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- SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 46.00
This book examines how a framework of punishment that suited the values of the civilized world came to be set in place from around 1800 to the late 20th century. John Pratt draws on research about prison architecture, clothing, diet, hygienic arrangements and changes in penal language to establish this. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 47.95
Expertly drawing on international examples and existing literature, Penal Populism closes a gap in the field of criminology. In this fascinating expose of current crime policy John Pratt examines the role played by penal populism on trends in contemporary penal policy. Penal populism is associated with the public's decline of deference to the criminal... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95
This highly controversial new book considers how the dangerous offender has become such a figure of collective anxiety for the citizens of rationalised Western societies. The authors consider: * ideas of danger and social threat in historical perspective * legal responses to violent criminals * attempts to predict dangerous behaviour * why particular... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This book is concerned to analyse the production of criminological knowledge, with particular reference to one of the most important institutions in the western world involved in this -the official inquiry. The core focus of this book is thus to investigate the structures and processes of official discourse, and the ways in which this produces knowledge... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
Why do some modern societies punish their offenders differently to others? Why are some more punitive and others more tolerant in their approach to offending and how can these differences be explained? Based on extensive historical analysis and fieldwork in the penal systems of England, Australia and New Zealand on the one hand and Finland, Norway... more...
- SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 48.00
'An introductory chapter situates the reader in the main changes in society and sociology following the classic period. What follows are four separate chapters giving a detailed account of the four perspectives which are regarded to be of seminal importance' - Functionalism, Critical Theory, Structuralism and Symbolic Interactionism. more...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.24
Combining six decades of clinical experience with cutting-edge research, two acclaimed leaders in the field of psychology have developed a revolutionary approach to happiness?one that?s accessible and practical enough to apply at home, yet powerful enough to create a profoundly positive transformation in our lives. Doctors George Pratt and Peter Lambrou... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95
Throughout much of the western world more and more people are being sent to prison, one of a number of changes inspired by a 'new punitiveness' in penal and political affairs. This book seeks to understand these developments, bringing together leading authorities in the field to provide a wide-ranging analysis of new penal trends, compare the development... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.50
This is the completely revised edition of the essential field guide to the birds of New Guinea. The world?s largest tropical island, New Guinea boasts a spectacular avifauna characterized by cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, cuckoos, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, as well as an exceptionally diverse assemblage of songbirds such as the iconic... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 79.99
Religion and Terrorism: The Use of Violence in Abrahamic Monotheism provides theoretical analysis of the nature of religious terrorism and religious martyrdom and also delves deeply into terrorist groups and beliefs in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. more...