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

    John Blake Publishing 2009; US$ 7.28

    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...

  • Managing for Service Effectiveness in Social Welfare Organizationsby Rino J Patti; Charles A Rapp; John Poertner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This important book is the first to make an explicit link between management practices and service outcomes in social welfare agencies. Managing for Service Effectiveness in Social Welfare Organizations is based on the premise that the primary responsibility and distinctive competency of social welfare management is delivering high quality, effective... more...

  • Ladies of Lost Causesby Judith Rumgay

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 51.95

    In this highly original study, Judith Rumgay evaluates the development of a residential programme for female offenders run by the Griffins Society. The text is unique in that it documents the radical contribution of women philanthropists and practitioners to offender rehabilitation. Drawing on archival, interview, and observational sources, the... more...

  • Connecting Social Welfare Policy to Fields of Practiceby Ira C. Colby; Catherine N. Dulmus; Karen M. Sowers

    Wiley 2013; US$ 55.00 US$ 47.67

    Invaluable guidance and advice for creating positive change in social policy Edited by a team of renowned experts, Connecting Social Welfare Policy to Fields of Practice features contributions from leaders in this field providing a variety of perspectives on different topics. This visionary guide equips social workers to proactively engage in... more...

  • History of London’s Prisonsby Geoffrey Howse

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 12.09

    London has had more prisons than any other British city. The City's 'gates' once contained prisons but probably the most notorious of all was Newgate, which stood for over 700 years. The eleventh century Tower of London was used as a prison for a variety of high profile prisoners from Sir Thomas More to the Krays. Discover the background... more...

  • Under The Broken Scale of Justice. The Law and My Timesby Nyo' Wakai

    Langaa RPCIG 2008; US$ 32.00

    This book explores the latent and sometimes overt undercurrents that have shaped the judicial history of Cameroon since the United Nations Trusteeship period. It is an insightful account by a critical observer privileged to serve as Director of Public Prosecutions and a judge in a post-independence context characterized by dual and often conflictual... more...

  • New Directions in Helpingby Jeffery Fisher

    Elsevier Science 1983; US$ 72.95

    New Directions in Helping: Recipient Reactions to Aid, Volume 1, reviews the state of knowledge in the reactions of recipients in helping interactions. It provides an overview of the entire field, in-depth coverage in major areas, and a preview of important future research directions. The book is organized into five parts. Part I discusses the types... more...

  • Explaining U.S. Imprisonmentby Mary F. Bosworth

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 38.00 US$ 32.30

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

  • Every Dark Hourby Niamh O'Sullivan

    Liberties Press 2007; US$ 18.94

    Kilmainham Jail is perhaps the most important building in modern Irish history. A place of incarceration since its construction in the late eighteenth century, it housed a succession of petty criminals, including sheep rustlers and, during the Famine, people who committed crimes with the sole aim of being imprisoned there: even the meager rations offered... 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...