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  • 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...

  • Systematic Thinking for Social Actionby Alice M. Rivlin; Donna Shalala

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 18.00

    In January 1970 Alice M. Rivlin spoke to an audience at the University of California-Berkeley. The topic was developing a more rational approach to decisionmaking in government. If digital video, YouTube, and TED Talks had been inventions of the 1960s, Rivlin's talk would have been a viral hit. As it was, the resulting book, Systematic Thinking... more...

  • Copping Out: The Consequences of Police Corruption and Misconductby Anthony Stanford

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 37.00

    Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge tortured suspects to obtain confessions. more...

  • Corrections in the Communityby Edward J. Latessa; Paula Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 84.95

    Corrections in the Community, Sixth Edition, examines the current state of community corrections and proposes an evidence-based approach to making programs more effective. As the U.S. prison system approaches meltdown, options like probation, parole, alternative sentencing, and both residential and non-residential programs in the community continue... more...

  • Der Fall Mollathby Gerhard Strate

    Orell Füssli Verlag 2015; US$ 14.61

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  • We Are The Copsby Michael Matthews

    Silvertail Books 2015; US$ 4.73

    We Are The Cops is an adrenalin-fuelled ride through the lives of America's police, told in the authentic voices of the cops themselves. The journey begins with the rookie's first day on the job, and moves through the heartbreak of officers dying in the line of duty, the bloody reality of policing savage gang wars, the devastating consequences of... more...

  • Understanding Risk in Criminal Justiceby Hazel Kemshall

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00

    This illuminating text examines the significance of the concept of risk in criminal justice policy, and in the role of criminal justice agencies and crime prevention initiatives. Particular features of the book include its use of practical examples, coverage of previously unpublished research, and a full review of current risk assessment tools for... more...

  • Gun Controlby Harry Henderson

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 54.00

    Each volume of the Library in a Book series is carefully designed to be a complete first-stop resource for research on important issues and events, many of which strongly affect the United States. Clearly written and organized, the books give the researcher an objective overview of the subject and a wealth of information in a variety of formats, as... more...

  • Crime Prevention Policies in Comparative Perspectiveby Adam Crawford

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book brings together a collection of leading international experts to explore the lessons learnt through implementation and the future directions of crime prevention policies. Through a comparative analysis of developments in crime prevention policies across a number of European countries, contributors address questions such as: How has 'the... more...

  • Adoption and Surrogate Pregnancyby Faith Merino

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Adoption and surrogate pregnancy are the two most realistic options currently available for millions of couples unable to have biological children. This text covers the ways in which adoption and surrogate pregnancy overlap and influence each other, the nuances that further complicate matters, and the controversies surrounding both issues. more...