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  • Thinking About Crimeby Michael Tonry

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 13.99

    Examines the American crime policy. This book explains how the worst policies can be undone and how the avoidable human suffering they produce can be diminished. It presents a treatment of crime as a social problem. more...

  • The Political Economy of Welfare Reform in the United Statesby M. Reintsma

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00

    Examines the legislative process that gave rise to The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), and presents two alternative theories to explain this process; the traditional public interest model of government and the public choice model. more...

  • Eating the Ashesby Veronica Compton

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 28.95

    Serving a life sentence, Compton has experienced some of the best and worst of correctional theory and practice, and has used her experience and talent to improve programs for inmates. In this study, she relates heart-rending images of lives in disarray a more...

  • Palestinian Political Prisonersby Esmail Nashif

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Since the occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in 1967, more than a quarter of the Palestinians have been imprisoned by Israel on political grounds. This is the first major study that examines the community of Palestinian political prisoners in the Israeli prison system. Esmail Nashif explicates the processes that transformed this colonial... more...

  • Welfare Reformby Sara Faherty

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 32.95

    Explores the criticisms that the current welfare system is anti-work and anti-family and discusses the proposed plans to reform it. more...

  • Prisoners' Rightsby David L. Hudson

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 32.95

    The movement for prisoners' rights is based on the idea that prisoners, though they are deprived of liberty, are entitled to other basic human rights. What rights and privileges should be accorded to those who are incarcerated? This work examines this issue from different perspectives, incorporating excerpts from legal documents, and court cases. more...

  • Let Freedom Ringby Adolfo Perez Esquivel; Matt Meyer

    PM Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Let Freedom Ring presents a two-decade sweep of essays, analyses, histories, interviews, resolutions, People?s Tribunal verdicts, and poems by and about the scores of U.S. political prisoners and the campaigns to safeguard their rights and secure their freedom. In addition to an extensive section on the campaign to free death-row journalist Mumia... more...

  • In the Place of Justiceby Wilbert Rideau

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    From Wilbert Rideau, the award-winning journalist who spent forty-four years in Louisiana prisons working against unimaginable odds to redeem himself, the story of a remarkable life: a crime, its punishment, and ultimate triumph. After killing a woman in a moment of panic following a botched bank robbery, Rideau, denied a fair trial, was improperly... more...

  • Prisonsby Jeffrey Ferro

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 54.00

    U.S. prisons are highly dangerous places for inmates and prison staff alike. Housing a mix of criminal offenders?from drug abusers to murderers?while ensuring the safety of staff members and protecting the rights of inmates is a complex and daunting challenge undertaken each day in prisons nationwide. That challenge is heightened as more prisoners... more...

  • Understanding Prison Staffby Jamie Bennett; Ben Crewe; Azrini Wahidin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    The past decade has seen dramatic growth in every area of the prison enterprise. Yet our knowledge of the inner life of the prison remains limited. This book aims to redress this research gap by providing insight into various aspects of the daily life of prison staff. It provides a serious exploration of their work and, in doing so, will seek to draw... more...