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  • 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...

  • What is to Be Done About Crime and Punishment?by Roger Matthews

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016; US$ 97.84

    This book responds to the claim that criminology is becoming socially and politically irrelevant despite its exponential expansion as an academic sub-discipline. It does so by addressing the question 'what is to be done' in relation to a number of major issues associated with crime and punishment. The original contributions to this volume are... more...

  • The Working Lives of Prison Managersby Jamie Bennett

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016; US$ 92.49

    This book offers the first ethnographic account of prison managers in England. It explores how globalised changes, in particular managerialism, have intersected with local occupational cultures, positioning managers as micro-agents in the relationship between the global and local that characterises late modernity.  The Working Lives of Prison... more...

  • Realist Criminologyby R. Matthews

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2014; US$ 32.99

    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$ 25.00 US$ 21.25

    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$ 251.85

    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...