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  • Rethinking Prison Reentryby Tony Gaskew

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Gaskew presents a prison-based education designed to address a prevalent racial politics of shaming, self-segregation, and transgenerational learned-helplessness. He explores the Black counter-culture of crime and tasks incarcerated Black men to draw upon the strength of their cultural privilege to transform from criminal offender into student. more...

  • The Politics of Abolition Revisitedby Thomas Mathiesen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Originally published in 1974 and the recipient of the Denis Carroll Book Prize at the World Congress of the International Criminology Society in 1978, Thomas Mathiesen?s The Politics of Abolition is a landmark text in critical criminology. In its examination of Scandinavian penal policy and call for the abolition of prisons, this book was enormously... more...

  • Prison Diariesby Denis MacShane

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 23.32

    Two days before Christmas 2013, former MP Denis MacShane entered one of Europe?s harshest prisons. Having pleaded guilty to false accounting at the Old Bailey, he had been sentenced to six months in jail. Upon arrival at Belmarsh Prison, his books and personal possessions were confiscated and he was locked in a solitary cell for up to twenty-three... more...

  • Reconceptualising Penalityby Claire Hamilton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Although developments such as the drastic increase in the use of imprisonment and restrictions on parole suggest a new, harsher punitive era, Hamilton’s empirical data based on examination of penal policies in Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand, suggests criminal justice and penal policies vary. This study is critical of the way in which punitiveness... more...

  • Long-Term Imprisonment and Human Rightsby Kirstin Drenkhahn; Manuela Dudeck; Frieder DŁnkel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Prisons and imprisonment have become a commonplace topic in popular culture as the setting and rationale for fiction and documentaries and most people seem to have a clear notion of what it is like in prison, ranging from the idea of the prison cell as a cosy nook with fast internet access to that of a dungeon with a hard bed and a diet of bread and... more...

  • Woman in Prisonby Caroline H. Woods

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the preface to the fascinating volume Woman in Prison, author Caroline H. Adams explains the chance encounter with a classified advertisement that changed the course of her life. It was a help-wanted ad soliciting applicants for the role of prison matron, a type of female warden who oversees the logistical and housekeeping aspects of running a correctional... more...

  • Prisoners on Criminologyby William S. Tregea

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 49.99

    William S. Tregea makes prisoners? stories come alive with eighty prisoner essays integrated in informational chapters tracing shifts in criminality, the U.S. prison build up, and inner cities. The chapters review criminological theories through case studies of prisoners? own insights on their lives at the individual, family, and community levels.... more...

  • Inside This Place, Not of Itby Ayelet Waldman; Robin Levi

    McSweeney's 2014; US$ 9.99

    People in U.S. prisons are routinely subjected to physical, sexual, and mental abuse. While this has been documented in male prisons, women in prison often suffer in relative anonymity. Women Inside addresses this critical social justice issue, empowering incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women to share the stories that have previously been silenced.... more...

  • Welfare Warriorsby Premilla Nadasen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Special Issueby Austin Sarat

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 114.95

    In The Beautiful Prison incarcerated Americans and prison critics seek to imagine the prison as something better than a machinery of suffering. From personal testimony to theoretical meditation these writers explore and confront the practical and cultural limits the prison places on its transformation into a socially constructive institution. Long-term... more...