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  • When Prisoners Come Homeby Joan Petersilia

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 15.99

    Preface. 1. Introduction and Overview. 2. Who's Coming Home? A Profile of Returning Prisoners. 3. The Origins and Evolution of Modern Parole. 4. The Changing Nature of Parole Supervision and Services. 5. How We Help: Preparing Inmates for Release. 6. How We Hinder: Legal and Practical Barriers to Reintegration. 7. Revolving Door Justice: Inmate... more...

  • Wild Women Doby Yeo Suan Futt

    Marshall Cavendish 2013; US$ 12.99

    Often regarded as the fairer sex, women can be just as evil and ruthless as their male counterparts. In fact some even consider them more deadly as they are not above using the feminine charms to get their own way. Here then are cases of women who have fallen foul of the law. From girls who cheat elderly gentlemen of their retirement funds to a teacher... more...

  • Alternatives to Prisonby Anthony Bottoms; Sue Rex; Gwen Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.95

    As the UK and many other western societies face up to the consequences of a rapidly increasing prison population, so the search for alternative approaches to punishment and dealing with offenders has become an increasingly urgent priority for government policy and society as a whole. This book reports the results of the research programme commissioned... more...

  • Benevolent Repressionby Alexander W. Pisciotta

    NYU Press 1994; US$ 23.80

    The opening, in 1876, of the Elmira Reformatory marked the birth of the American adult reformatory movement and the introduction of a new approach to crime and the treatment of criminals. Hailed as a reform panacea and the humane solution to America's ongoing crisis of crime and social disorder, Elmira sparked an ideological revolution. Repression... more...

  • Community Penaltiesby Anthony Bottoms; Loraine Gelsthorpe; Sue Rex

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    Community penalties are punishments that, in the courts' sentencing tariff, come between imprisonment and fines. They include electronic tagging, supervised unpaid work, and compulsory participation by offenders in treatment programmes. Recent years have seen many changes in England in the field of community penalties. These have included the rapid... more...

  • Cybercrime and the Lawby Susan W. Brenner

    Northeastern University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    The first full-scale overview of cybercrime, law, and policy more...

  • The Defences of the Weak (Routledge Revivals)by Thomas Mathiesen

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    This is a sociological study of a Norwegian penal institution. The author spent two years in the institution, observing and interviewing inmates and staff, the target being to learn the extent to which American prisons fit with prison life in a different culture. He gives a fascinating answer to the question: Norwegian prisons were, at the time of... more...

  • The End of Prisons.by Mechthild E. Nagel; Anthony J. Nocella

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 63.00

    This book brings together a collection of social justice scholars and activists who take Foucault?s concept of discipline and punishment to explain how prisons are constructed in society from nursing homes to zoos. This book expands the concept of prison to include any institution that dominates, oppresses, and controls. Criminologists and others,... more...

  • The Forgotten Menby Margaret E. Leigey

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 28.95

    In The Forgotten Men , criminologist Margaret E. Leigey provides an insightful account of a group of inmates sentenced to life without parole. Imprisoned for at least twenty years, with virtually no chance of release, these men make up one of the most marginalized segments of the U.S. prison population. Drawing on in-depth interviews with twenty-five... more...

  • Il suicidio oggiby Emanuela Giampieri; Massimo Clerici

    Springer Milan 2013; US$ 29.99

    Dai dati segnalati dall?OMS negli ultimi anni Ŕ emerso che il suicidio costituisce oggi un grave problema di sanitÓ pubblica: nei Paesi occidentali rappresenta infatti la seconda-terza causa di morte nei giovani e l?ottava-nona nei soggetti anziani. Nel 2000 circa un milione di individui si Ŕ tolto la vita, mentre circa 15 milioni di persone hanno... more...