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  • Gruesome Spectaclesby Austin Sarat

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 18.95

    Gruesome Spectacles tells the sobering history of botched, mismanaged, and painful executions in the U.S. from 1890 to the present. Since the book's initial publication in 2014, the cruel and unusual executions of a number of people on death row, including Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma and Joseph Wood in Arizona, have made headlines and renewed vigorous... more...

  • The Aquariums of Pyongyangby Kang Chol-Hwan; Pierre Rigoulot

    Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 10.99

    A magnificent, harrowing testimony to the voiceless victims of North Korea. Kang Chol-Hwan is the first survivor of a North Korean concentration camp to escape the 'hermit kingdom' and tell his story to the world. This memoir reveals the human suffering in his camp, with its forced labour, frequent public executions and near-starvation rations.... more...

  • Health in Prisonsby L. Moeller

    World Health Organization 2007; US$ 40.00

    Based on the experience of many countries in the WHO European Region and the advice of experts, this guide outlines some of the steps prison systems should take to reduce the public health risks from compulsory detention in often unhealthy situations, to care for prisoners in need and to promote the health of prisoners and prison staff. This requires... more...

  • Prison, Probation, or Paroleby Paul W. Keve

    University of Minnesota Press 1954; US$ 67.50

    Much has been written and published about the pressing problems of prison reform, but this book differs from most of the others because it goes more deeply to the heart of the question. The author speaks with the authority of years of experience in the corrections field, yet his analysis and proposals are not only those of an outstanding professional... more...

  • Foster Parenthoodby David Fanshel

    University of Minnesota Press 1966; US$ 67.50

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  • Strafvollzugsgesetzby Hans-Dieter Schwind; Alexander Böhm; Jörg-Martin Jehle; Klaus Laubenthal

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00

    Mit der Föderalismusreform des Jahres 2007 hat eine bewährte Praxis auf der Grundlage eines Bundesgesetzes und bundeseinheitlich vereinbarter Verwaltungsvorschriften ein Ende gefunden. Auch wenn bislang erst drei Bundesländer von ihrer Gesetzgebungskompetenz Gebrauch gemacht haben, ist für die Vollzugslandschaft eine schwierige Situation entstanden.... more...

  • A Guide to Russian Adoptionby Alisa Karwowski

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 56.00

    This practical book explains the process of adopting a child from Russia, from first contact with a Russian agency through bonding with the adopted child back at home. Karwowski provides a resource that parents can carry along as they navigate the paperwork, the home assessment, court hearings, medical exams, and financial components of what can otherwise... more...

  • Never Enoughby William Voegeli

    Encounter Books 2010; US$ 15.26

    Since the beginning of the New Deal, American liberals have insisted that the government must do moremuch moreto help the poor, to increase economic security, to promote social justice and solidarity, to reduce inequality, and to mitigate the harshness of capitalism. Nonetheless, liberals have never answered, or even acknowledged, the corresponding... more...

  • Intervention with Infants and Toddlersby Joyce S. Taylor

    Charles C Thomas 2004; US$ 39.95

    The goal of this book is to assist students in a variety of professions to prepare for careers working with infants and toddlers; another important audience includes professionals who are currently working with that population. As the title indicates, the first consideration is IDEA which governs the delivery of service to individuals with disability,... more...