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Reformation and reclamation of adult prisoners

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  • Prisoner Reentry and Crime in Americaby Jeremy Travis; Christy Visher

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 26.00

    What can be done to keep released prisoners from committing new crimes? 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...

  • Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitationby Patricia Van Voorhis; Michael C. Braswell; David Lester

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 49.95

    This text presents foundations of correctional intervention, including overviews of the major systems of therapeutic intervention, diagnosis of mental illness, and correctional assessment and classification. Its detailed descriptions and cross-approach comparisons can help professionals better determine which of several techniques might be especially... more...

  • Benevolent Repressionby Alexander W. Pisciotta

    NYU Press 1994; US$ 89.00

    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...

  • What Works in Offender Complianceby Pamela Ugwudike; Peter Raynor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 35.95

    This comprehensive edited collection draws together the latest international literature on offender compliance during penal supervision and after court orders expire. Outlining emerging developments in compliance research, theory, policy and practice, this book considers a wide range of offenders including women and young people. more...

  • Reforming Community Penaltiesby Sue Rex

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00

    This book sets out to explore the role of community penalties in sentencing, arguing that the absence of a strong intellectual framework or underpinning has hampered their development in policy and practice. The research undertaken for this book involved asking people with a particular stake in criminal justice what the point of punishment was and... 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...

  • Markedby Devah Pager

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 16.00

    Nearly every job application asks it: have you ever been convicted of a crime? For the hundreds of thousands of young men leaving American prisons each year, their answer to that question may determine whether they can find work and begin rebuilding their lives.             The product of... 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...

  • Who to Release?by Nicola Padfield

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book is concerned to explore the changing role of the Parole Board across the range of its responsibilities, including the prediction of risk and deciding on the release (or continued detention) of the growing number of recalled prisoners and of those subject to indeterminate sentences. In doing so it aims to rectify the lack of attention that... more...