Books in category Social Science – Penology

  • Executing Democracy

    Executing Democracy
    Stephen John Hartnett

    This volume offers a lively historical overview of how crime, violence, and capital punishment influenced the settling of the New World, the American Revolution, and the frantic post-war political scrambling to establish norms that would …

  • Prisons Punishment and the Pursuit of Security

    Prisons, Punishment and the Pursuit of Security
    D. Drake

    Drawing on research in men's long-term, maximum-security prisons, this book examines three interconnected problems: the tendency of the prison to obscure other social problems and conceal its own failings, the pursuit of greater levels of …

  • Just One Shift

    Just One Shift
    Catherine Marfino-Reiker

    In this gripping new non-fiction novel from Catherine Marfino-Reiker, author of 999 Officer Down, a veteran police officer is driven to the brink of mental collapse.

  • Master the Corrections Officer Exam

    Master the Corrections Officer Exam
    Peterson’s

    Fifteenth ed. written by Gary D. Maynard.

  • Children in Custody

    Children in Custody
    Mary McAuley

    The book is based on the author's primary research in Russia in which she visited a dozen closed institutions from St Petersburg to Krasnoyarsk and on similar research in England and Northern Ireland.

  • Benevolent Repression

    Benevolent Repression
    Alexander W. Pisciotta

    This is the belief that underlies Francis Moran's rewarding exploration of a central problem in psychoanalytic theory–namely, the separation of the concepts of subject and agency.

  • Alternative al cielo a scacchi

    Alternative al cielo a scacchi
    Luca Massari, Andrea Molteni

  • The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making

    The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making
    Wim Bernasco, Henk Elffers, Jean-Louis van Gelder

    The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making provide high-quality reviews of the main paradigms in offender decision-making, such as rational choice theory and dual-process theory.

  • Justice in the Risk Society

    Justice in the Risk Society
    Barbara Hudson

    The book provides theoretical analysis with a discussion of policies, and arguments are illustrated by cases and examples.

  • Afterlives of Confinement

    Afterlives of Confinement
    Susana Draper

    The social changes that did not occur, the inability to effectively mourn the losses of a now-hidden past, the homogenizing effects of market economies, and a yearning for the promises of true freedom are thematic currents underlying much …

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