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  • Handbook on the Theory and Practice of Program Evaluationby Albert N. Link; Nicholas S. Vonortas

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 60.00

    There has been a dramatic increase in expenditures on public goods over the past thirty years, particularly in the area of research and development. As governments explore the many opportunities for growth in this area, they - and the general public - are becoming increasingly concerned with the transparency, accountability and performance of public... more...

  • Understanding Mass Incarcerationby James Kilgore

    The New Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    We all know that orange is the new black and mass incarceration is the new Jim Crow, but how much do we actually know about the structure, goals, and impact of our criminal justice system? Understanding Mass Incarceration offers the first comprehensive overview of the incarceration apparatus put in place by the world?s largest jailer: the United... more...

  • Marching Powderby Rusty Young

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.77

    MARCHING POWDER is the story of Thomas McFadden, a small-time English drug smuggler who was arrested in Bolivia and thrown inside the notorious San Pedro prison. He found himself in a bizarre world, the prison reflecting all that is wrong with South American society. Prisoners have to pay an entrance fee and buy their own cells (the alternative is... more...

  • Resolution of Prison Riotsby Bert Useem; Camille Graham Camp; George M. Camp

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 104.99 US$ 90.29

    The book uses eight diverse case studies of prison riots to explore how the outcomes were affected by policies, procedures, management, communications, and strategy immediately before, during, and after the riot. Exploring the results achieved by negotiation, by force, and by simply waiting, the authors illuminate the factors most important in controlling... more...

  • Gates of Injusticeby Alan Elsner

    Pearson Education 2004; US$ 23.99

    Gates of Injustice is a compelling expose of the American prison system: how more than 2 million Americans came to be incarcerated ... what it's like on the inside ... and how a giant "prison-industrial complex" pushes incarceration over other solutions. Veteran journalist Alan Elsner tells the terrifying truth about prison brutality and rape, gangs,... more...

  • Welfare As We Knew Itby Charles Noble

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 45.00 US$ 38.70

    This book explains why the US welfare state does less than other Western welfare states to help people in need. It shows how deeply-rooted structural, institutional, and organizational factors limit the possibilities for change, and suggests what social reformers might do about it. more...

  • Incapacitationby Franklin Zimring; Gordon Hawkins

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    The one, sure way that imprisonment prevents crime is by restraining offenders from committing crimes while they are locked up. Called "incapacitation" by experts in criminology, this effect has become the dominant justification for imprisonment in the United States, where well over a million persons are currently in jails and prisons and public figures... more...

  • Punishment in Americaby Cyndi Banks

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 55.00

    From the Salem witch trials to death row, an analysis of the evolution of punishment practices, policies, and problems in America. more...

  • Trustee Investment Strategy for Endowments and Foundationsby Chris Russell

    Wiley 2006; US$ 92.00 US$ 79.73

    Trustees are responsible for the stewardship of assets and for implementing the mission of their endowment or foundation. Almost invariably trustees delegate the management of those assets to agents who are investment professionals. In this increasingly sophisticated and litigious financial world there can be a growing gap of comprehension, exacerbated... more...

  • Understanding Prisonsby Andrew Coyle

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00

    There are over nine million men, women and children in prison around the world, and the number of people in prison in England and Wales has increased significantly in recent years. Yet in many respects prison remains the last secretive public institution in our society. Understanding Prisons provides a unique, in-depth examination of prisons how... more...