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  • The Cultural Prisonby John M. Sloop

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The incarcerated in America's cultural imagination. The Cultural Prison brings a new dimension to the study of prisoners and punishment by focusing on how the punishment of American offenders is represented and shaped in the mass media through public arguments. The study is based on an analysis of 642 articles collected by the author from American... more...

  • Crime and the Fascist State, 1850?1940by Tiago Pires Marques

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    By studying the development of Italy's penal system, Pires Marques provides valuable insights into the wider political culture of European society. Focusing on the rise of fascism in Spain and Portugal as well as Italy, he examines the role of religious, economic and political factors in the making of penal laws. more...

  • Rockefeller Philanthropy and Modern Social Scienceby David L Seim

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Making use of untapped resources, Seim looks at the impact of the Rockefellers, viewed through the lens of their philanthropic support of social science from 1890-1940. Focusing specifically on the Rockefeller Foundation and the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial, Seim connects the family's business success with its philanthropic enterprises. more...

  • A History of English Prison Administrationby Sean Mcconville

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 73.95

    This title, first published in 1981, draws from an extensive range of national and local material, and examines how innovations in policy and administration, while solving problems or setting new objectives, frequently created or disclosed fresh difficulties, and brought different types of people into the administration and management of prisons,... more...

  • Understanding Mass Incarcerationby James Kilgore

    The New Press 2015; US$ 17.95

    We all know that orange is the new black and mass incarceration is the new Jim Crow, but how much do we actually know about the structure, goals, and impact of our criminal justice system? Understanding Mass Incarceration offers the first comprehensive overview of the incarceration apparatus put in place by the world?s largest jailer: the United... more...

  • Statevilleby James B. Jacobs

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    Stateville penitentiary in Illinois has housed some of Chicago's most infamous criminals and was proclaimed to be "the world's toughest prison" by Joseph Ragen, Stateville's powerful warden from 1936 to 1961. It shares with Attica, San Quentin, and Jackson the notoriety of being one of the maximum security prisons that has shaped the public's conception... more...

  • Advancing Knowledge on Organizational Change and Public Sector Workby David Pick; Stephen Teo; Lars Tummers; Cameron Newton

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2015; US$ 199.00

    This e-book contributes to the need for thoughtful and critical assessment of organizational change (such as that induced via NPM) and public sector work. The chapters are methodologically very diverse, including longitudinal case studies, surveys, interviews and narrative methods. It also has a wide international scope with studies from the US, UK,... more...

  • Labor Camp Socialism: The Gulag in the Soviet Totalitarian Systemby Galina Mikhailovna Ivanova; Donald J. Raleigh; Galina Mikhailovna; Carol A. Flath

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This is the first historical survey of the Gulag based on newly accessible archival sources as well as memoirs and other studies published since the beginning of glasnost. Over the course of several decades, the Soviet labor camp system drew into its orbit tens of millions of people -- political prisoners and their families, common criminals, prisoners... more...

  • Politics and Welfare in Birmingham, 1900?1975by Edward Shannon LaMonte

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    This well-written volume explores the relationships between politics and welfare programs for low-income residents in Birmingham during four periods in the twentieth century: ? 1900-1917, the formative period of city building when welfare was predominantly a responsibility of the private sector; ? 1928-1941, when the Great Depression devastated... more...

  • Prison and Social Deathby Joshua M. Price

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    A compelling blend of solidarity, civil rights activism, and social research, Prison and Social Death offers a unique look at the American prison and the excessive and unnecessary damage it inflicts on convicts and parolees. Joshua M. Price documents the ?social death? that convicts suffer while incarcerated and afterward, drawing upon hundreds... more...