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Penology

  • The 'Million Dollar Inmate'by Heather Ahn-Redding

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 34.99

    The 'Million Dollar Inmate' highlights the financial and social costs of America's incarceration of non-violent offenders. Basing her insight on extensive research into the origins of our correctional systems, the visible and non-visible costs incurred by the practice of incarcerating non-violent offenders, and the goals of our prison system, Heather... more...

  • 117 Daysby Ruth First

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 22.30

    In prison you see only the moves of the enemy. Prison is the hardest place to fight a battle.'This sparsely written and unique record tells of her experiences of solitary confinement, constant interrogation and instantaneous re-arrest on release - lightened by humorous portraits of governors, matrons, wardresses and interrogators, seen as the tools... more...

  • Aboriginal Convictsby Kristyn Harman

    UNSW Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    Bulldog and Musquito, Aboriginal warriors from the Hawkesbury, were captured and sent to Norfolk Island following frontier skirmishes in New South Wales. Eventually, Bulldog seems to have made it home. Musquito was transported to Van Diemen’s Land, where he laboured as a convict servant. He never returned. Hohepa Te Umuroa was arrested near Wellington... more...

  • About Timeby Peter Pringle

    The History Press 2012; US$ 2.90

    Law and justice are not always one and the same. On the 27 November 1980, Peter Pringle waited in an Irish court to hear the following words: 'Peter Pringle, for the crime of capital murder the law prescribes only one penalty, and that penalty is death.' The problem was that Peter did not commit this crime. Facing a sentence of death by hanging,... more...

  • The Abuses of Punishmentby Robert Adams

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 44.00

    This book argues that abusive punishments are particularly deeply rooted in authoritarian states and in some Western countries such as Britain and the USA, from which they have been exported over past centuries. The book surveys a variety of psychological, physically constraining, custodial, corporal and capital punishments. The implicit punitive... more...

  • Acres of Skinby Allen M. Hornblum

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    At a time of increased interest and renewed shock over the Tuskegee syphilis experiments, Acres of Skin sheds light on yet another dark episode of American medical history. In this disturbing expose, Allen M. Hornblum tells the story of Philadelphia's Holmesburg Prison. more...

  • Acts of Abuseby Adam Sampson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 63.95

    Sexual crime is a topic of massive public concern. Yet the debate over its causes and the appropriate responses of the criminal justice system is often fuelled by ignorance and prejudice, with little understanding of the reality of sexual crime. Acts of Abuse explores the response of the criminal justice system to this important issue. Its author,... more...

  • The Addicted Offenderby Judith Rumgay; Jo Campling

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 155.00

    The probation service's venture into financial partnerships with non-statutory agencies during the 1990s was viewed both as a development opportunity for improving services, and as a threat to professional identity and job security. Judith Rumgay studies partnership development with particular focus on programmes for substance misusing offenders. She... more...

  • Adventures in Criminologyby Sir Leon Radzinowicz

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 210.00

    Sir Leon Radzinowicz is one of the key figures in the development of criminology in the twentieth century. This account of the development of criminology intertwines his personal narrative as a criminologist with the progression of criminology itself. His experience gained from a career which has spanned 70 years since the 1920s, offers a profound... more...

  • Alcatrazby David A. Ward

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelly, Alvin Karpis, "Dock" Barker?these were just a few of the legendary "public enemies" for whom America's first supermax prison was created. In Alcatraz: The Gangster Years, David Ward brings their stories to life, along with vivid accounts of the lives of other infamous criminals who passed through the penitentiary... more...