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- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99
An account of life in Leavenworth Prison, based on interviews with inmates and others, describes the lives of a sexual predator, a gang member in for forty-two years, a sociopath in ""no human contact"" status, and others. more...
- Kohlhammer Verlag 2015; US$ 18.61
Innerhalb der Frühpädagogik ist das Themenfeld der "Übergänge" gegenwärtig von hoher Aktualität. Der Band beschäftigt sich mit der pädagogischen Gestaltung und Begleitung des ersten Übergangs von der Familie in eine Tageseinrichtung. Die aktuelle Diskussion zu den Erkenntnissen der Bildungsforschung und zu den Qualitäten der Tagesbetreuung... 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...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2015; US$ 199.00
This e-book contributes to the need for thoughtful and critical assessment of organizational change (such as that induced via NPM) and public sector work. The chapters are methodologically very diverse, including longitudinal case studies, surveys, interviews and narrative methods. It also has a wide international scope with studies from the US, UK,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 57.95
Offenders, Deviants or Patients? provides a practical approach to understanding both the social context and treatment of mentally disordered offenders. Taking into account the current public concern, often heightened by media sensationalism; it addresses issues such as sex and ?historic sex offending, ?hate? crime, homicide and other acts of serious... more...
- 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...
- 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 OregonMcFarland & 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...