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Prisons, Terrorism and Extremism: Critical Issues in Management, Radicalisation and Reform

by Andrew Silke

This volume provides an overview of intervention and management strategies for dealing with terrorist and extremist offenders in prisons.

The management of terrorist and extremist prisoners has long been recognised...


Violent Acts and Urban Space in Contemporary Tel Aviv: Revisioning Moments

by Tali Hatuka & Diane E. Davis

Violent acts over the past fifteen years have profoundly altered civil rituals, cultural identity, and the meaning of place in Tel Aviv. Three events in particular have shed light on the global rule of urban...


La Pinta: Chicana/o Prisoner Literature, Culture, and Politics

by B. V. Olguín

In this groundbreaking study based on archival research about Chicana and Chicano prisoners-known as Pintas and Pintos-as well as fresh interpretations of works by renowned Pinta and Pinto authors and activists,...


To Alcatraz, Death Row, and Back: Memories of an East LA Outlaw

by Ernie López & Rafael Pérez-Torres

When Ernie López was a boy selling newspapers in Depression-era Los Angeles, his father beat him when he failed to bring home the expected eighty to ninety cents a day. When the beatings became unbearable,...


First Available Cell: Desegregation of the Texas Prison System

by James W. Marquart, Chad R. Trulson & Ben M. Crouch

Decades after the U.S. Supreme Court and certain governmental actions struck down racial segregation in the larger society, American prison administrators still boldly adhered to discriminatory practices. Not...


The Rope, The Chair, and the Needle: Capital Punishment in Texas, 1923-1990

by James W. Marquart, Sheldon Ekland-Olson & Jonathan R. Sorensen

In late summer 1923, legal hangings in Texas came to an end, and the electric chair replaced the gallows. Of 520 convicted capital offenders sentenced to die between 1923 and 1972, 361 were actually executed,...


Lethal Injection: Capital Punishment in Texas during the Modern Era

by Rocky LeAnn Pilgrim, Jon Sorensen & Evan J. Mandery

Few state issues have attracted as much controversy and national attention as the application of the death penalty in Texas. In the years since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, Texas has led the nation...


Maras: Gang Violence and Security in Central America

by Thomas Bruneau & Lucía|Skinner, Elizabeth Dammert

Sensational headlines have publicized the drug trafficking, brutal violence, and other organized crime elements associated with Central America's mara gangs, but there have been few clear-eyed analyses of the...


The Trials of Eroy Brown: The Murder Case That Shook the Texas Prison System

by Michael Berryhill

In April 1981, two white Texas prison officials died at the hands of a black inmate at the Ellis prison farm near Huntsville. Warden Wallace Pack and farm manager Billy Moore were the highest-ranking Texas prison...


A Rainbow of Gangs: Street Cultures in the Mega-City

by Diego Vigil

With nearly 1,000 gangs and 200,000 gang members, Los Angeles holds the dubious distinction of being the youth gang capital of the United States. The process of street socialization that leads to gang membership...


Here, Our Culture Is Hard: Stories of  Domestic Violence from a Mayan Community in Belize

by Laura McClusky

Marriage among the Maya of Central America is a model of complementarity between a man and a woman. This union demands mutual respect and mutual service. Yet some husbands beat their wives.In this pioneering...


The Birth of the Penitentiary in Latin America: Essays on Criminology, Prison Reform, and Social Control, 1830-1940

by Ricardo D. Salvatore & Carlos Aguirre

Opening a new area in Latin American studies, The Birth of the Penitentiary in Latin America showcases the most recent historical outlooks on prison reform and criminology in the Latin American context. The...


Drug War Zone: Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El Paso and Juárez

by Howard Campbell

Thousands of people die in drug-related violence every year in Mexico. Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, adjacent to El Paso, Texas, has become the most violent city in the Mexican drug war. Much of the cocaine, marijuana,...


Sexuality and the Politics of Violence

by Les Moran & Beverley Skeggs

Sexuality and the Politics of Violence offers a timely and critical exploration of issues of safety and security at the centre of responses to violence. Through a multi-disciplinary analysis, drawing on feminism,...


Violence: Prevention and Treatment in Groups

by George Getzel

This informative and thoughtful book demonstrates the value of social group work concepts applied to domestic and other forms of violence. Written by social work practitioners, each chapter focuses on a different...


Forensic Social Work: Legal Aspects of Professional Practice, Second Edition

by Robert L. Barker & Douglas M. Branson

Explore the legalities and pitfalls of forensic social work!Forensic Social Work: Legal Aspects of Professional Practice, Second Edition examines the professional specialty of forensic social work which involves...


Justice Miscarried: Inside Wrongful Convictions in Canada

by Helena Katz

Behind the proud facade of Canada's criminal justice system lie the shattered lives of the people unjustly caught within its web. Justice Miscarried tells the heart-wrenching stories of 12 innocent Canadians...


Treating Incest: A Multiple Systems Perspective

by Terry S Trepper & Mary Jo Barrett

This timely book provides for the therapist working with cases of intrafamily child sexual abuse both a theoretical background and practical information for the treatment of incest and gives new insight into...


Prison Violence: Conflict, Power and Vicitmization

by Kimmett Edgar, Ian O'Donnell & Carol Martin

Prisons are dangerous places, and assaults, threats, theft and verbal abuse are pervasive - attributable both to the characteristics of the captive population and to an institutional sub culture which promotes...


Creciendo Libre: Manual para Sobrevivientes de la Violencia Doméstica

by Michael Hertica, Wendy Deaton & Christell Quinche

Help your Spanish-speaking clients break the pattern of abuse!

A workbook for your Spanish-speaking clients! Battered women often become so frightened, isolated, and self-doubting that they don’t realize...