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  • The Working Lives of Prison Managersby Jamie Bennett

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016; US$ 95.29

    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$ 37.05

    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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 242.47

    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$ 99.50

    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...

  • Renascent Pragmatismby Alfonso Morales

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    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...

  • Prisoner Reentryby Stan Stojkovic

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 95.29

    This book addresses the core issues in prisoner reentry into society after incarceration. The chapters are written by academic scholars who have much experience researching and writing about prisoner reentry and by people who work in the field of prison reentry. Comprising reviews of empirical literature, this study is also supplemented... more...

  • Capital Punishmentby James A. McCafferty

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Numerous people face legal execution in the United States. Their presence in death rows throughout the country refutes a basic premise of our judicial system, for the use of capital punishment denies the existence of universal rehabilitation. There is another paradox-juries continue to sentence men and women to death; yet few ever get executed. Whether... more...

  • American Penologyby Thomas G. Blomberg

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 35.95

    The purpose of American Penology is to provide a story of punishment's past, present, and likely future. The story begins in the 1600s, in the setting of colonial America, and ends in the present. As the story evolves through various historical and contemporary settings, America's efforts to understand and control crime unfold. The context, ideas,... more...