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- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 16.99
The explosive rise in the U.S. incarceration rate in the second half of the twentieth century, and the racial transformation of the prison population from mostly white at mid-century to sixty-five percent black and Latino in the present day, is a trend that cannot easily be ignored. Many believe that this shift began with the "tough on crime"... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.00
The Systematic Mistreatment of Children in the Foster Care System tells the stories of 10 children in the foster care system from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and the efforts by advocates to find them permanent places to live, appropriate schooling, and other essentials they need to survive. The children?s case studies highlight the difficulties... more...
- Titletown Publishing, LLC 2014; US$ 14.95
The Casey Anthony trial of 2011 is estimated to have drawn the television and reading attention of no less than a quarter of a billion people from around the world. In Justice in America , Anthony defense attorney J. Cheney Mason, who was brought in to save the case, asserts that the jury got it right, and that America, the media, and the public blinded... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00
Essays examining how punishment operated in England, from c.600 to the Norman Conquest. more...
- 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, Hamiltons 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...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99
Editors Sarah Tyson and Joshua M. Hall convene an international group of philosophical thinkers?from both inside and outside prison walls?who draw on a variety of historical figures and critical perspectives to think about prisons in our new historical era. more...
- 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...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95
Covering must-know theory and packed with photocopiable practical exercises that work, this is an essential guide to rehabilitation theory and practice for professionals to use in direct work with offenders. All the exercises are culturally aware and designed for maximum flexibility to meet different needs and learning styles. more...
- PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 28.99
The story of a rope, a symbol, and rough justice in America. The hangman?s knot is a simple thing to tie, just a rope carefully coiled around itself up to thirteen times. But in those thirteen turns lie a powerful symbol, one that is all too deeply connected to America?s past—and present. The last man to be hanged in the United States was Billy... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 29.95
On June 25, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case Adoptive Couple vs. Baby Girl , which pitted adoptive parents Matt and Melanie Capobianco against baby Veronica?s biological father, Dusten Brown, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Veronica?s biological mother had relinquished her for adoption to the Capobiancos without Brown?s consent.... more...