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  • Die Totale Institution Gefängnis: Lebenswelten und Strategien der Bewältigung inhaftierter Frauenby Christin Pietsch

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 18.59

    Begehen Menschen eine Straftat, so kann, je nach Schwere der Handlung, eine Gefängnisstrafe die Sanktion sein. Eine Freiheitsstrafe bedeutet für die verurteilte Person, einen Teil ihres Lebens in einem System zu verbringen, in dem vorgeschriebene Regeln und Einschränkungen an der Tagesordnung sind. Man befindet sich plötzlich hinter Gittern - nach... more...

  • Dynamics of Social Welfare Policyby Gardenia Harris; Bernard Ivan Tamas; Nancy S. Lind

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2007; US$ 49.99

    Covering important social work issues aimed at today's students, paired articles 'talk to each other,' thus setting up a clear 'pro-con' format. Each pair of readings features an introduction with a list of 'Points to Ponder' which introduces students to the issues they'll encounter as they read, and ends with a conclusion entitled 'The Continuing... 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...

  • El presidio político en Cubaby José Martí y Pérez

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 2.85

    El presidio político en Cuba es un testimonio de las penurias sufridas por Martí durante su estancia en la prisión.   Biographische Informationen José Martí (La Habana, 1853-Dos Ríos, 1898), Cuba. Era hijo de Mariano Martí Navarro, valenciano, y Leonor Pérez Cabrera, de Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Martí empezó su formación en El Colegio de San Anacleto,... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversityby Linwood Cousins

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 416.00

    Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity is the first encyclopedia to reflect the changes in the mission of human services professionals as they face today?s increasingly diverse service population. Diversity encompasses a broad range of human differences, including differences in ability and disability, age, education level, ethnicity, gender,... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilitiesby Mary F. Bosworth

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 352.00

    The two-volume Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities aims to provide a critical overview of penal institutions within a historical and contemporary framework. Issues of race, gender, and class are fully integrated throughout in order to demonstrate the complexity of the implementation and intended results of incarceration. The Encyclopedia... more...

  • Every Dark Hourby Niamh O'Sullivan

    Liberties Press 2007; US$ 15.99

    Kilmainham Jail is perhaps the most important building in modern Irish history. A place of incarceration since its construction in the late eighteenth century, it housed a succession of petty criminals, including sheep rustlers and, during the Famine, people who committed crimes with the sole aim of being imprisoned there: even the meager rations offered... more...

  • Expanding Work Programs for Poor Menby Lawrence M. Mead

    AEI Press 2011; US$ 42.99

    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...

  • An Expendable Manby Margaret Edds

    NYU Press 2003; US$ 22.95

    How is it possible for an innocent man to come within nine days of execution? An Expendable Man answers that question through detailed analysis of the case of Earl Washington Jr., a mentally retarded, black farm hand who was convicted of the 1983 rape and murder of a 19-year-old mother of three in Culpeper, Virginia. He spent almost 18 years in... more...

  • Explaining U.S. Imprisonmentby Mary F. Bosworth

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 38.00

    Gives an indepth view of US prisons within the broader theoretical body of work referred to as the sociology of punishment. more...