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- 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...
- Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 23.32
Two days before Christmas 2013, former MP Denis MacShane entered one of Europe?s harshest prisons. Having pleaded guilty to false accounting at the Old Bailey, he had been sentenced to six months in jail. Upon arrival at Belmarsh Prison, his books and personal possessions were confiscated and he was locked in a solitary cell for up to twenty-three... more...
- 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, Hamiltons 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...
- 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...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
In the preface to the fascinating volume Woman in Prison, author Caroline H. Adams explains the chance encounter with a classified advertisement that changed the course of her life. It was a help-wanted ad soliciting applicants for the role of prison matron, a type of female warden who oversees the logistical and housekeeping aspects of running a correctional... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99
#1 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...
- 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...