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Treatment Programmes for High Risk Offenders by Devon (Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand) Polaschek Treatment Programmes for High Risk Offenders

High risk offenders can have a disproportionate impact on their communities because, despite all manner of sentencing options, they continue to commit a wide range of crimes, both minor and serious. It is tempting to throw the book at them,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/09/2017

Europe in Prisons Assessing the Impact of European Institutions on National Prison Systems by Tom Daems Europe in Prisons Assessing the Impact of European Institutions on National Prison Systems

This volume explores the role that European institutions have come to play in regulating national prisons systems. The authors introduce and contribute to advancing a new research agenda in international penology (`Europe in prisons') which complements the conventional comparative approach...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Women's Transitions from Prison The Post-Release Experience by Rosemary (Monash University, Australia) Sheehan, Chris (Monash University, Australia) Trotter Women's Transitions from Prison The Post-Release Experience
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Women continue to be one of the fastest growing groups of offenders with an increasing group of women involved in the criminal justice system around the world. Whilst internationally women comprise a low percentage of the total prison population, there...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2017

Legal Violence and the Limits of the Law by Amy Swiffen Legal Violence and the Limits of the Law

What is the meaning of punishment today? Where is the limit that separates it from the cruel and unusual? In legal discourse, the distinction between punishment and vengeance-punishment being the measured use of legally sanctioned violence and vengeance being a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/08/2017

Supermax Prison by Larry L. Franklin, Rakesh Chandra Supermax Prison
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The penetrating look at the violence that swept prisons in the 1980's and 1990's and the organizational structure mirroring the Mafia that erupted in them. The inmates had to make a choice between joining a gang that offered protection, friendships,...
Format: eBook - Released: 01/08/2017

Swift, Certain and Fair Does Project HOPE Provide a Therapeutic Paradigm for Managing Offenders? by Lorana Bartels Swift, Certain and Fair Does Project HOPE Provide a Therapeutic Paradigm for Managing Offenders?

This book presents a detailed analysis of Hawaii's Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) program. Developed by Judge Steven Alm in Hawaii in 2004, this model of `swift, certain and fair' justice has been widely adopted across the United States. The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

Guidelines for Investigating Officer-Involved Shootings, Arrest-Related Deaths, and Deaths in Custody by Darrell L. Ross, Gary M. (Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California San Diego Medical Center, San Diego Vilke Guidelines for Investigating Officer-Involved Shootings, Arrest-Related Deaths, and Deaths in Custody
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As unrest over officer-involved shootings and deaths in custody takes center stage in conversations about policing and the criminal justice system, Guidelines for Investigating Officer-Involved Shootings, Arrest-Related Deaths, and Deaths in Custody addresses critical investigation components from an expert witness...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/07/2017

Parole and Beyond International Experiences of Life After Prison by Ruth Armstrong Parole and Beyond International Experiences of Life After Prison

This book provides an assessment of contemporary international knowledge about the experiences of life after release from prison. For over 100 years people leaving prison have been supervised by probation services, but little has been written about how those who...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/07/2017

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Punishment by Dr. Thom Brooks Punishment

This new second edition of Punishment includes a revised and expanded defence of the groundbreaking unified theory of punishment that brings together elements of retribution, deterrence and rehabilitation into a new coherent framework. Thom Brooks expands the chapter length case...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Punishment by Dr. Thom Brooks Punishment

This new second edition of Punishment includes a revised and expanded defence of the groundbreaking unified theory of punishment that brings together elements of retribution, deterrence and rehabilitation into a new coherent framework. Thom Brooks expands the chapter length case...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Punishment and Crime The Limits of Punitive Crime Control by Gary Kleck Punishment and Crime The Limits of Punitive Crime Control

This book sums and synthesizes a vast body of research on the effects of legal punishment and criminal behavior. Covering studies conducted between 1967 and 2015, Punishment and Crime seeks to evaluate the assertion that legal punishment reduces crime by...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Punishment and Crime The Limits of Punitive Crime Control by Gary Kleck Punishment and Crime The Limits of Punitive Crime Control

This book sums and synthesizes a vast body of research on the effects of legal punishment and criminal behavior. Covering studies conducted between 1967 and 2015, Punishment and Crime seeks to evaluate the assertion that legal punishment reduces crime by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/10/2017

Female Imprisonment An Ethnography of Everyday Life in Confinement by Catarina Frois Female Imprisonment An Ethnography of Everyday Life in Confinement

This book is a reflection on the nature of confinement, experienced by some people as everyday life. It explores the meanings, purposes, and consequences involved with spending every day inside prison. Female Imprisonment results from an ethnographic study carried out...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Outsourcing Legal Aid in the Nordic Welfare States by Olaf Halvorsen Ronning Outsourcing Legal Aid in the Nordic Welfare States

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This edited collection provides a comprehensive analysis of the differences and similarities between civil legal aid schemes in the Nordic countries whilst outlining recent legal aid transformations in their respective...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2017

Prison Breaks Toward a Sociology of Escapes by Tomas Max Martin Prison Breaks Toward a Sociology of Escapes

This edited collection analyses the prison through the most fundamental challenge it faces: escapes. The chapters comprise original research from established prison scholars who develop the contours of a sociology of prison escapes. Drawing on firm empirical evidence from places...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/10/2017

New Perspectives on Prison Masculinities by Matthew W. Maycock New Perspectives on Prison Masculinities

This edited collection utilises recent advances in theories on masculinities to explore and analyse the ways in which prisons shape performances of gender, both within prison settings and following release from prison. The authors assess here how the highly gendered...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/10/2017

Critical Restorative Justice by Ivo Aertsen Critical Restorative Justice

Theories and practices of justice do not meet the socio-political challenges of our times. For those theorists attempting to develop an alternative to the criminal justice system, restorative justice has provided an alternative horizon. The restorative justice approach involves meeting...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/11/2017

Prison Overcrowding and Alternatives to Detention by Alessandro Bernardi Prison Overcrowding and Alternatives to Detention


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

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Discipline and Punish by Meghan Kallman Discipline and Punish

How does a state control its citizens? Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish answers this question by investigating the prison system. Foucault argues that prison created and merged into a wider system of surveillance that extends throughout society. Today power is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

Discipline and Punish by Meghan Kallman Discipline and Punish

How does a state control its citizens? Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish answers this question by investigating the prison system. Foucault argues that prison created and merged into a wider system of surveillance that extends throughout society.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2017

Media, Politics and Penal Reform Influencing Women's Punishment by Gemma Birkett Media, Politics and Penal Reform Influencing Women's Punishment

This book examines the nature of relations between penal reform campaigners, journalists and policymakers at the crime-media nexus. With a particular focus on women's penal policy, Birkett uncovers how reform strategies have augmented and developed under changing governments and the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/07/2017

The Death Penalty A Reference Handbook by Joseph A. Melusky, Keith Alan Pesto The Death Penalty A Reference Handbook
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This book addresses the myriad controversies and examines the evidence regarding capital punishment in America. It answers questions regarding topics like the efficacy of capital punishment in deterring violent crime, the risks of mistakes, legal issues related to capital punishment,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/06/2017

Why Punish? An Introduction to the Philosophy of Punishment by Rob Canton Why Punish? An Introduction to the Philosophy of Punishment

Integrating philosophical, sociological, political and ethical perspectives, it provides a thorough and wide-ranging discussion of the purposes, meanings and justifications of punishment for crime and the extent to which punishment does, could or should live up to what it claims...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/06/2017

Why Punish? An Introduction to the Philosophy of Punishment by Rob Canton Why Punish? An Introduction to the Philosophy of Punishment

Integrating philosophical, sociological, political and ethical perspectives, it provides a thorough and wide-ranging discussion of the purposes, meanings and justifications of punishment for crime and the extent to which punishment does, could or should live up to what it claims...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/06/2017

Complicated Lives Girls, Parents, Drugs, and Juvenile Justice by Vera Lopez Complicated Lives Girls, Parents, Drugs, and Juvenile Justice

Focuses on the lives of sixty-five drug-using girls in the juvenile justice system who grew up in families characterized by parental drug use, violence, and child maltreatment. Vera Lopez situates girls' relationships with parents who fail to live up to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/06/2017

The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Tourism by Jacqueline Wilson The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Tourism

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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/06/2017

The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making by Wim (Senior Researcher, Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, Amsterdam) Bernasco The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making
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The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making provides high-quality reviews of the main paradigms in offender decision-making, such as rational choice theory and dual-process theory. It contains up-to-date reviews of empirical research on decision-making in a wide range of decision...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2017

Convicted and Condemned The Politics and Policies of Prisoner Reentry by Keesha M. Middlemass Convicted and Condemned The Politics and Policies of Prisoner Reentry

Through the compelling words of former prisoners, Convicted and Condemned examines the lifelong consequences of a felony conviction. Felony convictions restrict social interactions and hinder felons' efforts to reintegrate into society. The educational and vocational training offered in many prisons...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/05/2017

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