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  • Community Resourcesby Saddleback Educational Publishing; Joanne Suter

    Saddleback Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95

    Highly readable with full-color photographs, this 120-page handbook is great for teaching life skills to a twenty-first century population. The handbook will provide readers a thorough and non-threatening introduction to: Community Resources; Your Taxes at Work; Emergency Assistance; Services for Workers; Services for Citizens. This handbook offers... more...

  • Inner Livesby Paula Johnson; Joyce A. Logan; Angela J. Davis

    NYU Press 2003; US$ 89.00

    The rate of women entering prison has increased nearly 400 percent since 1980, with African American women constituting the largest percentage of this population. However, despite their extremely disproportional representation in correctional institutions, little attention has been paid to their experiences within the criminal justice system. Inner... more...

  • The Politics of Disgustby Ange-Marie Hancock

    NYU Press 2004; US$ 89.00

    Winner of the 2006 Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Organized Section Best First Book Award from the American Political Science Association. Winner of the 2006 W.E.B. DuBois Book Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. Ange-Marie Hancock argues that longstanding beliefs about poor African American mothers were the foundation... more...

  • Not Workingby Alejandra Marchevsky; Jeanne Theoharis

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 89.00

    Not Working chronicles the devastating effects of the 1996 welfare reform legislation that ended welfare as we know it. For those who now receive public assistance, “work” means pleading with supervisors for full-time hours, juggling ever-changing work schedules, and shuffling between dead-end jobs that leave one physically and psychically... more...

  • Selling Welfare Reformby Frank Ridzi

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 89.00

    The 1996 Welfare Reform Act promised to end welfare as we knew it. In Selling Welfare Reform , Frank Ridzi uses rich ethnographic detail to examine how new welfare-to-work policies, time limits, and citizenship documentation radically changed welfare, revealing what really goes on at the front lines of the reformed welfare system. Selling Welfare Reform... more...

  • Praxis for the Poorby Sanford F. Schram

    NYU Press 2002; US$ 89.00

    Praxis for the Poor puts the relationship of politics to scholarship front and center through an examination of the work of Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward. Piven and Cloward proved that social science could inform social-policy politics in ways that helped energize a movement. Praxis for the Poor offers a critical reflection on their work and... more...

  • An Expendable Manby Margaret Edds

    NYU Press 2003; US$ 89.00

    How is it possible for an innocent man to come within nine days of execution? An Expendable Man answers that question through detailed analysis of the case of Earl Washington Jr., a mentally retarded, black farm hand who was convicted of the 1983 rape and murder of a 19-year-old mother of three in Culpeper, Virginia. He spent almost 18 years in Virginia... more...

  • Doing Harder Time?by Natalie Mann

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95

    Framed within the theoretical perspective of structuration theory, but also drawing on aspects of Goffman's interactionism and Bourdieu's concept of habitus, this book offers a unique interpretation of research carried out with ageing prisoners and their prison officers and shows the reality of prison for those who are reaching the end of their... more...

  • One Day in the Life of 179212by Jens Soering

    Lantern Books 2012; US$ 8.99

    To a correctional facility in Virginia he is known as Prisoner 179212. But to a legion of journalists and legal reform activists he is Jens Soering, a German citizen who has endured for the past twenty-six years the harshest and most unforgiving punishment this country can offer—a life sentence without realistic hope of release, which some refer... more...

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

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 114.95

    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...