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  • Social Capital and Welfare Reformby Jo Anne Schneider

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 34.99

    In this groundbreaking study, Jo Anne Schneider considers the reasons behind the limited success of most welfare reform initiatives and offers evidence-based recommendations for enhancing the effectiveness of welfare policy. Schneider draws on her rich and nuanced ethnographic studies of Philadelphia, Milwaukee, and Kenosha, Wisconsin to clarify... more...

  • Das "Lindenhotel"by Gabriele Schnell

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 11.45

    Hauptbeschreibung Drei Frauen und zwölf Männer geben in diesem Band Einblicke in ihr Leben. Ihre Biografien sind höchst verschieden, aber allen ist eines gemeinsam: Sie wurden gezwungen, mehrere Monate an ein und demselben Ort zu verbringen, in einem Haus des Terrors mitten in Potsdam. Sie waren Häftlinge im sowjetischen Geheimdienstgefängnis und... more...

  • Unter Mördernby Roland Garve

    Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 9.53

    Hauptbeschreibung 1981 wird in der DDR ein junger Student der Zahnmedizin bei Vorbereitungen zur Republikflucht gefaßt und kurz darauf zu zwanzig Monaten Haft verurteilt. In der Strafvollzugseinrichtung Brandenburg-Görden gerät er in eine ihm völlig fremde Welt von Schwerverbrechern. Da er sein Studium bereits abgeschlossen hatte, darf er nach einiger... more...

  • Ironies of Imprisonmentby Michael F. Welch

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 53.00

    Ironies of Imprisonment examines in-depth an array of problems confronting correctional programs and policies from the author?s singular and consistent critical viewpoint. The book challenges the prevailing logic of mass incarceration and traces the ironies of imprisonment to their root causes, manifesting in social, political, economic, and racial... more...

  • Correctionsby William J. Chambliss

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 76.00

    This volume in the Key Issues in Crime and Punishment series looks at key issues in the field such as capital punishment, healthcare for prisoners and prison privatisation. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilitiesby Mary F. (Francesca) Bosworth

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 336.00

    The two-volume Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities aims to provide a critical overview of penal institutions within a historical and contemporary framework. Issues of race, gender, and class are fully integrated throughout in order to demonstrate the complexity of the implementation and intended results of incarceration. The Encyclopedia... more...

  • Resistance Behind Barsby Victoria Law; Laura Whitehorn

    PM Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Victoria Law is a writer, photographer, and prisoner rights supporter. She helped initiate NYC Books Through Bars, a group that sends free books to prisoners nationwide, and she writes articles and gives public presentations about the needs of women in prison. Since 2002 she has worked with women incarcerated nationwide to produce Tenacious: Art... more...

  • Sweet Hell on Fireby Sara Lunsford

    Sourcebooks 2012; US$ 9.99

    "A gritty, raw, and engrossing voice."? Publishers Weekly I was a bad mother, a bad daughter, a bad wife, a bad friend. Boozed out and tired, with no dreams and no future. But I was a good officer. Sara Lunsford helped cage the worst of the worst, from serial killers to sex criminals. At the end of every day, when she walked out the... more...

  • Sledgehammerby Professor Pat Carlen

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 67.00

    Pat Carlen's compelling and compassionate analysis of the penal control of women at the end of the twentieth century is based on new research completed in 1997. She develops many of the themes of previous work, while introducing new concepts such as 'gender-testing', and 'ameliorative justice'. Skilfully and vividly presenting the words and views of... more...

  • Religion and faith-based welfareby Rana Jawad

    Policy Press 2012; US$ 45.95

    A critical and theoretically sensitive overview of the role of religious values, actors and institutions in the development of state and non-state social welfare provision in Britain. more...