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            The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colourblindness

            The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colourblindness (Paperback)

            By Alexander, Michelle

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            Once in a great while a book comes along that radically changes our understanding of a crucial political issue and helps to fuel a social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Lawyer and activist Michelle Alexander offers a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like sys...tem in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status, denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights movement. Challenging the notion that the election of Barack Obama signalled a new era of colourblindness in the United States, The New Jim Crow reveals how racial discrimination was not ended but merely redesigned. By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of colour, the American criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control, relegating millions to a permanent second-class status even as it formally adheres to the principle of colourblindness. A searing call to action for everyone concerned with social justice, The New Jim Crow is one of the most important books about race in the 21st century.
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            ISBN 9780141990675
            Released NZ 6 Jun 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            A Tale of Two Murders: Guilt, Innocence, and the Execution of Edith Thompson
             

            A Tale of Two Murders: Guilt, Innocence, and the Execution of Edith Thompson (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Thompson, Laura

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            A riveting account of the notorious Ilford murder by the New York Times bestselling author of The Six

            ISBN 9781643133553
            Released NZ 11 May 2020
            Publisher Pegasus Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Convicts: New Zealand's Hidden Criminal Past
              

            Convicts: New Zealand's Hidden Criminal Past (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wright, Matthew

            New Zealand's Pakeha origin as a bolt-hole for convicts escaping Australia, a place where former convicts joined whaling and sealing gangs, and where sea captains thumbed their noses at the law, has been quietly forgotten.

            ISBN 9780143567646
            Published NZ 2 Jul 2012
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Restorative Justice Practice
              

            Restorative Justice Practice (Paperback)

            By Rossner, Meredith; Miller, Susan L.; Hefner, Kristen

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              1 Jan 21

            There has been a surge of interest in restorative justice by practitioners and academics, but it remains an elusive term and in many ways means something different to the different people who engage with it. These differences emerge across a variety of settings, such as populatio...n, crime type and setting. Though programs operating the under the umbrella term of Restorative Justice may share a similar philosophy, they may follow different paths to achieve their goals. This book critically evaluates what restorative justice means today in its various different contexts and examines how the current state of research succeeds or fails in capturing the true state of the art. Written by experts in the field, Restorative Justice Practice broadens the field of debate and considers practice in areas such as gendered and sexual violence and post-conflict justice both inside and outside of the western world.
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            ISBN 9780415856409
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2021
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series New Directions in Critical Criminology
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            River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey

            River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey (Paperback)

            By Prejean, Helen, CSJ

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            The revelatory, intimate memoir from the author of Dead Man Walking.

            ISBN 9781529368338
            Released NZ 13 Oct 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            Contrasts in Punishment: An explanation of Anglophone excess and Nordic exceptionalism
               

            Contrasts in Punishment: An explanation of Anglophone excess and Nordic exceptionalism (Hardback)

            By Pratt, John; Eriksson, Anna

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            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 E...ngland, Australia, New Zealand on the one hand, and Finland, Norway and Sweden on the other, this book seeks to address these underlying questions. The book argues that the penal differences that currently exist between these two clusters of societies emanate from their early nineteenth century social arrangements. The Anglophone societies were dominated by exclusionary value systems in contrast to the more inclusionary values of the Nordic. The development of their penal programmes over this two hundred year period, including the much earlier demise of the death penalty in the Nordic countries and significant differences between the respective prison rates and prison conditions of the two clusters, reflects the continuing influence of these values. Indeed, in the early 21st century these differences have become even more pronounced. John Pratt and Anna Eriksson offer a unique contribution to the growing importance of comparative research in the history and sociology of punishment. This book will be of interest to those studying criminology, sociology, punishment, prison and penal policy as well as professionals working in prisons or in the area of penal policy across the six societies that feature in the book
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            ISBN 9780415524735
            Released NZ 5 Dec 2012
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice
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            Journey to Prison: Who Goes and Why
               

            Journey to Prison: Who Goes and Why (Paperback, Revised edition)

            By Lashlie, Celia

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            Looks at the origins of crime in New Zealand, the way offenders are punished, the effectiveness of prison, for both men and women, parental responsibility, the role of drugs, where education comes in, the role of state institutions.

            ISBN 9781869504748
            Published NZ 4 Apr 2003
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer's Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty
             

            Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer's Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty (Paperback, New edition)

            By Turow, Scott

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            A gripping, clear-sighted, necessary examination of the principles, personalities, and politics of a fundamental dilemma within American democracy with all the drama and intellectual substance of Turow's celebrated fiction.

            ISBN 9781447254577
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2014
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Law, Insecurity and Risk Control: Neo-Liberal Governance and the Populist Revolt
              

            Law, Insecurity and Risk Control: Neo-Liberal Governance and the Populist Revolt (Hardback, 1st ed. 2020)

            By Pratt, John

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            This book examines our contemporary preoccupation with risk and how criminal law and punishment have been transformed as a result of these anxieties.

            ISBN 9783030488710
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Crime Prevention and Security Management
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            Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
             

            Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (Paperback)

            By Foucault, Michel

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            In the Middle Ages there were gaols and dungeons, but punishment was for the most part a spectacle. In this provocative work, Michel Foucault argues that the development of the Western system of prisons, police and legal hierarchies have merely shifted the focus of social control... from our bodies to our souls.
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            ISBN 9780241386019
            Released NZ 24 Jul 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Penguin Modern Classics
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