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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 88 new and published books in the subject of Sentencing and Punishment — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Politics of Abolition Revisited

    By Thomas Mathiesen

    Originally published in 1974 and the recipient of the Denis Carroll Book Prize at the World Congress of the International Criminology Society in 1978, Thomas Mathiesen’s The Politics of Abolition is a landmark text in critical criminology. In its examination of Scandinavian penal policy and call...

    Published September 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Doing Probation Work

    Identity in a Criminal Justice Occupation

    By Rob Mawby, Anne Worrall

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    A great deal has been written about the political, policy and practice changes that have shaped probation work but little has been written on the changes to occupational cultures and the ways in which probation workers themselves view their role. This book fills that gap by exploring the meaning of...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Making People Pay (Routledge Revivals)

    By Paul Rock

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1973, this book offers a fascinating and systematic description of the debt-collection process in 1970s England. Basing his research on the words of creditors, debtors, solicitors and debt-collectors, Paul Rock’s research was conducted when imprisonment for debt was still in...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Women, Punishment and Social Justice

    Human Rights and Penal Practices

    Edited by Margaret Malloch, Gill McIvor

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    The prison has often been the focus for concerns about human rights violations, and campaigns aimed at achieving social justice, for those with an interest in the criminalisation of women. To reduce the number of women imprisoned, a range of policy initiatives have been developed to increase the...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. False Justice

    Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent, Revised Edition

    By Jim Petro, Nancy Petro

    Compelling and engagingly written, this book by former Attorney General of Ohio Jim Petro and his wife, writer Nancy Petro, takes the reader inside actual cases, summarizes extensive research on the causes and consequences of wrongful conviction, and exposes eight common myths that inspire false...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Long-Term Imprisonment and Human Rights

    Edited by Kirstin Drenkhahn, Manuela Dudeck, Frieder Dünkel

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    Prisons and imprisonment have become a commonplace topic in popular culture as the setting and rationale for fiction and documentaries and most people seem to have a clear notion of what it is like in prison, ranging from the idea of the prison cell as a cosy nook with fast internet access to that...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Questioning Capital Punishment

    Law, Policy, and Practice

    By James R. Acker

    Series: Criminology and Justice Studies

    The death penalty has inspired controversy for centuries. Raising questions regarding capital punishment rather than answering them, Questioning Capital Punishment offers the footing needed to allow for more informed consideration and analysis of these controversies. Acker edits judicial decisions...

    Published June 24th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Contrasts in Punishment

    An explanation of Anglophone excess and Nordic exceptionalism

    By John Pratt, Anna Eriksson

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    Why do some modern societies punish their offenders differently to others? Why are some more punitive and others more tolerant in their approach to offending and how can these differences be explained? Based on extensive historical analysis and fieldwork in the penal systems of England, Australia...

    Published June 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Defendants in the Criminal Process (Routledge Revivals)

    By A. E. Bottoms, J. D. McClean

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1976, this book examines the practical workings of the English criminal court system, focusing on the defendant’s experiences of the system and the decisions he takes as he passes through it. Indeed, the defendant in a criminal case is in a unique position to experience the whole...

    Published June 4th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Transforming Criminal Justice?

    Problem-Solving and Court Specialisation

    By Jane Donoghue

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    Why is punishment not more effective? Why do we have such high re-offending rates? How can we deal with crime and criminals in a more cost-effective way? Over the last decade in particular, the United Kingdom, in common with other jurisdictions such as Canada, the United States (US) and Australia,...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge