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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Surviving Russian Prisonsby Laura Piacentini

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    What do Russian prisons look like? Who is sent to prison in Russia? How is punishment allocated and administered? This pioneering book aims to answer these and other questions by embarking on a journey that begins by exploring how the prisons have survived the collapse of the USSR, and ends with a discussion of global penal politics. It is the first... 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...