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- Pan Macmillan Australia 2009; US$ 11.81
From the internationally bestselling author of Snowing in Bali and co-author of Schapelle Corby's autobiography, this is the shocking inside story of Bali's most notorious jail. "A fascinating insight into the prison, Hotel Kerobokan included shocking testimonies and black humour" Irish Examiner "Bonella casts a cool, journalistic eye over... 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...
- 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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 18.99
Based on the rare and until now overlooked journal of a Renaissance-era executioner, the noted historian Joel F. Harrington's The Faithful Executioner takes us deep inside the alien world and thinking of Meister Frantz Schmidt of Nuremberg, who, during forty-five years as a professional executioner, personally put to death 394 individuals and tortured,... 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...
- 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...