Chaser Quarterly

The Chaser Annual 2017 The

Author: The Chaser

Publisher: Black Incorporated


Category: Australia

Page: 128

View: 948

It's back, better than ever. Featuring a full wrap of all the news, sport, entertainment and Trump jokes from a year that will forever be remembered as "Oh my God, remember 2017?" The Chaser Annual 2017also features original writing by some of Australia's top comedy writers, with overviews of the year ahead in global politics and finance. Plus Cassie Sainsbury provides a comprehensive guide to making a quick buck sponsored by Sony Headphones. The perfect gift for fans of The Chaser, as well as people who like reading slightly out of date topical comedy.

The Trials of Nina Mccall

Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison Promiscuous Women

Author: Scott W. Stern

Publisher: Beacon Press



Page: 368

View: 490

"In 1918, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, Nina McCall was told to report to the local health officer to be examined for sexually transmitted infections. Confused and humiliated, Nina did as she was told, and the health officer performed a hasty (and invasive) examination and quickly diagnosed her with gonorrhea. Though Nina insisted she could not possibly have an STI, she was coerced into committing herself to the Bay City Detention Hospital, a facility where she would spend almost three miserable months subjected to hard labor, exploitation, and painful injections of mercury. Nina McCall was one of many women unfairly imprisoned by the United States government throughout the twentieth century. Tens, probably hundreds, of thousands of women and girls were locked up (usually without due process) simply because officials suspected these women were prostitutes, carrying STDs, or just 'promiscuous.' This discriminatory program, dubbed the 'American Plan,' lasted from the 1910s into the 1950s, implicating a number of luminaries, including Eleanor Roosevelt, John D. Rockefeller Jr., Earl Warren, and even Eliot Ness, while laying the foundation for the modern system of women's prisons. In some places, vestiges of the Plan lingered into the 1960s and 1970s, and the laws that undergirded it remain on the books to this day. Scott Stern tells the story of this almost forgotten program through the life of Nina McCall"--Dust jacket.

The politics of compassion

Immigration and asylum policy

Author: Sirriyeh, Ala

Publisher: Policy Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 393

Whether addressing questions of loss, (be)longing, fears of an immigration ‘invasion’ or perceived injustices in immigration policies, immigration debates are infused with strong emotions. Emotion is often presented as a factor that complicates and hinders rational discussion. This book explores how emotion is, in fact, central to understanding how and why we have the immigration policies we do, and what kinds of policies may be beneficial for various groups of people in society. The author looks beyond the ‘negative’ emotions of fear and hostility to examine on the politics of compassion and empathy. Using case studies from Australia, Europe and the US, the book offers a new and original analysis of immigration policy and immigration debates.

Big Data

Author: Benoit Leclerc

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Computers

Page: 132

View: 984

The internet has launched the world into an era into which enormous amounts of data are generated every day through technologies with both positive and negative consequences. This often refers to big data . This book explores big data in organisations operating in the criminology and criminal justice fields. Big data entails a major disruption in the ways we think about and do things, which certainly applies to most organisations including those operating in the criminology and criminal justice fields. Big data is currently disrupting processes in most organisations – how different organisations collaborate with one another, how organisations develop products or services, how organisations can identify, recruit, and evaluate talent, how organisations can make better decisions based on empirical evidence rather than intuition, and how organisations can quickly implement any transformation plan, to name a few. All these processes are important to tap into, but two underlying processes are critical to establish a foundation that will permit organisations to flourish and thrive in the era of big data – creating a culture more receptive to big data and implementing a systematic data analytics-driven process within the organisation. Written in a clear and direct style, this book will appeal to students and scholars in criminology, criminal justice, sociology, and cultural studies but also to government agencies, corporate and non-corporate organisations, or virtually any other institution impacted by big data.