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  • An Expendable Manby Margaret Edds

    NYU Press 2003; US$ 89.00

    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 Virginia... more...

  • Inner Livesby Paula Johnson; Joyce A. Logan; Angela J. Davis

    NYU Press 2003; US$ 89.00

    The rate of women entering prison has increased nearly 400 percent since 1980, with African American women constituting the largest percentage of this population. However, despite their extremely disproportional representation in correctional institutions, little attention has been paid to their experiences within the criminal justice system. Inner... more...

  • The Politics of Disgustby Ange-Marie Hancock

    NYU Press 2004; US$ 89.00

    Winner of the 2006 Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Organized Section Best First Book Award from the American Political Science Association. Winner of the 2006 W.E.B. DuBois Book Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. Ange-Marie Hancock argues that longstanding beliefs about poor African American mothers were the foundation... more...

  • Not Workingby Alejandra Marchevsky; Jeanne Theoharis

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 89.00

    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... more...

  • Selling Welfare Reformby Frank Ridzi

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 89.00

    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 Reform... more...

  • One Day in the Life of 179212by Jens Soering

    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 offer—a life sentence without realistic hope of release, which some refer... more...

  • The Dependency Agendaby Kevin D. Williamson

    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... more...

  • Long Road Homeby Suk-Young Kim

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 31.99

    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...

  • Perspectives On Evaluating Criminal Justice and Correctionsby Erica Bowen; Sarah Brown

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 114.95

    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...

  • The Prisonerby Ben Crewe; Jamie Bennett

    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...