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  • Postcards from Cookieby Caroline Clarke

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • The Death Penaltyby Louis P. Pojman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 23.99

    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...

  • Execution Eveby William Buchanan

    New Horizon Press 2013; US$ 16.95

    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...

  • Killing Timeby John Hollway; Ronald M. Gauthier

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 22.95

    In 1984, John Thompson was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a prominent white man in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was sent to Angola Prison and confined to his cell for twenty-three hours a day. However, Thompson adamantly proclaimed his innocence and just needed lawyers who believed that his trial had been mishandled and would step... more...

  • On Offence: the politics of indignationby Richard King

    Scribe Publications 2013; US$ 20.99

    A lively and passionate defence of reasoned debate Everyone has taken and given offence; anyone who claims they haven?t is either lying or uniquely tolerant. Yet in recent years, offence has become more than an expression of annoyance ? it?s now a form of political currency. Politicians and religious leaders have mastered the art of indignation... more...

  • English Pris&Borstal Ils 205by LIONEL W FOX

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Medieval Punishmentsby William Andrews

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 12.95

    ?The brank may be described simply as an iron framework; which was placed on the head, closing it in a kind of cage; it had in front a plate of iron, which, either sharpened or covered with spikes, was so situated as to be placed in the mouth of the victim, and if she attempted to move her tongue in any way whatever, it was certain to be shockingly... more...

  • An Eye for an Eye?by Stephen Nathanson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 28.99

    In the second edition of An Eye for an Eye? Stephen Nathanson evaluates arguments for and against the death penalty, and ultimately defends an abolitionist position to the controversial practice, including arguments that show how and why the death penalty is inconsistent with respect for life and a commitment to justice. A timely new postscript and... more...

  • A Forever Homeby Lynn Patrick

    Harlequin Enterprises, Australia Pty Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Another man in uniform isn't part of her plan. She's earned some good karma. An army widow at twenty-one, Heather Clarke has spent the past three years running her aunt's quilt store, raising her twin girls alone and earning a degree in landscape horticulture. Finally, she's launching her new career and starting to feel as though she's on solid ground.... more...

  • Restorative Justice in Transitionby Kerry Clamp

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    This book explores how restorative justice is used and what its potential benefits are in situations where the state has been either explicitly or implicitly involved in human rights abuses. Restorative justice is increasingly becoming a popular mechanism to respond to crime in democratic settings and while there is a burgeoning literature on these... more...