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  • The Ambiguous Embrace: Government and Faith-Based Schools and Social Agenciesby Charles L. Glenn; Peter L. Berger

    Princeton University Press 2002; US$ 39.95

    This is a time of far-reaching change and debate in American education and social policy, spurred in part by a rediscovery that civil-society institutions are often better than government at meeting human needs. As Charles Glenn shows in this book, faith-based schools and social agencies have been particularly effective, especially in meeting the... more...

  • Welfare Warriorsby Premilla Nadasen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Casebook for The Foundation: A Great American Secretby Joel L. Fleishman; J. Scott Kohler; Steven Schindler

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 30.00

    Unique in all the world, the American foundation sector has been an engine of social change for more than a century. In this companion volume to The Foundation: A Great American Secret , Joel Fleishman, Scott Kohler, and Steven Schindler explore 100 of the highest-achieving foundation initiatives of all time. Based on a rich array of sources--from... more...

  • Women Behind Barsby Silja J. A. Talvi

    Seal Press 2007; US$ 16.95

    More and more women—mothers, grandmothers, wives, daughters, and sisters—are doing hard prison time all across the United States. Many of them are facing the prospect of years, decades, even lifetimes behind bars. Oddly, there?s been little public discussion about the dramatic increase of women in the prison system. What exactly is happening here,... more...

  • Big House in a Small Town, The: Prisons, Communities, and Economics in Rural Americaby Eric Williams

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 38.00

    "This modest-sized book is a good addition to criminology, political science, and rural studies collections--and for any community with (or considering) a prison. Summing Up: Recommended." - Choice more...

  • Lucasvilleby Staughton Lynd; Mumia Abu Jamal

    PM Press 2011; US$ 16.00

    In telling the story of one of the longest prison uprisings in U.S. history, in which hundreds of inmates seized a major area of an Ohio correctional facility, this chronicle examines the causes of the disturbance, what happened during its 11-day duration, and the fairness of the trials in the aftermath of the rioting. Recounted from the prisoners?... more...

  • Prison Policy in Irelandby Mary Rogan

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 55.95

    This book is the first examination of the history of prison policy in Ireland. Despite sharing a legal and penal heritage with the United Kingdom, Ireland?s prison policy has taken a different path. This book examines how penal-welfarism was experienced in Ireland, shedding further light on the nature of this concept as developed by David Garland.... more...

  • America's Disappearedby Rachel Meeropol; Reed Brody; Barbara Olshansky; Michael Ratner; Steven Macpherson Watt

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 12.95

    The confirmation proceedings for Alberto R. Gonzales and Condeleeza Rice, like the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, triggered a national debate about the U.S. government’s controversial treatment of detainees and its practice of torture. At the heart of the debate is the question: Is the United States undermining democracy, freedom, and human rights... more...

  • Better to be Fearedby Sean Bridges

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 15.98

    Better To Be Feared is the true story of a 48-year-old businessman who, having pled guilty to perpetrating a fraud involving a fake business contract, was plunged into the dark world of life inside some of Britain's hardest jails. Never having had any contact with criminal justice previously, Sean Bridges' adjustment to life behind bars... more...

  • Penal Exceptionalism?by Thomas Ugelvik; Jane Dullum

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 59.95

    In the growing field of comparative criminal justice, the Nordic countries are regularly used as exceptions to the global move towards growing rates of imprisonment and tougher, less welfare-oriented crime-control policies. Why are the Nordic penal institutions viewed as so ?different? from a non-Nordic vantage point? Are Nordic prisons and penal... more...