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  • The Politics of Abolition Revisitedby Thomas Mathiesen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Originally published in 1974 and the recipient of the Denis Carroll Book Prize at the World Congress of the International Criminology Society in 1978, Thomas Mathiesen?s The Politics of Abolition is a landmark text in critical criminology. In its examination of Scandinavian penal policy and call for the abolition of prisons, this book was enormously... 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...

  • You Got Nothing Comingby Jimmy A. Lerner

    Crown Publishing Group 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...

  • Welfare Warriorsby Premilla Nadasen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Systematic Mistreatment of Children in the Foster Care Systemby Lois Weinberg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.00

    The Systematic Mistreatment of Children in the Foster Care System tells the stories of 10 children in the foster care system from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and the efforts by advocates to find them permanent places to live, appropriate schooling, and other essentials they need to survive. The children?s case studies highlight the difficulties... more...

  • Justice in Americaby Cheney Mason

    Titletown Publishing, LLC 2014; US$ 14.95

    The Casey Anthony trial of 2011 is estimated to have drawn the television and reading attention of no less than a quarter of a billion people from around the world. In Justice in America , Anthony defense attorney J. Cheney Mason, who was brought in to save the case, asserts that the jury got it right, and that America, the media, and the public blinded... more...

  • Capital and Corporal Punishment in Anglo-Saxon Englandby Jay Paul Gates; Nicole Marafioti

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    Essays examining how punishment operated in England, from c.600 to the Norman Conquest. more...