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  • A Country Called Prison: Mass Incarceration and the Making of a New Nationby Mary D. Looman; John D. Carl

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    The United States is the world leader in incarcerating citizens. 707 people out of every 100,000 are imprisoned. If those currently incarcerated in the US prison system were a country, it would be the 102nd most populated nation in the world. Aside from looking at the numbers, if we could look at prison from a new viewpoint, as its own country rather... more...

  • Corrections in the Communityby Edward J. Latessa; Paula Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 84.95

    Corrections in the Community, Sixth Edition, examines the current state of community corrections and proposes an evidence-based approach to making programs more effective. As the U.S. prison system approaches meltdown, options like probation, parole, alternative sentencing, and both residential and non-residential programs in the community continue... more...

  • Cheap on Crimeby Prof. Hadar Aviram

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    After forty years of increasing prison construction and incarceration rates, winds of change are blowing through the American correctional system. The 2008 financial crisis demonstrated the unsustainability of the incarceration project, thereby empowering policy makers to reform punishment through fiscal prudence and austerity. In Cheap on Crime,... more...

  • Origins Of The Gulagby Michael Jakobson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    A vast network of prison camps was an essential part of the Stalinist system. Conditions in the camps were brutal, life expectancy short. At their peak, they housed millions, and hardly an individual in the Soviet Union remained untouched by their tentacles. Michael Jakobson's is the first study to examine the most crucial period in the history of... more...

  • Appealing to Justiceby Kitty Calavita; Valerie Jenness

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Having gained unique access to California prisoners and corrections officials and to thousands of prisoners? written grievances and institutional responses, Kitty Calavita and Valerie Jenness take us inside one of the most significant, yet largely invisible, institutions in the United States. Drawing on sometimes startlingly candid interviews with... more...

  • Convict Voicesby Anne Schwan

    University of New Hampshire Press 2014; US$ 37.99

    Sensitive interdisciplinary reading of texts concerning female prison experience in nineteenth-century England; fascinating study of the voices of nineteenth-century female offenders more...

  • Prison Management, Prison Workers, and Prison Theoryby Stephen C. McGuinn

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Stephen C. McGuinn develops a conception of prison infrastructure and policy to explore how workers and administrators are essential in the development of prison culture. This study provides insight for those interested in criminology, criminal justice, prison theory and reform, policy studies, and labor studies. more...

  • Locked Down, Locked Outby Maya Schenwar

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 18.95

    Through the stories of prisoners and their families, including her own family?s experiences, Maya Schenwar shows how the institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans and decimates poor communities of color is shredding the ties that, if nurtured, could foster real collective safety. As she vividly depicts here, incarceration takes away the very... more...

  • A World of Givingby Patricia L Rosenfield

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 60.00

    The age of international philanthropy is upon us. Today, many of America?s most prominent foundations support institutions or programs abroad, but few have been active on the global stage for as long as Carnegie Corporation of New York. A World of Giving provides a thorough, objective examination of the international activities of Carnegie Corporation,... more...