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  • Beyond the Prison Industrial Complexby Kevin Wehr; Elyshia Aseltine

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 16.95

    This short text, ideal for Social Problems and Criminal Justice courses, examines the American prison system, its conditions, and its impact on society. Wehr and Aseltine define the prison industrial complex and explain how the current prison system is a contemporary social problem. They conclude by using California as a case study, and propose alternatives... more...

  • The Culture of Urban Controlby John P. Walsh

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 39.50

    Through an analysis of a federal consent decree and media representation related to overcrowding within the largest single-site jail facility in the United States, the incarceration binge of the 1990’s is explored at the local level in The Culture of Urban Control: Jail Overcrowding in the Crime Control Era . Analysis of jail conditions, expansion,... more...

  • Dynamics of Social Welfare Policyby Gardenia Harris; Bernard Ivan Tamas; Nancy S. Lind

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2007; US$ 52.00

    Covering important social work issues aimed at today's students, paired articles 'talk to each other,' thus setting up a clear 'pro-con' format. Each pair of readings features an introduction with a list of 'Points to Ponder' which introduces students to the issues they'll encounter as they read, and ends with a conclusion entitled 'The Continuing... more...

  • A Life in the Balanceby Billy Wayne Sinclair; Jodie Sinclair

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 16.99

    Sentenced to death in 1965 at age twenty for an unpremeditated murder during the bungled holdup of a convenience store, Billy Wayne spent his first seven prison years on death row. When the death penalty was abolished, his sentence was life. Three-and-a-half decades later, Billy Wayne is still behind bars—feared by many politicians and prison officials... more...

  • Criminal Wirralby Daniel K Longman

    The History Press 2006; US$ 4.99

    Criminal Wirral is an intriguing and entertaining collection of some of the strangest, most despicable and comical crimes that took place on the Wirral peninsula throughout the Victorian era and the early twentieth century. more...

  • Hanged at Pentonvilleby Steve Fielding

    The History Press 2008; US$ 4.99

    Over the years the high walls of London's Pentonville Prison have contained some of the most infamous criminals. . more...

  • Auld Stirling Punishmentsby David Kinnaird

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.99

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  • Imprisoned Intellectualsby Joy James

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 38.00

    These essays, by writer-activists incarcerated because of their political beliefs and acts, offer some controversial and thought-provoking theories of contemporary social change and liberation movements. more...

  • Measuring Prison Performanceby Gerald G. Gaes; Scott D. Camp; Julianne B. Nelson; William G. Saylor

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 33.00

    Gaes and his distinguished co-authors offer a comprehensive analysis of public vs. private management of prisons, a competition that originated with the introduction of private facilities into the criminal justice system in the 1980s. The authors measure prison performance with the technique of multi-level modeling for simultaneous measurement of the... more...

  • Freedom and Justice within Wallsby F. E. Emery

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate.... more...