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

  • Diet of Wormsby Cheptepkeny Korir

    Zapf Chancery Publishers Africa Ltd. 2011; US$ 24.70

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  • The Oxford History of the Prisonby Norval Morris; David J. Rothman

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 16.99

    The word "prison" immediately evokes stark images: forbidding walls spiked with watchtowers; inmates confined to cramped cells for hours on end; the suspicious eyes of armed guards. In The Oxford History of the Prison , a team of distinguished scholars reveal how our ideas of crime and practices of punishment have changed over time, and offer a vivid... more...

  • Punishment, Communication, and Communityby R. A. Duff

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 46.99

    The question What can justify criminal punishment ? becomes especially insistent at times, like our own, of penal crisis, when serious doubts are raised not only about the justice or efficacy of particular modes of punishment, but about the very legitimacy of the whole penal system. Recent theorizing about punishment offers a variety of answers to... more...

  • Lockdown on Rikersby Ms. Mary E. Buser

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    A searing glimpse at life behind bars on Rikers Island, as told by a former social worker in their Mental Health Department more...

  • Chinese Women Through Chinese Eyesby Li Yu-ning

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    The special focus of this book is the lives and experiences of women in China in the first half of the 20th century. Part One - Historical Interpretations - presents essays by Western-educated Chinese women and men, on the historical role of women in a time of great social and economic upheaval. Part Two - Self-Portraits of Women in Modern China -... more...

  • Executing Democracyby Stephen John Hartnett

    Michigan State University Press 2010; US$ 47.95

    Executing Democracy: Capital Punishment & the Making of America, 1683-1807 is the first volume of a rhetorical history of public debates about crime, violence, and capital punishment in America. This examination begins in 1683, when William Penn first struggled to govern the rowdy indentured servants of Philadelphia, and continues up until 1807,... more...

  • Executing Democracyby Stephen John Hartnett

    Michigan State University Press 2012; US$ 47.95

    This eye-opening and well-researched companion to the first volume of Executing Democracy enters the death-penalty discussion during the debates of 1835 and 1843, when pro-death penalty Calvinist minister George Barrell Cheever faced off against abolitionist magazine editor John O?Sullivan. In contrast to the macro-historical overview presented... more...

  • Environmental Correctionsby Lacey Schaefer; Francis T. Cullen; John E. (Ernst) Eck

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 42.00

    A new paradigm for supervising offenders in the community   Environmental Corrections is an innovative guide filled with rich insights and strategies for probation and parole officers to effectively integrate offenders back into the community and reduce recidivism. Authors Lacey Schaefer, Francis T. Cullen, and John E. Eck move beyond... more...

  • Correctional Theoryby Francis T. Cullen; Cheryl Lero Jonson

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 39.00

    The Second Edition of Correctional Theory: Context and Consequences continues to identify and evaluate the major competing theories used to guide the goals, policies, and practices of the correctional system. Authors Francis T. Cullen and Cheryl Lero Jonson demonstrate that changes in theories can legitimize new ways of treating and punishing... more...