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  • Welfare Reform in Californiaby Patricia A. Ebener; Jacob Alex Klerman

    RAND Corporation 2001; US$ 9.95

    This work presents the results of the second annual All-County Implementation Surveys (ACIS) conducted as part of RAND's state wide evaluation of the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) programme. more...

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

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 94.99

    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

    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...

  • 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...

  • Incapacitationby Franklin Zimring; Gordon Hawkins

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 49.99

    An assessment of incapacitation in which the authors expose the increasing reliance on restraint to justify imprisonment, analyse the existing theoretical literature and empirical research on incapacitation's effects, and explore the links between incapacitation and criminal justice policy. In the STUDIES IN CRIME AND PUBLIC POLICY series. more...

  • Trustee Investment Strategy for Endowments and Foundationsby Chris Russell

    Wiley 2006; US$ 85.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...