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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Political Economy of Welfare Reform in the United Statesby M. Reintsma

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00

    Examines the legislative process that gave rise to The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), and presents two alternative theories to explain this process; the traditional public interest model of government and the public choice model. more...

  • Eating the Ashesby Veronica Compton

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 28.95

    Serving a life sentence, Compton has experienced some of the best and worst of correctional theory and practice, and has used her experience and talent to improve programs for inmates. In this study, she relates heart-rending images of lives in disarray a more...

  • Palestinian Political Prisonersby Esmail Nashif

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Since the occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in 1967, more than a quarter of the Palestinians have been imprisoned by Israel on political grounds. This is the first major study that examines the community of Palestinian political prisoners in the Israeli prison system. Esmail Nashif explicates the processes that transformed this colonial... more...