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  • The Numberby Jonny Steinberg

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2010; US$ 11.99

    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

    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...

  • Correctionsby William J. Chambliss

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 80.00

    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. (Francesca) Bosworth

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 336.00

    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...

  • Ironies of Imprisonmentby Michael F. Welch

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 53.00

    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...

  • Resistance Behind Barsby Victoria Law; Laura Whitehorn

    PM Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    As it examines daily struggles against appalling prison conditions and injustices, this collection of real-life prisoners' stories and analysis of the prison landscape as it is today documents both collective organizing and individual resistance among women incarcerated in the United States. In 1974, women imprisoned at New York's maximum-security... more...

  • The Joyby Paul Howard

    The O'Brien Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    One man's story of life in The Joy ? compulsive, chilling and frank.A no-holds-barred account of a criminal's time in the notorious Dublin prison, as revealed to journalist Paul Howard. more...

  • Sweet Hell on Fireby Sara Lunsford

    Sourcebooks 2012; US$ 9.99

    "A gritty, raw, and engrossing voice."? Publishers Weekly I was a bad mother, a bad daughter, a bad wife, a bad friend. Boozed out and tired, with no dreams and no future. But I was a good officer. Sara Lunsford helped cage the worst of the worst, from serial killers to sex criminals. At the end of every day, when she walked out the... more...

  • Religion and faith-based welfareby Rana Jawad

    Policy Press 2012; US$ 45.95

    A critical and theoretically sensitive overview of the role of religious values, actors and institutions in the development of state and non-state social welfare provision in Britain. more...