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  • I'll Fly Awayby Wally Lamb; I'll Fly Away contributors

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    For several years, Wally Lamb, the author of two of the most beloved novels of our time, has run a writing workshop at the York Correctional Institution, Connecticut's only maximum-security prison for women. Writing, Lamb discovered, was a way for these women to face their fears and failures and begin to imagine better lives. Couldn't Keep It to... more...

  • Getting Lifeby Michael Morton

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 16.00

    ?A devastating and infuriating book, more astonishing than any legal thriller by John Grisham? ( The New York Times ) about a young father who spent twenty-five years in prison for a crime he did not commit?and his eventual exoneration and return to life as a free man. On August 13, 1986, just one day after his thirty-second birthday, Michael Morton... 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...

  • 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 Thomas J. Fagan; Robert K. Ax

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 73.00 US$ 62.05

    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 US$ 30.60

    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 US$ 67.15

    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...