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  • The Little Book of Restorative Justiceby Howard Zehr

    Good Books 2015; US$ 4.95

    Howard Zehr is the father of Restorative Justice and is known worldwide for his pioneering work in transforming understandings of justice. Here he proposes workable principles and practices for making Restorative Justice possible in this revised and updated edition of his bestselling, seminal book on the movement. (The original edition has sold more... more...

  • Making Families Through Adoptionby Nancy E. Riley; Krista E. Van Vleet

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 25.00

    Making Families Through Adoption provides a comprehensive look at adoption practices both in the United States and in other cultures, and a general understanding of the practices and ideology of kinship and family. The subject of adoption allows a window into discussions of what constitutes family or kin, the role of biological connectedness, oversight... more...

  • Gender,Justice and Welfare in Britain,1900-1950by Dr Pamela Cox; Jo Campling

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 26.00

    The first major study of the history of British 'bad girls', this book uses a wide range of professional, popular and personal texts to explore the experiences of girls in the twentieth century juvenile justice system. It examines the processes leading to their definition as variously delinquent, defective or neglected and analyses the different possibilities... more...

  • A Prison Diary Volume Iby Jeffrey Archer

    Pan Macmillan 2008; US$ 7.12

    '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...

  • Worse Than Slaveryby David M. Oshinsky

    Free Press 1997; US$ 15.95

    The brutal conditions and inhuman treatment of African-Americans in Southern prisons has been immortalized in blues songs and in such movies as Cool Hand Luke. Now, drawing on police and prison records and oral histories, David M. Oshinsky presents an account of Mississippi?s notorious Parchman Farm; what it tells us about our past is well worth remembering... more...

  • Woman in Prisonby Caroline H. Woods

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the preface to the fascinating volume Woman in Prison, author Caroline H. Adams explains the chance encounter with a classified advertisement that changed the course of her life. It was a help-wanted ad soliciting applicants for the role of prison matron, a type of female warden who oversees the logistical and housekeeping aspects of running a correctional... more...

  • Crimes of Charityby Konrad Bercovici

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    In this thought-provoking volume, author Konrad Bercovici takes an in-depth look at organized charity as it existed in the early twentieth century. Although Bercovici acknowledges that many disadvantaged populations need some sort of assistance to make ends meet, he marshals a series of compelling arguments against the kind of help that fosters dependence... more...

  • "Rom ist eine Welt in sich"by Carl Ludwig Fernow; Margrit Glaser; Margrit Glaser; Harald Tausch; Harald Tausch

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 74.43

    Hauptbeschreibung In zahlreichen Disziplinen zeichnet sich in jüngerer Zeit ein lebhaftes Interesse an Carl Ludwig Fernow ab. Ein Desiderat der Forschung ist es, Kontext und Genese seiner Ideen auf einer zuverlässigen Materialbasis nachvollziehen zu können. In der umfassend kommentierten Briefedition werden erstmals alle ermittelbaren Briefe des... more...

  • 30 Minuten Rückkehr aus dem Auslandby Jochen Schuppener; Christine Schuppener

    Gabal Verlag 2012; US$ 4.72

    Die Wiedereingliederung von Auslandsrückkehrern ist für viele Firmen und Organisationen ein Problem. Firmen verlieren bis zu 40% ihrer Rückkehrer innerhalb der ersten 12 Monate. Während die meisten Firmen Trainings zur Vorbereitung auf den Auslandsaufenthalt anbieten, sucht man entsprechende Wiedereingliederungsprogramme meist vergeblich. Dieses Buch... more...

  • Adoption im Ausland und Familienbildungby Katharina-Maria Loy

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.92

    Die steigende Anzahl ungewollt kinderloser Paare in den westlichen Industrienationen gilt als Hauptgrund für das steigende Interesse an Adoption von Kindern aus dem Ausland. Adoption und andere Formen sozialer Elternschaft gab es in der Menschheitsgeschichte schon immer, doch wie charakterisiert sich Auslandsadoption im Speziellen? In einer Gesellschaft,... more...