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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 6.79
America's leading writer about the law takes a close, incisive look at one of society's most vexing legal issues Scott Turow is known to millions as the author of peerless novels about the troubling regions of experience where law and reality intersect. In "real life," as a respected criminal lawyer, he has been involved with the death penalty... more...
- Lexington Books 2010; US$ 39.99
Based on interviews with 25 men and women who were recently released from prison, this book explores the re-entry process and the barriers that lead to failed re-entry and a return to prison. Unique to Prisoner Re-entry and Social Capital, Earl Smith and Angela J. Hattery explore the role that social capital plays in successful re-entry as well the... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 19.95
Winner of the VanCity Book Prize, Unruly Women: The Politics of Confinement & Resistance is the seminal book about women?s imprisonment that helped spark examinations around the world into the special circumstances women face in prison, as well as the sex and gender crimes that get them there. Most women who are incarcerated do not pose a danger to... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 43.95
This book is a thoroughly updated version of the popular first edition of The Prison Officer . It incorporates the significant increase in knowledge about the work of prison officer since the first edition was published and provides a live account of prison work and ways of understanding the role of the prison officer in the late-modern context.... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 54.00
Clear and comprehensive, Prisons, Revised Edition examines the state of U.S. prisons and related issues. It focuses on the development of prisons in the United States and how the competing goals of punishment and rehabilitation have shaped the evolution of criminal correction. An overview presents statistics on U.S. prisons and explores the issues... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 14.09
As a gun-wielding bank robber, Noel 'Razor' Smith was top of the criminal tree, enjoying the excitement and benefits of a dangerous and adrenalin-filled career. But he'd also spent the greater part of his adult life in prison, an environment where respect and basic survival were guaranteed only to those prepared to use the most brutal violence. In... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 14.09
In his talks to communities throughout the length and breath of Ireland, John Lonergan finds himself coming back to one theme: the importance of kindness. It is an unexpected theme for the former boss of Ireland's biggest and toughest prison, Mountjoy, but then John Lonergan is an unusual man. John entered the prison service in 1968 and in the years... more...
- Picador 2013; US$ 11.90
"Earnest, free of jargon, lucid?This is a book that ought to be read by anyone concerned about crime and punishment in America."?The Washington Post Book World A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize When Crime and Punishment in America was first published in 1998, the national incarceration rate had doubled in just over a decade, and yet... more...
- Black & White Publishing 2007; US$ 3.99
James Crosbie was Britain's most wanted man in 1974. With a successful business and an enviable lifestyle, he seemed to have everything going for him - until he got bored with his life and turned to armed robbery. He ended up in Peterhead Prison, doing time with some of the hardest, and funniest, men in crime. Peterhead Porridge is a remarkable account... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2006; US$ 6.79
In his own darkly humorous style, Geoffrey Abbott describes the instruments used and their effectiveness and reveals the macabre origins of familiar phrases such as "gone west" or "drawn a blank," as well as the jargon of the underworld. He covers everything from the preparation of the victim to the disposal of the body. Execution is everything... more...