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  • Getting Away with Tortureby Christoher Pyle

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 29.95

    That American forces should torture prisoners in their ?war? on terror is disturbing, but more shocking still is that the highest officials of the Bush-Cheney administration planned, authorized, encouraged, and concealed these war crimes. When the Supreme Court ruled that the officials were bound by the Geneva Conventions, a Republican Congress responded... more...

  • Old Sparkyby Anthony Galvin

    Carrel Books 2015; US$ 34.99

    In early 2013, Robert Gleason became the latest victim of the electric chair, a peculiarly American execution method. Shouting Pog mo thin ("Kiss my ass" in Gaelic) he grinned electricity shot through his system. When the current was switched off his body slumped against the leather restraints, and Gleeson, who had strangled two fellow inmates to... more...

  • An Eye for an Eyeby Mitchel P. Roth

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 30.00

    From ?an eye for an eye? to debates over capital punishment, humanity has a long and controversial relationship with doling out justice for criminal acts. Today, crime and punishment remain significant parts of our culture, but societies vary greatly on what is considered criminal and how it should be punished. In this global survey of crime and punishment... more...

  • Lives of Incarcerated Womenby Candace Kruttschnitt; Catrien Bijleveld

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Drawing on qualitative and quantitative research from around the world, this book brings together renowned international scholars to explore life-course perspectives on women?s imprisonment. Instead of covering only one aspect of women?s carceral experiences, this book offers a broader perspective that encompasses women?s pathways to prison, their... more...

  • The English Execution Narrative, 1200?1700by Katherine Royer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Royer examines the changing ritual of execution across five centuries and discovers a shift both in practice and in the message that was sent to the population at large. She argues that what began as a show of retribution and revenge became a ceremonial portrayal of redemption as the political, religious and cultural landscape of England evolved. more...

  • The Cultural Lives of Capital Punishmentby Austin Sarat; Christian Boulanger

    Stanford University Press 2005; US$ 27.95

    How does the way we think and feel about the world around us affect the existence and administration of the death penalty? What role does capital punishment play in defining our political and cultural identity? In this volume the authors argue that in order to understand the death penalty we need to know more about the ?cultural lives??past and present?of... more...

  • The Handbook of Victim Offender Mediationby Mark S. Umbreit

    Wiley 2002; US$ 88.00 US$ 76.27

    Written by Mark Umbreit, internationally known for his work in restorative justice, this indispensable resource offers an empirically grounded, state-of-the-art analysis of the application and impact of victim offender mediation, a movement that has spread throughout North America and abroad. The Handbook of Victim Offender Mediation provides practical... more...

  • Working with Families of Children with Special Needsby Naomi Dale

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 47.95

    The importance of partnerships between professionals and the parents of children with special needs/disability is well established in childcare legislation. But is it reflected in practice? Written for practitioners and those in training, this book recognises that forming partnerships can be a fraught process involving dissent as well as cooperation.... more...

  • Love in the Driest Seasonby Neely Tucker

    Crown/Archetype 2004; US$ 16.00

    Foreign correspondent Neely Tucker and his wife, Vita, arrived in Zimbabwe in 1997. After witnessing firsthand the devastating consequences of AIDS on the population, especially the children, the couple started volunteering at an orphanage that was desperately underfunded and short-staffed. One afternoon, a critically ill infant was brought to the... more...

  • Determinants of the Death Penaltyby Carsten Anckar

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    Determinants of the Death Penalty seeks to explain the phenomenon of capital punishment - without recourse to value judgements - by identifying those characteristics common to countries that use the death penalty and those that mark countries which do not. This global study uses statistical analysis to relate the popularity of the death penalty to... more...