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  • Mean Lives, Mean Lawsby Susan F. Sharp; Juanita Ortiz

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 28.95

     Oklahoma has long held the dubious honor of having the highest female incarceration rate in the country, nearly twice the national average. Mean Lives, Mean Laws puts a human face on this alarming statistic, revealing the troubled backgrounds and harsh laws that lead so many Oklahoman women to commit crimes. Drawn from over a decade of first-hand... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversityby Linwood Cousins

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 456.00

    Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity is the first encyclopedia to reflect the changes in the mission of human services professionals as they face today’s increasingly diverse service population. Diversity encompasses a broad range of human differences, including differences in ability and disability, age, education level, ethnicity, gender,... more...

  • Golden Gulagby Ruth Wilson Gilmore

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 28.95

    Since 1980, the number of people in U.S. prisons has increased more than 450%. Despite a crime rate that has been falling steadily for decades, California has led the way in this explosion, with what a state analyst called "the biggest prison building project in the history of the world." Golden Gulag provides the first detailed explanation for that... more...

  • Power and Resistance in Prisonby Thomas Ugelvik

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This book explores how prisoners turn themselves into active opponents of the prison regime, and thus reclaim their freedom and manhood. Using extensive ethnographic fieldwork from Norway's largest prison, Ugelvik provides a compelling analysis of the relationship between power, practices of resistance and prisoner subjectivity. more...

  • Healing Correctionsby Chris Innes

    Northeastern University Press 2015; US$ 34.99 US$ 29.74

    An innovative approach to transforming correctional cultures, based on the practice of “Dialogue” more...

  • Convict Voicesby Anne Schwan

    University of New Hampshire Press 2014; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.29

    Sensitive interdisciplinary reading of texts concerning female prison experience in nineteenth-century England; fascinating study of the voices of nineteenth-century female offenders more...

  • Origins Of The Gulagby Michael Jakobson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    A vast network of prison camps was an essential part of the Stalinist system. Conditions in the camps were brutal, life expectancy short. At their peak, they housed millions, and hardly an individual in the Soviet Union remained untouched by their tentacles. Michael Jakobson's is the first study to examine the most crucial period in the history of... more...

  • Prison Management, Prison Workers, and Prison Theoryby Stephen C. McGuinn

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 40.50

    Stephen C. McGuinn develops a conception of prison infrastructure and policy to explore how workers and administrators are essential in the development of prison culture. This study provides insight for those interested in criminology, criminal justice, prison theory and reform, policy studies, and labor studies. more...

  • Die Strategie als gemeinsame Logik des Handelnsby Hans H. Hinterhuber

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 3.07

    Der Erfolg eines Unternehmens wird, außer von der Strategie, von einer exzellenten Führung, den richtigen Mitarbeitern, taktischen Maßnahmen sowie vom Glück bestimmt. Hinterhuber & Partners haben die Praxis des strategischen Denkens und Handeln in mehr als 230 Strategischen Geschäftseinheiten von 50 Unternehmen untersucht. In Gesprächen mit Mitgliedern... more...

  • Die Makroorganisation der Vollzugsverwaltungby Philipp Richter

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 48.32

    Philipp Richter untersucht Unterschiede in der Makroorganisation der Landesverwaltungen. In seiner verwaltungswissenschaftlich-empirischen Analyse zeigt er am Beispiel der Versorgungsverwaltung, wie sich der vormals einheitliche Verwaltungsaufbau durch Verwaltungsstruktur- und Funktionalreformen zwischen den Bundesländern ausdifferenziert hat und wie... more...