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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sledgehammerby Professor Pat Carlen

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 64.00

    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...

  • Administrative Leadership in the Social Servicesby Yeheskel Hasenfeld

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 195.00

    Here is a thought-provoking new book that provides a great deal of insight into administrative leadership, an essential component in the survival and effectiveness of social service agencies. In response to the enormous challenges that social service agencies are facing, including justification of their mission, mobilization of resources, and responsiveness... more...

  • Rotting in the Bangkok Hiltonby T. M. Hoy

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 36.39

    Prison is harsh enough, but as a foreigner (?farang?) in a strange land, jail time is an even more horrifying reality. Rotting in the Bangkok Hilton is a collection of short stories chronicling T. M. Hoy?s descent into the harrowing world of Southeast Asian prison life. Through his eyes, readers will experience the bizarre events of daily life in... more...

  • About Timeby Peter Pringle

    The History Press 2012; US$ 13.11

    Law and justice are not always one and the same. On the 27 November 1980, Peter Pringle waited in an Irish court to hear the following words: 'Peter Pringle, for the crime of capital murder … the law prescribes only one penalty, and that penalty is death.' The problem was that Peter did not commit this crime. Facing a sentence of death by hanging,... more...

  • The Philosophy and Practice of Correctionsby Marilyn McShane

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 175.00

    Published in 1997, The Philosophy and Practice of Corrections is a valuable contribution to the field of Sociology & Social Policy. more...

  • The Good Prison Guide - I've done more Porridge than Goldilocks…and now I'm going to tell you all about itby Charles Bronson; Stephen Richards

    John Blake Publishing 2007; US$ 8.74

    Charlie has taken his 24 years of experience of prison dwelling and condensed it into one handy and comprehensive volume. Moved regularly around the prisons of the British Isles he has sampled all that prison life has to offer, taking in both the historic and pre-historic buildings that comprise Britain's infamous prison system. It's all in here from... more...

  • Bronson 3 - Up on the Roofby Charles Bronson; Stephen Richards

    John Blake Publishing 2010; US$ 8.74

    Charlie has taken his 30 years of prison dwelling and condensed it into one handy and comprehensive volume. Moved around the prisons of the British Isles regularly, he has sampled all that prison life has to offer, taking in both the historic and the pre-historic buildings that comprise Britain's prison system. It's all in here - from the correct... more...

  • Insanity - My Mad Lifeby Charles Bronson; Stephen Richards

    John Blake Publishing 2004; US$ 8.74

    Charles Bronson is the most feared and the most notorious convict in the prison system. Renowned for serial hostage taking and his rooftop sieges, he is a legend in his own lifetime. Yet behind the crime and the craziness, there is a great deal more to Charlie. He is a man of great warmth and humour; a man of great artistic talent who exhibits his... more...