The ETSU Authors Bookshelf includes books and media authored, co-authored, or edited by ETSU faculty and staff and published from 2011 to present. It includes annual galleries for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
The annual Celebration of ETSU Authors in October is sponsored by the Charles C. Sherrod Library to acknowledge the scholarly and creative work contributed by ETSU faculty and staff to their fields.
Richard Marius and Melvin E. Page
A Short Guide to Writing about History is an ideal complement for any history course intended to teach students to think and write like historians. This engaging and practical text will teach students how to go beyond reporting the basic dates and facts of their history books and show them how to infuse their writing with their own ideas and unique perspective.
Covering brief essays and the documented resource paper, the text explores the writing and researching processes, different modes of historical writing (including argument), and offers guidelines for improving style as well as documenting sources.
Brian J. Maxson and Nicholas Scott Baker
The thirteen essays in this volume demonstrate the multiplicity of connections between learning and politics in Renaissance Italy. Some engage explicitly with Hans Baron's "civic humanism" thesis illustrating its continuing viability, but also stretching its application to prove the limitations of its original expression. Others move beyond Baron's thesis to examine the actual practice of various individuals and groups engaged in both political and learned activities in a variety of diverse settings. The collective impression of all the contributions is that of a complex, ever-shifting mosaic of learned enterprises in which the well-examined civic paradigm emerges as just one of several modes that explain the interaction between learning and politics in Italy between 1300 and 1650. The model that emerges rejects any single category of explanation in favour of one that emphasizes variety and multiplicity. It suggests that learning was indispensible to all politics in Renaissance Italy and that, in fact, at its heart the Renaissance was a political event as much as a cultural movement.
"In moving past the constraints imposed by the so-called Baron thesis, the essays in this volume allow for an innovative focus on Renaissance humanism as a set of 'practices' determined more by social structures and networks than by specific historical events. In so doing, a number of these studies open up new areas of scholarly exploration."
- Scott Blanchard, Misericordia University
Larry S. Miller and Norman Marin
Quality photographs of evidence can communicate details about crime scenes that otherwise may go unnoticed, making skilled forensic photographers invaluable assets to modern police departments. For those seeking a current and concise guide to the skills necessary in forensic photography, Police Photography , Seventh Edition, provides both introductory and more advanced information about the techniques of police documentation. Completely updated to include information about the latest equipment and techniques recommended for high-quality digital forensic photography, this new edition thoroughly describes the techniques necessary for documenting a range of crime scenes and types of evidence, including homicides, arson, and vehicle incidents. With additional coverage of topics beyond crime scenes, such as surveillance and identification photography, Police Photography , Seventh Edition is an important resource for students and professionals alike.
Larry S. Miller and John T. Whitehead
The criminal justice process is dependent on accurate documentation. Criminal justice professionals can spend 50-75% of their time writing administrative and research reports. Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals, Fifth Edition provides practical guidance--with specific writing samples and guidelines--for providing strong reports. Much of the legal process depends on careful documentation and the crucial information that lies within, but most law enforcement, security, corrections, and probation and parole officers have not had adequate training in how to provide well-written, accurate, brief, and complete reports. Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals covers everything officers need to learn--from basic English grammar to the difficult but often-ignored problem of creating documentation that will hold up in court. This new edition is updated to include timely information, including extensive coverage of digital reporting, updates on legal issues and privacy rights, and expanded coverage of forensics and scientific reporting.
Merry Noel Miller
Women are twice as likely as men to become depressed. While they seek help for mental disorders more often than men, they also seek to help others, trying to keep everyone happy while taking care of parents, spouses, and children. Sometimes, doing it all is doing too much.
In Finding Your Emotional Balance, Dr. Merry Noel Miller offers women of all ages advice for coping with life’s challenges while increasing its joys. Drawing on her three decades of experience as a psychiatrist specializing in women’s mental health―as well as her own personal struggles with depression and grief―she explains the special vulnerabilities and strengths of women during adolescence, the childbearing years, menopause, and late in life.
Dr. Miller opens each chapter with stories about women who are dealing with issues related to their stage in life. She discusses common mental disorders in the context of life stages, exploring the symptoms of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, and unresolved grief. She also offers a variety of remedies, suggesting medical and non-medical approaches to finding emotional balance even in the most stressful times. Each chapter ends with a list of suggested readings and websites.
Harry W. More and Larry S. Miller
Good police officers are often promoted into supervisory positions with little or no training for what makes a good manager. Effective Police Supervision is a core text used in college-level classes on supervisory practices in criminal justice. This popular book combines behavioral theory with case studies that allow the reader to identify and resolve personal and organizational problems. It provides readers with an understanding of the group behaviors and organizational dynamics, with a focus on effectiveness as well as proficiency, and on how a supervisor can help to create an effective organization. This book is also a vital tool in the preparation of police officers for promotional exams.
This revised and updated edition includes new material throughout on police accountability, police involvement with news media, dealing with social media, and avoiding scandals. Each chapter includes important key terms and opens with a case study to illustrate important concepts.
Thinking is what we do best. Our schools used to teach children to think. They don't any more. If you want to improve your critical thinking skills, read this short, fun, easy to read book.
Hear yourself think -- Mind control -- New thoughts for old -- Garbage in, garbage out -- Good ideas -- Reading -- Ask the next question -- Sleep on it -- Lying, and other bad habits -- Angry thoughts -- Fallacies -- Advanced thinking -- Changing your mind.
Liner notes by Ted Olson, song lyrics, and discography; produced by Ted Olson.
"In this collection, all of Reed’s songs, both faith-based and secular, recorded for the Victor Talking Machine Company over two sessions in 1927 in Bristol TN and Camden, NJ and two sessions in 1929 in New York City, are on one 22 track CD, complemented by well researched essays by Producer Ted Olson and LOTS of archival photos. Reed played fiddle and sang and on some sessions he was accompanied on guitar by his son Orville. ... Olson has included the younger Reed’s solo recordings." --Steve Ramm Review on Amazon
(5-CD + 124 page book) Inarguably a major recording act, Tennessee Ernie Ford (1919-1991) sold an estimated 90 million albums worldwide, and charted 17 Top Ten country singles and four Top Ten pop singles over a 35-year recording career. And he played significant - and pioneering - roles in radio and television broadcasting. All the secular-themed studio recordings from the first dozen years in the career of one of the most important crossover acts in the history of American popular music. Five CDs containing 154 tracks and a 120-page book with newly written essays, track-by-track album notes, a discography, label scans, and many rare photographs and illustrations. Early country hits including the chart-topping Mule Train (1949) and Ford's pioneering 'hillbilly boogie' smash The Shotgun Boogie (1950), as well as Ford's first major crossover hit, the 1950 duet (with Kay Starr) I'll Never Be Free. It also includes classics such as Rock City Boogie (with the Dinning Sisters, 1951) and Blackberry Boogie (1952) as well as overlooked delights as the train song Tennessee Local (1952), his 1952 interpretation of Willie Mabon's rhythm and blues hit I Don't Know. This boxed set includes two never-before-released songs (Slow Down and Small World), numerous Ford singles and album tracks not previously reissued on CD, and several rarities, including Ford's 1955 recitations of Davy Crockett tales, as well as Ford's 1958 public service jingles to promote the U. S. Marine Corps 'Toys for Tots' charitable program.
This timely book explores the troubled intertwining of religion, medicine, empire, and race relations in the early nineteenth century. John Rankin analyzes the British use of medicine in West Africa as a tool to usher in a “softer” form of imperialism, considers how British colonial officials, missionaries, and doctors regarded Africans, and explores the impact of race classification on colonial constructs.
Rankin goes beyond contemporary medical theory, examining the practice of medicine in colonial Africa as Britons dealt with the challenges of providing health care to their civilian employees, African soldiers, and the increasing numbers of freed slaves in the general population, even while the imperialists themselves were threatened by a lack of British doctors and western medicines. As Rankin writes, “The medical system sought to not only heal Africans but to ‘uplift’ them and make them more amenable to colonial control . . . Colonialism starts in the mind and can be pushed on the other solely through ideological pressure.”
Jasmine R. Renner
This manual provides detailed guidance on creating, designing and developing e-learning and m-learning courses, materials and resources for instructors, faculty, staff, trainers and instructional designers who are new to e-learning design at colleges and universities, especially in Africa and in developing nations. It provides basic concepts and information on the processes and resources involved in e-learning development, and a step by step systematic guide on how to design and develop e-learning and m-learning courses and resources in universities and colleges. The information in this manual is based on consolidated instructional design models and learning theories and incorporates the designer’s experience in delivering e-learning and m-learning courses in development contexts.
E-Learning Training Manual: Best Practices and Quality Assurance For Developing and Creating E-learning Courses in Colleges and Universities
Jasmine R. Renner
This training manual serves as a valuable tool to enhance instructional redesign and curriculum development of face-to-face (F2F) courses, materials and platforms into e-learning and mobile learning for all universities and colleges in the continent of Africa. It is designed for aspiring e-learning and mobile learning course developers who are desirous of developing, implementing and sustaining e-learning and m-learning platforms to promote teaching, learning, service and community.
E-Learning Training Manual: Curriculum Audit and Course Outline Development and Redesign for Colleges and Universities
Jasmine R. Renner
Dedication -- Acknowledgments -- About the manual -- Getting started -- A world on curriculum audit and redesign -- Curriculum audit : the process -- Assessment -- What is needs analysis -- How it aids design and planning -- Addressing stakeholders needs -- Involving students -- What should be considered -- Using model and templates -- SWOT -- Profiling -- Curriculum redesign -- Matching learning methods to needs -- Program and course redesign checklist -- References and other resources -- Appendices 1 -- Appendices 2 -- About the author -- About the E-Learning Solutions Center -- About our services -- About our products -- Thank you.
This training manual serves as a valuable tool to enhance curriculum audit, instructional redesign, and the development of face-to-face (F2F) courses and materials into e-learning and mobile learning for colleges and universities. It is designed for aspiring e-learning and mobile learning course developers who are desirous of developing, implementing and sustaining e-learning and m-learning platforms to promote teaching, learning, service and community.
Andrew L. Slap and Frank Towers
When we talk about the Civil War, we often describe it in terms of battles that took place in small towns or in the countryside: Antietam, Gettysburg, Bull Run, and, most tellingly, the Battle of the Wilderness. One reason this picture has persisted is that few urban historians have studied the war, even though cities hosted, enabled, and shaped Southern society as much as they did in the North. Confederate Cities, edited by Andrew L. Slap and Frank Towers, shifts the focus from the agrarian economy that undergirded the South to the cities that served as its political and administrative hubs. The contributors use the lens of the city to examine now-familiar Civil War–era themes, including the scope of the war, secession, gender, emancipation, and war’s destruction. This more integrative approach dramatically revises our understanding of slavery’s relationship to capitalist economics and cultural modernity. By enabling a more holistic reading of the South, the book speaks to contemporary Civil War scholars and students alike—not least in providing fresh perspectives on a well-studied war.
Otis H. Stephens, Jr.; John M. Scheb, II; and Colin Glennon
AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, Volumes I and II, combines cases, decisions, and authorial commentary to maximize your learning and understanding in this course. These comprehensive volumes cover the entire range of topics in constitutional law. Volume I examines the institutional aspects of constitutional law; Volume II deals with civil rights and liberties. Each of the chapters includes an introductory essay providing the legal, historical, political, and cultural context of Supreme Court jurisprudence in a particular area of constitutional interpretation. Each chapter also contains several boxed features (labeled "Case in Point" and "Sidebar") to provide additional perspective and context for the set of edited decisions from the United States Supreme Court cases that follow. In selecting, editing, and updating the materials, the authors emphasize recent trends in major areas of constitutional interpretation, as well as many landmark decisions, some of which retain importance as precedents while others illustrate the transient nature of constitutional interpretation. Because the book provides a good balance of decisions and authorial commentary, this text appeals to instructors of law as well as instructors of political science.
Lawrence F. Travis and Bradley D. Edwards
This student-friendly introductory text describes the criminal justice process―outlining the decisions, practices, people, and issues involved. It provides a solid introduction to the mechanisms of the criminal justice system, with balanced coverage of the issues presented by each facet of the process, including a thorough review of practices and controversies in law enforcement, the criminal courts, and corrections.
This mystery is set in the early 1980s and based on actual events. A high-school student unearths dark and deadly secrets of his Appalachian community. The explosive consequences forever mark his own life, his family's, and his town's.
The poems in this collection were written one-a-day, during the course of the author's sixty-seventh year. They seek to express an ecological awareness, the "intense consciousness of land" (Aldo Leopold), a consciousness of the Earth's land and of that essence that composes the writer's being.
John T. Whitehead, Kimberly D. Dodson, and Bradley D. Edwards
Corrections: Exploring Crime, Punishment, and Justice in America provides a thorough introduction to the topic of corrections in America. In addition to providing complete coverage of the history and structure of corrections, it offers a balanced account of the issues facing the field so that readers can arrive at informed opinions regarding the process and current state of corrections in America. The 3e introduces new content and fully updated information on America’s correctional system in a lively, colorful, readable textbook. Both instructors and students benefit from the inclusion of pedagogical tools and visual elements that help clarify the material.
John T. Whitehead and Steven P. Lab
Juvenile Justice: An Introduction, 8th edition, presents a comprehensive picture of juvenile offending, delinquency theories, and how juvenile justice actors and agencies react to delinquency. It covers the history and development of the juvenile justice system and the unique issues related to juveniles, offering evidence-based suggestions for successful interventions and treatment and examining the new balance model of juvenile court.
This new edition not only includes the latest available statistics on juvenile crime and victimization, drug use, court processing, and corrections, but provides insightful analysis of recent developments, such as those related to the use of probation supervision fees; responses to gangs and cyber bullying; implementing the deterrence model (Project Hope); the possible impact of drug legalization; the school-to-prison pipeline; the extent of victimization and mental illness in institutions; and implications of major court decisions regarding juveniles, such as Life Without Parole (LWOP) for juveniles.
Each chapter enhances student understanding with Key Terms, a "What You Need to Know" section highlighting important points, and Discussion Questions. Links at key points in the text show students where they can go to get the latest information, and a comprehensive glossary aids comprehension.
James Robert Bitter
Ch. 1. Introduction and overview -- Ch. 2. The genograms of family therapy -- Ch. 3. The family practitioner as person and professional -- Ch. 4. Virtue, ethics, and legality in family practice -- Ch. 5. Theories and techniques of family therapy and counseling -- Ch. 6. Adlerian family therapy -- Ch. 7. Multigenerational family therapy -- Ch. 8. Human validation process model -- Ch. 9. Symbolic-experiential family therapy -- Ch. 10. Structural family therapy -- Ch. 11. Strategic family therapy -- Ch. 12. Solution-focused and solution-oriented therapy -- Ch. 13. Postmodernism, social construction, and narratives in family therapy -- Ch. 14. Feminist family therapy -- Ch. 15. Cognitive-behavioral family therapy -- Ch. 16. Parenting for the 21st century -- Ch. 17. Integration I: from self-discovery to family practice: forming a relationship and family assessment -- Ch. 18. Integration II: shared meaning, facilitating change, and tailoring interventions.
Theory and practice of family counseling and therapy, 2nd Edition embraces multiple perspectives and provides a comprehensive discussion of contemporary family theories and practices, including human validation process and symbolic-experiential models. Bitter encourages students' personal growth and development as family therapists with a warm, inviting writing style and numerous self-reflection and active-learning exercises. Learning is enhanced through a consistent chapter organization and the use of a single case, the Quest family, throughout. This approach enables students to compare and contrast the various models and see how different approaches can be used in an integrated way. The text presents a four-stage process for conducting family sessions, including processes for forming relationships, family assessment, hypothesizing and shared meaning, and facilitating change. Each chapter ends with a Quest family case (which applies the model discussed in the chapter to the fictional Quest family), a summary and multicultural evaluation section, exercises for personal and professional growth, contact and Web information for finding out more about the specific therapy, recommended supplementary readings, and references. Additional cases throughout the text, based on Bitter's years of practice in marriage and family counseling, help students see how theories play out in the real world. A unique chapter on "Parenting for the 21st Century" addresses the fact that a majority of family counseling deals with parenting questions and issues.
Michael Braswell, Belinda R. McCarthy, and Bernard J. McCarthy
Justice, Crime, and Ethics, a leading textbook in criminal justice programs, examines ethical dilemmas pertaining to the administration of criminal justice and professional activities in the field. Comprehensive coverage is achieved through focus on law enforcement, legal practice, sentencing, corrections, research, crime control policy, and philosophical issues. The contributions in this book examine ethical dilemmas pertaining to the administration of criminal justice and professional activities in the field.
Rebekah T. Byrd and Bradley T. Erford
"... In the development of training and practice, as a student and as a professional school counselor, counselors are searching for tangible, grounded real life examples of how to transfer and apply theory into practice for commonly encountered counseling situations.
The purpose of this text is to introduce students in training and new professional school counselors to various situations each is likely to come across during training and the first 5 years of practice. It is our hope that exposure to these experiences and attention to the diverse theoretical approaches that can be applied to resolve these student situations will enhance your training and better prepare you to deal with a variety of situations. ..." --Preface.
Basin Ghosts is a collection of original poems by Jesse Graves, author of Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine. Many poems in Basin Ghosts address places and themes that resonated in Graves's first collection, which won the Weatherford Award, the Thomas and Lillie D. Chaffin Award, and the Appalachian Writers' Association Book of the Year Award in Poetry. The poems in Basin Ghosts examine life in the rural South, changes that have occurred over generations in communities there, and the ways in which the past lives on through memory and attachment to the land.