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  • At Home in the Streetby Tobias Hecht

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 37.00

    This book lays bare the received truths about the lives of Brazilian street children. more...

  • Stay of Executionby Charles Lane

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 18.99

    The United States stands alone as the only Western democracy that still practices capital punishment. Yet the American death penalty has gone into noticeable decline, with annual death sentences and executions dwindling steadily in recent years. In Stay of Execution, Charles Lane offers a fresh analysis of this unexpected trend and its moral and political... more...

  • Correctionsby Jeanne B. Stinchcomb

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 109.95

    "Jeanne Stinchcomb’s book makes an excellent contribution to the field of corrections serving as a substantial resource for those teaching corrections and as a practical inspiration for those students who will ultimately lead the profession. Stinchomb carefully crafts a balanced perspective that presents a powerful argument for why corrections is... more...

  • Restorative Justice in Practiceby Joanna Shapland; Gwen Robinson; Angela Sorsby

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 52.95

    Restorative justice has made significant progress in recent years and now plays an increasingly important role in and alongside the criminal justice systems of a number of countries in different parts of the world. In many cases, however, successes and failures, strengths and weaknesses have not been evaluated sufficiently systematically and comprehensively,... more...

  • Debatten um die Todesstrafe in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland von 1949 bis 1990by Yvonne Hötzel

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 119.00

    Mit Artikel 102 des Grundgesetzes fand nach fast 100 Jahren abolitionistischer Reformbestrebungen die Zulassung der Todesstrafe ihr verfassungsrechtliches Ende. Was waren die Gründe für die überraschende Entscheidung des damaligen Gesetzgebers, entgegen der zu jener Zeit vorherrschenden Volksstimmung zugunsten der Todesstrafe, die höchste... more...

  • Social Psychology of Punishment of Crimeby Margit E. Oswald; Steffen Bieneck; Jorg Hupfeld-Heinemann

    Wiley 2015; US$ 224.00 US$ 201.60

    In recent years, research interest has increased both in the needs of punishment by the public and in the psychological processes underlying decisions on sentencing. This comprehensive look at the social psychology of punishment focuses on recent advances, and presents new findings based on the authors’ own empirical research. Chapters explore... more...

  • Hell's Gatesby Paul Collins

    Hardie Grant Books 2004; US$ 8.99

    continue, and individual motives arise: revenge, greed, overblown pride … more...

  • Medical Care of Prisoners and Detaineesby CIBA Foundation Symposium

    Wiley 2009; US$ 103.00 US$ 92.70

    The Novartis Foundation Series is a popular collection of the proceedings from Novartis Foundation Symposia , in which groups of leading scientists from a range of topics across biology, chemistry and medicine assembled to present papers and discuss results. The Novartis Foundation, originally known as the Ciba Foundation, is well known to scientists... more...

  • Pierrepointby Steven Fielding

    John Blake Publishing 2008; US$ 5.99

    Between them, the three men in the fearsome Pierrepoint dynasty executed over 800 people during a career spanning more than half a century. Henry, his brother Thomas, and his son Albert, dispatched some of the most infamous criminals of the 20th century, and in the process earned a public notoriety that followed them throughout their eventful lives.For... more...

  • The Executioners Bibleby Steven Fielding

    John Blake Publishing 2008; US$ 5.99

    "The Executioner's Bible" tells the story of these working-class men who carried out this gruesome profession until its abolition in the late 1960's. Despite often being unassuming and quiet professionals, men like Albert Pierrepoint, William Billington and many other Chief and Assistant executioners made a name for themselves in a world hungry for... more...