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- Liberties Press 2007; US$ 20.99
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...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 8.92
Die Gruppe 'Soziale Arbeit als Wohlfahrtsproduktion' fasst in diesem Sammelband hochaktuelle Ergebnisse ihrer Forschungsarbeiten zusammen. In den Beiträgen geht es um die Analyse einer Sozialen Arbeit in gesellschaftlichen Transformationsprozessen in 'Krisenzeiten' und auch um die Krise der Sozialen Arbeit als Institution. In einem dritten Verständnis... more...
- AEI Press 2011; US$ 8.99
Helping the poor is a question central to American life. Partially driven by America's Judeo-Christian heritage, Americans believe we possess enough wealth to provide some minimum basic standard of living for all and genuinely desire to help the least among us. We are the most generous nation on earth, spending hundreds of billions of dollars annually... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 15.95
This short text, ideal for Social Problems and Criminal Justice courses, examines the American prison system, its conditions, and its impact on society. Wehr and Aseltine define the prison industrial complex and explain how the current prison system is a contemporary social problem. They conclude by using California as a case study, and propose alternatives... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 39.99
Through an analysis of a federal consent decree and media representation related to overcrowding within the largest single-site jail facility in the United States, the incarceration binge of the 1990?s is explored at the local level in The Culture of Urban Control: Jail Overcrowding in the Crime Control Era . Analysis of jail conditions, expansion,... more...
- 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...
- Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 16.99
Sentenced to death in 1965 at age twenty for an unpremeditated murder during the bungled holdup of a convenience store, Billy Wayne spent his first seven prison years on death row. When the death penalty was abolished, his sentence was life. Three-and-a-half decades later, Billy Wayne is still behind bars?feared by many politicians and prison officials... more...