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  • Children Who Killby Carol Anne Davis

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 3.99

    Why would two young boys abduct, torture and kill a toddler? What makes a teenage girl plot with her classmates to kill her own father? Society regards children as harmless - but for some the age of innocence is shortlived, messy and ultimately murderous. Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are infamous for their crimes against other children,... more...

  • When Welfare Disappearsby Kenneth J. Neubeck

    Taylor & Francis 2005; US$ 26.95

    Offers a history of welfare and an understanding of the diverse characteristics of lone-mother-headed families affected by welfare reform. The author offers a comparison of many industrialized nation's welfare policies, and presents an argument for curtailing the end of welfare as we know it: the case for respecting economic human rights. more...

  • Restoring Justiceby Daniel W. Van Ness; Karen Heetderks Strong

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Restoring Justice: An Introduction to Restorative Justice offers a clear and convincing explanation of restorative justice, a movement within criminal justice with growing worldwide influence. It explores the broad appeal of this new vision and offers a brief history of its development. The book presents a theoretical foundation for the principles... more...

  • Convicts, Coal, and the Banner Mine Tragedyby Robert David Ward; William Warren Rogers

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    In the late 1870s, Jefferson County, Alabama, and the town of Elyton (near the future Birmingham) became the focus of a remarkable industrial and mining revolution. Together with the surrounding counties, the area was penetrated by railroads. Surprisingly large deposits of bituminous coal, limestone, and iron ore?the exact ingredients for the manufacture... more...

  • Offending Youthby Kerry Carrington; Margaret Pereira

    Federation Press 2009; US$ 55.00

    Explores contemporary patterns of delinquency, such as cyber-bullying, analyses the responses from juvenile justice agencies, and charts the shift in policy from penal welfarism to diversion and restorative justice. more...

  • The Rise of the Therapeutic Stateby Andrew J. Polsky

    Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 44.50 US$ 40.50

    Assuming that "marginal" citizens cannot govern their own lives, proponents of the therapeutic state urge casework intervention to reshape the attitudes and behaviors of those who live outside the social mainstream. Thus the victims of poverty, delinquency, family violence, and other problems are to be "normalized." But "normalize," to Andrew Polsky,... more...

  • Legal Executions After Statehood in North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregonby R. Michael Wilson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 95.00

    This reference work chronicles all legal executions performed in seven western states, from the date each attained statehood to December 31, 2010. Entries are divided into sections by state then arranged chronologically by date of execution. Each entry includes a biographical sketch of the condemned, and details of the crime, trial and execution of... more...

  • Tamil Tigressby Niromi de Soyza

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 9.53

    In 1987, 17-year old Niromi de Soyza shocked her middle-class Sri Lankan family by joining the Tamil Tigers. Equipped with a rifle and cyanide capsule she was one of the rebels' first female soldiers. Now married and living in suburban Sydney, this is her story of her time as a guerrilla. more...

  • Health in Prisonsby L. Moeller

    World Health Organization 2007; US$ 40.00

    Based on the experience of many countries in the WHO European Region and the advice of experts, this guide outlines some of the steps prison systems should take to reduce the public health risks from compulsory detention in often unhealthy situations, to care for prisoners in need and to promote the health of prisoners and prison staff. This requires... more...

  • Prison, Probation, or Paroleby Paul W. Keve

    University of Minnesota Press 1954; US$ 67.50

    Much has been written and published about the pressing problems of prison reform, but this book differs from most of the others because it goes more deeply to the heart of the question. The author speaks with the authority of years of experience in the corrections field, yet his analysis and proposals are not only those of an outstanding professional... more...