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Using evidenceHow research can inform public services

Using evidence: How research can inform public services

Sandra M. Nutley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346650
eISBN:
9781447304166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346650.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book provides a contribution to understanding and enhancing evidence use. It draws together current knowledge about how research is used and how this can be encouraged and improved. In ... More

Values in criminology and community justice

Values in criminology and community justice

Malcolm Cowburn, Marian Duggan, Anne Robinson, and Paul Senior (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447300359
eISBN:
9781447311706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300359.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This edited book considers the values both implicit and explicit in criminology and criminal justice. Taking Becker’s influential article “Whose Side Are We On?” (1967) as a starting point, the book ... More

Valuing Interdisciplinary Collaborative ResearchBeyond Impact

Valuing Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research: Beyond Impact

Keri Facer and Kate Pahl (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447331605
eISBN:
9781447331650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331605.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This book articulates what it is to do collaborative interdisciplinary research drawing on projects from the UK based Arts and Humanities Research Council funded Connected Communities programme. This ... More

Valuing older peopleA humanist approach to ageing

Valuing older people: A humanist approach to ageing

Ricca Edmondson and Hans-Joachim Von Kondratowitz (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422927
eISBN:
9781447304173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422927.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

How can people understand older people as real human beings, value their wisdom, and appreciate that their norms and purposes both matter in themselves and are affected by those of others? Using a ... More

Veiled ThreatsRepresenting the Muslim Woman in Public Policy Discourses

Veiled Threats: Representing the Muslim Woman in Public Policy Discourses

Naaz Rashid

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447325178
eISBN:
9781447325215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325178.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

The book looks at how ‘the Muslim woman’ is socially constructed through an analysis of contemporary racialized and gendered policy narratives in the UK. It is focused on Prevent, the UK’s ... More

Violent fathering and the risks to childrenThe need for change

Violent fathering and the risks to children: The need for change

Lynne Harne

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847429179
eISBN:
9781447304180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429179.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Current family policy approaches emphasise the significance of paternal involvement in children's lives, yet there has been a silence on violent and abusive fathering in these discourses. This is the ... More

Voluntary sector in transitionHard times or new opportunities?

Voluntary sector in transition: Hard times or new opportunities?

Linda Milbourne

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781847427236
eISBN:
9781447310952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427236.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Voluntary and community organisations have attracted growing interest, as governments pare back the public sphere and welfare spending and locate ‘solutions’ with civil society and the private ... More

Vulnerability and young peopleCare and social control in policy and practice

Vulnerability and young people: Care and social control in policy and practice

Kate Brown

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447318170
eISBN:
9781447318200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318170.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The identification and management of vulnerability has come to play an important role in welfare and criminal justice processes, yet the rising popularity of the notion has largely escaped scrutiny. ... More

Wealth and the WealthyExploring and Tackling Inequalities Between Rich and Poor

Wealth and the Wealthy: Exploring and Tackling Inequalities Between Rich and Poor

Karen Rowlingson and Stephen McKay

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847423085
eISBN:
9781447305620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423085.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

There is relatively little research into wealth and the wealthy, despite increasing academic, policy and public interest in the growing gap between rich and poor, and the personal assets of the ... More

Welfare and well-beingSocial value in public policy

Welfare and well-being: Social value in public policy

Bill Jordan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420800
eISBN:
9781447304210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420800.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Research on well-being reveals the significance of personal relationships, trust and participation to sustain quality of life, yet it is the economic model that remains the dominant basis for ... More

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