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- 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 $50,000. Meanwhile, most of that money goes to middle-class and upper-middle-class families, and the current U.S. poverty rate is higher than it was before the government began spending trillions of dollars... more...
- Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 31.99
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...
- John Blake 2012; US$ 9.99
A comprehensive history of major prison breaks by those who paid a heavy price for their misdeeds, and risked all to regain their freedom In the folklore of World War II, the memory of those heroes who staged great escapes from POW camps still endure. But what about the other side of the coin: the audacious and daring breakouts of gangsters and... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2010; US$ 17.50
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...
- 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...
- Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 10.98
Hauptbeschreibung Drei Frauen und zwölf Männer geben in diesem Band Einblicke in ihr Leben. Ihre Biografien sind höchst verschieden, aber allen ist eines gemeinsam: Sie wurden gezwungen, mehrere Monate an ein und demselben Ort zu verbringen, in einem Haus des Terrors mitten in Potsdam. Sie waren Häftlinge im sowjetischen Geheimdienstgefängnis und... more...
- Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 9.14
Hauptbeschreibung 1981 wird in der DDR ein junger Student der Zahnmedizin bei Vorbereitungen zur Republikflucht gefaßt und kurz darauf zu zwanzig Monaten Haft verurteilt. In der Strafvollzugseinrichtung Brandenburg-Görden gerät er in eine ihm völlig fremde Welt von Schwerverbrechern. Da er sein Studium bereits abgeschlossen hatte, darf er nach einiger... more...
- 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...