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- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 27.99
A passionate and counterintuitive defense of the death penalty that asks us to reconsider punishment as the key to reforming our judicial system For twelve years Robert Blecker, a criminal law professor, wandered freely inside Lorton Central Prison, armed only with cigarettes and a tape recorder. The Death of Punishment tests legal philosophy... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 124.95
The fifth edition of this leading “essentials” textbook on corrections has been fully revised and updated to include new international comparative data, and a fresh chapter on prison inmates with special needs. Unrivalled in scope, it offers undergraduates a concise but comprehensive introduction to the subject. Includes textual materials... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 79.95
Studies in investigative psychology require a special methodology, developed by David Canter to allow scientific explorations in such a challenging field, previously assumed not to be open empirical study. In this book the practical potential and applications of the research are given, as well as a selection of commentaries on the cutting edge debates... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 30.95
The kinds of punishment used in a society have long been considered an important criterion in judging whether a society is civilized or barbaric, advanced or backward, modern or premodern. Focusing on Japan, and the dramatic revolution in punishments that occurred after the Meiji Restoration, Daniel Botsman asks how such distinctions have affected... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
This book provides the first systematic study of prison governors, a hidden and powerful, but much neglected, group of criminal justice practitioners. Its focus is on how they carry out their task, how that has changed over time and how their role has evolved. The author, himself a former prison governor, explains how prison governors have changed... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 30.99
A bold and provocative interpretation of one of the most religiously vibrant places in America?a state penitentiary Baraka, Al, Teddy, and Sayyid?four black men from South Philadelphia, two Christian and two Muslim?are serving life sentences at Pennsylvania?s maximum-security Graterford Prison. All of them work in Graterford?s chapel, a place... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2013; US$ 8.74
Sandra Gregory seemed to have the perfect life in Bangkok – until illness, unemployment and political unrest turned it into a nightmare. Desperate to get home by any means possible, she agreed to smuggle an addict?s personal supply of heroin. She didn?t even make it onto the plane. In this remarkably candid memoir, Sandra Gregory tells the full... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 64.99
Through an analysis of a federal consent decree and media representation related to overcrowding within the largest single-site jail facility in the United States, the incarceration binge of the 1990?s is explored at the local level in The Culture of Urban Control: Jail Overcrowding in the Crime Control Era . Analysis of jail conditions, expansion,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
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...
- 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...