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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 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...

  • 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...

  • Handbook on Prisonsby Yvonne Jewkes; Ben Crewe; Jamie Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 72.95

    This is the most comprehensive and ambitious book on prisons to have been published, a key text for anybody studying the subject and an essential work of reference for practitioners working in prisons and other parts of the criminal justice system. It is especially timely in view of the many changes and debates about the role of prisons and their... 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...