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- SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 39.00
The Second Edition of Correctional Theory: Context and Consequences continues to identify and evaluate the major competing theories used to guide the goals, policies, and practices of the correctional system. Authors Francis T. Cullen and Cheryl Lero Jonson demonstrate that changes in theories can legitimize new ways of treating and punishing... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00
New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times ? The Washington Post ? The Boston Globe ? The Seattle Times ? Esquire ? Time Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award | Finalist for the Los Angeles... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00
Will 'what works' in one country work in another? This unique collection examines the cross-cultural transfer of skills and expertise, drawing out the opportunities and challenges involved in taking penal practices from one country to another. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00
In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul. more...
- 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$ 15.95
Examining the complexities of the problems of black youths from an insider's perspective, an African-American journalist recalls his own troubled childhood, his rehabilitation while in prison, and his successful Washington Post career. 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...
- SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99
Disposable Youth has the power to change America. Seventy percent of the 2.4 million prisoners in America today are high school dropouts. Half of all African American and Hispanic urban high school students drop out. Forty percent of all urban high school students drop out. This continuum of dropping out of high school and into crime and then prison... more...
- Independent Institute 2002; US$ 8.99
When prison privatization began in the United States in the early 1980s, many policy analysts claimed that the result would be higher costs, declining quality, and an erosion of state authority. Bringing together five of the leading researchers of prison privatization and criminology, this authoritative survey addresses the economic as well as the... more...