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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 23.99
Two distinguished social and political philosophers take opposing positions in this highly engaging work. Louis P. Pojman justifies the practice of execution by appealing to the principle of retribution while Jeffrey Reiman argues that although the death penalty is a just punishment for murder, we are not morally obliged to execute murderers. ... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
"A remarkable story of a young man's loss of everything he deemed important, and his ultimate discovery that redemption can be taught by society's most dreaded outcasts." ?John Grisham "Hilarious, astonishing, and deeply moving." ?John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil The emotional, incredible true story of Neil White,... more...
- SAGE India 2011; US$ 39.95
Globally, street-living children are the most fluid population of vulnerable children. They are conspicuous yet subsist on the fringes of the marginalized. This book attempts to sketch a holistic picture of the street child phenomenon across the globe. The book incorporates empirical data from a cross-cultural study of this phenomenon in three mega... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 95.95
Social Work and Social Welfare: An Invitation is a nationally recognized, best-selling text and unique website for US Introductory Social Work and Social Welfare courses. It provides students with the knowledge, skills, and values that are essential for working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, and public policy in... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 48.00
The very definition of punishment in America has been subject to a variety of changes, and has served as the basis for much debate over the course of America's history. In Penitentiaries, Reformatories, Chain Gangs , Mark Colvin tackles the subject of penal change in America by examining three case studies which represent shifts in the interpretation... more...
- John Blake 2014; US$ 8.99
The astonishing true story of Beverli Rhodes, child victim of a sick, high-profile pedophilia ring and, years later, of the London Tube bombings, who rebuilt her life with the help of one very special animal?the horse. Horses saved Beverli Rhodes?s mind, and life. As a child, her world consisted of overlapping layers, in which sexually abusive men... more...
- Currency Press 2014; US$ 19.95
Remember Ronald Ryan introduces us to the last felon to be executed on Australian soil. Dickins portrays the man behind the legend as lovable, cheeky, wretched, despicable and, above all, courageous. After forty years, his guilt in the shooting of a prison warder remains in doubt. A victim of his times, himself and political pressure, Ryan never stood... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 39.95
Shining new light on early American prison literature?from its origins in last words, dying warnings, and gallows literature to its later works of autobiography, exposé, and imaginative literature? Reading Prisoners weaves together insights about the rise of the early American penitentiary, the history of early American literacy instruction, and the... more...
- 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...