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  • 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...

  • Evaluation des Justizvollzugs: Ergebnisse einer bundesweiten Feldstudie (German Edition)by Horst Entorf; Susanne Meyer; Jochen M??bert

    Springer 2007; US$ 119.00

    Rechnen sich Freiheitsstrafen? Hierzu führten die Autoren eine bundesweite Feldstudie durch: Fragebögen von ca. 1.800 Inhaftierten in rund 30 Haftanstalten, Auskünfte der Anstaltsleiter und von ca. 1.200 Personen aus einer ergänzenden Bevölkerungsbefragung. Zusammen mit einer umfangreichen Analyse von anstalts- und länderspezifischem Datenmaterial... more...

  • Tomorrow You Go Homeby Tig Hague

    Penguin Group US 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Dictionary of Prisons Punishmentby Yvonne Jewkes; Jamie Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    Contemporary prison practice faces many challenges, is developing rapidly and is become increasingly professionalized, influenced by the new National Offender Management Service. As well as bringing an increased emphasis on skills and qualifications it has also introduced a new set of ideas and concepts into the established prisons and penal lexicon.... more...