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  • 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...

  • Contrasts in Punishmentby John Pratt; Anna Eriksson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    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...

  • What Else Works?by Jo Brayford; Francis B Cowe; John Deering

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    What Else Works? has developed out of a growing awareness amongst practitioners that centralized notions of what works and ?one size fits all? approaches to work with offenders and other groups is inevitably limited in its scope and effectiveness. The book seeks to dispel the view of probation service users as 'offenders', and socially excluded... more...

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

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • On the Runby Alice Goffman

    Picador 2015; US$ 16.99

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