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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00
Essays examining how punishment operated in England, from c.600 to the Norman Conquest. more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99
Editors Sarah Tyson and Joshua M. Hall convene an international group of philosophical thinkers?from both inside and outside prison walls?who draw on a variety of historical figures and critical perspectives to think about prisons in our new historical era. more...
- Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 23.32
Two days before Christmas 2013, former MP Denis MacShane entered one of Europe?s harshest prisons. Having pleaded guilty to false accounting at the Old Bailey, he had been sentenced to six months in jail. Upon arrival at Belmarsh Prison, his books and personal possessions were confiscated and he was locked in a solitary cell for up to twenty-three... more...
- PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 28.99
The story of a rope, a symbol, and rough justice in America. The hangman?s knot is a simple thing to tie, just a rope carefully coiled around itself up to thirteen times. But in those thirteen turns lie a powerful symbol, one that is all too deeply connected to America?s past—and present. The last man to be hanged in the United States was Billy... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 29.95
On June 25, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case Adoptive Couple vs. Baby Girl , which pitted adoptive parents Matt and Melanie Capobianco against baby Veronica?s biological father, Dusten Brown, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Veronica?s biological mother had relinquished her for adoption to the Capobiancos without Brown?s consent.... more...