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  • Everyday Desistanceby Laura S. Abrams; Diane Terry; Michelle Inderbitzin

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 28.95

    In Everyday Desistance , the authors examine the transition to adulthood among twenty-five formerly incarcerated young men and women in Los Angeles, California. They describe their day-to-day experiences, focusing on their attempts to surmount the challenges of adulthood, resist the temptations of criminal activity, and formulate their long-term... more...

  • Death Penalty on Trialby Bill Kurtis

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 20.00

    Bill Kurtis, anchor of the wildly popular true-crime TV series Cold Case Files and American Justice , used to support the death penalty. But after observing the machinations of the justice system for thirty years, he came to a stunning realization that changed his life: Capital punishment is wrong. There can be no real justice in America until... more...

  • Anti-Racist Probation Practiceby Lena Dominelli

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 64.95

    The probation service has committed itself to anti-racist initiatives and those promoting equal opportunities for some time. However, the experiences of black people, whether as workers or 'clients' indicates that the realities of day-to-day practice are far removed from this. Moreover, the picture is just as bleak if not even more so in other parts... 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...

  • Realist Criminologyby R. Matthews

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2014; US$ 37.56

    This book challenges contemporary criminological thinking, providing a thorough critique of mainstream criminology, including both liberal criminology and administrative criminology. It sets a new agenda for theoretical and practical engagement, and for creating a more effective and just criminal justice system. more...

  • Freeing David McCallumby Ken Klonsky

    Chicago Review Press 2017; US$ 13.99

    For ten years before Rubin "Hurricane" Carter's death, he and his friend and coauthor Ken Klonsky had been working to help free another wrongfully convicted man, David McCallum. McCallum was eventually exonerated and freed after serving twenty-nine years in prison. This is the story of how Carter and Klonsky, along with a group of committed friends... more...

  • Parchmanby R. Kim Rushing; Mark Goodman

    University Press of Mississippi 2016; US$ 50.00

    Powerful first-hand witness to the prison experience in Mississippi’s sprawling penitentiary farm more...

  • The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Tourismby Jacqueline Z. Wilson; Sarah Hodgkinson; Justin Piché; Kevin Walby

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 245.80

    This extensive Handbook addresses a range of contemporary issues related to Prison Tourism across the world. It is divided into seven sections: Ethics, Human Rights and Penal Spectatorship; Carceral Retasking, Curation and Commodification of Punishment; Meanings of Prison Life and Representations of Punishment in Tourism Sites; Death and Torture in... more...

  • Inside the Monkey House: My Time as an Irish Prison Officerby John Cuffe

    The Collins Press 2017; US$ 8.99

    When John Cuffe entered Mountjoy as a young prison officer in May 1978, he stepped back into Victorian times. He knew nothing about jails, apart from what he had seen in black-and-white films on RTE: 'good' sheriffs and 'bad' hombres. He quickly learned that behind bars there is no black and white: the 'bad' guy often comes in the guise of officialdom.... more...

  • Rethinking America’s Correctional Policiesby Anne S. Douds; Eileen M. Ahlin

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 99.00

    This book brings together the experiences of men who served time in prison with contemporary research on correctional policy. The authors examine how these two seemingly disparate perspectives complement each other to provide straightforward, commonsense solutions to address the current state of the corrections system. more...