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  • Maximum Securityby James Morton

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2011; US$ 24.55

    Maximum security ? the toughest classification in the Australian prison system ? exerts a powerful fascination. Housing the nation's worst criminals, the so-called 'intractables', these facilities are settings of violence and despair. Just how rough are these jails within jails, and what's it like to be incarcerated in them? From the brutal regime... more...

  • The Complete Parkhurst Talesby Norman Parker

    John Blake 2006; US$ 9.99

    Norman Parker spent 25 years of his life in a high security Category A prison. Convicted of murder and manslaughter in the 1970s, he was sentenced to life at the notorious Parkhurst Prison. Norman Parker has certainly seen a lot during his time on the inside, and this is his complete collection of tales from behind the bars. He encountered some of... more...

  • Behind Barsby Jeffrey Ross; Stephen Richards

    DK Publishing 2002; US$ 14.95

    A judge hands down a stretch in a local, state, or federal prison. It's time for some serious life lessons. With the crime rates soaring in the United States and the prison population growing faster than at any other time in American history, staying alive and well - both mentally and physically - is tougher than ever. more...

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

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 49.00

    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...

  • Guillotineby Robert Frederick Opie

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.17

    Robert Frederick Opie takes the reader on a sometimes terrifying journey tracing the development of the guillotine over nearly two centuries, recounting the stories of famous executions and some of the most touching pleas for mercy. more...

  • Corrections and Collectionsby Joe Day

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    A fascinating and accessible look at modern American prisons and museums     more...

  • A Peacemaking Approach to Criminologyby Louis J. Gesualdi

    University Press of America 2013; US$ 22.99

    A peacemaking approach to criminology is a humane, nonviolent, and scientific approach to the treatment of crime and the offender. This collection of twenty-two essays provides a comprehensive introduction to a peacemaking approach to criminology. more...

  • Getting Lifeby Michael Morton

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    He spent twenty-five years in prison for a crime he did not commit. He lost his wife, his son, and his freedom. This is the story of how Michael Morton finally got justice?and a second chance at life. On August 13, 1986, just one day after his thirty-second birthday, Michael Morton went to work at his usual time. By the end of the day, his wife Christine... more...

  • The Death Penalty in Africaby Andrew Novak

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    In recent years the death penalty has sharply declined across Africa, but this trend belies actual public opinion and the retributivist sentiments held by political elites. This study explains capital punishment in Africa in terms of culturally specific notions of life and death as well as the colonial-era imposition of criminal and penal policy. more...

  • Alphabetby Kathy Page

    Biblioasis 2014; US$ 16.95

    A violent sex offender, incarcerated and resisting treatment, takes rehabilitation into his own hands in this Governor General's Award-winning novel. more...