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  • The Imprisonment of African American Womenby Catherine Fisher Collins

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95

    One out of every 18 African American women born in the United States can expect to go to jail at some point during her lifetime. There, she will likely be faced with overcrowded living conditions, inadequate health care, and few opportunities for improving her situation upon release. The first edition of this book, published in 1997, reviewed the disproportionate... more...

  • In the Place of Justiceby Wilbert Rideau

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 10.66

    In 1961, young, black, eighth-grade dropout Wilbert Rideau despaired of his small-town future in the segregated deep south of America. He set out to rob the local bank and after a bungled robbery he killed the bank teller, a fifty-year-old white female. He was arrested and gave a full confession. When we meet Rideau he has just been sentenced to... more...

  • Controversial Issues In Prisonsby David Scott; Helen Codd

    McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 44.00

    Controversial Issues in Prisons is a textbook designed to explore eight of the most controversial aspects of imprisonment in England and Wales today. It is primarily a book about the people who are sent to prison and what happens to them when inside. more...

  • The Ambiguous Embraceby Charles L. Glenn; Peter L. Berger

    Princeton University Press 2002; US$ 43.95

    This is a time of far-reaching change and debate in American education and social policy, spurred in part by a rediscovery that civil-society institutions are often better than government at meeting human needs. As Charles Glenn shows in this book, faith-based schools and social agencies have been particularly effective, especially in meeting the... more...

  • The Big House in a Small Town: Prisons, Communities, and Economics in Rural Americaby Eric Williams

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 38.00

    A recent study by the Urban Institute estimates that one-third of all counties in the United States house a prison, and that our prison and jail population is now over 2.1 million. Another report indicates that more than 97 percent of all U.S. prisoners are eventually released, and communities are absorbing nearly 650,000 formerly incarcerated individuals... more...

  • Lucasvilleby Staughton Lynd; Mumia Abu Jamal

    PM Press 2011; US$ 16.00

    In telling the story of one of the longest prison uprisings in U.S. history, in which hundreds of inmates seized a major area of an Ohio correctional facility, this chronicle examines the causes of the disturbance, what happened during its 11-day duration, and the fairness of the trials in the aftermath of the rioting. Recounted from the prisoners?... more...

  • Prison Policy in Irelandby Mary Rogan

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 55.95

    This book is the first examination of the history of prison policy in Ireland. Despite sharing a legal and penal heritage with the United Kingdom, Ireland?s prison policy has taken a different path. This book examines how penal-welfarism was experienced in Ireland, shedding further light on the nature of this concept as developed by David Garland.... more...

  • America's Disappearedby Rachel Meeropol; Reed Brody; Barbara Olshansky; Michael Ratner; Steven Macpherson Watt

    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...

  • Better to be Fearedby Sean Bridges

    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...

  • Penal Exceptionalism?by Thomas Ugelvik; Jane Dullum

    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...