Description : This excerpt from The Hazel Wood—Melissa Albert's fiercely stunning contemporary fantasy perfect for fans of The Magicians—contains the first six chapters. Everyone is talking about The Hazel Wood! “Thoroughly, creepily captivating.” —Kristin Cashore, author of Graceling and Jane, Unlimited “This book is pure imagination candy.” —Stephanie Garber, author of Caraval “Destined to be a classic.” —Kami Garcia, author of The Lovely Reckless “Absolutely breathtaking.” —Seanan McGuire, author of Every Heart a Doorway “Terrifying, magical, and surprisingly funny.” —Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places “Unlike anything else I’ve ever read before.” —Evelyn Skye, author of The Crown’s Game “A part of me will never leave The Hazel Wood.” —Heidi Heilig, author of The Girl from Everywhere “An elegant dark fairy tale, full of the power of story.” —Kat Howard, author of Roses and Rot
Description : Most approaches to crime analysis focus on geographical crime mapping, which is helpful in identifying crime clusters and allocating police resources, but does not explain why a particular crime took place. Applied Crime Analysis presents a model that brings statistical anchoring, behavioral psychopathology, and victimology from the social sciences together with physical and crime scene evidence to provide a complete picture of crime. This hands-on guide takes theoretical principles and demonstrates how they can be put into practice using real case examples. In addition to covering key topics such as staged crime scenes, false reports, and criminal motivations, the book’s includes a final chapter on report writing, showing readers how to use their findings to successfully advance to prosecution and succeed in court. Presents a model that takes social science concepts, including statistical anchoring, behavioral psychopathology, and victimology and connects them with crime scene evidence to examine and analyze crime Puts crime analysis theory into practice with real-world examples highlighting important concepts and best practice Includes a report writing chapter to demonstrate how this approach can strengthen criminal cases and succeed in court Instructor materials include a Test Bank, Powerpoint lecture slides, and Instructor's Guide for each chapter
Description : Compliance with federal equal employment opportunity regulations, including civil rights laws and affirmative action requirements, requires collection and analysis of data on disparities in employment outcomes, often referred to as adverse impact. While most human resources (HR) practitioners are familiar with basic adverse impact analysis, the courts and regulatory agencies are increasingly relying on more sophisticated methods to assess disparities. Employment data are often complicated, and can include a broad array of employment actions (e.g., selection, pay, promotion, termination), as well as data that span multiple protected groups, settings, and points in time. In the era of "big data," the HR analyst often has access to larger and more complex data sets relevant to employment disparities. Consequently, an informed HR practitioner needs a richer understanding of the issues and methods for conducting disparity analyses. This book brings together the diverse literature on disparity analysis, spanning work from statistics, industrial/organizational psychology, human resource management, labor economics, and law, to provide a comprehensive and integrated summary of current best practices in the field. Throughout, the description of methods is grounded in the legal context and current trends in employment litigation and the practices of federal regulatory agencies. The book provides guidance on all phases of disparity analysis, including: How to structure diverse and complex employment data for disparity analysis How to conduct both basic and advanced statistical analyses on employment outcomes related to employee selection, promotion, compensation, termination, and other employment outcomes How to interpret results in terms of both practical and statistical significance Common practical challenges and pitfalls in disparity analysis and strategies to deal with these issues
Description : What is the job of a "criminal profiler" really like? We see these roles played out nightly on tv shows and in the news, but how does law enforcement today actually use empirical data to correctly assess behaviour and help solve crimes, particularly serial crimes? Criminal and Behavioral Profiling, written by well-established authors Curt and Anne Bartol, presents a realistic and empirically-based look at the theory, research, and practice of modern criminal profiling, or, as it′s more professionally termed, behavioural analysis or behavioural investigative analysis. Designed for use in a variety of criminal justice and psychology courses, the book delves into the process of identifying distinctive behavioural tendencies, geographical locations, demographic, and biographical descriptors of offenders, and personality traits, based on characteristics of the crime. Timely literature and case studies from the rapidly growing international research in criminal profiling help students understand the best practices, major pitfalls, and psychological concepts that are key to this process.
Description : Supervision is an essential part of counselling training and ensuring you get the very best supervision is important to all students, at all levels. This book introduces both 'new' and 'in-training' supervisors and counsellors to the concept of supervision and its purpose within counselling. The focus is on key elements of supervision, including methods, processes, skills and policy and the authors examine, in depth, the development of the supervision relationship. Also explored are notions of creativity and flexibility in supervision, as well as key concepts such as multi-cultural and anti-oppressive practice. Full of practical activities that link theory to everyday practice, this essential textbook will develop your skills as a counsellor in an interactive and engaging way. Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice is a new series written specifically to support students on Counselling and Psychotherapy courses. These books are practical in focus, concentrate on linking theory to everyday practice, and include practical activities to aid learning.
Description : Grahame Clark's classic excavations at Star Carr in 1945-51 were a model for their time, but left many important questions unanswered. New research has shown that the site is almost 1000 years older than previously believed. Studies have demonstrated a complex and repeated pattern of occupation spanning at least three centuries, and have documented evidence for the frequent and apparently deliberate burning of the local reedswamp vegetation to improve lake access and perhaps attract animal populations. The new research has also revealed evidence for the construction of a substantial wooden trackway leading to the lake edge - the oldest evidence for systematic carpentry so far documented in Europe. This report shows how scientific techniques and theoretical approaches can shed entirely new light on a seemingly well-documented site.
Description : The Night of the Millionth Dream Revisited is a fictional fantasy story for children and adults alike. Filled with wit, and whimsy, it keeps its readers in suspense through the final pages. A generation ago, when Mary Puddlemire was a girl, she embarked on a dream trade with her younger brother, Billy Spindlenook. Mary returned from the fantasy realm to raise a family. Billys whereabouts remained a mystery. Marys recount of her tale is set off by a series of events that suggests a reenactment of the Night of the Millionth Dream. The storyline reaches through time and distance by means of panaminding, a form of ESP. In the end, the story delivers a big surprise and the hint of a sequel.