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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99
Gaskew presents a prison-based education designed to address a prevalent racial politics of shaming, self-segregation, and transgenerational learned-helplessness. He explores the Black counter-culture of crime and tasks incarcerated Black men to draw upon the strength of their cultural privilege to transform from criminal offender into student. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00
Originally published in 1974 and the recipient of the Denis Carroll Book Prize at the World Congress of the International Criminology Society in 1978, Thomas Mathiesen?s The Politics of Abolition is a landmark text in critical criminology. In its examination of Scandinavian penal policy and call for the abolition of prisons, this book was enormously... more...