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  • Up in Hereby Mark Dostert

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 19.00

    Raised in a comfortable Dallas suburb, Mark Dostert crossed cultural and socioeconomic boundaries as a college student by volunteering as a counselor at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, Chicago?s infamous 500-cell juvenile jail, known locally as the Audy Home. Inmates there had been indicted on first-degree murder, rape, and carjacking... more...

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

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • The Penal Systemby Mick Cavadino; James Dignan; George Mair

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 49.00

    Supporting students across their entire module, this authoritative and widely respected text has been fully updated to include the most recent changes in the field and has expanded coverage of restorative justice, gender, and comparative issues more...

  • Electronically Monitored Punishmentby Mike Nellis; Kristel Beyens; Dan Kaminski

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Electronic monitoring (EM) is a way of supervising offenders in the community whilst they are on bail, serving a community sentence or after release from prison. Various technologies can be used, including voice verification, GPS satellite tracking and ? most commonly - the use of radio frequency to monitor house arrest. It originated in the USA... more...

  • Contrasts in Punishmentby John Pratt; Anna Eriksson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    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...

  • Crime and Punishment in Americaby Elliott Currie

    Picador 2013; US$ 17.99

    ?Earnest, free of jargon, lucid?This is a book that ought to be read by anyone concerned about crime and punishment in America.??The Washington Post Book World A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize When Crime and Punishment in America was first published in 1998, the national incarceration rate had doubled in just over a decade, and yet the United... 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...

  • 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...

  • Executed on a Technicalityby David Dow

    Beacon Press 2005; US$ 21.00

    When David Dow took his first capital case, he supported the death penalty. He changed his position as the men on death row became real people to him, and as he came to witness the profound injustices they endured: from coerced confessions to disconcertingly incompetent lawyers; from racist juries and backward judges to a highly arbitrary death penalty... more...

  • Life on the Outsideby Jennifer Gonnerman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 18.99

    A groundbreaking work of reportage on the hidden consequences of America's prison boom Life On the Outside tells the story of Elaine Bartlett, who spent sixteen years in Bedford Hills prison for selling cocaine-a first offense under New York's harsh Rockefeller drug laws. The book opens on the morning of January 26, 2000, when she is set free,... more...