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  • Inside Transracial Adoptionby Gail Steinberg; Beth Hall

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2013; US$ 24.95

    Inside Transracial Adoption is an accessible, authoritative guide on how to navigate the challenges that parents can face with the adoption of a child from a different race and culture. It is an invaluable guide for parents - whether considering transracial adoption for the first time or experienced veterans - or the people who support them. more...

  • Women Exiting Prisonby Bree Carlton; Marie Segrave

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    Women?s incarceration is on the rise globally and this has significant intergenerational, economic and humanitarian costs for communities across the world. While there have been efforts to implement reform, particularly in countries such as Canada, UK, US and Australia, the growing evidence suggests women?s prisons and the support structures surrounding... more...

  • Crime and Punishment in Contemporary Cultureby Claire Grant

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 61.95

    Today, questions about how and why societies punish are deeply emotive and hotly contested. In Crime and Punishment in Contemporary Culture , Claire Grant argues that criminal justice is a key site for the negotiation of new collective identities and modes of belonging. Exploring both popular cultural forms and changes in crime policies and criminal... more...

  • Edward and Lane on European Union Lawby D. Edward; R. Lane

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 60.00

    Key features of the book include: Authoritative authorship combining the analysis of a senior academic with the experience of a former judge. Comprehensive and wide-ranging in scope. Structured specifically to reflect the Treaty of Lisbon reorientation and immediate post-Lisbon developments. Extensive reference to primary sources (Treaty, legislation,... more...

  • The Orphans' Nine Commandmentsby William Roger Holman

    TCU Press 2013; US$ 15.95

    When Roger Bechan was six, his mother packed his suitcase and took him to the Oklahoma Society for the Friendless. He never saw her again. No wonder he and his orphan friends omit the tenth commandment?to "honor your father and mother." His long journey through three orphanages and several foster homes is recalled with surprising humor and insight.... more...

  • Postcards from Cookieby Caroline Clarke

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 17.99

    Award-winning journalist and host of  Black "Enterprise" Business Report Caroline Clarke's moving memoir of her surprise discovery of her birthmother?Cookie Cole, the daughter of Nat King Cole?and the relationship that blossomed between them through the heartfelt messages they exchanged on hundreds of postcards. Caroline Clarke was born in an era... more...

  • Rotherham Workhouseby Margaret Drinkall

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    This fascinating volume explores all aspects of life in that dread institution, the workhouse. From the staff who lived and worked here to the lunatics who were kept, sometimes unsuccessfully, in the medical wing, the babies and mothers whose lives began, and sometimes ended, in the maternity ward, and the tramps, families and destitute persons who... more...

  • Hanged at Lincolnby Stephen Wade

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    Hanged at Lincoln gathers together the stories of criminals hanged at both Lincoln Castle Prison and HMP Lincoln on Greetwell Road between 1716 and 1961. The condemned feature here range from coiners and forgers to thieves, highwaymen and poisoners. Among the infamous murderers executed at Lincoln include Richard Insole, executed in 1887 for the murder... more...

  • Olde London Punishmentsby David Brandon; Alan Brooke

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    This book contains all manner of grim and ancient punishments from London's long and bloody history. Over the centuries, many hundreds have expired inside the capital's dank, rat-infested cells, or whilst dancing the 'Tyburn jig' at the end of a swinging rope, and many of the sites in this book have become bywords for infamy. From the Tower and Newgate... more...

  • Children in Prisonby Oscar Wilde

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 1.99

    While Oscar Wilde is now strongly associated with the tone of whimsy that imbues his breezy, effortlessly witty epigrams and essays, the Irish writer and playwright was also a serious thinker who, having been sentenced to two years of hard labor as a punishment for his homosexuality, was deeply engaged with the social issues of his day. This essay,... more...