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  • Offender Rehabilitationby Gwen Robinson; Iain Crow

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 50.00

    Insightful, relevant and comprehensive, this book explains how offender rehabilitation has developed historically and in recent years. more...

  • Effective Teaching in Correctional Settingsby Robert G. Thomas; Murray Thomas

    Charles C Thomas 2008; US$ 39.95

    This book has a dual purpose: to identify problems faced by people who teach in correctional institutions and to propose solutions for those problems. The intent of this book is to help both new instructors as well as current ones perform their jobs effectively. The book is divided into three parts. The first part introduces the reader to the field... more...

  • Ultimate Punishmentby Scott Turow

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 18.99

    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...

  • Prisoner Reentry and Social Capitalby Angela J. Hattery; Earl Smith

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 32.99

    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...

  • Hotel Kerobokanby Kathryn Bonella

    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. "An insightful and sharply observed account of life inside Indonesia's most notorious prison. Bonella casts a cool, journalistic eye over some horrific events" Sun... more...

  • Prisonsby Jeffrey Ferro

    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...

  • Unruly Womenby Karlene Faith

    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...

  • The Prison Officerby Alison Liebling; David Price; Guy Shefer

    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...

  • Hard Time Bluesby Sasha Abramsky

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99

    In September 1996, fifty-three year old heroin addict Billy Ochoa was sentenced to 326 years in prison. His crime: committing $2100 worth of welfare fraud. Ochoa was sent to New Folsom supermax prison, joining thousands of other men who will spend the rest of their lives in California's teeming correctional facilities as a result of that state's tough... more...

  • Heaven ? North Sea Camp: A Prison Diary 3by Jeffrey Archer

    Pan Macmillan UK 2005; US$ 11.81

    THE FINAL VOLUME IN ARCHER'S POWERFUL ACCOUNT OF LIFE INSIDE THE PENAL SYSTEMDay 115 - Saturday 10th November 2001 - 6.38am"It's all an act. I am hopelessly unhappy, dejected and broken. I smile when I am at my lowest, I laugh when I see no humour, I help others when I need help myself. I am alone. If I were to show any sign, even for a moment, of... more...