Social Problems: Society in Crisis (5th Edition)

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Building on the success of previous editions, Curran and Renzetti have meticulously revised Social Problems, updating and expanding existing coverage to ensure it is as up-to-date as possible. This edition includes new and updated coverage of such issues as welfare reform and welfare-to-work programs, terrorism, crime control policies (including the three strikes policy) gay marriages and the law, the abortion controversy, and health insurance. For anyone interested in sociology and social problems.

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Key Benefit: For the first time, this book explains how to design an assessment system that can authentically evaluate student progress in an interdisciplinary curriculum. Key Topics: It offers readers a wealth of step-by-step procedures, checklists, tables, charts, guides, worksheets, and examples of successful assessment methods -- all designed to help teachers develop an assessment system that works for their own curriculum, in their own teaching environment. The author discusses many award-winning interdisciplinary assessment programs, giving the reader a variety of concrete models of curriculum assessment practices that have already proved successful in the classroom. Market: Principals, Assistant Principals, Curriculum Coordinators, and Teachers in Middle School, Junior High, and High School. A Longwood Professional Book.

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Claire M. Renzetti, Ph.D. is the Judi Conway Patton Endowed Chair in the Center for Research on Violence Against Women, and Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department at the University of Kentucky. She is co-editor with Jeffrey Edleson of the Interpersonal Violence book series for Oxford University Press; and editor of the Gender and Justice book series for University of California Press. She has authored or edited 21 books as well as numerous book chapters and articles in professional journals. Much of her research has focused on the violent victimization experiences of socially and economically marginalized women. Her current research includes an evaluation of a horticultural therapy program at a shelter for battered women, studies examining the relationship between religiosity and intimate partner violence perpetration and victimization, an evaluation of coordinated community services for human trafficking victims, and an evaluation of a human trafficking training program for law enforcement officers. Dr. Renzetti has held elected and appointed positions on the governing bodies of several national professional organizations, including the Society for the Study of Social Problems (President), the American Society of Criminology (Executive Officer), the Eastern Sociological Society (Treasurer), and Alpha Kappa Delta, the sociological honors society (President). She has been honored by the Women and Crime Division of the American Society of Criminology with the Saltzman Award for Contributions to Practice, an award that recognizes a criminologist whose professional accomplishments have increased the quality of justice and the level of safety for women. She is also the 2011 recipient of the Lee Founders Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems in recognition of significant lifetime achievements in research, teaching, and service leading to the betterment of human life. In 2014, she was inducted into the Alumni Wall of Fame by the University of Delaware Alumni Association.

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