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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Banged Up!by David Leslie

    Black & White Publishing 2014; US$ 5.82

    Britain?s prisons have dealt with a vast range of inmates over the years – from infamous criminals to celebrities to the wrongfully convicted. Banged Up now tells the story of six of Britain?s most notorious jails – Durham, Wandsworth, Pentonville, Wormwood Scrubs, Dartmoor and Holloway – and of the men and women who entered their gates, sometimes... more...

  • Reaffirming Rehabilitationby Francis T Cullen; Karen Gilbert

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Reaffirming Rehabilitation , 2nd Edition, brings fresh insights to one of the core works of criminal justice literature. This groundbreaking work analyzes the rehabilitative ideal within the American correctional system and discusses its relationship to and conflict with political ideologies. Many researchers and policymakers rejected the value of... more...

  • The Reappearedby Rebekah Park

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Between 1976 and 1983, during a period of brutal military dictatorship, armed forces in Argentina abducted 30,000 citizens. These victims were tortured and killed, never to be seen again. Although the history of los desaparecidos , ?the disappeared,? has become widely known, the stories of the Argentines who miraculously survived their imprisonment... more...

  • Mean Lives, Mean Lawsby Susan F. Sharp; Juanita Ortiz

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 25.95

     Oklahoma has long held the dubious honor of having the highest female incarceration rate in the country, nearly twice the national average. In this compelling new book, sociologist Susan Sharp sets out to discover just what has gone so wrong in the state of Oklahoma?and what that might tell us about trends in female incarceration nationwide. The... more...