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  • The Oxford History of the Prison: The Practice of Punishment in Western Societyby Norval Morris; David J. Rothman

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 18.99

    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. They seem to be the inevitable and permanent marks of confinement, as though prisons were a timeless institution stretching from medieval stone dungeons to the current era... more...

  • A Peacemaking Approach to Criminologyby Louis J. Gesualdi

    UPA 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...

  • Peterhead Porridgeby James Crosbie

    Black & White Publishing 2007; US$ 2.90

    James Crosbie was Britain's most wanted man in 1974. With a successful business and an enviable lifestyle, he seemed to have everything going for him - until he got bored with his life and turned to armed robbery. He ended up in Peterhead Prison, doing time with some of the hardest, and funniest, men in crime. Peterhead Porridge is a remarkable account... more...

  • The Prison Officerby Alison Liebling; David Price; Guy Shefer

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 43.95

    This book is a thoroughly updated version of the popular first edition of The Prison Officer . It incorporates the significant increase in knowledge about the work of prison officer since the first edition was published and provides a live account of prison work and ways of understanding the role of the prison officer in the late-modern context.... 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...

  • Prisoner in the Kitchenby William Bonham

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 3.99 US$ 2.79

    Winner of Simon & Schuster?s memoir contest in conjunction with AARP and the Huffington Post , the memoir of a man?s coming-of-age as a civilian cook in a maximum-security prison. In 1973, recent Montana transplant William Bonham desperately needs a job. Hoping to take advantage of his background working in restaurants and diners, he finally comes... more...

  • Prisonsby Jeffrey Ferro

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 54.00

    Clear and comprehensive, Prisons, Revised Edition examines the state of U.S. prisons and related issues. It focuses on the development of prisons in the United States and how the competing goals of punishment and rehabilitation have shaped the evolution of criminal correction. An overview presents statistics on U.S. prisons and explores the issues... 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...

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

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 31.00

    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...

  • 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...