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  • Correctionsby Mary K. Stohr; Anthony Walsh

    SAGE Publications 2017; 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$ 35.13

    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

    In April 2014, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter died after a long battle with cancer. David McCallum was exonerated and freed two months later, after serving 29 years in prison. This is the story of how Carter and his friend and coauthor Ken Klonsky worked for ten years to help free the wrongfully convicted McCallum. It details their struggles?from founding... 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...

  • Who Moved My Soap?by Andy Borowitz

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 13.99

    Attention, CEOs: Finally, a book you don't have to cook! If you're a CEO who's just been caught, this is the book you won't want to be caught without. Who Moved My Soap? The CEO's Guide to Surviving in Prison is loaded with helpful tips, including: How to go from "bitch" to "boss" in one week or less The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Prisoners... more...

  • The Prisoners' Worldby William S. Tregea; Marjorie S. Larmour

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 41.99

    The Prisoners' World seeks to make the 'prisoners' voice' come alive for regular college classroom students via author narrative essays as well as over sixty prisoner essays that shed light into prisoner experiences in California and Michigan penitentiaries. more...