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  • 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...

  • Contrasts in Punishmentby John Pratt; Anna Eriksson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Why do some modern societies punish their offenders differently to others? Why are some more punitive and others more tolerant in their approach to offending and how can these differences be explained? Based on extensive historical analysis and fieldwork in the penal systems of England, Australia and New Zealand on the one hand and Finland, Norway... more...

  • Realist Criminologyby Roger Matthews

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 39.00

    This book challenges contemporary criminological thinking, providing a thorough critique of mainstream criminology, including both liberal criminology and administrative criminology. It sets a new agenda for theoretical and practical engagement, and for creating a more effective and just criminal justice system. more...

  • The Wicked Mr Hall - The Memoirs of the Butler Who Loved to Killby Roy Archibald Hall

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 6.99

    'I have been called many things - "The Monster Butler", "The Butler Who Served Death", "The Ladies Man". In truth I am none of these things. I am Roy Hall. Before I die I want to tell my story.'Growing up in Glasgow in the 1930s, Roy Archibald Hall was a natural thief. Due to his lucrative criminal career, he led an extravagant lifestyle. Eventually... more...

  • The Prisons / Le Carceriby Giovanni Battista Piranesi; John Howe; Philip Hofer

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    The timeless Carceri etchings of Piranesi (1720?1778) represent not only spectacular artistic accomplishments but also unforgettable expressions of psychological truths. Combining the influences of Tiepolo, Bibiena, and Rembrandt, these works of architectural fantasy challenge the boundaries of perception, creating a vast system of visual provocation.... more...

  • Correctional Mental Healthby Tom J. Fagan; Robert K. Ax

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 73.00

    Correctional Mental Health is a broad-based, balanced guide for students who are learning to treat criminal offenders in a correctional mental health practice. Featuring a wide selection of readings, this edited text offers a thorough grounding in theory, current research, professional practice, and clinical experience. It emphasizes a biopsychosocial... more...

  • The American Prisonby Francis T. Cullen; Cheryl Lero Jonson; Mary K. Stohr

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 36.00

    For the first time in four decades, prison populations are declining and politicians have reached the consensus that mass imprisonment is no longer sustainable. At this unique moment in the history of corrections, the opportunity has emerged to discuss in meaningful ways how best to shape efforts to control crime and to intervene effectively with offenders.... more...

  • Community Correctionsby Robert D. Hanser

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 79.00

    Offering comprehensive coverage with an applied, practical perspective, Community Corrections, Second Edition covers all the major topics in the field while emphasizing reintegration and community partnerships and focusing strongly on assessment, risk prediction, and classification. Author Robert D. Hanser draws on his expertise with offender treatment... more...

  • Professional Lives of Community Corrections Officers: The Invisible Side of Reentryby Faith E. Lutze

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 34.00

    One of the first contemporary works to bring together research focused on community corrections officers, Professional Lives of Community Corrections Officers: The Invisible Side of Reentry , by Faith E. Lutze, helps readers understand the importance of community corrections officers to the success of the criminal justice system. The author brings... more...

  • American Correctionsby Barry A. Krisberg; Susan Marchionna; Christopher Hartney

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 84.00

    American Corrections: Concepts and Controversies, by Barry Krisberg, Susan Marchionna, and Chris Hartney, presents an incisive view of every aspect of corrections (including jails, probation, sentencing, prisons, and parole), prompting students to think critically about the complex issues involved in responding to the current crisis in the U.S. correctional... more...