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  • The Ethics and Politics of Asylumby Matthew J. Gibney

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 40.00

    An examination of the ethical and political issues raised by the responses of Western states to refugees. more...

  • Are Prisons Obsolete?by Angela Y. Davis

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 11.95

    With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthinkable.... 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...

  • Torture and Dignityby J. M. Bernstein

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    In this unflinching look at the experience of suffering and one of its greatest manifestations?torture?J.M. Bernstein critiques the repressions of traditional moral theory, showing that our morals are not immutable ideals but fragile constructions that depend on our experience of suffering itself. Morals, Bernstein argues, not only guide our conduct... more...

  • You Got Nothing Comingby Jimmy A. Lerner

    Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 23.00

    A memoir of astonishing power?the true story of a middle-class, middle-aged man who fell into the Inferno of the American prison system, and what he has to do to survive. It is your worst nightmare. You wake up in an 8' x 6' concrete-and-steel cell designated "Suicide Watch #3." The cell is real. Jimmy Lerner, formerly a suburban husband and father,... 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$ 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$ 18.17

    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...

  • 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...