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  • Imprisoned Religionby Irene Becci

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 53.95

    This book explores the profound transformations that prisons and offender rehabilitation programmes in Eastern Germany have undergone with respect to religion. Drawing on participant observation and interviews of inmates, ex-prisoners, chaplains and prison visitors, this book connects the institutional to individual: focusing on the religious changes... more...

  • Probation Practice and the New Penologyby John Deering

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The criminal justice system has been in a state of flux in recent decades, accompanied by growing levels of insecurity and intolerance of crime and offenders among the general population. Along with government policy and practice, these developments are seen as contributing to an increasingly punitive system that imprisons more than ever before and... more...

  • Education in Prisonby Emma Hughes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The role of education in prisons, prisoners' decisions regarding education, the impact of prison culture on either encouraging or discouraging such activities, and the potential consequences of education for prisoners' reentry into society all have important implications. This extended analysis of prisoner education represents a unique contribution... more...

  • Renascent Pragmatismby Alfonso Morales

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Pragmatism is experiencing a resurgence in law, philosophy and social science, with pragmatists seeking a consistent, comprehensive and productive understanding of social life. In its four sections Renascent Pragmatism aids the reinvigoration of pragmatism as an important intellectual tradition and contributor to inquiry and change in social life.... more...

  • Engendering Resistance: Agency and Power in Women's Prisonsby Mary Bosworth

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book explores how power is negotiated in women’s prisons. Drawing on fieldwork conducted in three penal establishments in England, it analyses how women manage the restrictions of imprisonment and the manner in which they attempt to resist institutional control. It is proposed that power is negotiated on a private, individual level, as women... more...

  • Electronically Monitored Punishmentby Mike Nellis; Kristel Beyens; Dan Kaminski

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Electronic monitoring (EM) is a way of supervising offenders in the community whilst they are on bail, serving a community sentence or after release from prison. Various technologies can be used, including voice verification, GPS satellite tracking and – most commonly - the use of radio frequency to monitor house arrest. It originated in the USA... more...

  • Contrasts in Punishmentby John Pratt; Anna Eriksson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Why do some modern societies punish their offenders differently to others? Why are some more punitive and others more tolerant in their approach to offending and how can these differences be explained? Based on extensive historical analysis and fieldwork in the penal systems of England, Australia and New Zealand on the one hand and Finland, Norway... more...

  • The Prison and the Factory (40th Anniversary Edition)by Dario Melossi; Massimo Pavarini

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2018; US$ 42.80

    This new edition of The Prison and the Factory, a classic work on radical criminology, includes two new, long essays from the authors and a foreword from Professor Jonathan Simon (UC Berkeley). In the two essays, Melossi and Pavarini reflect on the origins, development and fortune of The Prison and the Factory in relation to the debates surrounding... more...

  • Sex Offender Housing Dilemmaby Monica Williams

    NYU Press 2018; US$ 30.00

    The controversy surrounding community responses to housing for sexually violent predators  When a South Carolina couple killed a registered sex offender and his wife after they moved into their neighborhood in 2013, the story exposed an extreme and relatively rare instance of violence against sex offenders.  While media accounts would have us believe... more...

  • The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global Southby Kerry Carrington; Russell Hogg; John Scott; Máximo Sozzo

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 304.55

    The first comprehensive collection of its kind, this handbook addresses the problem of knowledge production in criminology, redressing the global imbalance with an original focus on the Global South. Issues of vital criminological research and policy significance abound in the Global South, with important implications for South/North relations as... more...