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  • Punishment and Shameby Wendy C. Hamblet

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 32.99

    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$ 12.78

    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... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...