Browsing posts tagged: Public Affairs
Now You Know Crime Scenes

With hit cop TV dramas like the various CSI and Law and Order shows, Bones and Criminal Minds. everybody seems to think they’re a forensics expert. But what do we really know? Now, with Now You Know Crime Scenes, we can all get the dope on:How long does it really take to analyze a DNA […]

The Sam Smith Quiz Book

Are you a fan of Sam Smith? Were you one of the thousands of people who bought his debut album ‘In the Lonely Hour’? Would you like to find out more about the talented young singer-songwriter? If you answered yes to any of these questions, The Sam Smith Quiz Book is a must for you. […]

The British Crime and Prison Quiz Book

Will you be held at gunpoint and find yourself reaching for the panic button or will you be laughing all the way to the bank as you try to answer this quiz book’s 450 testing questions cunningly prepared by former London gangster and nowadays best-selling celebrity author and film-maker Dave Courtney and ex-prison officer Jim […]

Full Disclosure

Governments in recent decades have employed public disclosure strategies to reduce risks, improve public and private goods and services, and reduce injustice. In the United States, these targeted transparency policies include financial securities disclosures, nutritional labels, school report cards, automobile rollover rankings, and sexual offender registries. They constitute a light-handed approach to governance that empowers […]

The Politics of Crisis Management

Crisis management has become a defining feature of contemporary governance. In times of crisis, communities and members of organizations expect their leaders to minimize the impact of the crisis at hand, while critics and bureaucratic competitors try to seize the moment to blame incumbent rulers and their policies. In this extreme environment, policy makers must […]

Leadership for the Common Good

When it was first published in 1992, the first edition of Leadership for the Common Good presented a revolutionary approach to community and organizational leadership in a shared-power world. Now, in this completely revised and updated edition, Barbara Crosby and John Bryson expand on their proven leadership model and offer new insights and guidance to […]

Investigator and Fraud Fighter Guidebook

Get federal investigative insight and guidance on conducting thorough investigations and case-building The ability to conduct thorough and effective investigations is a skill that has become increasingly in-demand across many industries. At the same time, investigative resources are dwindling as markets recede. Regulation and financial hurdles impede traditional investigation processes. Even seasoned professionals are finding […]

Managing Local Government

This book provides a descriptive analysis of how public administrators manage municipal government. Using examples from the United States, it explores six dimensions of public administration: legal aspects of public management; human resources management; budgeting and public finance; the political dimension; intergovernmental relations and ethical considerations. As well as theory, the authors address such practical […]

The Art of Public Strategy

The strategies adopted by governments and public officials can have dramatic effects on peoples‘ lives. The best ones can transform economic laggards into trailblazers, eliminate diseases, or sharply cut crime. Strategic failures can result in highly visible disasters, like the shrinking of the Russian economy in the 1990s, or the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in […]

Newgate

There have been more prisons in London than in any other European city. Of these, Newgate was the largest, most notorious and worst. This work tells the story of Newgate’s origins, the criminals it held, the punishments meted out and its rebuilding and reform.