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  • Incapacitationby Franklin Zimring; Gordon Hawkins

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 49.99

    An assessment of incapacitation in which the authors expose the increasing reliance on restraint to justify imprisonment, analyse the existing theoretical literature and empirical research on incapacitation's effects, and explore the links between incapacitation and criminal justice policy. In the STUDIES IN CRIME AND PUBLIC POLICY series. more...

  • Work over Welfare by Ron Haskins

    Brookings Institution Press 2006; US$ 24.95

    Work over Welfare tells the inside story of the legislation that ended ''welfare as we know it.'' As a key staffer on the House Ways and Means Committee, author Ron Haskins was one of the architects of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996. more...

  • 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...

  • Promoting the General Welfareby Alan S. Gerber; Eric M. Patashnik

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 26.95

    Intellectually rich and a delight to read. . . . a useful and innovative volume. more...

  • Targeting in Social Programsby Peter H. Schuck; Richard J. Zeckhauser

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 19.95

    Schuck and Zeckhauser have written a work that is at once lively and entertaining--and analytically rigorous and policy relevant. 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...

  • Tomorrow You Go Homeby Tig Hague

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 26.00

    The haunting true story of a hardworking British businessman who became mired in the deadly, corruption-laden nightmare of Russia?s current prison system?and lived to tell about it, thanks to a love affair that kept his hope alive and the efforts of family and friends in Moscow and in London. A twenty-first-century Midnight Express , Tig Hague?s... 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... 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...