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  • Unter Mördernby Roland Garve

    Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 9.53

    Hauptbeschreibung 1981 wird in der DDR ein junger Student der Zahnmedizin bei Vorbereitungen zur Republikflucht gefaßt und kurz darauf zu zwanzig Monaten Haft verurteilt. In der Strafvollzugseinrichtung Brandenburg-Görden gerät er in eine ihm völlig fremde Welt von Schwerverbrechern. Da er sein Studium bereits abgeschlossen hatte, darf er nach einiger... more...

  • Ironies of Imprisonmentby Michael F. Welch

    SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 53.00

    Ironies of Imprisonment examines in-depth an array of problems confronting correctional programs and policies from the author's singular and consistent critical viewpoint. The book challenges the prevailing logic of mass incarceration and traces the ironies of imprisonment to their root causes, manifesting in social, political, economic, and racial... more...

  • Correctionsby William J. Chambliss

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 80.00

    This volume in the Key Issues in Crime and Punishment series looks at key issues in the field such as capital punishment, healthcare for prisoners and prison privatisation. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...