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  • 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$ 5.82

    ‘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...

  • Diet of Wormsby Cheptepkeny Korir

    Zapf Chancery Publishers Africa Ltd. 2011; US$ 24.70


  • Correctional Mental Healthby Thomas J. Fagan; Robert K. Ax

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 67.00

    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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...