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Penology

  • Executionby Geoffrey Abbott

    St. Martin's Press 2006; US$ 8.99

    In his own darkly humorous style, Geoffrey Abbott describes the instruments used and their effectiveness and reveals the macabre origins of familiar phrases such as ?gone west? or ?drawn a blank,? as well as the jargon of the underworld. He covers everything from the preparation of the victim to the disposal of the body. Execution is everything... more...

  • Amazing True Stories of Execution Blundersby Geoffrey Abbott

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2007; US$ 14.99

    Details the ridiculous ways in which a number of ill-fated unfortunates met (or failed to meet) their maker at the hands of lamentably inept executioners. With black and white illustrations, this book brings together a mixture of bungled executions, strange last requests, and classic one-liners from medieval times to the present day. more...

  • Compassionate Confinementby Laura S. Abrams; Ben Anderson-Nathe

    Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 23.95

    This ethnographic text brings to light the challenges and complexities inherent in the U.S. system of juvenile corrections. Building on over a year of field work at a boys? residential facility, the authors provide a context for contemporary institutions and highlight some of the system?s most troubling tensions. The book provides narratives, observations,... more...

  • Hard Time Bluesby Sasha Abramsky

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99

    In September 1996, fifty-three year old heroin addict Billy Ochoa was sentenced to 326 years in prison. His crime: committing $2100 worth of welfare fraud. Ochoa was sent to New Folsom supermax prison, joining thousands of other men who will spend the rest of their lives in California's teeming correctional facilities as a result of that state's tough... more...

  • The Abuses of Punishmentby Robert Adams

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 44.00

    This book argues that abusive punishments are particularly deeply rooted in authoritarian states and in some Western countries such as Britain and the USA, from which they have been exported over past centuries. The book surveys a variety of psychological, physically constraining, custodial, corporal and capital punishments. The implicit punitive... more...

  • The Urgings of Conscienceby Jacob Adler

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 72.50

    While most philosophers who write about punishment ask, "Why may we punish the guilty?" Jacob Adler asks, "To what extent does a guilty person have a duty to submit to punishment?" He maintains that if we are to justify any system of punishment by the state, we must explain why persons guilty of an offense are morally bound to submit to punitive... more...

  • Discourse Power and Justiceby Michael Adler; Brian Longhurst

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 216.00

    First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Restoring Justice after Large-scale Violent Conflictsby Ivo Aertsen; Jana Arsovska; Holger-C Rohne; Marta Valiņas; Kris Vanspauwen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book provides a comparative analysis of the potential of restorative justice approaches to dealing with mass victimization in the context of large-scale violent conflicts â?? focusing on case studies from Kosovo, Israel-Palestine and Congo, incorporating contributions from leading authorities in these areas. more...

  • Institutionalizing Restorative Justiceby Ivo Aertsen; Tom Daems; Luc Robert

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95

    This book explores the key issues and debates surrounding the question of the incorporation and institutionalisation of restorative justice within existing penal and criminal justice systems. It offers conceptual tools and a theoretical framework to help make sense of developments in this area, reflecting expertise drawn from analysis of developments... more...

  • The 'Million Dollar Inmate'by Heather Ahn-Redding

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 34.99

    The 'Million Dollar Inmate' highlights the financial and social costs of America's incarceration of non-violent offenders. Basing her insight on extensive research into the origins of our correctional systems, the visible and non-visible costs incurred by the practice of incarcerating non-violent offenders, and the goals of our prison system, Heather... more...