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  • Liberating Mindsby Ellen Condliffe Lagemann

    The New Press 2017; US$ 26.99

    Anthony Cardenales was a stickup artist in the Bronx before spending seventeen years in prison. Today he is a senior manager at a recycling plant in Westchester, New York. He attributes his ability to turn his life around to the college degree he earned in prison. Many college-in-prison graduates achieve similar success and the positive ripple effects... more...

  • Prisons, Punishment and the Pursuit of Securityby D. Drake

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2012; US$ 31.74

    Drawing on research in men's long-term, maximum-security prisons, this book examines three interconnected problems: the tendency of the prison to obscure other social problems and conceal its own failings, the pursuit of greater levels of human security through repressive and violent means and the persistence of the belief in the problem of 'evil'. more...

  • Probation and Politicsby Maurice Vanstone; Philip Priestley

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016; US$ 94.13

    This book is a collection of essays by a unique group of authors about the political destruction of the probation service in England and Wales. All of them are probation officers turned academics, with a collective scholarly output that is both prodigious and distinguished. They address the history of probation, its underlying values... more...

  • Correctionsby Mary K. Stohr; Anthony Walsh

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 92.00

    Corrections: From Research, to Policy, to Practice offers students a 21 st -century look into the treatment and rehabilitative themes that drive modern-day corrections. Written by two academic scholars and former practitioners, Mary K. Stohr and Anthony Walsh, this book provides students with a comprehensive and practical understanding of corrections,... more...

  • Everyday Desistanceby Laura S. Abrams; Diane Terry; Michelle Inderbitzin

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 28.95

    In Everyday Desistance , the authors examine the transition to adulthood among twenty-five formerly incarcerated young men and women in Los Angeles, California. They describe their day-to-day experiences, focusing on their attempts to surmount the challenges of adulthood, resist the temptations of criminal activity, and formulate their long-term... more...

  • Death Penalty on Trialby Bill Kurtis

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 20.00

    Bill Kurtis, anchor of the wildly popular true-crime TV series Cold Case Files and American Justice , used to support the death penalty. But after observing the machinations of the justice system for thirty years, he came to a stunning realization that changed his life: Capital punishment is wrong. There can be no real justice in America until... more...

  • Anti-Racist Probation Practiceby Lena Dominelli

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 64.95

    The probation service has committed itself to anti-racist initiatives and those promoting equal opportunities for some time. However, the experiences of black people, whether as workers or 'clients' indicates that the realities of day-to-day practice are far removed from this. Moreover, the picture is just as bleak if not even more so in other parts... more...

  • Engendering Resistance: Agency and Power in Women's Prisonsby Mary Bosworth

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book explores how power is negotiated in women’s prisons. Drawing on fieldwork conducted in three penal establishments in England, it analyses how women manage the restrictions of imprisonment and the manner in which they attempt to resist institutional control. It is proposed that power is negotiated on a private, individual level, as women... more...

  • Realist Criminologyby R. Matthews

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2014; US$ 37.02

    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...

  • Freeing David McCallumby Ken Klonsky

    Chicago Review Press 2017; US$ 13.99

    For ten years before Rubin "Hurricane" Carter's death, he and his friend and coauthor Ken Klonsky had been working to help free another wrongfully convicted man, David McCallum. McCallum was eventually exonerated and freed after serving twenty-nine years in prison. This is the story of how Carter and Klonsky, along with a group of committed friends... more...