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  • Hanged at Pentonvilleby Steve Fielding

    The History Press 2008; US$ 4.99

    Over the years the high walls of London's Pentonville Prison have contained some of the most infamous criminals. . more...

  • Auld Stirling Punishmentsby David Kinnaird

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.99

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  • Imprisoned Intellectualsby Joy James

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 37.99

    These essays, by writer-activists incarcerated because of their political beliefs and acts, offer some controversial and thought-provoking theories of contemporary social change and liberation movements. more...

  • Measuring Prison Performanceby Gerald G. Gaes; Scott D. Camp; Julianne B. Nelson; William G. Saylor

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 34.99

    Gaes and his distinguished co-authors offer a comprehensive analysis of public vs. private management of prisons, a competition that originated with the introduction of private facilities into the criminal justice system in the 1980s. The authors measure prison performance with the technique of multi-level modeling for simultaneous measurement of the... more...

  • Freedom and Justice within Wallsby F. E. Emery

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate.... more...

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

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 25.00

    Over the last 40 years, the US penal system has grown at an unprecedented rate?five times larger than in the past and grossly out of scale with the rest of the world. In The Punishment Imperative, eminent criminologists Todd R. Clear and Natasha A. Frost argue that America?s move to mass incarceration from the 1960s to the early 2000s was more than... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • Crimes of Charityby Konrad Bercovici

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    In this thought-provoking volume, author Konrad Bercovici takes an in-depth look at organized charity as it existed in the early twentieth century. Although Bercovici acknowledges that many disadvantaged populations need some sort of assistance to make ends meet, he marshals a series of compelling arguments against the kind of help that fosters dependence... more...

  • A Caring County?by Steven King; Gillian Gear

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    This comparative study gathers together new research by local historians into aspects of welfare in Hertfordshire spanning four centuries and focusing on towns and villages across the county, including Ashwell, Cheshunt, Hertford, Pirton, and Royston, amongst many others. In so doing it makes a valuable contribution to the current debate about the... more...

  • Correctionsby Michael Welch

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    Corrections: A Critical Approach, 3 rd edition confronts mass imprisonment in the United States, a nation boasting the highest incarceration rate in the world. This statistic is all the more troubling considering that its correctional population is overrepresented by the poor, African-Americans, and Latinos. Not only throwing crucial light on... more...