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- Simon & Schuster 2009; Not Available
Attention, CEOs: Finally, a book you don't have to cook! If you're a CEO who's just been caught, this is the book you won't want to be caught without. Who Moved My Soap? The CEO's Guide to Surviving in Prison is loaded with helpful tips, including: How to go from "bitch" to "boss" in one week or less The Seven Habits of Highly Effective... more...
- John Blake 2006; US$ 9.99
Norman Parker spent 25 years of his life in a high security Category A prison. Convicted of murder and manslaughter in the 1970s, he was sentenced to life at the notorious Parkhurst Prison. Norman Parker has certainly seen a lot during his time on the inside, and this is his complete collection of tales from behind the bars. He encountered some of... more...
- DK Publishing 2002; US$ 14.95
A judge hands down a stretch in a local, state, or federal prison. It's time for some serious life lessons. With the crime rates soaring in the United States and the prison population growing faster than at any other time in American history, staying alive and well - both mentally and physically - is tougher than ever. more...
- Urban Institute Press 2005; US$ 14.99
As our justice system has embarked upon one of our time's greatest social experiments-responding to crime by expanding prisons-we have forgotten the iron law of imprisonment: they all come back. In 2002, more than 630,000 individuals left federal and state prisons. Thirty years ago, only 150,000 did. In the intense political debate over America's punishment... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2005; US$ 7.99
In 1919, Lewis E. Lawes moved his wife and young daughters into the warden's mansion at Sing Sing prison. They shared a yard with 1,096 of the toughest inmates in the world-murderers, rapists, and thieves who Lawes alone believed capable of redemption. Adamantly opposed to the death penalty, Lawes presided over 300 executions. His progressive ideas... more...
- Picador 2013; US$ 15.99
?Earnest, free of jargon, lucid?This is a book that ought to be read by anyone concerned about crime and punishment in America.??The Washington Post Book World A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize When Crime and Punishment in America was first published in 1998, the national incarceration rate had doubled in just over a decade, and yet the... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available
Garth McVicar is the quintessential Kiwi battler. A farmer from the Hawke's Bay and a dedicated family man, he &- like many New Zealanders &- noticed an alarming increase in violent crime. Garth took it upon himself to ask the hard questions of the legislators, demanding fairness and honesty in criminal sentencing, and ultimately be the voice for the... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2006; US$ 7.99
In his own darkly humorous style, Geoffrey Abbott describes the instruments used and their effectiveness and reveals the macabre origins of familiar phrases such as ?gone west? or ?drawn a blank,? as well as the jargon of the underworld. He covers everything from the preparation of the victim to the disposal of the body. Execution is everything... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 115.00
In 1791, the French femme de lettres Olympe de Gouges wrote that 'as women have the right to take their places on the scaffold, they must also have the right to take their seats in government'. This book explores the issues of female emancipation through the history of female execution, from the burning of Joan of Arc in 1431 to the events of the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00
From the author of the national bestseller Dead Man Walking comes a brave and fiercely argued new book that tests the moral edge of the debate on capital punishment: What if we?re executing innocent men? Two cases in point are Dobie Gillis Williams, an indigent black man with an IQ of 65, and Joseph Roger O?Dell. Both were convicted of murder on... more...