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  • Gang of Oneby Gary Mulgrew

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 17.82

    You're from Glasgow. You're in a notorious Texas prison. You're on your own. The true story of the man who became a ... Gang of One. more...

  • Escape from Alcatrazby J. Campbell Bruce

    Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2012; US$ 14.99

    In 1963, just weeks before the original publication of this book, the last prisoner was escorted off Devil's Island and Alcatraz ceased to be a prison. Author J. Campbell Bruce chronicles in spellbinding detail the Rock's transition from a Spanish fort to the maximum-security penitentiary that housed such infamous inmates as Robert Stroud, aka the... more...

  • The Death Penalty in Americaby Hugo Adam Bedau

    Oxford University Press, USA 1997; US$ 22.99

    In The Death Penalty in America: Current Controversies, Hugo Adam Bedau, one of our preeminent scholars on the subject, provides a comprehensive sourcebook on the death penalty, making the process of informed consideration not only possible but fascinating as well. No mere revision of the third edition of The Death Penalty in America--which the New... more...

  • Out of Sight, Out of Mindby John Podmore

    Biteback Publishing 2012; US$ 18.94

    At the heart of his book is his conclusion that prison simply does not work, failing on three fundamental levels. The view of the popular media is that when prisoners are locked up they cannot commit crime. This is not true. Podmore shows how crime actually proliferates in prison, how serious organised crime is allowed to flourish there through bad... more...

  • Probationby Rob Canton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    This book provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the work of the probation service. It brings together themes of policy, theory and practice to help students and practitioners to better understand the work of probation, its limitations as well as potential, but above all its value. Setting probation in the context of the criminal... more...

  • Captive Imaginationby Varavara Rao

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 25.48

    Poet, Marxist critic and activist, Varavara Rao (VV) has been continually persecuted by the state and intermittently imprisoned since 1973, but he never stopped writing during all these decades, even from within prison. When he was subjected to ?one thousand days of solitary confinement? during 1985­?89 in Secunderabad Jail, a leading national daily... more...

  • Punishment and Shameby Wendy C. Hamblet

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 32.99

    Punishment and Shame: A Philosophical Study reveals the economic and religious underpinnings to modern notions of crime and punishment. Contra Michel Foucault's claim that modern penal practices witness a revolution in Western moral sensibilities, awakened by Enlightenment ideals, Hamblet shows that punishment practices in the West grew out of Protestant... more...

  • Doing Probation Workby Rob Mawby; Anne Worrall

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    A great deal has been written about the political, policy and practice changes that have shaped probation work but little has been written on the changes to occupational cultures and the ways in which probation workers themselves view their role. This book fills that gap by exploring the meaning of ?doing probation work? from the perspective of probation... more...

  • Power and Resistance in Prisonby Thomas Ugelvik

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This book explores how prisoners turn themselves into active opponents of the prison regime, and thus reclaim their freedom and manhood. Using extensive ethnographic fieldwork from Norway's largest prison, Ugelvik provides a compelling analysis of the relationship between power, practices of resistance and prisoner subjectivity. 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...