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  • The Lone Brit on 13by Christopher Chance

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 14.09

    The Lone Brit on 13 is a gripping true story of violence, degradation and adventure penned in the confines of a grim Malaga prison cell. Imprisoned for drug-smuggling, the lone Brit on Wing 13, Chance, reveals the horrors he experienced among cut-throat villains and screws in the netherworld of the Spanish prison system.Chance takes to writing in his... more...

  • Carabanchelby Christopher Chance

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 14.09

    This is a true story of survival in what was arguably the most sinister prison in Europe: the Carabanchel. Christopher Chance was the last Brit to be shackled and hauled out of that infamous Spanish hellhole before it closed its gates on decades of disgraceful cruelty. Along with the rest of the remaining inmates, he was transferred to another prison... more...

  • The Death Penalty in Americaby Hugo Adam Bedau

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 34.99

    Bedau, the leading authority on the endlessly complex topic of capital punishment, delivers a revision of his celebrated 1982 edition, which the New York Times called the most complete, well-edited and comprehensive collection of readings on the pros and cons of the death penalty. Featuring 40 new essays and updated statistical and research data,... more...

  • Out of Sight, Out of Mindby John Podmore

    Biteback Publishing 2012; US$ 23.99

    At the heart of his book is his conclusion that prison simply does not work, failing on three fundamental levels. The view of the popular media is that when prisoners are locked up they cannot commit crime. This is not true. Podmore shows how crime actually proliferates in prison, how serious organised crime is allowed to flourish there through bad... more...

  • Probationby Rob Canton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    This book provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the work of the probation service. It brings together themes of policy, theory and practice to help students and practitioners to better understand the work of probation, its limitations as well as potential, but above all its value. Setting probation in the context of the criminal... more...

  • Punishment and Shameby Wendy C. Hamblet

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 39.99

    Punishment and Shame: A Philosophical Study reveals the economic and religious underpinnings to modern notions of crime and punishment. Contra Michel Foucault's claim that modern penal practices witness a revolution in Western moral sensibilities, awakened by Enlightenment ideals, Hamblet shows that punishment practices in the West grew out of Protestant... more...

  • In the Shadow of Papillonby Frank Kane; John Tilsley

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 11.27

    Following the collapse of his business and the loss of his home, Frank Kane made a catastrophic decision. In desperation, he agreed to smuggle cocaine out of Venezuela. Almost inevitably, he and his girlfriend, Sam, were caught. The price they paid was a ten-year sentence in the hell of the overcrowded Venezuelan prison system, notorious for corruption... more...

  • Doing Probation Workby Rob Mawby; Anne Worrall

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95

    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...

  • The Penal Systemby Mick Cavadino; James Dignan; George Mair

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 39.00

    Supporting students across their entire module, this authoritative and widely respected text has been fully updated to include the most recent changes in the field and has expanded coverage of restorative justice, gender, and comparative issues 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...