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Jennifer C. Hunt.

in Seven Shots

October 2010; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 16136 words.

This chapter gives an account of two dedicated police officers, Paul Yurkiw and Rich Teemsma, working in the Emergency Service departments and discusses their brave acts in July 1997....

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Jennifer C. Hunt.

in Seven Shots

October 2010; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 26122 words.

This chapter outlines the concerns about terrorism that came to the forefront of police consciousness only to momentarily dissipate under the weight of a bloody trial. On February 4, 1999,...

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“A Fate Worse than Death”

Bryan J. Mccann.

in Working for Justice

June 2013; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 7189 words.

This chapter contends that antiprison and anti-death penalty activists need to reexamine their rhetorical habits and political strategies if they hope to achieve any lasting change in the...

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An accident at White Creek Lodge

Ann Oakley.

in Fracture

April 2007; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 2866 words.

This chapter is a detailed account of the accident that occurred to the author a few years back which led her to writing this research study. The incident occurred at White Creek Lodge, a...

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Accidental bodies

Ann Oakley.

in Fracture

April 2007; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 2461 words.

People don't choose their own bodies, nor much of what happens to them. The book has been a biological account of the author's personal journey into the land of bodily damage, disability...

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Accountability

Bryn Caless and Steve Tong.

in Leading Policing in Europe

July 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 8985 words.

Modern democratic society demands that police officers are accountable for what they do and much debate on the subject centres currently on machinery to ensure that. The insistence on...

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Achieving Rights to Land, Water, and Health in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Heinz Klug.

in Closing the Rights Gap

March 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 8652 words.

Focusing on three specific social and economic rights – to land, water and health – guaranteed in the South African Constitution, this chapter explores the sources, histories, and processes...

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Action In and On a World

John Levi Martin.

in The Explanation of Social Action

August 2011; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 22820 words.

Chapter 5 investigates three alternatives to the Durkheimian understanding of the nature of the cognitive components to action. The first is the Russian activity school,...

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Administrative Consistency, Downstream Consequences, and “Knuckleheads”

Kitty Calavita and Valerie Jenness.

in Appealing to Justice

December 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory. 8456 words.

This chapter focuses on correctional staff as organizational actors who share institutional loyalties and a commitment to carceral logic but who hold different positions in the organization...

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Adolescence

Melissa R. Herman.

in Sociology

P ublished online April 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Economic Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Population and Demography; Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements and Social Change; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Social Theory. 13786 words.

The sociology of adolescence focuses on biological, social, economic, and psychological development of youth during the period between childhood and adulthood. In this period, typical youth...

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