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

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 26.95

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    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 19.95

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  • 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...

  • Welfare Reformby Sara Faherty

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 32.95

    Explores the criticisms that the current welfare system is anti-work and anti-family and discusses the proposed plans to reform it. more...

  • Prisoners' Rightsby David L. Hudson

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 32.95

    The movement for prisoners' rights is based on the idea that prisoners, though they are deprived of liberty, are entitled to other basic human rights. What rights and privileges should be accorded to those who are incarcerated? This work examines this issue from different perspectives, incorporating excerpts from legal documents, and court cases. more...

  • Prisonsby Jeffrey Ferro

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 54.00

    U.S. prisons are highly dangerous places for inmates and prison staff alike. Housing a mix of criminal offenders?from drug abusers to murderers?while ensuring the safety of staff members and protecting the rights of inmates is a complex and daunting challenge undertaken each day in prisons nationwide. That challenge is heightened as more prisoners... more...