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  • A History of English Prison Administrationby Sean Mcconville

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 180.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Size of Others' Burdensby Erik Schneiderhan

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    Americans have a fierce spirit of individualism. We pride ourselves on self-reliance, on bootstrapping our way to success. Yet, we also believe in helping those in need, and we turn to our neighbors in times of crisis. The tension between these competing values is evident, and how we balance between these competing values holds real consequences for... more...

  • Healing Correctionsby Chris Innes

    Northeastern University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    An innovative approach to transforming correctional cultures, based on the practice of ?Dialogue? more...

  • Life in Strangeways - From Riots to Redemption, My 32 Years Behind Barsby Alan Lord

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 5.82

    A key player in the worst prison riot in British history at Strangeways Prison in April 1990, Alan Lord was always in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was drawn to trouble like water to a sponge. After experiencing a troubled childhood during which Alan was in and out of children?s homes after being put into care at the tender age of eighteen... more...

  • A Country Called Prison: Mass Incarceration and the Making of a New Nationby Mary D. Looman; John D. Carl

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    The United States is the world leader in incarcerating citizens. 707 people out of every 100,000 are imprisoned. If those currently incarcerated in the US prison system were a country, it would be the 102nd most populated nation in the world. Aside from looking at the numbers, if we could look at prison from a new viewpoint, as its own country rather... more...

  • Corrections in the Communityby Edward J. Latessa; Paula Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 84.95

    Corrections in the Community, Sixth Edition, examines the current state of community corrections and proposes an evidence-based approach to making programs more effective. As the U.S. prison system approaches meltdown, options like probation, parole, alternative sentencing, and both residential and non-residential programs in the community continue... more...