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  • Blinkby David Leslie; Ian MacDonald

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 15.98

    As a young man in Glasgow?s underworld, Ian ?Blink? MacDonald fought, robbed and slashed his way to the top, developing a taste for the high life along the way. His notoriety earned him an offer of work from Scotland?s most feared gangster, Arthur Thompson, but MacDonald had other plans: to finance a new life in Spain with the multimillion-pound proceeds... more...

  • The Lone Brit on 13by Christopher Chance

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 15.98

    The Lone Brit on 13 is a gripping true story of violence, degradation and adventure penned in the confines of a grim Malaga prison cell. Imprisoned for drug-smuggling, the lone Brit on Wing 13, Chance, reveals the horrors he experienced among cut-throat villains and screws in the netherworld of the Spanish prison system.Chance takes to writing in his... more...

  • Carabanchelby Christopher Chance

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 15.98

    This is a true story of survival in what was arguably the most sinister prison in Europe: the Carabanchel. Christopher Chance was the last Brit to be shackled and hauled out of that infamous Spanish hellhole before it closed its gates on decades of disgraceful cruelty. Along with the rest of the remaining inmates, he was transferred to another prison... 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...

  • In the Shadow of Papillonby Frank Kane; John Tilsley

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 12.78

    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 for... 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...