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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$ 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Georgetown University Press 2004; US$ 19.95
George W. Bush had planned to swear his oath of office with his hand on the Masonic Bible used by both his father and George Washington, however, due to the inclement weather, a family Bible was substituted. Almost immediately on taking office, President Bush made passage of faith-based initiativesùthe government funding of religious charitable... more...
- NYU Press 2012; US$ 40.00
As banks crashed, belts tightened, and cupboards emptied across the country, American prisons grew fat. Doing Time in the Depression tells the story of the 1930s as seen from the cell blocks and cotton fields of Texas and California prisons, state institutions that held growing numbers of working people from around the country and around the worldooverwhelmingly... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 114.95
A comprehensive and authoritative overview of issues relating to the evaluation of criminal justice/corrections interventions, this book draws on a range of theoretical, cultural and epistemological perspectives with authors from a range of disciplines and countries, and provides a unique reference for academics, practitioners and policy-makers. more...