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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...

  • An Expendable Manby Margaret Edds

    NYU Press 2003; US$ 22.95

    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... 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...

  • 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

    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...