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- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 9.34
Jonathan Paul goes behind the sensationalist headlines of 'child killers' to investigate why these crimes happen. He examines child homicide in today's violent, confusing world and contextualises it against the cruel unforgiving retribution of yesterday. Children are increasingly experimenting with drugs and committing offences, but there are... more...
Broken - I was just five years old when my father abused me and robbed me of my childhood. This is my true story of how I never gave up on hope and happinessJohn Blake Publishing 2013; US$ 7.28
Sara Davies? story is one of abuse, neglect, betrayal and, ultimately, survival. When she was just 5 years old, her violent father began to sexually abuse her. She suffered in silence for many years, as her father took advantage of her innocence and her mother turned a blind eye to the horrors that were taking place in her own home. It was only when... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 7.66
'The sun is shining through the bars of my window on what must be a glorious summer day. I've been incarcerated in a cell five paces by three for twelve and a half hours, and will not be let out again until midday; eighteen and a half hours of solitary confinement. There is a child of seventeen in the cell below me who has been charged with shoplifting... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2005; US$ 25.95
"Sharp?s book reemphasizes the tremendous costs of maintaining the death penalty?costs to real people and real families that ripple throughout generations to come."?Saundra D. Westervelt, author of Shifting the Blame: How Victimization Became a Criminal Defense "Everyone concerned with the effects of capital punishment must have this book."?Margaret... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 33.00
This assesses the effectiveness of rehabilitation programs, specialized treatment for different types of offenders, management and treatment of drug-involved offenders and punishment, control and surveillance interventions to provide an intensive review of correctional interventions and programs. Through extensive research, MacKenzie illustrates which... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 13.33
In 1993, Dominic Stevenson left a comfortable life with his girlfriend in Kyoto, Japan, to travel to China. His journey took him to some of the most inhospitable and dangerous places in the world, from the poppy fields of the Afghan-Pakistan border to the ancient trade routes of the Silk Road, before he was arrested for drug smuggling while boarding... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 11.95
With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthinkable.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00
Women?s incarceration is on the rise globally and this has significant intergenerational, economic and humanitarian costs for communities across the world. While there have been efforts to implement reform, particularly in countries such as Canada, UK, US and Australia, the growing evidence suggests women?s prisons and the support structures surrounding... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95
This book aims to provide an understanding of youth offending and policy and practice responses, particularly the risk-focused approaches that have underpinned much recent academic research, youth justice policy and interventions designed to reduce and prevent problem behaviour. There has been growing concern, however, on the part of critical criminologists... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Youth justice has become an increasingly important part of the criminal justice system, and has faced a wide range of challenges in the last few years. Practice within the youth justice system has become increasingly professionalized, with important roles being played locally by Youth Offending Teams and custodial establishments, and centrally by... more...