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- University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95
Having gained unique access to California prisoners and corrections officials and to thousands of prisoners? written grievances and institutional responses, Kitty Calavita and Valerie Jenness take us inside one of the most significant, yet largely invisible, institutions in the United States. Drawing on sometimes startlingly candid interviews with... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95
Do offenders have the right to be rehabilitated and should the state be responsible for their rehabilitation? Should the public expect punitive and coercive approaches to offender rehabilitation? Why should the state be interested in the reform of individuals and how can helping offenders be justified when there are other disadvantaged groups in society... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 14.99
Adoption is one of the most emotive and complex subjects in social and family history. Gill Rossini's social history of adoption between 1850 and 1961 uncovers the perspectives of all those concerned in adoption: children, birth relatives, adoptive families, and all the agencies and organisations involved. Rossini charts the transformation... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95
What are the key ingredients for long lasting foster care placements? In this study the lives and routines of 10 foster families, considered to be providers of effective and lasting care are examined. Featuring original research, the type of care that these families provide and the reason for their success is analysed. more...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 18.95
Through the stories of prisoners and their families, including her own family?s experiences, Maya Schenwar shows how the institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans and decimates poor communities of color is shredding the ties that, if nurtured, could foster real collective safety. As she vividly depicts here, incarceration takes away the very... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 33.99
In The Death Penalty: What?s Keeping it Alive an award-winning criminal defense attorney turns a critical eye towards the death penalty in America. Filled with gripping case studies, the book analyses why the death penalty remains active in most states in spite of well-documented flaws in the justice system. more...
- PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 60.00
The age of international philanthropy is upon us. Today, many of America?s most prominent foundations support institutions or programs abroad, but few have been active on the global stage for as long as Carnegie Corporation of New York. A World of Giving provides a thorough, objective examination of the international activities of Carnegie Corporation,... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 39.95
Shining new light on early American prison literature?from its origins in last words, dying warnings, and gallows literature to its later works of autobiography, exposé, and imaginative literature? Reading Prisoners weaves together insights about the rise of the early American penitentiary, the history of early American literacy instruction, and the... more...