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  • Condemnedby SeŠn ” Riain

    Liberties Press 2014; US$ 8.74

    Condemned:†Letters from Death Row†by "Ray" and SeŠn ” Riain is a collection of letters between a former Cork teacher and a death row inmate that develops into a unique friendship-†one that†is in itself a subtle, rallying cry against an American system that still honours the 3,000 year old adage "an eye for eye", serving as a reminder that, as Gandhi... more...

  • The SAGE Handbook of Punishment and Societyby Jonathan Simon; Richard Sparks

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 75.00

    Bringing together contributions from internationally renowned names in the field, this engaging and lively handbook is a definitive resource to the controversial topic of punishment and society. more...

  • Comparing Prison Systemsby Nigel South; Robert P. Weiss

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    this book provides in-depth, original and critical analyses by leading scholars of the penal systems of 16 nations around the world, focusing on changes in social structure, culture and punishment since 1975. more...

  • A Handbook for Evidence-Based Juvenile Justice Systemsby James C. Howell; Mark W. Lipsey; John J. Wilson

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    A Handbook for Evidence-Based Juvenile Justice Systems promotes a comprehensive strategy for reducing criminal careers of serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders, including gang members, in an approach that is supported by current research. A step-by-step blueprint is provided for interrupting these offender?s criminal careers with a... more...

  • The Executioner's Toll, 2010by Matthew T. Mangino

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    Legal Executions of 2010 is a meticulous examination of every execution (and the details surrounding the execution) carried out in a single year--and a thought-provoking exploration into the minds of 46 killers as each plays the role of predator, quarry and condemned. The unsettling narratives begin with a murder on May 26, 1993, and end with an execution... 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...

  • Innovative Justiceby Hannah Graham; Rob White

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This book showcases innovative justice initiatives from around the world which engage offenders, practitioners and communities to reduce reoffending and support desistance and positive change. It is groundbreaking in bringing together inspiring ideas and pioneering practices to analyse how ?justice done differently? is making a difference. The... 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...

  • 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...

  • Sport and Crime Reductionby Geoff Nichols

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    The use of sports-based activity programmes as a means of tackling crime has been explored in a number of countries worldwide, particularly in relation to the prevention of re-offending in the ten to eighteen age bracket. However, until now there has been no definitive and rigorous analysis of the rationale behind these programmes, and evidence of... more...