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141. Hidden Victims: The Effects Of
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141. Hidden Victims: The Effects Of The Death Penalty On Families Of The Accused (Critical Issues in Crime and Society)
by Rutgers University Press
Paperback (25 June, 2005)
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Subjects:  1. Adult Children of Alcoholics    2. Capital punishment    3. Criminal Law - General    4. Criminology    5. Death row inmates    6. Family relationships    7. Murder - General    8. Penology    9. Prisoners' families    10. Self-Help    11. Sociology    12. True Crime    13. United States    14. USA   


142. The Floating Brothel: The Extraordinary True Story of an Eighteenth-Century Ship and its Cargo of Female Convicts
by Theia
Hardcover (06 March, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Story
Novel or not, this book should be suggested or required reading in any women's studies/history course. The description of the petty crimes for which women were convicted, and the circumstances under which they were convicted, followed by their punishment and survival mechanisms are both entertaining and thoughtprovoking. The settler mothers of Australia! I wonder how many people today could trace their lineage back to these brave women!

5-0 out of 5 stars Australia's Pilgrim Mothers
Sian Rees has done a magnificent job of reconstructing the lives of some humble people in the late eighteenth century. The original facts relating to the love affair between John Nicol and Sarah Whitelam on their voyage to Botany Bay are scanty and unreliable but the author ekes these out with detailed research. For example, having established that their ship touched at Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, at Cape Verde and at Rio di Janeiro, she has found documents describing those places at that time, and how a British convict ship was received. She gives details of the ocean currents and winds and navigation problems involved in a sailing to Australia, of contemporary midwifery practices, and of how defecation and menstruation were managed on a ship at sea.It is true that she digresses a lot into accounts of people who may never have seen Nicol and Whitelam, but it all adds up to a vivid and convincing picture.
5-0 out of 5 stars This is an extraordinary story and book
"The Floating Brothel" is a wonderful book, and it will get under your skin.I'm not sure just why but the story of the women who were shipped from England for crimes to Australia in 1790, seem to really have gotten inside of me.Sian Rees did an admirable job of fleshing the lives of these women before and after their boat ride.She did this with scraps of information pulled together form many different sources, and with out becoming judgmental.You will find this to be an easy book to read, and it will leave with the need to find out more not just about the transport of convict to New South Wales, but also the earlier transports to the Americas.By the way despite the title of this book, you will be reading about very little sex.I also should warn you to watch out for the deep love shown and expressed by one of the seaman, for one of the convicts, it is better than any romance novel you'll ever read. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 18th century    2. Australia    3. Australia & New Zealand - Australia    4. Europe - Great Britain - General    5. General    6. Great Britain    7. History    8. History - General History    9. History: World    10. New South Wales    11. Penal colonies    12. Penology    13. Prisoners, Transportation of    14. History / General   


143. Rebels at Rock Island: The Story of a Civil War Prison
by Northern Illinois University Press
Hardcover (September, 2000)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Prison Experience Finally Studied
After years of focusing solely on soldier experiences of battle, historians have finally begun to examine other important aspects of the war. Of these, the prison experience has been ignored--or generalized--for far too long. Books like *Rebels at Rock Island* are important to a fuller understanding of the war and the less romanticized suffering of POWs. This and *Unlikely Allies: Fort Delaware's Prison Community in the Civil War* are excellent studies of single Northern prisons.5-0 out of 5 stars Rebels at Rock Island: The Story of a Civil War Prison
REBELS AT ROCK ISLAND is a lesson in history that has not been told in depth until Benton McAdams put into words the events that took place 136 years earlier.I live near and work in Rock Island and visit the Rock Island Arsenal often.Until I read Rebels at Rock Island, I was not aware of the details of this Civil War chapter in history that seemed to be so remote and now so close.The Confederate Cemetary maintained by the Department of Veterans Affairs on the Rock Island Arsenal has always been of interest to the locals in and around the City of Rock Island. We have not had a resource to know the details of this historical landmark where 1800 Rebels are buried until Mr. McAdams pulled the documents from various sources together in a factual, yet easy-to-read book.Today this Confederate Cemetary is treated with a high level of reverence and respect to the men who took up the cause of the Confederate Flag. Prior to this book, which has given us the chilling and depressing details of the prisoner's ordeal and the extreme difficulties associated with managing a prison camp on the island, no one could artilculate the past with the present day Rock Island Arsenal.Mr. McAdams has relied on documents from various sources; one being the Rock Island Argus newspaper. The editor of the paper during the existance of the prison camp was very criticalof the management of the prison. I have been able to retrieve copies of the Argus newspaper from the City of Rock Island Library which maintains much historical material available to those who may wish to read from this newspaper published during that period of time. This is a book which has interest for all who desire to learn more about the in-depth, factual events associated with a northern prison camp of the Civil War.I highly recommend the book, REBELS AT ROCK ISLAND: THE STORY OF A CIVIL WAR PRISON.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent insights to the Civil War Prison system
Benton McAdams does an excellent job of portraying the Civil War prison system, especially the North, in a very objective manner.His research is in-depth and is assembled in way to make the reading informative and interesting in a Shelby Foote sort of way. Mr. McAdams follows the birth, life and death of the Federal Prison at Rock Island, Illinois along the banks of the Mississippi River. This book is a must for any Civil War historian, both professional and amateur, as it hits upon topics not covered anywhere else to this level.The research includes letters, diaries, newspaper articles and Federal documents which are put together to allow the reader the feel for the day-to-day existance in the prison and surrounding area. A superior read that I liked and highly recommend. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 1861-1865    2. 19th century    3. Civil War, 1861-1865    4. History    5. History - Military / War    6. History: American    7. Illinois    8. Military - United States    9. Politics and government    10. Prisoners and prisons    11. Prisoners of war    12. Rock Island    13. Rock Island Arsenal (Ill.)    14. United States    15. United States - Civil War    16. American history: c 1800 to c 1900    17. Civil war    18. Prisons    19. Social history    20. USA    21. c 1800 to c 1900   


144. The World of Prometheus: The Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens
by Princeton University Press
Paperback (25 November, 2002)
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Subjects:  1. Ancient - Greece    2. History    3. History - General History    4. History: World    5. Penology    6. Ancient Greece    7. Archaeology and Ancient History    8. Classics    9. History / Ancient / Greece    10. Penology & punishment    11. Political Philosophy    12. Political science & theory    13. Social & cultural anthropology   


145. The Indus Age: The Writing System
by University of Pennsylvania Press
Hardcover (January, 1997)
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Subjects:  1. Ancient Archaeology    2. Harappa Site    3. Indo-Iranian Languages    4. Indus civilization    5. Indus script    6. Language    7. Literature - Classics / Criticism    8. Miscellaneous    9. Pakistan    10. Penology    11. Seals (Numismatics)    12. Social Science    13. Sociology    14. ASIA    15. Anthropology    16. Asian / Middle Eastern history: BCE to c 500 CE    17. Indic, East Indo-European & Dravidian Languages    18. Palaeography (history of writing)   


146. Private Prisons: Cons and Pros
by Oxford University Press, USA
Hardcover (26 July, 1990)
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Subjects:  1. Contracting out    2. Corrections    3. Criminology    4. History & Theory - General    5. Penology    6. Political Science    7. Politics/International Relations    8. Prison Systems    9. Prisons    10. Privatization    11. Sociology    12. United States    13. Penology & punishment    14. Social Science / Criminology    15. Sociology | Criminal Justice | Criminology    16. USA   


147. An Introduction to the International Criminal Court
by Cambridge University Press
Paperback (26 April, 2004)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Very helpful
For this reviewer, who is definitely not a legal expert, this book was read with the goal of understanding to what extent pre-emptive wars can be viewed as `legal', to discover the reasons why the United States chose to withdraw its participation in the International Criminal Court, and to gain basic knowledge on the tenets and origins of international law in order to find out if indeed the current conflict in Iraq could be viewed as a `war crime' or some other severe violation of international law. Before reading this book, this reviewer was very unknowledgeable about legal concepts and reasoning in the context of international law, and had the opinion that international legal agreements were very fragile and tenuous. This view did not really change after reading the book, but its perusal did offer a few surprises and was thought provoking to a large degree. Like most legal treatises, this book suffers from the typical `tyranny of the footnote' that accompanies legal or history books. This minor annoyance that causes the flow of the reading to be disrupted is perhaps compensated by the need for the reader to know that the sources are available and that they can be checked if necessary.
4-0 out of 5 stars A nice historical introduction
I haveattended author's lectures at Strasbourg. This book is a nice historical introduction about the ICC. I guess after the court is established and the Judges settle down on their chairs and volumes of case laws come out in Report form -- till then this book is a must read for everyone interested in this field.

5-0 out of 5 stars Ignore Bush, Read This Book
Schabas succeeds fully in introducing the reader to the main features of the new International Criminal Court (ICC). His book is a model of legal exposition. He writes clearly, situates the ICC within the history of international law, relates the substantive law of the ICC to the jurisprudence of the Yugoslavia and Rwanda tribunals, and has interesting comments on the negotiating history that led to the ICC. After finishing Schabas' book, I was struck most of all by the care and thought that went into the design of the ICC, which conforms to the main lines of international law as the law has developed since 1945. The ICC is the world's best hope for bringing war criminals, human rights violators, and genocidalists to justice. It is a disgrace that the U.S. has tried to smother it in the cradle.(I am a U.S. State Department official.) ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Criminal Law    2. Criminal Law - General    3. Human Rights    4. International    5. International Criminal Court    6. International criminal courts    7. Law    8. Legal Reference / Law Profession    9. Penology    10. Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights    11. International courts & procedures    12. International human rights law    13. International relations    14. Law / Human Rights   


148. Rites of Execution: Capital Punishment and the Transformation of American Culture, 1776-1865
by Oxford University Press, USA
Paperback (30 May, 1991)
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Subjects:  1. Capital punishment    2. Cognitive Psychology    3. Criminal Law    4. Criminal Law - General    5. Executions and executioners    6. General    7. History    8. History: American    9. Psychology    10. Sociology    11. United States    12. United States - 19th Century    13. American history: c 1800 to c 1900    14. History / United States / 19th Century    15. History, American | Early National    16. Penology & punishment    17. Social history    18. USA    19. c 1700 to c 1800    20. c 1800 to c 1900   


149. Punishment and the Death Penalty: The Current Debate (Contemporary Issues)
by Prometheus Books
Paperback (March, 1995)
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Subjects:  1. Capital Punishment    2. Legal System    3. Penology    4. Politics / Current Events    5. Punishment    6. Sociology    7. United States    8. Penology & punishment   


150. Behind the Razor Wire: Portrait of a Contemporary American Prison System
by New York University Press
Hardcover (01 November, 1998)
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Subjects:  1. Administration of criminal jus    2. Criminal justice, Administrati    3. Criminal justice, Administration of    4. Criminology    5. Documentary Photo Collections    6. Penal Institutions    7. Penology    8. Photo Essays    9. Photography    10. Photojournalism    11. Pictorial works    12. Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement    13. Politics / Current Events    14. Prisons    15. United States    16. PRISONS_UNITED STATES    17. Photographs: collections    18. Social Science / Penology    19. USA   


151. Legal Aspects of Corrections Management
by Aspen Publishers
Hardcover (February, 1997)
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Subjects:  1. Administration    2. Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice    3. Civil rights    4. Correction Of Crime And Delinquency    5. Correctional law    6. Corrections    7. Health/Fitness    8. Legal Reference / Law Profession    9. Penology    10. Prisoners    11. Social Science    12. Treatment Of Offenders    13. United States    14. Penology & punishment   


152. Crime and Justice, Volume 20: An Annual Review of Research (Crime and Justice: A Review of Research)
by University of Chicago Press Journals
Hardcover (01 December, 1995)
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Subjects:  1. Criminology (General)    2. General    3. Politics / Current Events    4. Sociology    5. Criminal law    6. Penology & punishment    7. Social Science / Criminology   


153. The History of Torture & Execution: From Early Civilization through Medieval Times to the Present
by Mercury Books
Hardcover (June, 2004)
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Subjects:  1. Criminology    2. History    3. History - General History    4. History: World    5. World - General    6. History / General    7. History of specific subjects    8. Penology & punishment   


154. American Jails: Looking to the Future
by Butterworth-Heinemann
Paperback (January, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars AMERICAN JAILS is the best book of its kind on the market.
This book by Ken Kerle, Ph.D. covers a wide spectrum of issues dealing with jails in America. One chapter flows into the next, yet a reader can start with any chapter and make perfect sense of it. The author uses an easy writing style somewhere between a text book and a friendly chat. The book is documented but not dry like many books. Reading the book is like having a conversation with a jail expert. Dr. Kerle infuses personal experiences in the chapters and the examples he uses really drive home the ideas.Read more

Subjects:  1. Jails    2. Penology    3. Prison administration    4. Prisoners    5. Social Science    6. Social conditions    7. Sociology    8. United States    9. Prisons    10. USA   


155. Prisoners' Inventions
by WhiteWalls
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5-0 out of 5 stars Not Just For Inmates!
Totally entertaining - everyone's getting this for Christmas from me this year. Yes, the drawings are nifty, but the text about prison life which necessitates such inventions was more fascinating, to me anyway. Although weapons and drugs are not covered, it's still worth every penny. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Art    2. Art & Art Instruction    3. Creative ability in technology    4. General    5. Inventions    6. Miscellanea    7. Prisoners as artists    8. Techniques - Painting    9. Art / Painting    10. Artists' books    11. History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -    12. Inventions & inventors    13. Inventions in art    14. Life skills guides    15. Prisoners    16. Prisons    17. United States   


156. Humans at the End of the Ice Age: The Archaeology of the Pleistocene-Holocene Transition (Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology)
by Springer
Hardcover (30 June, 1996)
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Subjects:  1. Agriculture    2. Archaeology    3. Archaeology / Anthropology    4. Effect of climate on    5. Human beings    6. Origin    7. Paleoecology    8. Penology    9. Prehistoric Archaeology    10. Prehistoric peoples    11. Science/Mathematics    12. Social Science    13. Social Science / Archaeology   


157. Debating the Death Penalty: Should America Have Capital Punishment? The Experts on Both Sides Make Their Case
by Oxford University Press, USA
Paperback (24 March, 2005)
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3-0 out of 5 stars i dont like death
the book is really good but the issue makes me cry sometimes.thats why i give it three stars.

3-0 out of 5 stars i dont like death
the book is really good but the issue makes me cry sometimes.thats why i give it three stars.

5-0 out of 5 stars This Book Is Very Enlightening -TheDeath Penalty Is Evil
I am on the side that is against the death penalty. I am against capital punishment as I am aware that it is an evil practice. I could only support the death penalty if it were a deterrent to stop one person from killing another person. I am 100% convinced that it is not a deterrent. Life in prison is so terrible that it is impossible to believe that a potential killer is going to think that "I will go ahead with the killing because the punishment is only life in prison and not the death penalty." ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Capital punishment    2. Criminal Law    3. Criminal Law - General    4. Criminology    5. General    6. Law    7. Penology    8. Sociology    9. United States    10. Law / Criminal Law    11. Law | Criminology and Criminal Justice | Prisons & Punishment    12. USA   


158. What Works in Corrections: Reducing the Criminal Activities of Offenders and Deliquents (Cambridge Studies in Criminology)
by Cambridge University Press
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Subjects:  1. Corrections    2. Criminals    3. Criminology    4. Evaluation    5. Penology    6. Rehabilitation    7. Social Science    8. Sociology    9. United States    10. Crime & criminology    11. Social Science / Criminology   


159. Castles of Britain and Ireland: The Ultimate Reference Book: A Region-By-Region Guide to over 1.350 Castles
by Abbeville Press
Hardcover (February, 1997)
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5-0 out of 5 stars THE ULTIMATE REFERENCE BOOK
Castles of Britain and Ireland by Plantagenet Somerset Fry is the most important and most used book in my library.Not only is it a great read front to back but is invaluable as a reference when reading any history book about Britain and Ireland. It covers every aspect of Castles; The History, the people, the construction, the defenses, and even the art of attacking a castle, including seige engines.When I travel to Britain this book will be in my backpack.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best book on british castles I had ever read!
A very good book, Castles of Britain and Ireland: The Ultimate Reference Book contains exelent quality photographs, and contains information of almost every known castle on Britain and Ireland. It talks about theirevolution through the years and about the people involved on theirconstruction. I greatly recommend it to anyone interested on knowing moreabout british castles, its information is very clear and easy tounderstand. If you are a castle fan, this is a must-have book. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Architecture Of Specific Structures    2. Castles    3. Europe - Great Britain - General    4. Europe - Ireland    5. Great Britain    6. Guidebooks    7. History - General History    8. Ireland    9. Maps    10. Maps & Road Atlases    11. Penology    12. Social Science    13. United Kingdom, Great Britain   


160. Normal Hall's Corrections Officer Exam Preparation Book (Norman Hall's Corrections Officer Exam Preparation Book)
by Adams Media Corporation
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Subjects:  1. Career And Vocational Guidance    2. Civil Service    3. Penology    4. Study Aids    5. Study Guides    6. Test Prep   


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