Versioning History

This page provides a record of edits and changes made to this book since its initial publication in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection. Whenever edits or updates are made, we make the required changes in the text and provide a record and description of those changes here. If the change is minor, the version number increases by 0.1. However, if the edits involve substantial updates, the version number goes up to the next full number. The files on our website always reflect the most recent version, including the print-on-demand copy.

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Version Date Change Details
1.01 August 11, 2016 Book added to the B.C. Open Textbook Collection.
2.01 January 17, 2017 Fixed errors in Figure and Table numbering.  

  • Renumbered the figures in Chapter 15 because Table 15.3 was mislabeled as a figure
  • Renumbered the  figures in Chapter 17 because Table 17.2 was mislabeled as a figure
  • Renumbered the figures in Chapter 20 because there were two Figure 20.6s
2.02 January 17, 2017 Book edited to conform to web accessibility standards.
  • Alt tags and long descriptions added to images
  • Edited heading levels
  • Tables
    • Reformatted tables where necessary
    • Added headings and captions to tables
    • Added “Skip Table” links to long tables
2.03 March 5, 2018 Fixed broken links to images in the web version of the book.
2.04 June 12, 2019 Updated the book’s theme. The styles of this book have been updated, which may affect the page numbers of the PDF and print copy.
2.05 August 19, 2019 Error correction. In Chapter 19, the American Psychological Association was incorrectly credited as publishing the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The manual was actually published by the American Psychiatric Association.
2.06 September 28, 2020 Fixed broken link. In Chapter 13, updated the link in the reference entry for the 2011 National Center for Elder Abuse FAQ to a snapshot from the Wayback Machine, as the website’s URL changed and the new site does not have the exact same page.
3.01 September 7, 2023 Third edition published. For a complete list of changes in the 3rd edition, see the chapter 3rd Canadian Edition Changes.
3.02 May 24, 2024 Various errors corrected.


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