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  • 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$ 48.95

    This is a general introductory text about the work of the probation service. It is intended to give a reliable account of contemporary probation policy and practice, but offers critical perspectives as well. This book is accessible to new students of probation and to general readers, but also draws on a range of theoretical approaches to try to understand... more...

  • Captive Imaginationby Varavara Rao

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available

    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...

  • The SAGE Handbook of Punishment and Societyby Jonathan Simon; Richard Sparks

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 175.00

    Bringing together contributions from internationally renowned names in the field, this engaging and lively handbook is a definitive resource to the controversial topic of punishment and society. more...

  • In the Shadow of Papillonby Frank Kane; John Tilsley

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 11.63

    Following the collapse of his business and the loss of his home, Frank Kane made a catastrophic decision. In desperation, he agreed to smuggle cocaine out of Venezuela. Almost inevitably, he and his girlfriend, Sam, were caught. The price they paid was a ten-year sentence in the hell of the overcrowded Venezuelan prison system, notorious... more...

  • Prison Rape: An American Institution?by Michael Singer

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 37.00

    Rape is a fact of life for the incarcerated. Can American society maintain the commitment expressed in recent federal legislation to eliminate the rampant and costly sexual abuse that has been institutionalized into its system of incarceration? more...

  • Doing Probation Workby Rob Mawby; Anne Worrall

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    This book reaches beyond criminological and policy analysis and presents the first comprehensive picture of who probation workers are, what motivates them and how they construct a working identity that sustains them in adverse working conditions. more...

  • Incarceration Nationby Stephen John Hartnett

    AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    Use of investigative poetics to describe the American justice and penal systems. more...

  • Crime as Structured Actionby James W. Messerschmidt

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 31.99

    The groundbreaking Crime as Structured Action demonstrates that to understand crime, we must understand how crime operates through a complex series of gender, race, sexual, and class practices In the second edition of this powerful book, Messerschmidt updates both structured action theory as well as several of the original case studies, and he includes... more...