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  • The Dependency Agendaby Kevin D. Williamson

    Encounter Books 2012; US$ 5.99

    Each year, the United States spends $65,000 per poor family to fight poverty? in a country in which the average family income is just under $50,000. Meanwhile, most of that money goes to middle-class and upper-middle-class families, and the current U.S. poverty rate is higher than it was before the government began spending trillions of dollars on... more...

  • Long Road Homeby Suk-Young Kim

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 34.99

    Kim Yong shares his harrowing account of life in a labor camp& mdash;a singularly despairing form of torture carried out by the secret state. Although it is known that gulags exist in North Korea, little information is available about their organization and conduct, for prisoners rarely escape both incarceration and the country alive. Long Road... more...

  • Perspectives On Evaluating Criminal Justice and Correctionsby Erica Bowen; Sarah Brown

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 120.99

    A comprehensive and authoritative overview of issues relating to the evaluation of criminal justice/corrections ‘interventions’, this book draws on a range of theoretical, cultural and epistemological perspectives with authors from a range of disciplines and countries, and provides a unique reference for academics, practitioners and policy-makers. more...

  • The Prisonerby Ben Crewe; Jamie Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    Little of what we know about prison comes from the mouths of prisoners, and very few academic accounts of prison life manage to convey some of its most profound and important features: its daily pressures and frustrations, the culture of the wings and landings, and the relationships which shape the everyday experience of being imprisoned. The... more...

  • The Numberby Jonny Steinberg

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2010; US$ 8.75

    On 9 June 2003, a 43-year-old coloured man named Magadien Wentzel walked out of Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town. Behind him lay a lifelong career in the 28s, South Africa's oldest and most reviled prison gang, for decades rumoured to have specialised in rape and robbery. In front of him lay the prospect of a law-abiding future, and life in a household... more...

  • Applied Methods of Cost-effectiveness Analysis in Healthcareby Alastair M. Gray; Philip M. Clarke; Jane L. Wolstenholme; Sarah Wordsworth

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    This book provides the reader with a comprehensive set of instructions and examples of how to perform an economic evaluation of a health intervention, focusing solely on cost-effectiveness analysis in healthcare. more...

  • Social Capital and Welfare Reformby Jo Anne Schneider

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 35.99

    In this groundbreaking study, Jo Anne Schneider considers the reasons behind the limited success of most welfare reform initiatives and offers evidence-based recommendations for enhancing the effectiveness of welfare policy. Schneider draws on her rich and nuanced ethnographic studies of Philadelphia, Milwaukee, and Kenosha, Wisconsin to clarify... more...

  • Ironies of Imprisonmentby Michael F. Welch

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 53.00 US$ 45.05

    Ironies of Imprisonment examines in-depth an array of problems confronting correctional programs and policies from the author's singular and consistent critical viewpoint. The book challenges the prevailing logic of mass incarceration and traces the ironies of imprisonment to their root causes, manifesting in social, political, economic, and racial... more...

  • Correctionsby William J. Chambliss

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 80.00 US$ 68.00

    This volume in the Key Issues in Crime and Punishment series looks at key issues in the field such as capital punishment, healthcare for prisoners and prison privatisation. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilitiesby Mary F. Bosworth

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 336.00 US$ 285.60

    The two-volume Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities aims to provide a critical overview of penal institutions within a historical and contemporary framework. Issues of race, gender, and class are fully integrated throughout in order to demonstrate the complexity of the implementation and intended results of incarceration. The Encyclopedia... more...