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  • Offender Rehabilitationby Gwen Robinson; Iain Crow

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 62.00

    Insightful, relevant and comprehensive, this book explains how offender rehabilitation has developed historically and in recent years. more...

  • Silence and Confessionsby Susan Easton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book examines the treatment of suspects in interrogation and explores issues surrounding the right to silence. Employing a socio-legal approach, it draws from empirical research in the social sciences including social psychology to understand the problem of obtaining reliable evidence during interrogation. more...

  • On the Runby Alice Goffman

    Picador 2015; US$ 16.99

    A RIVETING, GROUNDBREAKING ACCOUNT OF HOW THE WAR ON CRIME HAS TORN APART INNER-CITY COMMUNITIES Forty years in, the tough on crime turn in American politics has spurred a prison boom of historic proportions that disproportionately affects Black communities. It has also torn at the lives of those on the outside. As arrest quotas and high tech surveillance... more...

  • The Death of Innocentsby Helen Prejean

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    From the author of the national bestseller Dead Man Walking comes a brave and fiercely argued new book that tests the moral edge of the debate on capital punishment: What if we?re executing innocent men? Two cases in point are Dobie Gillis Williams, an indigent black man with an IQ of 65, and Joseph Roger O?Dell. Both were convicted of murder on... more...

  • Last Chance in Texasby John Hubner

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    A powerful, bracing and deeply spiritual look at intensely, troubled youth, Last Chance in Texas gives a stirring account of the way one remarkable prison rehabilitates its inmates. While reporting on the juvenile court system, journalist John Hubner kept hearing about a facility in Texas that ran the most aggressive?and one of the most successful?treatment... more...

  • Texas Death Rowby Bill Crawford

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 18.00

    A chilling catalog of the men and women who have paid the ultimate price for their crimes The death penalty is one of the most hotly contested and longest-standing issues in American politics, and no place is more symbolic of that debate than Texas. Since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1977, Texas has put more than 390 prisoners to... more...

  • In the Shadow of Prisonby Helen Codd

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    This book provides an up-to-date, accessible introduction to the relationship between families, prisons and penal policies in the United Kingdom. It explores current debates in relation to prisoners and their families, and introduces the reader to relevant theoretical approaches. Interdisciplinary in nature, the book incorporates perspectives drawn... more...

  • Right to Be Hostileby Erica R. Meiners

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95

    In Right to be Hostile , scholar and activist Erica Meiners offers concrete examples and new insights into the "school to prison' pipeline phenomenon, showing how disciplinary regulations, pedagogy, pop culture and more not only implicitly advance, but actually normalize an expectation of incarceration for urban youth. Analyzed through a framework... more...

  • Doing Timeby Roger Matthews

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 99.95

    The new edition of 'Doing Time' brings this widely recognized book up to date and provides an accessible and informed discussion of current debates around prisons and penal policy. Drawing on range of international material the book provides a critical sociological analysis of developments in imprisonment. more...

  • Borstal Boyby Brendan Behan

    Random House 2009; US$ 12.27

    'I have him bitched, balloxed and bewildered, for there's a system and a science in taking the piss out of a screw and I'm a well-trained man at it.' So writes Brendan Behan, poet, writer and literary legend, of the episode that coloured his life. Arrested in Liverpool as an agitator for the IRA, he was tried and sent to reform school.... more...