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  • The Foster Factoryby David Learmont

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 4.49

    The Foster Factory deals with the experiences of David Learmont and his wife Marsha once they retired and started working again as Foster Carers. David claims that if he had written this book as a novel, the characters in it would have been considered 'too outlandish to be credible.' How the elderly couple dealt with egomaniacs, kleptomaniacs,... 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 US$ 25.50

    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...

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

    Wiley 2015; US$ 224.00 US$ 194.13

    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...

  • 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...

  • State Punishmentby Nicola Lacey

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 50.95

    Nicola Lacey presents a new approach to the question of the moral justification of punishment by the State. She focuses on the theory of punishments in context of other political questions, such as the nature of political obligation and the function and scope of criminal law. Arguing that no convincing set of justifying reasons has so far been produced,... 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...