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- NYU Press 2006; US$ 22.95
Not Working chronicles the devastating effects of the 1996 welfare reform legislation that ended welfare as we know it. For those who now receive public assistance, ?work? means pleading with supervisors for full-time hours, juggling ever-changing work schedules, and shuffling between dead-end jobs that leave one physically and psychically exhausted.... more...
- Anthem Press 2009; US$ 130.00
Russias Penal Colony in the Far East: A Translation of Vlas Doroshevichs Sakhalin is the first English language translation of the Russian journalist Vlas Doroshevichs 1903 account of his visit to tsarist Russias largest penal colony, Sakhalin, in the north Pacific. more...
- NYU Press 2009; US$ 22.95
The 1996 Welfare Reform Act promised to end welfare as we knew it. In Selling Welfare Reform , Frank Ridzi uses rich ethnographic detail to examine how new welfare-to-work policies, time limits, and citizenship documentation radically changed welfare, revealing what really goes on at the front lines of the reformed welfare system. Selling Welfare... more...
- Lantern Books 2012; US$ 8.99
To a correctional facility in Virginia he is known as Prisoner 179212. But to a legion of journalists and legal reform activists he is Jens Soering, a German citizen who has endured for the past twenty-six years the harshest and most unforgiving punishment this country can offera life sentence without realistic hope of release, which some refer... more...
- Encounter Books 2012; US$ 5.99
Each year, the United States spends $65,000 per poor family to fight poverty? in a country in which the average family income is just under $50,000. Meanwhile, most of that money goes to middle-class and upper-middle-class families, and the current U.S. poverty rate is higher than it was before the government began spending trillions of dollars on... more...
- Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 34.99
Kim Yong shares his harrowing account of life in a labor camp& mdash;a singularly despairing form of torture carried out by the secret state. Although it is known that gulags exist in North Korea, little information is available about their organization and conduct, for prisoners rarely escape both incarceration and the country alive. Long Road... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95
Little of what we know about prison comes from the mouths of prisoners, and very few academic accounts of prison life manage to convey some of its most profound and important features: its daily pressures and frustrations, the culture of the wings and landings, and the relationships which shape the everyday experience of being imprisoned. The... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 120.99
A comprehensive and authoritative overview of issues relating to the evaluation of criminal justice/corrections interventions, this book draws on a range of theoretical, cultural and epistemological perspectives with authors from a range of disciplines and countries, and provides a unique reference for academics, practitioners and policy-makers. more...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2010; US$ 8.75
On 9 June 2003, a 43-year-old coloured man named Magadien Wentzel walked out of Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town. Behind him lay a lifelong career in the 28s, South Africa's oldest and most reviled prison gang, for decades rumoured to have specialised in rape and robbery. In front of him lay the prospect of a law-abiding future, and life in a household... more...