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  • History of London’s Prisonsby Geoffrey Howse

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 12.09

    London has had more prisons than any other British city. The City's 'gates' once contained prisons but probably the most notorious of all was Newgate, which stood for over 700 years. The eleventh century Tower of London was used as a prison for a variety of high profile prisoners from Sir Thomas More to the Krays. Discover the background... more...

  • New Directions in Helpingby Jeffery Fisher

    Elsevier Science 1983; US$ 72.95

    New Directions in Helping: Recipient Reactions to Aid, Volume 1, reviews the state of knowledge in the reactions of recipients in helping interactions. It provides an overview of the entire field, in-depth coverage in major areas, and a preview of important future research directions. The book is organized into five parts. Part I discusses the types... more...

  • Handbook on the Theory and Practice of Program Evaluationby Albert N. Link; Nicholas S. Vonortas

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 60.00

    There has been a dramatic increase in expenditures on public goods over the past thirty years, particularly in the area of research and development. As governments explore the many opportunities for growth in this area, they - and the general public - are becoming increasingly concerned with the transparency, accountability and performance of public... more...

  • Explaining U.S. Imprisonmentby Mary F. Bosworth

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 38.00 US$ 32.30

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

  • Every Dark Hourby Niamh O'Sullivan

    Liberties Press 2007; US$ 18.94

    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...

  • From Prophecy to Charityby Lawrence M. Mead

    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...

  • Soziale Arbeit in der Kriseby Karin Böllert; Nicole Alfert; Mark Humme

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 29.99

    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...

  • Beyond the Prison Industrial Complexby Kevin Wehr; Elyshia Aseltine

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • The Culture of Urban Controlby John P. Walsh

    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...

  • A Life in the Balanceby Billy Wayne Sinclair; Jodie Sinclair

    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...