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  • Criminal Justice at the Crossroadsby William R. Kelly

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Over the past forty years, the criminal justice system in the United States has engaged in a very expensive policy failure, attempting to punish its way to public safety, with dismal results. So-called “tough on crime? policies have not only failed to effectively reduce crime, recidivism, and victimization but also created an incredibly inefficient... more...

  • Extraditedby Andrew Symeou

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 21.86

    2003: The European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is introduced under the Extradition Act. A mechanism intended to facilitate the speed and ease with which criminals are brought to justice, it prevents British courts from considering any evidence before extraditing a person wanted by the authorities of another European member state – a mechanism open to abuse... more...

  • Life in Strangeways - From Riots to Redemption, My 32 Years Behind Barsby Alan Lord

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74

    A key player in the worst prison riot in British history at Strangeways Prison in April 1990, Alan Lord was always in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was drawn to trouble like water to a sponge. After experiencing a troubled childhood during which Alan was in and out of children?s homes – after being put into care at the tender age of eighteen... more...

  • On the Runby Alice Goffman

    Picador 2015; US$ 16.99

    A RIVETING, GROUNDBREAKING ACCOUNT OF HOW THE WAR ON CRIME HAS TORN APART INNER-CITY COMMUNITIES Forty years in, the tough on crime turn in American politics has spurred a prison boom of historic proportions that disproportionately affects Black communities. It has also torn at the lives of those on the outside. As arrest quotas and high tech surveillance... more...

  • From Jailer to Jailedby Bernard B. Kerik

    Threshold Editions 2015; US$ 27.00

    The controversial New York City police commissioner and bestselling author of The Lost Son shares the story of his fall from grace and the effects of his incarceration on his views of the American justice system. Bernard Kerik was New York City?s police commissioner during the 9/11 attacks, who became an American hero as he led the NYPD through... more...

  • Corrections in the Communityby Edward J. Latessa; Paula Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 84.95

    Corrections in the Community, Sixth Edition, examines the current state of community corrections and proposes an evidence-based approach to making programs more effective. As the U.S. prison system approaches meltdown, options like probation, parole, alternative sentencing, and both residential and non-residential programs in the community continue... more...

  • Human Rights in Prisonsby Andrew M. Jefferson; Liv S. Gaborit

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Drawing on participatory action research conducted in Sierra Leone, Kosovo and the Philippines, Human Rights in Prisons analyses encounters between rights-based non-governmental organisations and prisons. It explores the previously under-researched perspectives of prison staff and prisoners on their lives and relationships. more...

  • Young Offendersby Mark Halsey; Simone Deegan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Young Offenders provides one of the most in-depth studies of young males seeking, if often failing, to find a life beyond crime and punishment. Through rich interview data of young offenders over a ten year period, this book explores the complex personal and situational factors that promote and derail the desistance process. more...

  • Exploring Sentencing Practice in England and Walesby Julian V. Roberts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This volume explores the theory and practice of sentencing in England and Wales, exploring issues such as the role of previous convictions, offender remorse and sentencing female offenders, as well as drawing upon a new and unique source of data from the Crown courts. more...

  • Criminal Justice Theoryby Edward R. Maguire; David E. Duffee

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    Criminal Justice Theory, Second Edition is the first and only text, edited by U.S. criminal justice educators, on the theoretical foundations of criminal justice, not criminological theory. This new edition includes entirely new chapters as well as revisions to all others, with an eye to accessibility and coherence for upper division undergraduate... more...