Description : This book showcases research from a wide range of authors in the field of desisting from crime and recovering from addiction and examines the experiences of change for individuals seeking healthier and more successful futures
Description : Foreword by Ralph Nader. In Corporation Nation Derber addresses the unchecked power of today's corporations to shape the way we work, earn, buy, sell, and think—the very way we live. Huge, far-reaching mergers are now commonplace, downsizing is rampant, and our lines of communication, news and entertainment media, jobs, and savings are increasingly controlled by a handful of global—and unaccountable—conglomerates. We are, in effect, losing our financial and emotional security, depending more than ever on the whim of these corporations. But it doesn't have to be this way, as this book makes clear. Just as the original Populist movement of the nineteenth century helped dethrone the robber barons, Derber contends that a new, positive populism can help the U.S. workforce regain its self-control. Drawing on core sociological concepts and demonstrating the power of the sociological imagination, he calls for revisions in our corporate system, changes designed to keep corporations healthy while also making them answerable to the people. From rewriting corporate charters to altering consumer habits, Derber offers new aims for businesses and empowering strategies by which we all can make a difference.
Description : Good detective work allowed the pair to arrest and charge a fellow policeman, who murdered an undercover officer in an attempt to keep a crook–police racket secret. But their work is not yet done. Who ordered the execution? Why? Just how high did the conspiracy go? And – and most importantly – does the crooked power group behind the assassin still flourish? There are questions that remain to be answered – so when the home office decides to reopen the case, it is Harpur and Iles to whom the investigation is once more handed.
Description : Spotify is a Swedish based service that streams music, podcasts and video content to its subscribers. The content it distributes are protected content that are directly obtained from the record labels of media companies that own them. Currently the service is available in Western Europe, The Americas and Oceania. The music available on the service can be filtered by Artist, Album, Genre, Playlist or Record Label. It was launched in September 2008 by a Swedish start-up company and as at June 2016, the company has more than 75 million active users. This is a new way to distribute and listen to music, this book will seek to look at the various features of the platform.
Description : The term enrollment management has been around for almost twenty-five years. It arose from the recognition that enrollment declines that began in the mid 1970s would not be arrested by better or more recruitment. Rather, college and universities would need to integrate a number of activities and programs and, in the process, probably redefine their purposes. It became clear that an admission office, even one that acts in concert with the financial aid office, should not be solely responsible for maintaining adequate enrollment. Succinctly stated, enrollment management is finding, enrolling, and retaining enough of the kinds of students an institution wants. Although offices of outreach, admission, and financial aid may be outside their immediate jurisdictions, student affairs professionals have much to do with managing enrollments. This volume examines several of the most important areas of enrollment management for the benefit of student service administrators. This is the 71st issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Student Services.
Description : CISO's Guide to Penetration Testing: A Framework to Plan, Manage, and Maximize Benefits details the methodologies, framework, and unwritten conventions penetration tests should cover to provide the most value to your organization and your customers. Discussing the process from both a consultative and technical perspective, it provides an overview of the common tools and exploits used by attackers along with the rationale for why they are used. From the first meeting to accepting the deliverables and knowing what to do with the results, James Tiller explains what to expect from all phases of the testing life cycle. He describes how to set test expectations and how to identify a good test from a bad one. He introduces the business characteristics of testing, the imposed and inherent limitations, and describes how to deal with those limitations. The book outlines a framework for protecting confidential information and security professionals during testing. It covers social engineering and explains how to tune the plethora of options to best use this investigative tool within your own environment. Ideal for senior security management and anyone else responsible for ensuring a sound security posture, this reference depicts a wide range of possible attack scenarios. It illustrates the complete cycle of attack from the hacker’s perspective and presents a comprehensive framework to help you meet the objectives of penetration testing—including deliverables and the final report.
Description : America has a huge problem. It faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and it is failing to meet them. In What's Wrong with America?, Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum analyze those challenges - globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation's chronic deficits, and its pattern of energy consumption - and spell out what needs to be done now to rediscover America's power and prowess. They explain how the end of the cold war blinded the nation to the need to address these issues seriously. They show how America's history, when properly understood, provides the key to coping successfully and explain how the paralysis of the US political system and the erosion of key American values have made it impossible to carry out the policies the country needs. What's Wrong with America? is both a searching exploration of the American condition today and a rousing manifesto for American renewal.
Description : A logical, straightforward approach to learning the C# language C# is a complicated programming language for building .NET-connected software for Microsoft Windows, the Web, and a wide range of devices. The friendly All-in-One For Dummies format is a perfect way to present it. Each minibook is a self-contained package of necessary information, making it easy to find what you're looking for. Upgrades in C# 2010 include the ability to build Windows 7 applications and compatibility with Python and Ruby. C# is a somewhat complex programming language for building .NET-connected software for Microsoft Windows, the Web, and other devices Beginning C# programmers will appreciate how the All-in-One format breaks the topic into minibooks, each one addressing a key body of information Minibooks include creating your first C# program, Windows 7 programming, basic C# programming, object-based programming, object-oriented programming, Windows programming with C# and Visual Studio, and debugging Companion Web site includes all sample code Beginning C# programmers will find C# 2010 All-in-One For Dummies explains a complicated topic in an easy, understandable way. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.