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  • Handbook on Prisonsby Yvonne Jewkes; Ben Crewe; Jamie Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 72.95

    This book explores a wide range of historical and contemporary issues relating to prisons, imprisonment and prison management, as well as charting likely future trends. It is the most comprehensive and ambitious book to have been published on prisons, and as such is a key text for students and practitioners alike. 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...

  • Surviving Russian Prisonsby Laura Piacentini

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 89.95

    What do Russian prisons look like? Who is sent to prison in Russia? How is punishment allocated and administered? This pioneering book aims to answer these and other questions by embarking on a journey that begins by exploring how the prisons have survived the collapse of the USSR, and ends with a discussion of global penal politics. more...

  • Supreme Court and Capital Punishmentby Michael Parrish

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2009; US$ 138.00

    From the late nineteenth century to the present, decisions by the Supreme Court have played a significant role in how American governments, especially at the state level, have carried out the death penalty. With more than 3,400 prisoners, including 118 foreign nationals, now on death rows, the Court’s role is not likely to diminish in this area... more...

  • Underbelly: The Gangland Warby John Silvester; Andrew Rule

    Floradale Productions and Sly Ink 2008; US$ 11.81

    The book behind the hard-hitting TV drama. This is Australia's underbelly…bullet holes and all. more...

  • Prison and the Penal Systemby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Convicted criminals are sentenced to jail terms, fines, probation, community service, and sometimes execution. Prison and the Penal System discusses how the justice system deals with criminals in relation to their crimes. It looks at the prison system and its history, discusses relevant social and political issues, and explores concerns of rehabilitation,... more...

  • Life After Lifeby Evans D. Hopkins

    Free Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    Life After Life is the haunting and gloriously redemptive tale of Evans D. Hopkins's many lives, a sweeping journey from promising middle-class youth to civil rights militant, from criminal and convict to celebrated writer and enlightened man. Evans D. Hopkins was born during the Jim Crow era in a second-rate, segregated hospital, and educated... more...

  • Human Servicesby Scott Gillam

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 47.94

    In today's dynamic employment scene it is common for professionals to change careers during their working lives. Whether to seek fresh challenges, live a preferred lifestyle, or find a more personally satisfying line of work, more and more people are choosing new and different career paths. Sometimes experienced workers are forced to launch a new... more...

  • Behind Barsby Suzanne Oboler

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 95.00

    This book addresses the complex issue of incarceration of Latino/as and offers a comprehensive overview of such topics as deportations in historical context, a case study of latino/a resistance to prisons in the 70s, the issues of youth and and girls prisons, and the post incarceration experience. more...

  • Against All Hopeby Armando Valladares

    Encounter Books 2000; US$ 16.95

    Arrested in 1960 for being philosophically and religiously opposed to communism, Armando Valladares was interned at Cuba?s infamous Isla de Pinos Prison (from whose barred windows he watched the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion). His life in Castro?s gulag was a hell of violence and disease, putrid food and squalid living conditions, forced labor... more...