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- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 35.00
Examining the emotional practices of workers within the criminal justice system, this book argues that emotions can have both positive and negative impacts on practice, but are largely ignored in policy and practice discourse. Illustrating the value of these 'soft skills', Knight calls for the building of emotional resources within organizations. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
Prisons are dangerous places, and assaults, threats, theft and verbal abuse are pervasive - attributable both to the characteristics of the captive population and to an institutional sub culture which promotes violence as a means of resolving conflicts. Yet the crimes perpetrated by prisoners on other prisoners have attracted little interest, and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00
This book provides in-depth, orignal and critical analyses by leading scholars of the penal systems of 16 nations around the world, focusing on changes in social structure, culture and punishment since 1975. Contributors provide an international and comparative context in which to understand the impact of recent profound economic, social and political... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 36.00
For the last thirty years or so, penal theorists and researchers have been preoccupied with mass incarceration. This book focuses on the neglected area of offender supervision which has developed rapidly in scale, distribution and intensity in recent years, providing a unique insight into offender supervision in the European community. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
This unique book provides a rare insight into the debilitating impact of regimes that fail to respond to the complex and gender specific needs of women behind bars. Exploring the marginalization, mental health and experiences of women in prison, it specifically focuses on the legacy of women's imprisonment in Northern Ireland. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 27.99
A passionate and counterintuitive defense of the death penalty that asks us to reconsider punishment as the key to reforming our judicial system For twelve years Robert Blecker, a criminal law professor, wandered freely inside Lorton Central Prison, armed only with cigarettes and a tape recorder. The Death of Punishment tests legal philosophy... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 124.95
The fifth edition of this leading “essentials” textbook on corrections has been fully revised and updated to include new international comparative data, and a fresh chapter on prison inmates with special needs. Unrivalled in scope, it offers undergraduates a concise but comprehensive introduction to the subject. Includes textual materials... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 79.95
Studies in investigative psychology require a special methodology, developed by David Canter to allow scientific explorations in such a challenging field, previously assumed not to be open empirical study. In this book the practical potential and applications of the research are given, as well as a selection of commentaries on the cutting edge debates... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 30.95
The kinds of punishment used in a society have long been considered an important criterion in judging whether a society is civilized or barbaric, advanced or backward, modern or premodern. Focusing on Japan, and the dramatic revolution in punishments that occurred after the Meiji Restoration, Daniel Botsman asks how such distinctions have affected... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 35.95
This comprehensive edited collection draws together the latest international literature on offender compliance during penal supervision and after court orders expire. Outlining emerging developments in compliance research, theory, policy and practice, this book considers a wide range of offenders including women and young people. more...