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Penology

  • Locked Down, Locked Outby Maya Schenwar

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 18.95

    Through the stories of prisoners and their families, including her own family?s experiences, Maya Schenwar shows how the institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans and decimates poor communities of color is shredding the ties that, if nurtured, could foster real collective safety. As she vividly depicts here, incarceration takes away the very... more...

  • Silence and Confessionsby Susan Easton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book examines the treatment of suspects in interrogation and explores issues surrounding the right to silence. Employing a socio-legal approach, it draws from empirical research in the social sciences including social psychology to understand the problem of obtaining reliable evidence during interrogation. more...

  • Just Mercyby Bryan Stevenson

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice?from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time   Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those... more...

  • Being Imprisonedby Marguerite Schinkel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Exploring the way in which criminal punishment is interpreted and narrated by offenders, this book examines the meaning offenders ascribe to their sentence and the consequences of this for future desistance. more...

  • Alphabetby Kathy Page

    Biblioasis 2014; US$ 16.95

    A violent sex offender, incarcerated and resisting treatment, takes rehabilitation into his own hands in this Governor General's Award-winning novel. more...

  • Correctionsby John Whitehead; Kimberly Dodson; Bradley Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 84.95

    This text presents foundations of correctional intervention, including overviews of the major systems of therapeutic intervention, diagnosis of mental illness, and correctional assessment and classification. Its detailed descriptions and cross-approach comparisons can help professionals better determine which of several techniques might be especially... more...

  • Reaffirming Rehabilitationby Francis T Cullen; Karen Gilbert

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Reaffirming Rehabilitation , 2nd Edition, brings fresh insights to one of the core works of criminal justice literature. This groundbreaking work analyzes the rehabilitative ideal within the American correctional system and discusses its relationship to and conflict with political ideologies. Many researchers and policymakers rejected the value of... more...

  • Restoring Justiceby Daniel W. Van Ness; Karen Heetderks Strong

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Restoring Justice: An Introduction to Restorative Justice offers a clear and convincing explanation of restorative justice, a movement within criminal justice with growing worldwide influence. It explores the broad appeal of this new vision and offers a brief history of its development. The book presents a theoretical foundation for the principles... more...

  • Up in Hereby Mark Dostert

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 19.00

    Raised in a comfortable Dallas suburb, Mark Dostert crossed cultural and socioeconomic boundaries as a college student by volunteering as a counselor at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, Chicago?s infamous 500-cell juvenile jail, known locally as the Audy Home. Inmates there had been indicted on first-degree murder, rape, and carjacking... more...

  • Prison Diariesby Denis MacShane

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 23.32

    Two days before Christmas 2013, former MP Denis MacShane entered one of Europe?s harshest prisons. Having pleaded guilty to false accounting at the Old Bailey, he had been sentenced to six months in jail. Upon arrival at Belmarsh Prison, his books and personal possessions were confiscated and he was locked in a solitary cell for up to twenty-three... more...