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  • Doing Probation Workby Rob Mawby; Anne Worrall

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    A great deal has been written about the political, policy and practice changes that have shaped probation work but little has been written on the changes to occupational cultures and the ways in which probation workers themselves view their role. This book fills that gap by exploring the meaning of ?doing probation work? from the perspective of probation... more...

  • Comparing Prison Systemsby Nigel South; Robert P. Weiss

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    This book provides in-depth, orignal and critical analyses by leading scholars of the penal systems of 16 nations around the world, focusing on changes in social structure, culture and punishment since 1975. Contributors provide an international and comparative context in which to understand the impact of recent profound economic, social and political... more...

  • Psychoanalysis, Violence and Rage-Type Murderby Duncan Cartwright

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    What turns an apparently 'normal' individual into a killer? Many people who commit "rage type" murders have no history of violence. Using psychoanalytic theory and a number of case studies, this book isolates key psychological factors that appear to help explain why such acts of extreme violence occur. Starting from a psychoanalytic standpoint, Psychoanalysis,... more...

  • Prison Noirby Joyce Carol Oates

    Akashic Books 2014; US$ 15.95

    A completely new, fresh, and frightening take on "prison literature." more...

  • From Jailer to Jailedby Bernard B. Kerik

    Threshold Editions 2015; US$ 27.00

    The controversial New York City police commissioner and bestselling author of The Lost Son shares the story of his fall from grace and the effects of his incarceration on his views of the American justice system. Bernard Kerik was New York City?s police commissioner during the 9/11 attacks, who became an American hero as he led the NYPD through... more...

  • Power and Resistance in Prisonby Thomas Ugelvik

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This book explores how prisoners turn themselves into active opponents of the prison regime, and thus reclaim their freedom and manhood. Using extensive ethnographic fieldwork from Norway's largest prison, Ugelvik provides a compelling analysis of the relationship between power, practices of resistance and prisoner subjectivity. more...

  • The Forgotten Societyby Alan E. Cober; Leslie Cober-Gentry

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    A prominent artist ventured behind locked doors to portray three "forgotten" social classes: the elderly, people in mental institutions, and the prison population. These 92 expressive pen-and-ink portraits recall the traditions of Dürer and Grosz. more...

  • Texas Death Rowby Bill Crawford

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    A chilling catalog of the men and women who have paid the ultimate price for their crimes The death penalty is one of the most hotly contested and longest-standing issues in American politics, and no place is more symbolic of that debate than Texas. Since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1977, Texas has put more than 390 prisoners to... more...

  • Andersonvilleby John McElroy

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2000; US$ 4.95

    A reprint edition of the 1879 title. The years 1864-65 were a season of desperate battles, but in that time many more Union soldiers died of starvation and exposure than were killed by cannon and rifle. more...

  • Prison Life in Dixieby Sergeant Oats

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2000; US$ 3.95

    The author describes his harrowing capture and imprisonment by the Rebels at Sumter Prison a.k.a. ?Andersonville Prison Pen?. Renowned as one of the worst prisons of the Civil War, the Andersonville pen spread over only 11 acres, with a 12-foot wall surrounding over 33,000 Union soldiers. Jumping from a moving train to escape, Oats and his companion... more...