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  • Expanding Work Programs for Poor Menby Lawrence M. Mead

    AEI Press 2011; US$ 42.99

    Expanding Work Programs for Poor Men makes the case that poor fathers, like poor mothers, need 'both help and hassle.' That is, poor men need more help from the government, but they must also be expected-and required-to help themselves. Drawing on welfare reform as a successful precedent, Lawrence M. Mead explores the psychology of male nonwork and... 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...

  • Explaining U.S. Imprisonmentby Mary F. Bosworth

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 38.00

    Gives an indepth view of US prisons within the broader theoretical body of work referred to as the sociology of punishment. more...

  • Fishby T. J. Parsell

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    When seventeen-year-old T. J. Parsell held up the local Photo Mat with a toy gun, he was sentenced to four and a half to fifteen years in prison. The first night of his term, four older inmates drugged Parsell and took turns raping him. When they were through, they flipped a coin to decide who would "own" him. Forced to remain silent about his rape... more...

  • Freedom and Justice within Wallsby F. E. Emery

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate.... more...

  • From Prophecy to Charityby Lawrence M. Mead

    AEI Press 2011; US$ 8.99

    Helping the poor is a question central to American life. Partially driven by America's Judeo-Christian heritage, Americans believe we possess enough wealth to provide some minimum basic standard of living for all and genuinely desire to help the least among us. We are the most generous nation on earth, spending hundreds of billions of dollars annually... more...

  • Gates of Injusticeby Alan Elsner

    Pearson Education 2004; US$ 23.99

    Gates of Injustice is a compelling expose of the American prison system: how more than 2 million Americans came to be incarcerated ... what it's like on the inside ... and how a giant "prison-industrial complex" pushes incarceration over other solutions. Veteran journalist Alan Elsner tells the terrifying truth about prison brutality and rape, gangs,... more...

  • Golden Gulagby Ruth Wilson Gilmore

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 28.95

    Since 1980, the number of people in U.S. prisons has increased more than 450%. Despite a crime rate that has been falling steadily for decades, California has led the way in this explosion, with what a state analyst called "the biggest prison building project in the history of the world." Golden Gulag provides the first detailed explanation for that... more...

  • The Good Prison Guide - I've done more Porridge than Goldilocks…and now I'm going to tell you all about itby Charles Bronson; Stephen Richards

    John Blake Publishing 2007; US$ 8.74

    Charlie has taken his 24 years of experience of prison dwelling and condensed it into one handy and comprehensive volume. Moved regularly around the prisons of the British Isles he has sampled all that prison life has to offer, taking in both the historic and pre-historic buildings that comprise Britain's infamous prison system. It's all in here from... more...

  • Handbook on Prisonsby Yvonne Jewkes; Ben Crewe; Jamie Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 67.95

    This is the most comprehensive and ambitious book on prisons to have been published, a key text for anybody studying the subject and an essential work of reference for practitioners working in prisons and other parts of the criminal justice system. It is especially timely in view of the many changes and debates about the role of prisons and their... more...