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  • Legal Violence and the Limits of the Lawby Amy Swiffen; Joshua Nichols

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    What is the meaning of punishment today? Where is the limit that separates it from the cruel and unusual? In legal discourse, the distinction between punishment and vengeance—punishment being the measured use of legally sanctioned violence and vengeance being a use of violence that has no measure—is expressed by the idea of "cruel and unusual punishment."... more...

  • Swift, Certain and Fairby Lorana Bartels

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 118.19

    This book presents a detailed analysis of Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) program. Developed by Judge Steven Alm in Hawaii in 2004, this model of ‘swift, certain and fair’ justice has been widely adopted across the United States. The book argues that although HOPE has principally been viewed in terms of its deterrent impact,... more...

  • Social Censure and Critical Criminologyby Anthony Amatrudo

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 153.65

    This edited collection focuses on the sociology of 'social censure' – the sociological term advocated by Colin Sumner in his seminal writing of the 1980s and 1990s. Social censure has become increasingly important in contemporary criminological writing. This can especially be seen in recent writing on gender and race and also in terms of the way that... more...

  • The Punishment Responseby Graeme Newman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Punishment occupies a central place in our lives and attitudes. We suffer a profound ambivalence about its moral consequences. Persons who have been punished or are liable to be punished have long objected to the legitimacy of punishment. We are all objects of punishment, yet we are also its users. Our ambivalence is so profound that not only do we... more...

  • Scandinavian Penal History, Culture and Prison Practiceby Peter Scharff Smith; Thomas Ugelvik

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 130.01

    This book draws on historical and cross-disciplinary studies to critically examine penal practices in Scandinavia. The Nordic countries are often hailed by international observers as ‘model societies’, with egalitarian welfare policies, low rates of poverty, humane social policies and human rights oriented internal agendas. This book, however, paints... more...

  • Parole and Beyondby Ruth Armstrong; Ioan Durnescu

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 95.65

    This book provides an assessment of contemporary international knowledge about the experiences of life after release from prison. For over 100 years people leaving prison have been supervised by probation services, but little has been written about how those who are supervised experience this process, or how this process influences experiences post-release.... more...

  • Carceral Spatialityby Dominique Moran; Anna K. Schliehe

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 118.19

    This edited collection speaks to and expands on existing debates around incarceration. Rather than focusing on the bricks and mortar of institutional spaces, this volume’s inventive engagements in ‘thinking through carcerality’ touch on more elusive concepts of identity, memory and internal – as well as physical – walls and bars. Edited by two human... more...

  • Capital Punishmentby James A. McCafferty

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Numerous people face legal execution in the United States. Their presence in death rows throughout the country refutes a basic premise of our judicial system, for the use of capital punishment denies the existence of universal rehabilitation. There is another paradox-juries continue to sentence men and women to death; yet few ever get executed. Whether... more...

  • American Penologyby Thomas G. Blomberg

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 35.95

    The purpose of American Penology is to provide a story of punishment's past, present, and likely future. The story begins in the 1600s, in the setting of colonial America, and ends in the present. As the story evolves through various historical and contemporary settings, America's efforts to understand and control crime unfold. The context, ideas,... more...

  • Prisoner Reentryby Stan Stojkovic

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 95.65

    This book addresses the core issues in prisoner reentry into society after incarceration. The chapters are written by academic scholars who have much experience researching and writing about prisoner reentry and by people who work in the field of prison reentry. Comprising reviews of empirical literature, this study is also supplemented... more...