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- Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 12.95
The confirmation proceedings for Alberto R. Gonzales and Condeleeza Rice, like the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, triggered a national debate about the U.S. government?s controversial treatment of detainees and its practice of torture. At the heart of the debate is the question: Is the United States undermining democracy, freedom, and human rights in it?s... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 14.09
Better To Be Feared is the true story of a 48-year-old businessman who, having pled guilty to perpetrating a fraud involving a fake business contract, was plunged into the dark world of life inside some of Britain's hardest jails. Never having had any contact with criminal justice previously, Sean Bridges' adjustment to life behind bars raised... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 59.95
In the growing field of comparative criminal justice, the Nordic countries are regularly used as exceptions to the global move towards growing rates of imprisonment and tougher, less welfare-oriented crime-control policies. Why are the Nordic penal institutions viewed as so ?different? from a non-Nordic vantage point? Are Nordic prisons and penal... more...
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 16.95
On a May morning in 1939, eighteen-year-old Velma Demerson and her lover were having breakfast when two police officers arrived to take her away. Her crime was loving a Chinese man, a ?crime? that was compounded by her pregnancy and subsequent mixed-race child. Sentenced to a home for wayward girls, Demerson was then transferred (along with forty-six... more...
- AEI Press 2011; US$ 49.99
Expanding Work Programs for Poor Men makes the case that poor fathers, like poor mothers, need 'both help and hassle.' That is, poor men need more help from the government, but they must also be expected-and required-to help themselves. Drawing on welfare reform as a successful precedent, Lawrence M. Mead explores the psychology of male nonwork and... more...
- The Lilliput Press 2011; US$ 5.33
'...a compelling, powerful and virtually incontestable case that in the summer of 1981 Gerry Adams and those around him thwarted a proposed settlement of the IRA/INLA hunger strikes' Ed Moloney, author of A Secret History of the IRA. 'Afterlives by Richard O'Rawe (Lilliput Press) is the history of the deal that could have ended the hunger strikes... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99
An account of life in Leavenworth Prison, based on interviews with inmates and others, describes the lives of a sexual predator, a gang member in for forty-two years, a sociopath in ""no human contact"" status, and others. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 68.95
A hands-on guide to making human services work Textbook of Social Administration equips social programs managers with the skills they need to produce mutually desired outcomes for their consumers/clients and for their staff. This comprehensive resource is a how-to guide to developing the management abilities needed to maintain an effective client-centered... more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 9.49
A chance meeting on holiday in Majorca changed Tony Levys life forever and launched him into a 25-year career in a job that he never wouldve considered previously: working in Her Majestys Prison Service.This book catalogues Tonys personal experiences of working as a prison officer, from his early days at high-security HMP Pentonville... more...
- Penguin Random House South Africa 2010; US$ 14.00
In 1976, when he was imprisoned on Robben Island, Nelson Mandela secretly wrote the bulk of his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. The manuscript was to be smuggled out by fellow prisoner Mac Maharaj, on his release later that year. Maharaj also urged Mandela and other political prisoners to write essays on southern Africa?s political future. These... more...