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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
Although restorative justice is probably one of the most talked about topics in contemporary criminology, little has been written about how community involvement in restorative justice translates into practice. While advocates have presented the community as an essential pillar of restorative justice, the rationale for why and how this is the case... more...
- Andrews UK 2015; US$ 4.49
The Foster Factory deals with the experiences of David Learmont and his wife Marsha once they retired and started working again as Foster Carers. David claims that if he had written this book as a novel, the characters in it would have been considered 'too outlandish to be credible.' How the elderly couple dealt with egomaniacs, kleptomaniacs,... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 29.95
That American forces should torture prisoners in their ?war? on terror is disturbing, but more shocking still is that the highest officials of the Bush-Cheney administration planned, authorized, encouraged, and concealed these war crimes. When the Supreme Court ruled that the officials were bound by the Geneva Conventions, a Republican Congress responded... more...
- Carrel Books 2015; US$ 34.99
In early 2013, Robert Gleason became the latest victim of the electric chair, a peculiarly American execution method. Shouting Pog mo thin ("Kiss my ass" in Gaelic) he grinned electricity shot through his system. When the current was switched off his body slumped against the leather restraints, and Gleeson, who had strangled two fellow inmates to... more...
- Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 30.00
From ?an eye for an eye? to debates over capital punishment, humanity has a long and controversial relationship with doling out justice for criminal acts. Today, crime and punishment remain significant parts of our culture, but societies vary greatly on what is considered criminal and how it should be punished. In this global survey of crime and punishment... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
Drawing on qualitative and quantitative research from around the world, this book brings together renowned international scholars to explore life-course perspectives on women?s imprisonment. Instead of covering only one aspect of women?s carceral experiences, this book offers a broader perspective that encompasses women?s pathways to prison, their... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95
Royer examines the changing ritual of execution across five centuries and discovers a shift both in practice and in the message that was sent to the population at large. She argues that what began as a show of retribution and revenge became a ceremonial portrayal of redemption as the political, religious and cultural landscape of England evolved. more...
- Stanford University Press 2005; US$ 27.95
How does the way we think and feel about the world around us affect the existence and administration of the death penalty? What role does capital punishment play in defining our political and cultural identity? In this volume the authors argue that in order to understand the death penalty we need to know more about the ?cultural lives??past and present?of... more...