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  • Thinking About Crimeby Michael Tonry

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 18.99

    Examines the American crime policy. This book explains how the worst policies can be undone and how the avoidable human suffering they produce can be diminished. It presents a treatment of crime as a social problem. more...

  • Work over Welfare by Ron Haskins

    Brookings Institution Press 2006; US$ 24.95

    Work over Welfare tells the inside story of the legislation that ended ''welfare as we know it.'' As a key staffer on the House Ways and Means Committee, author Ron Haskins was one of the architects of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996. more...

  • Promoting the General Welfareby Alan S. Gerber; Eric M. Patashnik

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 26.95

    Intellectually rich and a delight to read. . . . a useful and innovative volume. more...

  • Targeting in Social Programsby Peter H. Schuck; Richard J. Zeckhauser

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 19.95

    Schuck and Zeckhauser have written a work that is at once lively and entertaining--and analytically rigorous and policy relevant. 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...

  • Behind the Wallsby Jorge Antonio Renaud

    University of North Texas Press 2002; US$ 11.96

    Written to inform about the processes, services, activities, issues and problems of being incarcerated, this is a valuable guide to anyone who has a relative or friend incarcerated in Texas, or for those who want to understand how prisoners live, eat, work, play and die in a contemporary US prison. 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...

  • Evaluation des Justizvollzugs: Ergebnisse einer bundesweiten Feldstudie (German Edition)by Horst Entorf; Susanne Meyer; Jochen M??bert

    Springer 2007; US$ 119.00

    Rechnen sich Freiheitsstrafen? Hierzu führten die Autoren eine bundesweite Feldstudie durch: Fragebögen von ca. 1.800 Inhaftierten in rund 30 Haftanstalten, Auskünfte der Anstaltsleiter und von ca. 1.200 Personen aus einer ergänzenden Bevölkerungsbefragung. Zusammen mit einer umfangreichen Analyse von anstalts- und länderspezifischem Datenmaterial... more...

  • Tomorrow You Go Homeby Tig Hague

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 26.00

    The haunting true story of a hardworking British businessman who became mired in the deadly, corruption-laden nightmare of Russia?s current prison system?and lived to tell about it, thanks to a love affair that kept his hope alive and the efforts of family and friends in Moscow and in London. A twenty-first-century Midnight Express , Tig Hague?s... more...