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  • Gulagby Anne Applebaum

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    This landmark book uncovers for the first time in detail one of the greatest horrors of the twentieth century: the vast system of Soviet camps that were responsible for the deaths of countless millions. Gulag is the only major history in any language to draw together the mass of memoirs and writings on the Soviet camps that have been published... more...

  • Miracle at Sing Singby Ralph Blumenthal

    St. Martin's Press 2005; US$ 8.99

    In 1919, Lewis E. Lawes moved his wife and young daughters into the warden's mansion at Sing Sing prison. They shared a yard with 1,096 of the toughest inmates in the world-murderers, rapists, and thieves who Lawes alone believed capable of redemption. Adamantly opposed to the death penalty, Lawes presided over 300 executions. His progressive ideas... more...

  • Executionby Geoffrey Abbott

    St. Martin's Press 2006; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Promise of Punishmentby Patricia O'Brien

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.50

    Patricia O'Brien traces the creation and development of a modern prison system in nineteenth-century France. The study has three principal areas of concern: prisons and their populations; the organizing principles of the system, including occupational and educational programs for rehabilitation; and the extension of punishment outside the prison walls.... more...

  • When the Innocent are Punishedby Peter Scharff Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    There are millions of children experiencing parental imprisonment all over the world. This book is about their problems, human rights and how they are treated throughout the justice process from the arrest of a parent to imprisonment and release. 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...

  • The Myth of Prison Rapeby Mark S. Fleisher; Jessie L. Krienert

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 26.99

    The Myth of Prison Rape provides a nuanced glimpse into the complex sexual dynamics of the American prison. Drawing on results from the most comprehensive study of inmate sexuality to date, the authors analyze the intricacies of sexuality and sexual violence in daily inmate life. Dynamic case studies and interview excerpts enliven this cultural study... more...