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- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 216.00
Discourse, Power and Justice is a distinctive and theoretically informed, empirical study of the administration of the Scottish prison system. Based on extensive research which combines theoretical innovation with detailed empirical evidence, the book focuses on the activities of those who manage the prison system. The authors identify the most important... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 6.80
'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...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2011; US$ 24.95
Shaun Attwood was a millionaire day trader in Phoenix, Arizona, but his hedonistic lifestyle of drugs and parties came to an abrupt end in 2002 when a SWAT team broke down his door. Attwood found himself on remand in Maricopa Jail with a $750,000 cash bond and all of his assets seized. The nightmare was only just beginning as he was submerged in... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 45.00
Focusing on an often-overlooked subject, this volume explores women's incarceration, from the first women-only prison to modern state-of-the-art facilities. It explores controversies, problems and solutions, such as excessive discipline, lack of training programmes and sexual abuse. more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 39.95
Death and Redemption offers a fundamental reinterpretation of the role of the Gulag--the Soviet Union's vast system of forced-labor camps, internal exile, and prisons--in Soviet society. Soviet authorities undoubtedly had the means to exterminate all the prisoners who passed through the Gulag, but unlike the Nazis they did not conceive of their... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.00
The past decade has seen dramatic growth in every area of the prison enterprise. Yet our knowledge of the inner life of the prison remains limited. This book aims to redress this research gap by providing insight into various aspects of the daily life of prison staff. It provides a serious exploration of their work and, in doing so, will seek to draw... more...
- The Floating Press 2013; US$ 4.99
In this thought-provoking volume, author Konrad Bercovici takes an in-depth look at organized charity as it existed in the early twentieth century. Although Bercovici acknowledges that many disadvantaged populations need some sort of assistance to make ends meet, he marshals a series of compelling arguments against the kind of help that fosters dependence... more...
- Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.00
A unique prison narrative that testifies to the power of books to transform a young man's life At the age of sixteen, R. Dwayne Betts-a good student from a lower- middle-class family-carjacked a man with a friend. He had never held a gun before, but within a matter of minutes he had committed six felonies. In Virginia, carjacking is a "certifiable"... more...