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  • Social Capital and Welfare Reformby Jo Anne Schneider

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 34.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sledgehammerby Professor Pat Carlen

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 64.00

    Pat Carlen's compelling and compassionate analysis of the penal control of women at the end of the twentieth century is based on new research completed in 1997. She develops many of the themes of previous work, while introducing new concepts such as 'gender-testing', and 'ameliorative justice'. Skilfully and vividly presenting the words and views of... more...

  • Rotting in the Bangkok Hiltonby T. M. Hoy

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 36.39

    Prison is harsh enough, but as a foreigner (?farang?) in a strange land, jail time is an even more horrifying reality. Rotting in the Bangkok Hilton is a collection of short stories chronicling T. M. Hoy?s descent into the harrowing world of Southeast Asian prison life. Through his eyes, readers will experience the bizarre events of daily life in... more...

  • The Philosophy and Practice of Correctionsby Marilyn McShane

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 175.00

    Published in 1997, The Philosophy and Practice of Corrections is a valuable contribution to the field of Sociology & Social Policy. 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...

  • Bronson 3 - Up on the Roofby Charles Bronson; Stephen Richards

    John Blake Publishing 2010; US$ 8.74

    Charlie has taken his 30 years of prison dwelling and condensed it into one handy and comprehensive volume. Moved around the prisons of the British Isles regularly, he has sampled all that prison life has to offer, taking in both the historic and the pre-historic buildings that comprise Britain's prison system. It's all in here - from the correct... more...

  • Insanity - My Mad Lifeby Charles Bronson; Stephen Richards

    John Blake Publishing 2004; US$ 8.74

    Charles Bronson is the most feared and the most notorious convict in the prison system. Renowned for serial hostage taking and his rooftop sieges, he is a legend in his own lifetime. Yet behind the crime and the craziness, there is a great deal more to Charlie. He is a man of great warmth and humour; a man of great artistic talent who exhibits his... more...

  • Bronson 2 - More Porridge Than Goldilocksby Charles Bronson; Stephen Richards

    John Blake Publishing 2009; US$ 8.74

    Charles Bronson is the most feared and most notorious convict in the prison system. Renowned for his serial hostage-taking and his rooftop sieges, he is a legend in his own lifetime. The recent film of his life was a critically acclaimed, box-office hit. Yet he is a man of great warmth and humour; a man of huge artistic talent who exhibits his drawings... more...