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  • Changing the Guardby Alexander Tabarrok; Charles H. Logan

    Independent Institute 2002; US$ 8.99

    When prison privatization began in the United States in the early 1980s, many policy analysts claimed that the result would be higher costs, declining quality, and an erosion of state authority. Bringing together five of the leading researchers of prison privatization and criminology, this authoritative survey addresses the economic as well as the... more...

  • The Punishment Responseby Graeme Newman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Punishment occupies a central place in our lives and attitudes. We suffer a profound ambivalence about its moral consequences. Persons who have been punished or are liable to be punished have long objected to the legitimacy of punishment. We are all objects of punishment, yet we are also its users. Our ambivalence is so profound that not only do we... more...

  • Prisoners in Prison Societiesby Ulla Bondeson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Prisoners in Prison Societies is a study of criminal career patterns over time, demonstrating specifically how and in what ways imprisonment has a positive correlation with later recidivism. The book combines original research and a ten-year follow-up study of Swedish inmates, surveying their attitudes on everything from political ideology to prison... more...

  • Revolution in Penologyby Bruce A. Arrigo; Dragan Milovanovic

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 36.00

    Revolution in Penology is a thoroughly original and thought-provoking critique of penal harm, the recursive pains of imprisonment cycle, and the normalization of violence. more...

  • The Myth of Prison Rapeby Mark S. Fleisher; Jessie L. Krienert

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 34.00

    The Myth of Prison Rape provides a nuanced glimpse into the complex sexual dynamics of the American prison. Drawing on results from the most comprehensive study of inmate sexuality to date, the authors analyze the intricacies of sexuality and sexual violence in daily inmate life. Dynamic case studies and interview excerpts enliven this cultural study... more...

  • Families Behind Barsby Kay Danes

    New Holland Publishers (Australia) 2009; US$ 12.95

    Familes Behind Bars will make you cry, it will cause you despair - but it will also inspire you and offer you the hope that nothing is impossible. more...

  • What Else Works?by Jo Brayford; Francis B Cowe; John Deering

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    What Else Works? has developed out of a growing awareness amongst practitioners that centralized notions of what works and ‘one size fits all’ approaches to work with offenders and other groups is inevitably limited in its scope and effectiveness. The book seeks to dispel the view of probation service users as 'offenders', and socially excluded... more...

  • Offender Rehabilitationby Gwen Robinson; Iain Crow

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 50.00

    Insightful, relevant and comprehensive, this book explains how offender rehabilitation has developed historically and in recent years. more...

  • Effective Teaching in Correctional Settingsby Robert G. Thomas; Murray Thomas

    Charles C Thomas 2008; US$ 39.95

    This book has a dual purpose: to identify problems faced by people who teach in correctional institutions and to propose solutions for those problems. The intent of this book is to help both new instructors as well as current ones perform their jobs effectively. The book is divided into three parts. The first part introduces the reader to the field... more...

  • Ultimate Punishmentby Scott Turow

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 6.79

    America's leading writer about the law takes a close, incisive look at one of society's most vexing legal issues Scott Turow is known to millions as the author of peerless novels about the troubling regions of experience where law and reality intersect. In "real life," as a respected criminal lawyer, he has been involved with the death penalty... more...