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  • Bronson 2 - More Porridge Than Goldilocksby Charles Bronson; Stephen Richards

    John Blake Publishing 2009; US$ 8.74

    Charles Bronson is the most feared and most notorious convict in the prison system. Renowned for his serial hostage-taking and his rooftop sieges, he is a legend in his own lifetime. The recent film of his life was a critically acclaimed, box-office hit. Yet he is a man of great warmth and humour; a man of huge artistic talent who exhibits his drawings... more...

  • Germany's 2005 Welfare Reformby Thomas Walter

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    In January 2005, the German government enacted a substantial reform of the welfare system, the so-called “Hartz IV reform”. This book evaluates key characteristics of the reform from a microeconometric perspective. It investigates whether a centralized or decentralized organization of welfare administration is more successful to integrate... more...

  • Managing for Service Effectiveness in Social Welfare Organizationsby Rino J Patti; Charles A Rapp; John Poertner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This important book is the first to make an explicit link between management practices and service outcomes in social welfare agencies. Managing for Service Effectiveness in Social Welfare Organizations is based on the premise that the primary responsibility and distinctive competency of social welfare management is delivering high quality, effective... more...

  • Ladies of Lost Causesby Judith Rumgay

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 51.95

    In this highly original study, Judith Rumgay evaluates the development of a residential programme for female offenders run by the Griffins Society. The text is unique in that it documents the radical contribution of women philanthropists and practitioners to offender rehabilitation. Drawing on archival, interview, and observational sources, the... more...

  • 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...

  • Fishby T. J. Parsell

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    When seventeen-year-old T. J. Parsell held up the local Photo Mat with a toy gun, he was sentenced to four and a half to fifteen years in prison. The first night of his term, four older inmates drugged Parsell and took turns raping him. When they were through, they flipped a coin to decide who would "own" him. Forced to remain silent about his rape... more...

  • Every Dark Hourby Niamh O'Sullivan

    Liberties Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    Kilmainham Jail is perhaps the most important building in modern Irish history. A place of incarceration since its construction in the late eighteenth century, it housed a succession of petty criminals, including sheep rustlers and, during the Famine, people who committed crimes with the sole aim of being imprisoned there: even the meager rations... more...

  • Soziale Arbeit in der Kriseby Karin Böllert; Nicole Alfert; Mark Humme

    Springer 2013; US$ 29.99

    Die Gruppe 'Soziale Arbeit als Wohlfahrtsproduktion' fasst in diesem Sammelband hochaktuelle Ergebnisse ihrer Forschungsarbeiten zusammen. In den Beiträgen geht es um die Analyse einer Sozialen Arbeit in gesellschaftlichen Transformationsprozessen in 'Krisenzeiten' und auch um die Krise der Sozialen Arbeit als Institution. In einem... more...

  • Beyond the Prison Industrial Complexby Kevin Wehr; Elyshia Aseltine

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 10.95

    This short text, ideal for Social Problems and Criminal Justice courses, examines the American prison system, its conditions, and its impact on society. Wehr and Aseltine define the prison industrial complex and explain how the current prison system is a contemporary social problem. They conclude by using California as a case study, and propose alternatives... more...