Could It Happen to Anyone?

Could It Happen to Anyone?

A story that tells how sometimes, when we tell off our children without thinking, we don’t think that “It could happen to anyone”. Guided Reading Level: M, Lexile Level: 800L

It Could Happen to Anyone

It Could Happen to Anyone

The widely read and highly praised bestseller It Could Happen to Anyone offers a unique amalgamation of the practical clinical experience of Alyce LaViolette and the extensive research of Ola Barnett on battered women and their batterers. Fully updated and revised, this Third Edition includes a wealth of new material and case examples, while retained sections have been carefully rewritten to reflect contemporary thinking. This important text continues to provide understanding and empathy regarding the plight of battered women as they attempt to find safety. The integration of current knowledge with learning theory explains how any woman's previous life experiences along with the effects of battering might influence her to stay with her abuser. The book's content also explains how some social institutions, such as the criminal justice system, cannot be counted upon to protect her, thus making it dangerous for her to leave or stay. In extreme cases, she may even be killed. From a more optimistic viewpoint, the book describes many innovations geared to assist battered women through shelters, transitional housing, and temporary income support. This extensively revised and expanded new edition is a must read for anyone working in or training to work in a helping role for issues in domestic violence.

When It Happens

When It Happens

At the start of her senior year in high school, Sara wants two things: to get into a top college and to find true love.Tobey also wants two things for his senior year: to win Battle of the Bands and to make Sara fall in love with him. However, a popular jock named Dave moves in on Sara first. But Tobey’s quirky wit and big blue eyes are hard for Sara to ignore. Plus, he gets the little things that matter to her. Can a slacker rock-star wannabe win the heart of a pretty class brain like Sara? Hilariously and movingly told through Tobey and Sara’s authentic voices, Susane Colasanti’s debut novel sizzles in its portrayal of two young people searching for The One.

Rough Justice

Citizens' Experiences of Mistreatment and Injustice in the Early Stages of Law Enforcement

Rough Justice

Rough Justice recounts the experiences of victims of police and criminal justice failings through the stories of some who fought back, often with amazing commitment and courage. Their feelings encompass frustration, confusion, helplessness and anger. Their encounters affected their trust, certainty and confidence in British justice, sometimes for a lifetime. "An extraordinary book to remind us all that our 'social contract' comes with some frightening downsides" Professor David Wilson (From the Foreword). In 2006 Prime Minister David Cameron declared the police the 'last great unreformed public service' but Governments have dodged fundamental change. Police still investigate and often 'clear' themselves, and avoid prosecution more than Joe Public. A minority practice deception and dubious tactics to obscure what is happening. At a time when the Home Office is reviewing police integrity and discipline, the book also looks at the manipulation of crime statistics, argues that the Independent Police Complaints Commission is unfit for purpose and points to unfairness underpinning a crisis of legitimacy. As former Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer commented, 'Britain's criminal justice system fails the vulnerable'. It lets down law-abiding people too (including MPs) through free-style policing and a 'because we can' approach. It could it happen to you. Will anything ever change? When will politicians face up to the need for action? Roger Williams wrote Rough Justice as an ordinary citizen caught-up in a highly professional and impenetrable criminal process. He then discovered others with the same sense of inadequacy when faced with the might of the state. He hopes their stories and his suggestions might make a difference.

Protection, Security, and Safeguards

Practical Approaches and Perspectives, Second Edition

Protection, Security, and Safeguards

Much has changed on the security landscape since the last edition of this book was published in 2000. Today’s security personnel face greater demands than ever before and are expected to be more highly trained and educated. Updated to reflect the heightened security climate of the current age, Protection, Security, and Safeguards: Practical Approaches and Perspectives, Second Edition offers a critical survey of the field, introduces proven procedures, and explores the latest advances for security practitioners. Highlights of the book include: Psychological perspectives on security issues The professional requirements of security officers and executive protection agents Case studies of unusual security scenarios Guidance on performing a threat assessment under immediate situations Workplace violence prevention and response programs The role of security consultants Defensive tactics for protecting clients and personal self-defense Residence security, airline security, corporate investigations, and motorcade procedures Real stories from K-9 handlers Safeguards against identity theft and counterfeiting Tips on getting hired as a security professional Edited by a former U.S. Secret Service Agent, the book includes contributions from professionals in all walks of the security industry. The diverse array of topics in this volume provide a scintillating view of the challenging field of security and the people who make up today’s security workforce.

Buying and Selling a Business

A Step-by-Step Guide

Buying and Selling a Business

A twenty-first-century update to the modern business classic . .. For more than fifteen years, this handy guide has providedentrepreneurs and small business owners with a simple, step-by-stepplan for buying or selling a business-without their own specialteam of lawyers and accountants. Written by leading businessattorney Robert Klueger, this up-to-date guide now includeseverything you need to know about recent tax law changes, as wellas an entirely new chapter on limited liability companies. Itanswers all your critical questions, covering everything from thevaluation of a business through the negotiation stages to closingthe deal. Packed with the kind of real-world guidance you can only get from aprofessional, Buying & Selling a Business, Second Edition showsyou how to: * Choose a business that's right for you * Evaluate the business, determine why the seller is selling,analyze the seller's operations, and analyze balance sheets, incomestatements, and cash flow * Negotiate effectively-including negotiating for price, timing,stock and asset agreements, noncompetitive agreements, andmore * Buy a franchise-key considerations that make a franchisedifferent * Ensure a hassle-free closing with no surprises

Bangkok Haunts

Bangkok Haunts

Sonchai Jitpleecheep, the devout Buddhist Royal Thai Police detective who led us through the best sellers Bangkok 8 and Bangkok Tattoo, returns in this blistering novel.Sonchai has seen virtually everything on his beat in Bangkok's District 8, but nothing like the snuff film he's just been sent anonymously. Furiously fast-paced and laced through with an erotic ghost story that gives a new dark twist to the life of our hero, Bangkok Haunts more than lives up to the smart and darkly funny originality of its predecessors.

Wild Girls

A Novel

Wild Girls

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Fly Away Home

A Novel

Fly Away Home

Sometimes all you can do is fly away home . . . When Sylvie Serfer met Richard Woodruff in law school, she had wild curls, wide hips, and lots of opinions. Decades later, Sylvie has remade herself as the ideal politician’s wife—her hair dyed and straightened, her hippie-chick wardrobe replaced by tailored knit suits. At fifty-seven, she ruefully acknowledges that her job is staying twenty pounds thinner than she was in her twenties and tending to her husband, the senator. Lizzie, the Woodruffs’ younger daughter, is at twenty-four a recovering addict, whose mantra HALT (Hungry? Angry? Lonely? Tired?) helps her keep her life under control. Still, trouble always seems to find her. Her older sister, Diana, an emergency room physician, has everything Lizzie failed to achieve—a husband, a young son, the perfect home—and yet she’s trapped in a loveless marriage. With temptation waiting in one of the ER’s exam rooms, she finds herself craving more. After Richard’s extramarital affair makes headlines, the three women are drawn into the painful glare of the national spotlight. Once the press conference is over, each is forced to reconsider her life, who she is and who she is meant to be. Written with an irresistible blend of heartbreak and hilarity, Fly Away Home is an unforgettable story of a mother and two daughters who after a lifetime of distance finally learn to find refuge in one another.

How You Can Talk To Anyone: Teach Yourself

How You Can Talk To Anyone: Teach Yourself

""How You Can Talk To Anyone"" will change the life of any reader who finds themselves scared and shy in social situations - and it will have a pretty amazing effect on those who just need a bit of a confidence boost!