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161. Purgatory: A Prison Diary (Prison
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162. The Bluegrass Conspiracy: An Inside
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163. An Expensive Way to Make Bad People
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164. Total Confinement: Madness and
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165. Riddle of the Rock: The Only Successful
166. The devil's front porch
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167. The Little School: Tales of Disappearance
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168. Suffer the Little Children: The
169. Correctional Assessment, Casework,
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170. The Prison Experience: Special
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171. Death Work: A Study of the Modern
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172. Reforming Punishment: Psychological
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173. Rethinking Domestic Violence
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174. Probation, Parole, and Community
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175. Criminal Punishment And Restorative
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176. Game over: Strategies for Redirecting
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177. The Big House (Voyageur American
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178. No Mercy, No Leniency: Communist
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179. What Is Community Justice?: Case
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180. Seagoing Ships & Seamanship

161. Purgatory: A Prison Diary (Prison Diaries)
by St. Martin's Griffin
Paperback (July, 2005)
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3-0 out of 5 stars An Insight Into What Life is Like Behind Bars for the Rich and Selfish
I read this trilogy out of order and Purgatory was the last one I read.The first I read was the finale Heaven which is where this edition leads up to.I must admit I have formed a totally different opinion of Archer than I had after reading Heaven.I actually felt sorry for him after Heaven but after reading the initial and more to the point this Volume II edition my opinion has drastically changed That empathy disappeared after the first diary series Hell, and has transformed into disgust with Purgatory as this edition highlights what a selfish and uncaring about his fellow man type of individual Lord Archer really is.
4-0 out of 5 stars Easy Read,Insightful
I have to disagree with some of the other reviews.I find this book very easy to read, not boring at all.I could not put it down.
3-0 out of 5 stars it makes me feel better
archer has written a book that gives us a clear insite into the workings of a c-cat prison its easy reading with interesting characters full of dark humour a bit showy when he states that he can do 2000 miles or kms on a rowing machine(they are really hard and tiring) in 10 minutes though read them from the start as you won't have experiences hell and you know that would be cheating ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Biography & Autobiography    2. Biography / Autobiography    3. Biography/Autobiography    4. Criminals & Outlaws    5. Literary    6. Penology    7. Rich & Famous   


162. The Bluegrass Conspiracy: An Inside Story of Power, Greed, Drugs and Murder
by Backinprint.com
Paperback (30 September, 2001)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Update on a Central Character of Book
For those who are intriqued by this tangled tale and wish to keep up with the central characters, here is an update on John Bizzack, former Lexington Police Officer.
1-0 out of 5 stars Don't believe everything you read
Though some people might find this book to be exciting and sexy and intriguing, please don't consider it as truth. This book should have been labelled as Fictional, which is what it is. Sally should have interviewed people who really knew the details- maybe spoken to members of the families involved, instead of spouting lies and touting them as truths. As a member of one of the families in the book, I know what I am talking about, and it hurts me deeply the lies that were told, which I can verify, matter of factly, were false.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Few Words about Ralph Ross
For those needing a bit more closure than listed previously, after the events listed in this book, Ralph Ross moved to Lawrenceburg, KY and settled into a job as a PI. I had many chances to meet him in my teenage years after reading about him at his favorite location, the now closed Anderson Grill. He truly was a great man and seemed to enjoy helping people. I recall when I learned of his passing, I was inquiring as to his room at Heritage Hall (a local retirement home) when I was given the sad news.
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Subjects:  1. Criminology    2. Fiction - General    3. General    4. Penology    5. Popular Culture - General    6. Social Science    7. Sociology    8. General & Literary Fiction   


163. An Expensive Way to Make Bad People Worse: An Essay on Prison Reform from an Insider's Perspective (Flashpoint)
by Lantern Books
Paperback (September, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars An Expensive Way...Review
This book was really well writen and I found it very interesting.

5-0 out of 5 stars Destroying and exposing the myths of the need for more prisons in the U.S.
Jens Soering's insights into the prison system in this country are based on his ongoing personal experience and in-depth research into a prison system that is reeling from ever expanding costs. A system that is failing miserably in terms of any social benefit to a society that is for the most part unaware of the staggering and growing costs to support a system that is anything but just and certainly and unquestionably an economic failure. Jens explores several myths about the inaptly named "criminal justice" system in this country. It is an easy read for anyone who would like to understand why there seems to be a revolving door in our prisons and spiraling population growths. It is an essential read for anyone engaged in prison ministry or criminal law. I am purchasing copies for all of our key prison ministers.

5-0 out of 5 stars What Americans Should Know About Our Prisons
This slim volume is packed full of information that most Americans are unaware of concerning criminal justice issues. The author focuses on what has happened in the last 30 years in America. Most shocking is the fact that we are spending 7 times more on prisons than in Jimmy Carter's presidency, yet the crime rate has remained virtually flat. Also, we are spending many times more than other industrialized nations, yet our crime rate is about the same as theirs. Obviously, we are not getting what we are paying for.Prisons have now become a big business that states lobby to have in their area, so there will be economic interests to fight true reforms and cut-backs.This book would be appropriate for almost anyone interested in knowing more about prisons. Short and concise, filled with charts and graphs, it would be useful in church classes on social issues, adult education classes, high school and college classes that deal with prison issues, and as a resource on anyone's bookshelf. Pastors, lawyers, and state legislators should have copies!I learned a lot that I didn't know when I read it, and decided to feature it in my bookstore. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Corrections    2. Criminology    3. Penology    4. Prisons    5. Social Science    6. Sociology    7. United States    8. USA   


164. Total Confinement: Madness and Reason in the Maximum Security Prison (California Series in Public Anthropology, 7)
by University of California Press
Paperback (26 February, 2004)
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Subjects:  1. Americas (North Central South West Indies)    2. Anthropology - General    3. Customs & Traditions    4. History    5. History: American    6. Imprisonment    7. Mental health    8. Penology    9. Prisoners    10. Sociology    11. Solitary confinement    12. United States    13. History / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)    14. Sociology, Social Studies    15. The Americas    16. USA   


165. Riddle of the Rock: The Only Successful Escape from Alcatraz
by Prometheus Books
Hardcover (August, 1991)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Successful Escape ???
Don Denevi wrote what has long since been considered a great classic showcasing some of the prominent historical events on Alcatraz in his earlier book Alcatraz '46.Unfortunately, this book is not of the same caliber nor is the research. Frankly the book deserves only one star, but based on his efforts to conduct interviews with family members of the Anglin Brothers and inclusion of rare family photographs; there is some value to its content. I have been reading on events and have visited Alcatraz several times in the past three years.I think this is a great book to buy only after you have read the other books out there.Denevi doesn't provide any balance of theories and forcefully attempts to make what can only be considered as weak arguments that these inmates made for a successful escape.I think that once you have read some of the other works on the subject you will find only a small portion of information in this book to be even slightly plausible.
5-0 out of 5 stars Very Suspensful
This book gave you the facts, the story, the whole nine yards on this very successful escape from Alcatraz.I went to my cousin's wedding in San Fransisco and as a surprise we went to Alcatraz the day I finished thebook!So this book also influenced me to travel!! I definatly reccommendthis book. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Alcatraz Island    2. California    3. Case studies    4. Escapes    5. General    6. Penology    7. Sociology    8. True Crime / Espionage    9. United States Penitentiary, Al    10. United States Penitentiary, Alcatraz Island, California    11. Anglin, Clarence    12. Anglin, John    13. Morris, Frank (Frank Lee)    14. Penology & punishment   


166. The devil's front porch
by University Press of Kansas
Unknown Binding (1970)
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167. The Little School: Tales of Disappearance & Survival in Argentina
by Cleis Press
Paperback (September, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely profound
This book stirred up and anger and passion in my in me that I cannot express in words. You have to read it to beleive it!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Little School
Imagine being kidnapped and being taken to a concentration camp, blindfolded, tied up and not knowing when you will ever see your family and friends again. What would you do if someone put a gun in your mouth? Alicia Partnoy proved to be a brave woman among others.4-0 out of 5 stars the little school
What would you say if one day while you were doing your chores like every day in your house, spending time with your family and then suddenly a man barges the door throgh wearing military uniforms and takes you away without an explation. What would you do? How would you react?Read more

Subjects:  1. Argentina    2. Case studies    3. Disappeared persons    4. General    5. History    6. History - General History    7. History: World    8. Latin America - South America    9. Penology    10. Political prisoners    11. Biography: general    12. Women's studies   


168. Suffer the Little Children: The Inside Story of Ireland's Industrial Schools
by Continuum International Publishing Group
Hardcover (16 June, 2001)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Suffer the Little Children by Mary Raftery....How sad!! It needs to be told!
Ever since the movie .."The Magdalene Sisters" and Frank McCourt's book..."Angela's Ashes", Plus the fact that I am a quarter Irish and love Ireland and her people,I find I want to know more and more about her people and the TRUTH of how they have suffered yet have remained strong and vital and are proud and have given much to our world today!(England should be ashamed of what they have done for far too long, too!)
5-0 out of 5 stars Shameful Irish Catholic
This book is comprehensive and deeply moving.I could not put it down.I was disgusted and angry by the end of it.I am ashamed to be Irish and ashamed to be Catholic.How this could have gone on for so long with no help for these children is beyond words.If there is a hell, then open arms to all those sick and sadistic Brothers and Nuns, all of whom were operating in the name of God....!How dare they call themselves charitable and merciful.They are some of the most vile human beings in existence.Between that and the sex scandal in America, the Catholic Church owes many people an apology and some sort of restitution.For shame the Church still chooses to cover up it's misuse of power.If the Nuns and Priests and Brothers were not so sexually frustrated, maybe they wouldn't be so evil.Sorry to vent so strongly.After reading this book, you will feel the same way.Also read Do Penance or Perish, but not as good as this book.Thank you.

5-0 out of 5 stars Suffer the little Children a most fantastic written book
This book is one of true meaning an excellent written book, which show's the through Ireland. This books explains the mentality of the religious and states minds. Truly deeply sad book but very much worth the read. This book is excellent in the sense of giving true awareness to the Irish state.Read more

Subjects:  1. Children's Studies    2. Current Affairs    3. Europe - Ireland    4. History    5. History - General History    6. Institutional care    7. Ireland    8. Law    9. Politics/International Relations    10. Problem children    11. Reformatories    12. Trade schools   


169. Correctional Assessment, Casework, and Counseling
by American Correctional Association
Paperback (August, 2001)
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Subjects:  1. Counseling of    2. Criminals    3. Parole officers    4. Penology    5. Rehabilitation    6. Social Science    7. Social work with criminals    8. Sociology    9. Sociology - General   


170. The Prison Experience: Special Issues of Women in Prison
by Waveland Pr Inc
Paperback (01 November, 2002)
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Subjects:  1. Female offenders    2. Social Science    3. Social Science / Penology    4. Sociology    5. United States    6. Women prisoners    7. Women's Studies - General    8. Case studies    9. Penology   


171. Death Work: A Study of the Modern Execution Process (Wadsworth Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice)
by Wadsworth Publishing
Paperback (21 July, 1997)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Illuminating
Regardless of your views on the importance of incarceration to incapacitate offenders, this book is brilliantly researched and powerful.Mr. Kocevic apparently didn't like this book because of a general sense that criminals deserve what they get because they are all psychopaths (not an argument substantiated by any hard data about the composition of prisons and even death rows) - and that we should all want the death penalty to prevent recidivism (I'm not sure whether he is aware that almost every state has - and instructs jurors on - the existence of life without the possibility of parole).
5-0 out of 5 stars A contemporary classic
Robert Johnson's Death Work is a contemporary classic. Focusing on the execution process itself it, perhaps better than any other book, illustrates one of the most neglected arguments against capital punishment: that, far from somehow being the simple taking of "a life for a life," it is MORE cruel, MORE degrading, than any murder committed in real life could ever be. As Albert Camus wrote: "For there to be equivalence, the death penalty would have to punish a criminal who had warned his victim of the date at which he would inflict a horrible death on him and who, from that moment onward, had confined him at his mercy for months. Such a monster is not encountered in private life." Johnson's book is an extended illustration of the exact way this point is currently valid in the United States.
1-0 out of 5 stars Vague arguments!
The author of this book is making an attempt to convince the reader that capital punishment is inhumane, gruesome and unjustified. Paradoxically, Johnson makes no mention of all innocent people who have been brutally murdered, raped, molested or tortured. Instead, he endeavors to make the reader feel sorry for psychopaths on death row. We are talking about individuals who have murdered, raped, molested and tortured innocent people. They have forfeited their legal right to live in our society. As is well-known, psychopaths are usually cunning, insidious, charming, manipulative, callous and can easily deceive their psychiatrists. It has been documented that malefactors frequently relapse into criminality upon release and commit additional crimes of gruesome nature. I wonder if abolitionists take into consideration the following aspects: What if they or their children were the next potential victim of a released convict? If people had known that they were the next potential victim of a "rehabilitated" murderer, I am not sure that they would oppose the death penalty. Abolitionists seem to think that as long as they do not get in a way of a murderer then they are against capital punishment. This way of reasoning is highly egotistical! However, this aspect has to be taken into consideration when forming an opinion on the subject matter. It is not possible to be objective about this issue. Dangerous criminals shoud either be incarcerated for life or sentenced to death. This is the only way to ensure maximum security for the public. We must not allow murderers, rapists and child molestors to commit additional crimes. In conclusion, this book presents vague arguments against the death penalty. It is ambiguous and has many shortcomings. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Capital Punishment    2. Criminal Law    3. Criminal Law - General    4. Criminology    5. Death row    6. Executions and executioners    7. History    8. Legal Reference / Law Profession    9. Penology    10. Social Science    11. Sociology    12. United States    13. Penology & punishment    14. Social Science / Criminology    15. USA   


172. Reforming Punishment: Psychological Limitations to the Pains of Imprisonment (Law and Public Policy: Psychology and the Social Sciences)
by American Psychological Association (APA)
Hardcover (30 November, 2005)
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Subjects:  1. Applied Psychology    2. Imprisonment    3. Penology    4. Prisons    5. Psychological aspects    6. Social Science    7. Sociology    8. United States    9. Criminal or forensic psychology    10. Offenders   


173. Rethinking Domestic Violence
by University of British Columbia Press
Hardcover (30 May, 2006)
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Subjects:  1. Abuse - General    2. Abuse - Spousal Abuse    3. Family violence    4. Penology    5. Social Science    6. Sociology    7. Spousal abuse    8. Domestic violence   


174. Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections in the United States
by Allyn & Bacon
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Subjects:  1. Community-based corrections    2. Criminology    3. History    4. Jurisprudence    5. Parole    6. Penology    7. Probation    8. Social Science    9. Sociology    10. United States    11. Law / Jurisprudence    12. Penology & punishment    13. USA   


175. Criminal Punishment And Restorative Justice: Past, Present And Future Perspectives
by Waterside Press
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Subjects:  1. Criminal Law - General    2. Criminology    3. Law    4. Criminal law    5. Penology & punishment   


176. Game over: Strategies for Redirecting Inmate Deception
by American Counseling Association
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1-0 out of 5 stars Thanks for nothing
Yeah you took my money and I still haven't gotten the book yet.I had to buy it from my bookstore after they ordered for me.Thanks and how do I get my money back since its been over 2 weeks and no book has arrived.
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Subjects:  1. Correctional psychology    2. Deception    3. Manipulative behavior    4. Penology    5. Prison psychology    6. Prisoners    7. Psychology    8. Sociology   


177. The Big House (Voyageur American Heritage)
by Voyageur Press
Hardcover (26 July, 2004)
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3-0 out of 5 stars A Little Disappointing
The Big House provides a graphically detailed and insightful look at "life inside a supermax security prison" just like the cover says.
3-0 out of 5 stars Three stars because the info was interesting
Not written by a "writer", this non-fiction works only because the topic and stories were interesting.My complaint is that the stories were told in a fashion that was too choppy and disconnected.
1-0 out of 5 stars One man's skewed opinion
As someone who has conducted psychiatric assessments in California's supermax, Level IV (of IV) prisons, of inmates with mental health disorders preparing to parole, I was seriously underwhelmed by this minimilistic, even meager portrayal of "life" on the inside. If you want "real life," go to http://oig.ca.gov/ and download the report of the murder of Corrections Officer Manuel Gonzalez (right-hand column). Now that is "life" in the big house. Games, maipulations, yeah, yeah. Bruton is wise enough not to disclose the reality. For that, read R.D. Hare's "Without Conscience," and you'll wished you had skipped Bruton. ... Read more

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178. No Mercy, No Leniency: Communist Mistreatment of British Prisoners of War in Korea
by Pen and Sword
Hardcover (January, 2001)
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179. What Is Community Justice?: Case Studies of Restorative Justice and Community Supervision (Key Questions for Criminal Justice)
by Sage Publications
Paperback (21 January, 2005)
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Subjects:  1. Alternatives to imprisonment    2. Case studies    3. Citizen participation    4. Community-based corrections    5. Criminal justice, Administrati    6. Criminal justice, Administration of    7. Criminology    8. Penology    9. Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights    10. Social Science    11. Sociology    12. Sociology - General    13. United States    14. Social Science / Criminology    15. Social Science / Penology    16. Social Science-Criminology    17. Sociology, Social Studies   


180. Seagoing Ships & Seamanship in the Bronze Age Levant
by Texas A&M University Press
Hardcover (January, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A pioneering study
In his bookShelley Wachsmann furnishes an original and pioneering study on the situation of the Levant seas in theBronze Age. Beginning from the Predinastic Nile Valley, analyzes the navy of the levant cultures (Syro-Canaanite Littoral, Cyprus, Aegean area, Minoan/Cycladic navy,Mycenean/Achean navy, Sea Peoples) looking for the archaeological anddocumental comparisons ,even not neglecting the possible collationsbetween the different areas. In the second part of the study, the authorexamine the aspects of maritime activities, departing from the shipsconstructionandnavigation to arrive up to the seas laws. A valuableglossary and a very ample bibliography conclude this really exhaustivetext, suited for whoever is really interested to the nautical archaeologyand the navigation in theancient Mediterranean. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Antiquities    2. Archaeology    3. Bronze age    4. General    5. Mediterranean Region    6. Nautical Archaeology    7. Penology    8. Seafaring life    9. Social Science    10. Sociology    11. Transportation    12. Underwater archaeology    13. World - General    14. Maritime history   


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