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  • Reconceptualising Penalityby Claire Hamilton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Although developments such as the drastic increase in the use of imprisonment and restrictions on parole suggest a new, harsher punitive era, Hamilton’s empirical data based on examination of penal policies in Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand, suggests criminal justice and penal policies vary. This study is critical of the way in which punitiveness... more...

  • Long-Term Imprisonment and Human Rightsby Kirstin Drenkhahn; Manuela Dudeck; Frieder DŁnkel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Prisons and imprisonment have become a commonplace topic in popular culture as the setting and rationale for fiction and documentaries and most people seem to have a clear notion of what it is like in prison, ranging from the idea of the prison cell as a cosy nook with fast internet access to that of a dungeon with a hard bed and a diet of bread and... more...

  • Prisoners on Criminologyby William S. Tregea

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 49.99

    William S. Tregea makes prisoners? stories come alive with eighty prisoner essays integrated in informational chapters tracing shifts in criminality, the U.S. prison build up, and inner cities. The chapters review criminological theories through case studies of prisoners? own insights on their lives at the individual, family, and community levels.... more...

  • Inside This Place, Not of Itby Ayelet Waldman; Robin Levi

    McSweeney's 2014; US$ 9.99

    People in U.S. prisons are routinely subjected to physical, sexual, and mental abuse. While this has been documented in male prisons, women in prison often suffer in relative anonymity. Women Inside addresses this critical social justice issue, empowering incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women to share the stories that have previously been silenced.... more...

  • Welfare Warriorsby Premilla Nadasen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Americaby Dinesh D'Souza

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    New York Times Bestseller Is America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege? Beneath an innocent exterior, are our lives complicit in a national project of theft, expropriation, oppression, and murder, or is America still the hope of the world? Dinesh D'Souza says these questions are no mere academic... more...

  • Special Issueby Austin Sarat

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 114.95

    In The Beautiful Prison incarcerated Americans and prison critics seek to imagine the prison as something better than a machinery of suffering. From personal testimony to theoretical meditation these writers explore and confront the practical and cultural limits the prison places on its transformation into a socially constructive institution. Long-term... more...

  • Thomas Clarkeby Helen Litton

    The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    A fascinating examination of the life of Thomas Clarke, a member of the Fenians and a key leader of the Irish Republican Brotherhood in 1916. Clarke spent fifteen years in penal labour for his role in a bombing campaign in London between 1883 and 1898. He was a member of the Supreme Council of the IRB from 1915 and was one of the rebels who planned... more...

  • Harlots, Hussies, and Poor Unfortunate Womenby Edith M. Ziegler

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    In Harlots, Hussies, and Poor Unfortunate Women , Edith M. Ziegler recounts the history of British convict women involuntarily transported to Maryland in the eighteenth century. Great Britain?s forced transportation of convicts to colonial Australia is well known. Less widely known is Britain?s earlier program of sending convicts?including women?to... more...

  • The American Welfare Stateby Brian Glenn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    Through a practical introduction to the policies of the American welfare state?a wide-ranging subject much discussed but seldom described?this concise volume details the four main areas of social welfare policy: housing assistance, nutrition assistance, income assistance, and medical assistance. In plain, approachable language, author Brian Glenn... more...