatment

By National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Law and Justice,Committee on National Statistics,Panel to Review Risk and Prevalence of Elder Abuse and Neglect
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Book Code : 9780309185592
  • Total of Pages : 568
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 467
  • Pdf File: elder-mistreatment.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Since the late 1970s when Congressman Claude Pepper held widely publicized hearings on the mistreatment of the elderly, policy makers and practitioners have sought ways to protect older Americans from physical, psychological, and financial abuse. Yet, during the last 20 years fewer than 50 articles have addressed the shameful problem that abusersâ€"and sometimes the abused themselvesâ€"want to conceal. Elder Mistreatment in an Aging America takes a giant step toward broadening our understanding of the mistreatment of the elderly and recommends specific research and funding strategies that can be used to deepen it. The book includes a discussion of the conceptual, methodological, and logistical issues needed to create a solid research base as well as the ethical concerns that must be considered when working with older subjects. It also looks at problems in determination of a report’s reliability and the role of physicians, EMTs, and others who are among the first to recognize situations of mistreatment. Elder Mistreatment in an Aging America will be of interest to anyone concerned about the elderly and ways to intervene when abuse is suspected, including family members, caregivers, and advocates for the elderly. It will also be of interest to researchers, research sponsors, and policy makers who need to know how to advance our knowledge of this problem.

Daughter of Gloriavale

By Lilia Tarawa
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 1443459054
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 458
  • Pdf File: daughter-of-gloriavale.pdf

Book Short Summary:

One young woman’s true story of growing up in a repressive cult led by her charismatic grandfather, Hopeful Christian. In an idyllic valley in New Zealand, the Gloriavale Christian Community seemingly flourished. Founded by Lilia Tarawa’s grandfather, Hopeful Christian, Gloriavale was run according to an oppressive interpretation of fundamental Christianity and became a strictly controlled world of arranged marriages, religious control and spiritual abuse. Born into the cult that her grandfather had started, and surrounded by friends and family, Gloriavale seemed like paradise for Lila Tarawa at first. Her mother, Miracle, had grown up in there too and Lilia’s father managed a thriving moss export business, one of several companies owned by the community. As Lilia grew older, however, she began to see and experience the darker side of the cult, with its strict rules, tight control and shocking abuse. As Lilia and her family started to question Gloriavale’s beliefs and practices, Lilia was forced to make a desperate choice: stay with people she loved or flee to a world that she had always been told was evil. In Daughter of Gloriavale, Lilia Tarawa exposes the shocking world of the secretive cult and details her heart-wrenching journey to break free, find happiness and discover her own strength.

A Book of Remarkable Criminals

By H. B. Irving,Sheba Blake
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sheba Blake Publishing Corporation
  • Book Code : 3986775072
  • Total of Pages : 158
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 103
  • Pdf File: a-book-of-remarkable-criminals.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Are you fascinated by the nefarious figures in history who have opted to walk a darker path in life? Armchair criminologists will take devilish delight in this gruesome collection of true-crime tales. The volume brings together concise biographies of depraved, delusional, and just plain evil louts, ne'er-do-wells and murderers, along with gripping accounts of their misdeeds.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in America [4 volumes]

By Randall M. Miller Ph.D.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313065365
  • Total of Pages : 2664
  • Category : History
  • Members : 140
  • Pdf File: the-greenwood-encyclopedia-of-daily-life-in-america-4-volumes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The course of daily life in the United States has been a product of tradition, environment, and circumstance. How did the Civil War alter the lives of women, both white and black, left alone on southern farms? How did the Great Depression change the lives of working class families in eastern cities? How did the discovery of gold in California transform the lives of native American, Hispanic, and white communities in western territories? Organized by time period as spelled out in the National Standards for U.S. History, these four volumes effectively analyze the diverse whole of American experience, examining the domestic, economic, intellectual, material, political, recreational, and religious life of the American people between 1763 and 2005. Working under the editorial direction of general editor Randall M. Miller, professor of history at St. Joseph's University, a group of expert volume editors carefully integrate material drawn from volumes in Greenwood's highly successful Daily Life Through History series with new material researched and written by themselves and other scholars. The four volumes cover the following periods: The War of Independence and Antebellum Expansion and Reform, 1763-1861, The Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Industrialization of America, 1861-1900, The Emergence of Modern America, World War I, and the Great Depression, 1900-1940 and Wartime, Postwar, and Contemporary America, 1940-Present. Each volume includes a selection of primary documents, a timeline of important events during the period, images illustrating the text, and extensive bibliography of further information resources—both print and electronic—and a detailed subject index.

The Chapo Guide to Revolution

By Chapo Trap House,Felix Biederman,Matt Christman,Brendan James,Will Menaker,Virgil Texas
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501187309
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 128
  • Pdf File: the-chapo-guide-to-revolution.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Instant New York Times bestseller “Howard Zinn on acid or some bullsh*t like that.” —Tim Heidecker The creators of the cult-hit podcast Chapo Trap House deliver a manifesto for everyone who feels orphaned and alienated—politically, culturally, and economically—by the lanyard-wearing Wall Street centrism of the left and the lizard-brained atavism of the right: there is a better way, the Chapo Way. In a guide that reads like “a weirder, smarter, and deliciously meaner version of The Daily Show’s 2004 America (The Book)” (Paste), Chapo Trap House shows you that you don’t have to side with either sinking ships. These self-described “assholes from the internet” offer a fully ironic ideology for all who feel politically hopeless and prefer broadsides and tirades to reasoned debate. Learn the “secret” history of the world, politics, media, and everything in-between that THEY don’t want you to know and chart a course from our wretched present to a utopian future where one can post in the morning, game in the afternoon, and podcast after dinner without ever becoming a poster, gamer, or podcaster. A book that’s “as intellectually serious and analytically original as it is irreverent and funny” (Glenn Greenwald, New York Times bestselling author of No Place to Hide) The Chapo Guide to Revolution features illustrated taxonomies of contemporary liberal and conservative characters, biographies of important thought leaders, “never before seen” drafts of Aaron Sorkin’s Newsroom manga, and the ten new laws that govern Chapo Year Zero (everyone gets a dog, billionaires are turned into Soylent, and logic is outlawed). If you’re a fan of sacred cows, prisoners being taken, and holds being barred, then this book is NOT for you. However, if you feel disenfranchised from the political and cultural nightmare we’re in, then Chapo, let’s go…

Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West

By Steven L. Danver
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Book Code : 1506354912
  • Total of Pages : 888
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 808
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-politics-of-the-american-west.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Encyclopedia of Politics in the American West is an A to Z reference work on the political development of one of America’s most politically distinct, not to mention its fastest growing, region. This work will cover not only the significant events and actors of Western politics, but also deal with key institutional, historical, environmental, and sociopolitical themes and concepts that are important to more fully understanding the politics of the West over the last century.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues [4 volumes]

By Michael Shally-Jensen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313392056
  • Total of Pages : 1707
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 720
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-contemporary-american-social-issues-4-volumes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This single-source reference will help students and general readers alike understand the most critical issues facing American society today. • Four volumes divided by subject area • 225 entries written by experienced researchers and professionals who are experts in their fields • Charts and graphs • Comprehensive bibliographies at the end of each topic volume • Sidebars containing interesting and useful tangents to the main discussion • Further reading section at end of each entry, including Internet links

Jewish Ethics in a Post-Madoff World

By M. Pava
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230339573
  • Total of Pages : 206
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 465
  • Pdf File: jewish-ethics-in-a-post-madoff-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Moses Pava explores new and alternative ways of relating to Jewish texts and concepts. In doing so, he invents a nuanced, flexible, and sufficiently sensitive vocabulary to conduct productive ethical dialogues, both within and between communities.

Would You Lie to Save a Life

By Michael Glenn Maness
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1418478202
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 172
  • Pdf File: would-you-lie-to-save-a-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Would You Lie to Save a Life? Love Will Find a Way Home: A Theology on the Ethics of Love In 1968, Commander Lloyd Bucher and the USS Pueblo were pirated on the high seas. They were held captive for 11 months, and Bucher was forced to sign a confession – forced to lie to save the lives of his men. How does Love impact that decsion in a Christian theology? Love makes the world go round. Without Love, little else has value this side of heaven. In this dilemma between Love and Truth, Love was chosen over Truth, but not at the expense of all Truth. Between the deontological and teleological elements, time itself comes into play in the determination of the absolute "rightness" of the choice in perfect Love. How is as capable as Jesus was and is today? The course of Love is a sacred "stewardship of time" that is the highest exhibition of the Christian’s own Imago Dei or image of God granted to us in creation. When we are able to follow the Scarlet Thread of obedience perfectly, it will lead straight through all of (1) the areas of complexity, uniting (2) all of the demands of all of the absolutes and run dead center between (3) all of the ethical fine lines. These three areas are detailed specifically.

Queering Criminology in Theory and Praxis

By Buist, Carrie,Kahle Semprevivo, Lindsay
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Book Code : 1529210720
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 756
  • Pdf File: queering-criminology-in-theory-and-praxis.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This accessible book introduces the key concepts and theoretical developments of queer criminology and explains what they mean for modern criminal justice frameworks and practitioners. The book sets out experiences of the LGBTQ+ population as victims, offenders and professionals in legal systems in the US and internationally and explores what they mean for elements of those systems including police, courts, corrections and victims’ services. It is both a useful reference point for academics, students and professionals and a guide to how queer criminology can be theoretically applied and practically implemented in the worlds of policing, courts, corrections, and victims' services.

Selling Snake Oil

By Mo Lidsky
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gatekeeper Press
  • Book Code : 164237363X
  • Total of Pages : 396
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 975
  • Pdf File: selling-snake-oil.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Selling Snake Oil is sensational confrontation with the masterminds of the world's most innovative and astonishing investment frauds. This book offers a glimpse into the ingenuity, psychology and strategies of history’s most effective swindlers, who successfully duped US presidents, savvy CEOs, seasoned investment professionals, and everyday investors like you and me. The cases are as real as the victims that lay in their waste. But most important are the eternal lessons they left behind. This book is as entertaining as it is actionable, with every story offering readers another layer of protection in their efforts to ward of the charlatans of the future. You will travel from the shores of Antigua to the farms of Ontario, from the Eifel Tower to small-town America and into the sanctuaries of Wall Street. The stories will carry you across the broadest gamut of geographic and historical narratives. All of which, with the singular objective of helping you avoid the next snake-oil salesman.

Forged in the Fires

By E. Paul Yarbro
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1098025334
  • Total of Pages : 658
  • Category : History
  • Members : 593
  • Pdf File: forged-in-the-fires.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Individuals are not born to greatness, but through failure and defeat, they are prepared for it. Our struggles seem to define us more than our triumphs, and our character determines which path we choose. What road would General George Washington take when offered absolute power? Would Captain John Smith accept his common birth as a limitation of his own achievements? Would Abraham Lincoln demand vengeance on the South after his victory in the Civil War? What beliefs would guide their decisions, and what life experiences shaped their character? Nations as well are not born to greatness and must earn their places in history. Their trials can destroy them or make them even stronger. America was conceived in adversity and achieved greatness through the actions of its people in its darkest moments. Six stories chronicle the lives of the people who guided a nation to greatness by relying on the Christian principles of providence, divine purpose, and perseverance. God would direct their paths to victory over the dark times. From the first settlements of Jamestown and Plymouth to the Civil War, we discover that greatness rarely comes from success, but often rises out of defeat. In our weakness, we are made strong. Through the fires of struggle, individuals forged a nation into "a shining city on a hill." These fires would light the way through the dark for future generations of Americans across the world to see.

The Statesman's Yearbook 2003

By Barry Turner
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230271316
  • Total of Pages : 1760
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 570
  • Pdf File: the-statesman-s-yearbook-2003.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For nearly one hundred and forty years, The Statesman's Yearbook has been relied upon to provide accurate and comprehensive information on the current political, economic and social status of every country in the world. The appointment of the new editor - only the seventh in the book's history - brought enhancements to the 1998-99 edition and these have been continued since then. The 2003 edition is fully updated and contains more information than ever before, including for the first time websites for national governments and international organizations. A foldout colour section provides a political world map and flags for the one hundred and ninety two countries of the world. In an endlessly changing world, the annual publication of The Statesman's Yearbook gives all the information you need in one easily digestible single volume. It will save hours of research and cross-referencing between different sources, and it is an essential annual purchase.