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- Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 15.00
A revolutionary book that offers a fresh, bold approach to confronting the juvenile crime epidemic With the rise of violent crimes committed by teenagers in recent years, heated discussion has arisen over the societal factors that lead to juvenile criminality and the ways that public institutions are failing to curtail them. Now a team of experts with... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2007; US$ 14.99
Details the ridiculous ways in which a number of ill-fated unfortunates met (or failed to meet) their maker at the hands of lamentably inept executioners. With black and white illustrations, this book brings together a mixture of bungled executions, strange last requests, and classic one-liners from medieval times to the present day. more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 9.99
Execution' is a gruesomely fascinating account of methods of judicial execution from around the world and through the ages, and includes such hair-raising categories as death by cannibalism, being sewn into an animals belly and a thousand cuts. In his own darkly humorous style, Geoffrey Abbott describes the instruments used and their effectiveness,... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 23.95
This ethnographic text brings to light the challenges and complexities inherent in the U.S. system of juvenile corrections. Building on over a year of field work at a boys? residential facility, the authors provide a context for contemporary institutions and highlight some of the system?s most troubling tensions. The book provides narratives, observations,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 18.95
?A beacon through the often tangled and varied paths to parenting through adoption.?? William Pierce, President, National Council for Adoption Hailed as ?an extremely valuable resource? by Jann Heffner, executive director of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, this new edition covers the adoption process, new information on cyber adoption,... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 75.00
Includes information on the Adoption and Safe Families Act, a federal law created to encourage the adoption of foster children. This encyclopedia also includes information on other adoption issues such as laws concerning adoptions by gays and lesbians, tax issues, school and adopted children, birthfather rights, transracial adoptions, and more. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 64.00
This book argues that abusive punishments are particularly deeply rooted in authoritarian states and in some Western countries such as Britain and the USA, from which they have been exported over past centuries. The book surveys a variety of psychological, physically constraining, custodial, corporal and capital punishments. The implicit punitive... more...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 72.50
While most philosophers who write about punishment ask, "Why may we punish the guilty?" Jacob Adler asks, "To what extent does a guilty person have a duty to submit to punishment?" He maintains that if we are to justify any system of punishment by the state, we must explain why persons guilty of an offense are morally bound to submit to punitive... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.00
This new book aims to explore the key issues and debates surrounding the question of the incorporation and institutionalisation of restorative justice within existing penal and criminal justice systems, an increasingly pressing issue given the rapid spread of restorative justice worldwide at both national and international levels. In doing so it aims... more...