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- 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 Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 65.00
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...
- 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...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36
<div>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... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99
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...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36
<div>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... more...
- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99
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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 27.99
Two distinguished social and political philosophers take opposing positions in this highly engaging work. Louis P. Pojman justifies the practice of execution by appealing to the principle of retribution while Jeffrey Reiman argues that although the death penalty is a just punishment for murder, we are not morally obliged to execute murderers. more...
- New Horizon Press 2013; US$ 16.99
In a story reminiscent of Dead Man Walking , the murder of golf star Marion Miley enraged the nation. People were finally quieted when three men were arrested, tried and convicted. But on the night of their scheduled execution, the warden, "hang'em high" lawman Jesse Buchanan, is unsure of one prisoner's guilt. His actions change his life forever... more...