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  • 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...

  • Resistance Behind Barsby Victoria Law; Laura Whitehorn

    PM Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    As it examines daily struggles against appalling prison conditions and injustices, this collection of real-life prisoners' stories and analysis of the prison landscape as it is today documents both collective organizing and individual resistance among women incarcerated in the United States. In 1974, women imprisoned at New York's maximum-security... more...

  • The Joyby Paul Howard

    The O'Brien Press 2013; US$ 13.11

    One man's story of life in The Joy - compulsive, chilling and frank. A no-holds-barred account of a criminal's time in the notorious Dublin prison, as revealed to journalist Paul Howard. more...

  • Sweet Hell on Fireby Sara Lunsford

    Sourcebooks 2012; US$ 9.99

    "A gritty, raw, and engrossing voice."? Publishers Weekly I was a bad mother, a bad daughter, a bad wife, a bad friend. Boozed out and tired, with no dreams and no future. But I was a good officer. Sara Lunsford helped cage the worst of the worst, from serial killers to sex criminals. At the end of every day, when she walked out the... more...

  • Religion and faith-based welfareby Rana Jawad

    Policy Press 2012; US$ 45.95

    A critical and theoretically sensitive overview of the role of religious values, actors and institutions in the development of state and non-state social welfare provision in Britain. more...

  • Sledgehammerby Professor Pat Carlen

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 67.00

    Pat Carlen's compelling and compassionate analysis of the penal control of women at the end of the twentieth century is based on new research completed in 1997. She develops many of the themes of previous work, while introducing new concepts such as 'gender-testing', and 'ameliorative justice'. Skilfully and vividly presenting the words and views of... more...

  • About Timeby Peter Pringle

    The History Press 2012; US$ 2.90

    Law and justice are not always one and the same. On the 27 November 1980, Peter Pringle waited in an Irish court to hear the following words: 'Peter Pringle, for the crime of capital murder ... the law prescribes only one penalty, and that penalty is death.' The problem was that Peter did not commit this crime. Facing a sentence of death by hanging,... more...

  • The Philosophy and Practice of Correctionsby Marilyn McShane

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 175.00

    Published in 1997, The Philosophy and Practice of Corrections is a valuable contribution to the field of Sociology & Social Policy. more...

  • Administrative Leadership in the Social Servicesby Yeheskel Hasenfeld

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 195.00

    What should be the roles and behavior of administrators to meet the challenges facing social service agencies today? Here is a thought-provoking book that provides a great deal of insight into administrative leadership, an essential component in the survival and effectiveness of social service agencies. In response to the enormous challenges that... more...

  • The Good Prison Guide - I've done more Porridge than Goldilocks…and now I'm going to tell you all about itby Charles Bronson; Stephen Richards

    John Blake Publishing 2007; US$ 7.28

    Charlie has taken his 24 years of experience of prison dwelling and condensed it into one handy and comprehensive volume. Moved regularly around the prisons of the British Isles he has sampled all that prison life has to offer, taking in both the historic and pre-historic buildings that comprise Britain's infamous prison system. It's all in here from... more...