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  • Every Parent's Nightmareby Belinda Hawkins

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 18.17

    What would you do if your son was jailed for life in a hellhole of a Bulgarian prison for a crime he didn't commit? This is the harrowing story of one father's fight to prove his son's innocence. more...

  • History of London’s Prisonsby Geoffrey Howse

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 12.09

    London has had more prisons than any other British city. The City's 'gates' once contained prisons but probably the most notorious of all was Newgate, which stood for over 700 years. The eleventh century Tower of London was used as a prison for a variety of high profile prisoners from Sir Thomas More to the Krays. Discover the background... more...

  • Under The Broken Scale of Justiceby Nyo Wakai

    Langaa RPCIG 2008; US$ 29.95

    This book explores the latent and sometimes overt undercurrents that have shaped the judicial history of Cameroon since the United Nations Trusteeship period. It is an insightful account by a critical observer privileged to serve as Director of Public Prosecutions and a judge in a post-independence context characterized by dual and often conflictual... more...

  • Handbook on the Theory and Practice of Program Evaluationby Albert N. Link; Nicholas S. Vonortas

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 60.00

    There has been a dramatic increase in expenditures on public goods over the past thirty years, particularly in the area of research and development. As governments explore the many opportunities for growth in this area, they - and the general public - are becoming increasingly concerned with the transparency, accountability and performance of public... more...

  • The Criminals of Lima and Their Worldsby Carlos Aguirre

    Duke University Press 2005; US$ 89.95

    The first major study of prison reform and the prison system in Peru and one of the few social histories of criminals and their world in Latin America. more...

  • A Life in the Balanceby Billy Wayne Sinclair; Jodie Sinclair

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    Sentenced to death in 1965 at age twenty for an unpremeditated murder during the bungled holdup of a convenience store, Billy Wayne spent his first seven prison years on death row. When the death penalty was abolished, his sentence was life. Three-and-a-half decades later, Billy Wayne is still behind bars?feared by many politicians and prison officials... more...

  • Sick Justiceby Ivan G. Goldman

    Potomac Books Inc. 2013; US$ 29.95

    In America, 2.3 million peopleùa population about the size of HoustonÆs, the countryÆs fourth-largest cityùlive behind bars. Sick Justice explores the economic, social, and political forces that hijacked the criminal justice system to create this bizarre situation. Presenting frightening true stories of (sometimes wrongfully) incarcerated... more...

  • The Punishment Imperativeby Todd R. Clear; Natasha A. Frost

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 69.00

    "Backed up by the best science, Todd Clear and Natasha Frost make a compelling case for why the nation’s forty-year embrace of the punitive spirit has been morally bankrupt and endangered public safety.  But this is far more than an exposé of correctional failure.  Recognizing that a policy turning point is at hand, Clear and... more...

  • The Pains of Mass Imprisonmentby Benjamin Fleury-Steiner; Jamie G Longazel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 9.95

    This concise and engaging book presents a critical perspective on the correctional system and the process of incarceration in the United States. Fleury-Steiner and Longazel emphasize the magnitude of mass imprisonment in the United States, especially of people of color, not by objective statistics and trends, but by the voices and lived experiences... more...

  • Correctionsby Michael Welch

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 69.95

    This book confronts mass imprisonment in the United States, a nation boasting the highest incarceration rate in the world. By attending closely to historical and theoretical development, the book identifies and examines the key social forces shaping penal practice in the US - politics, economics, morality, and technology. more...