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Penology

  • The Struggle Withinby Dan Berger; Ruth Wilson Gilmore; dream hampton

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    An accessible yet wide-ranging historical primer, The Struggle Within discusses how mass imprisonment has been a state-sponsered tool of repression deployed against diverse, left-wing social movements over the last 50 years. Author Dan Berger goes on to examine some of the most dynamic social movements across half a century, including black liberation,... more...

  • Emotional Literacy in Criminal Justiceby Charlotte Knight

    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...

  • Prison Violenceby Kimmett Edgar; Ian O'Donnell; Carol Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Prisons are notoriously dangerous places, yet the crimes perpetrated by prisoners on other prisoners have attracted little interest, and criminological research has contributed little to an understanding of situations in which violence arises in penal institutions. This book seeks to remedy this, and pioneers a conflict-centred approach to tackling... more...

  • Comparing Prison Systemsby Nigel South; Robert P. Weiss

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00

    this book provides in-depth, original 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. more...

  • Offender Supervision in Europeby Fergus McNeill; Kristel Beyens

    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...

  • The Incarceration of Womenby Linda Moore; Phil Scraton

    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...

  • The Death of Punishmentby Robert Blecker

    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...

  • Essentials of Correctionsby G. Larry Mays; L. Thomas Winfree

    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...

  • A Peacemaking Approach to Criminologyby Louis J. Gesualdi

    University Press of America 2013; US$ 22.99

    A peacemaking approach to criminology is a humane, nonviolent, and scientific approach to the treatment of crime and the offender. This collection of twenty-two essays provides a comprehensive introduction to a peacemaking approach to criminology. more...

  • Behavioural Analysis of Crimeby Donna Youngs

    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...