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- Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 22.99
In the first detailed, empirical exploration of the effects of mass incarceration on poor places, Imprisoning Communities demonstrates that in high doses incarceration contributes to the very social problems it is intended to solve: it breaks up family and social networks; deprives siblings, spouses, and parents of emotional and financial support;... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier, the convicted killer of two teenagers who was sentenced to die in the electric chair of Louisiana?s Angola State Prison. In the months before Sonnier?s death, the Roman Catholic nun came to know a man who was as terrified as he had once been terrifying. She also came to... more...
- Scribner 2009; US$ 15.00
Dreams from the Monster Factory tells the true story of Sunny Schwartz's extraordinary work in the criminal justice system and how her profound belief in people's ability to change is transforming the San Francisco jails and the criminals incarcerated there. With an immediacy made possible by a twenty-seven-year career, Schwartz immerses the reader... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 25.00
By quadrupling the number of people behind bars in two decades, the United States has become the world leader in incarceration. Much has been written on the men who make up the vast majority of the nation?s two million inmates. But what of the women they leave behind? Doing Time Together vividly details the ways that prisons shape and infiltrate... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 24.99
Inderjeet Parmar reveals the complex interrelations, shared mindsets, and collaborative efforts of influential public and private organizations in the building of American hegemony. Focusing on the involvement of the Ford, Rockefeller, and Carnegie foundations in U.S. foreign affairs, Parmar traces the transformation of America from an “isolationist?... more...
- AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 45.99
Spergel details the efforts of his Chicago youth gang project, a comprehensive, community-based model designed to reduce gang problems, including violence and illegal drug activity. He shows the successes and failures at each level: individual-youth, gang-as-unit, community, and policy development. This is a valuable model and methodology for a comprehensive... more...
- Charles C Thomas 2010; US$ 42.95
Based on forty years of extensive experience, the author draws on current knowledge to provide a thorough overview of the highs and lows of the job. The book provides practical, common sense advice for doing the multitude of jobs the chief faces with effectiveness and efficiency. It furnishes sound advice intended to help the chief retain his physical,... more...
- Duncker & Humblot 2010; US$ 76.35
Hauptbeschreibung Gegenstand der Untersuchung bildet die Frage, ob und inwieweit die in der Kinder- und Jugendhilfe Beschäftigten bei Sachverhalten familiärer Kindeswohlgefährdung selbst strafrechtlichen Risiken ausgesetzt sind. Hierzu sind in den letzten Jahren unterschiedliche Entscheidungen ergangen. Im Anschluss an eine einleitende Darstellung... more...