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Skollie - One Man's Struggle To Survive By Telling Stories (Paperback): John W. Fredericks Skollie - One Man's Struggle To Survive By Telling Stories (Paperback)
John W. Fredericks 2
R250 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R61 (24%) In stock

In 2016 South African film audiences were mesmerised by the film Noem My Skollie, which was written by - and based on the life of - John W. Fredericks. In this book Fredericks tells the full story on which the film was based.

Growing up in a dusty township on the Cape Flats, Fredericks formed a gang with his friends, and at the age of seventeen he was arrested for robbery and sentenced to two years in Pollsmoor prison. There the number gangs vied to initiate him into their ranks, but he resisted their advances, offering instead to help them push their time by telling stories. And so he became the prison ‘cinema’, drawing on his storytelling abilities and cementing his ambition to become a writer.

Life after prison became a nightmare when he was arrested for a murder he hadn’t committed, his childhood friends were sentenced to die on the gallows, and a gang boss tried to kill him. Slowly he turned his life around, getting a job and building a family, but society kept judging him as a gangster. Struggling to deal with his past, he turned to storytelling again, and painstakingly learnt the art of scriptwriting. The result was Noem My Skollie, which was watched by almost 90 000 people and won numerous awards.

Written in a powerful and authentic voice, Skollie is a gripping memoir of life on the Cape Flats, of prison and gangs, and of one man’s struggle to survive all this by telling stories.

Hitmen For Hire - Exposing South Africa's Underworld (Paperback): Mark Shaw Hitmen For Hire - Exposing South Africa's Underworld (Paperback)
Mark Shaw 1
R275 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R86 (31%) Within 4 - 8 working days

When you next sit down at your local coffee shop, look around you: there may just be a professional hitman sitting at the next table. As author Mark Shaw reveals in this highly original and informative book, the ‘upper world’ sails perilously close to the underworld.

Hitmen For Hire takes the reader on a journey like no other, navigating a world of hammermen (hitmen), informers, rogue policemen, taxi bosses, gang leaders and crooked businessmen. The book examines a system in which contract killings have become the norm, looking at who arranges hits, where to find a hitman, and even what it is like to be a hitman – or woman.

Since 1994, South Africa has witnessed some spectacular underworld killings associated with various industries and sectors. Drawing on over a thousand cases, from 2000 to 2016, Shaw reveals how these murders have an outsized impact on the evolution of both legal and illegal economic activity.

The Street - Exposing A World Of Cops, Bribes And Drug Dealers (Paperback): Paul McNally The Street - Exposing A World Of Cops, Bribes And Drug Dealers (Paperback)
Paul McNally
R285 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R40 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

There are no villains here. Award-winning journalist Paul McNally finds corrupt cops, drug dealers, vigilante residents, addicts, torturers, murderers and cops partnered with drug dealers. But no villains.

Raymond is a shop owner on Ontdekkers Road, in Johannesburg, who takes a baseball bat to the dealers when they break his rules. He systematically records in his notebook the police officers who come – all day, every day – to collect their bribe money from the dealers, and is looking for someone to trust. Khaba is a middle-aged police officer who wants a quiet life but whose demons will not leave him in peace. He is trying to regain his trust in what he once regarded as an honourable profession. Wendy is a petite, ageing police reservist who can handle an R5 rifle with confidence, but not the sadness that accompanies her in her daily life – the loss of her police officer husband, brutally murdered by a drug lord, and the addiction that has her adult son in its grip. She is looking for respect and affirmation and for her own life to have meaning.

Through different paths, the lives of Raymond, Khaba and Wendy intersect on the street as their attention is focused on the current power couple – a drug dealer named Obi and Lerato, a police officer. Seemingly untouchable, Obi and Lerato terrorise Ontdekkers, and in the process upset the balance of this already lawless world.

Trials - On Death Row in Pakistan (Paperback): Isabel Buchanan Trials - On Death Row in Pakistan (Paperback)
Isabel Buchanan 1
R224 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R47 (21%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Winner of the Saltire Society First Book Award 2016 An Economist Book of the Year 2016 A Spectator Book of the Year 2016 In 2011, Isabel Buchanan, a twenty-three-year-old Scottish lawyer, moved to Pakistan to work in a new legal chambers in Lahore. The chambers was run by a determined thirty-three-year-old Pakistani lawyer, Sarah Belal, who had finally found her calling in defending inmates on Pakistan's death row. Belal and Buchanan struck up an unlikely friendship, forged through working in a system that was instinctively hostile to newcomers - and doubly so if they were female. At Sarah's side, and with the help of Nasar, the firm's legendary clerk, Buchanan plunged into the strange and complex world of Pakistan's justice system. The work was arduous, underfunded, and dangerous. But for a young Scottish lawyer like Buchanan it was an unparalleled education, offering a window onto a much-misunderstood country and culture. Filled with beautifully drawn characters, she creates a narrative brimming with ideas and bursting with humanity. It is a story of Pakistan, but it is also a universal story of the pursuit of justice in an uncertain world.

Juvenile Delinquency - Theory, Practice, and Law (Hardcover, 12th edition): Brandon Welsh, Larry Siegel Juvenile Delinquency - Theory, Practice, and Law (Hardcover, 12th edition)
Brandon Welsh, Larry Siegel
R1,418 R1,184 Discovery Miles 11 840 Save R234 (17%) Within 8 - 13 working days

Unrivaled in its current coverage of topics, the twelfth edition of best-selling JUVENILE DELINQUENCY: THEORY, PRACTICE, AND LAW provides you with timely coverage of theory, policy, and the latest research. Praised for its balanced approach and for the authors' engaging writing style, this book will help you understand the nature of delinquency and its causes, as well as current strategies being used to control or eliminate its occurrence.

Juvenile Delinquency - The Core (Paperback, International ed of 4th revised ed): Brandon Welsh, Larry Siegel Juvenile Delinquency - The Core (Paperback, International ed of 4th revised ed)
Brandon Welsh, Larry Siegel
R793 R674 Discovery Miles 6 740 Save R119 (15%) Within 8 - 13 working days

Authoritative, balanced, and an exceptional value, Siegel and Welsh's "Juvenile Delinquency: The Core, International Edition" presents essential theory, policy, and the latest research in a succinct, thoroughly engaging paperback.

Assessments in Forensic Practice - A Handbook (Paperback): Leam A. Craig, William R. Lindsay, Anthony R. Beech, Shihning Chou,... Assessments in Forensic Practice - A Handbook (Paperback)
Leam A. Craig, William R. Lindsay, Anthony R. Beech, Shihning Chou, Kevin D. Browne
R586 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R116 (20%) Within 7 - 13 working days

"Assessments in Forensic Practice: A Handbook" provides practical guidance in the assessment of the most frequently encountered offender subgroups found within the criminal justice system. Topics include:

  • criminal justice assessments
  • offenders with mental disorders
  • family violence
  • policy and practice
Sex Offenders - A Criminal Career Approach (Paperback): Patrick Lussier, Arjan A. J Blokland Sex Offenders - A Criminal Career Approach (Paperback)
Patrick Lussier, Arjan A. J Blokland
R829 R652 Discovery Miles 6 520 Save R177 (21%) Within 7 - 13 working days

An authoritative and in-depth treatment of the latest research into the criminal careers of sex offenders, providing background and investigating the policies used to combat one of society s most intractable public issues. * Features chapters based on original research from the most prominent scholars in the field of sex offender and criminal career research * Deals with the entire criminal careers of sex offenders from youth to adulthood * Illustrates the significance of the criminal career approach for theory, treatment, research, and policy regarding sex offenders * Covers a wider breadth of topics than existing texts and uses data from various studies and countries, including the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and the Netherlands * Features an introductory chapter charting the origins of the criminal career perspective as well as the history of sex offender research, pinpointing the most important research questions and current debates in both fields

Substance Abuse Treatment with Correctional Clients - Practical Implications for Institutional and Community Settings... Substance Abuse Treatment with Correctional Clients - Practical Implications for Institutional and Community Settings (Paperback)
Letitia C. Pallone, Barbara Sims
R889 Discovery Miles 8 890 Within 8 - 15 working days

Explore the possibilities for successfully treating incarcerated or community-based substance abusers Substance Abuse Treatment with Correctional Clients: Practical Implications for Institutional and Community Settings provides key research findings and policy implications for treating alcohol- and drug-addicted correctional clients. This book addresses a range of critical issues associated with delivering treatment in institutional and community settings. The critical thinking questions, tables, extensive bibliographies, and name and subject index will help academics and practitioners in criminal justice, sociology, counseling/psychology, and public policy. Substance Abuse Treatment with Correctional Clients shares the practical knowledge of researchers and practitioners in the fields of drug and alcohol addictions, substance abuse counseling, and criminal justice. The first section provides a review of the theoretical explanations for substance abuse, "best practice" treatment programs for substance abusers, and the use of coerced/mandated treatment. The second section addresses the substance-addicted offender in the institutional setting, the third includes works that describe community-based treatment programs and the problems associated with them, and the fourth looks at special treatment populations, including juveniles and adolescent females. In Substance Abuse Treatment with Correctional Clients, you will find: * reviews of various types of treatment programs being used to treat substance-addicted individuals * a study of the predictors of success and/or failure in corrections-based substance abuse programming--how to identify and use the predictors to prevent relapse * arguments for and against coerced treatment in the correctional environment, and the concept of "motivation" * a thorough investigation of the therapeutic community (TC) program for institutional-based substance abusers * descriptions of treatment programming designed specifically for substance abusing community corrections clients--drug courts and Pennsylvania's Restrictive Intermediate Punishment treatment programSubstance Abuse Treatment with Correctional Clients guides you through the major policy issues faced by those who provide substance abuse treatment under what can only be described as coercive circumstances. In this important resource, you will discover major treatment modules as well as advice for working with adult, juvenile, and male or female offenders. This book provides you with the techniques that treatment communities need for helping offenders stay clean after they re-enter the community environment.

Girls in Trouble with the Law (Paperback, Annotated edition): Laurie Schaffner Girls in Trouble with the Law (Paperback, Annotated edition)
Laurie Schaffner
R589 Discovery Miles 5 890 Within 7 - 15 working days

"Girls in Trouble with the Law offers readers a brilliant window for re-viewing the gender, race, and class politics of juvenile justice. Readers will be filled with outrage, and yet fueled by Schaffner's passionate sense of possibility and vision for 'what must be.'"--Michelle Fine, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, The Graduate Center, CUNY "This is a superb work, intermingling poetry, narrative, interviews, and examples to create a fascinating overview of what girls experience in the juvenile corrections system, as well as how they are perceived by the people entrusted with their care. Schaffner's book is well-conceived and beautifully written."--Lynn Chancer, author of High Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes In Girls in Trouble with the Law, sociologist Laurie Schaffner takes us inside female detention centers and explores the worlds of those who are incarcerated. Across the country, she finds that an overwhelming majority of young women are from ethnic or racial minority groups, and most have experienced some form of sexual or physical assault. Focusing on the girls' experiences of violence and the inequities of the juvenile corrections system, Schaffner explores three central questions. How have changing social norms of sexuality and emotional expression influenced adolescent girls' trangressions? What do authority, consent, and choice mean to urban women in trouble? How do they experience and understand violent episodes in their lives? Offering a critical assessment of what she describes as a gender-archaic juvenile legal system, Schaffner makes a compelling argument that current policies do not go far enough to empower disadvantaged girls so that they can overcome the social limitations of gender, sexual, and racial/ethnic discrimination that continue to plague young women growing up in the contemporary United States. Laurie Schaffner is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A Volume in the Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies, edited by Myra Bluebond-Langner.

Cuz (Paperback): Danielle Allen Cuz (Paperback)
Danielle Allen 1
R248 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R51 (21%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Age 15 and living in LA, Michael Allen was arrested for a botched carjacking. He was tried as an adult and sentenced to thirteen years behind bars. After growing up in prison Michael was then released age 26, only to be murdered three years later. In this deeply personal yet clear-eyed memoir, Danielle Allen reconstructs her cousin's life to try and understand how this tragedy was the end result. We become intimate with Michael's experience, from his first steps to his first love, and with the events of his arrest, his coming of age in prison, and his attempts to make up for lost time after his release. We learn what it's like to grow up in a city carved up by invisible gang borders; and we learn how a generation has been lost. With breathtaking bravery and intelligence, Cuz circles around its subject, viewing it from all angles to expose a shocking reality. The result is both a personal and analytical view of a life that wields devastating power. This is the new American tragedy.

Juvenile Justice - A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): John J. Conrad, Jennifer M. Allen,... Juvenile Justice - A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
John J. Conrad, Jennifer M. Allen, Steven M. Cox, Robert D. Hanser
R1,983 Discovery Miles 19 830 Within 8 - 15 working days

This text deals with the interrealtionships among theory, policy, and practice in juvenile justice. It is written to appeal to students preparing for a career in juvenile justice, practitioners in the juvenile justice field, and those whose professional careers bring them into frequent contact with juvenile justice practitioners. Topics covered include the history of juvenile justice, legal considerations in juvenile justice, theory and policy in juvenile justice, and current realities in the practice of juvenile justice. In this new edition, materials have been updated throughout, new examples and illustrations have been added, and a student website providing Internet exercises and resources has been included.

Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Alec Buchanan, Lisa Wootton Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Alec Buchanan, Lisa Wootton
R982 Discovery Miles 9 820 Within 8 - 15 working days

This revised and updated edition of Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community provides a comprehensive, evidence-based guide to theory and practice. The social and clinical context within which mental health care is provided to offenders in community settings has changed significantly in recent years. An increasing proportion of all mental health care is provided in the community and our knowledge of the links between violence and mental illness has advanced. Existing psychological and pharmacological treatments have been refined and new treatments have been introduced. Epidemiological and intervention-based research has evaluated these changes and suggested new avenues for clinical development. Over three sections, the second edition of Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender in the Community explores the key areas of the field. Part 1 describes the social, administrative and clinical context within which care is now given. Part 2 discusses treatment and the evaluation of violence risk when determining the most appropriate treatment. Part 3 explores psychiatric services and their relationship with other agencies. The text has been updated to cover recent developments in theory and practice. New chapters have been added that cover US provision for people with mental disorders leaving prison, the community management of sexual offenders, the relationship between care and coercion and the treatment of personality disorders. Written by a global team of experts, the book provides critical insights into the social, clinical, and institutional aspects of an increasingly important part of psychiatric community care.

Sexual Offending - Cognition, Emotion and         Motivation (Paperback): Theresa A. Gannon, Tony Ward Sexual Offending - Cognition, Emotion and Motivation (Paperback)
Theresa A. Gannon, Tony Ward
R651 R515 Discovery Miles 5 150 Save R136 (21%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Sexual Offending presents the latest theory and research relating to the social cognition, emotion, and motivational goals of individuals who have committed sexual offences. * Explores how individuals who have committed sexual offences perceive the world and themselves, and how understanding this can inform their rehabilitation * Provides a broad-based view of cognition, and explores the complex relationship between cognition, emotion and associated constructs such as motivational goals * Integrates recent work on female sexual offenders alongside the literature on their male counterparts, providing researchers and practitioners with a single resource * A valuable handbook for researchers, practitioners and students concerned with understanding and rehabilitating individuals who have committed sexual offences

Prison/Culture (Paperback): Sharon Bliss, Kevin Chen Prison/Culture (Paperback)
Sharon Bliss, Kevin Chen
R357 R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Save R55 (15%) Within 7 - 15 working days

Nonfiction. Politics. Art. Edited by Sharon Bliss, Kevin Chen, Steve Dickison, Mark Dean Johnson, and Rebeka Rodriguez. Over two million individuals are behind bars in U.S. prisons, living in isolation from their families and their communities. PRISON/CULTURE investigates the culture of incarceration as an integral part of the American experience through a compilation of stunning and often heartrending artwork by inmates as well as by artists on the outside, such as Sandow Birk and Keith Antar Mason, who address incarceration, criminal profiling, wrongful conviction, prison labor, and the death penalty. The book also includes essays on prisons and prison art by Angela Y. Davis and Mike Davis, and poetry by Amiri Baraka, Ericka Huggins, Luis Rodriguez, Sesshu Foster, and more.

Codes of the Underworld - How Criminals Communicate (Paperback): Diego Gambetta Codes of the Underworld - How Criminals Communicate (Paperback)
Diego Gambetta
R469 R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Save R62 (13%) Within 7 - 13 working days

How do criminals communicate with each other? Unlike the rest of us, people planning crimes can't freely advertise their goods and services, nor can they rely on formal institutions to settle disputes and certify quality. They face uniquely intense dilemmas as they grapple with the basic problems of whom to trust, how to make themselves trusted, and how to handle information without being detected by rivals or police. In this book, one of the world's leading scholars of the mafia ranges from ancient Rome to the gangs of modern Japan, from the prisons of Western countries to terrorist and pedophile rings, to explain how despite these constraints, many criminals successfully stay in business.

Diego Gambetta shows that as villains balance the lure of criminal reward against the fear of dire punishment, they are inspired to unexpected feats of subtlety and ingenuity in communication. He uncovers the logic of the often bizarre ways in which inveterate and occasional criminals solve their dilemmas, such as why the tattoos and scars etched on a criminal's body function as lines on a professional resume, why inmates resort to violence to establish their position in the prison pecking order, and why mobsters are partial to nicknames and imitate the behavior they see in mafia movies. Even deliberate self-harm and the disclosure of their crimes are strategically employed by criminals to convey important messages.

By deciphering how criminals signal to each other in a lawless universe, this gruesomely entertaining and incisive book provides a quantum leap in our ability to make sense of their actions."

Rehabilitating and Resettling Offenders in the Community (Paperback): Anthony H. Goodman Rehabilitating and Resettling Offenders in the Community (Paperback)
Anthony H. Goodman
R736 R579 Discovery Miles 5 790 Save R157 (21%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Rehabilitating and Resettling Offenders in the Community is a significant examination of the historical development of work with offenders and their treatment by the state and society. It offers unique perspectives and a wealth of information drawn from numerous interviews with probation staff. * Highlights how the work of probation staff has changed over time and the reasons behind these changes * Includes discourse with probation staff carried out over many years for a comprehensive, insiders view of the situation * Focuses on contemporary issues, including the changes brought in by the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition * Written by a leading academic with extensive experience in the probation service

The Criminal Personality, v. 2: Change Process (Paperback, New ed): Samuel Yochelson, Stanton E. Samenow The Criminal Personality, v. 2: Change Process (Paperback, New ed)
Samuel Yochelson, Stanton E. Samenow
R1,490 Discovery Miles 14 900 Within 7 - 15 working days

This is the second of a three volume landmark study of the criminal mind. This book describes an intensive therapeutic approach designed to completely change the criminals way of thinking. The authors reject traditional treatment approaches as reinforcing of the criminals sense of being a victim of society. Rather Yochelson and Samenow stress that the criminal must make a choice to give up criminal thinking and learn morality. A Jason Aronson Book

Helping Men Recover-workbook-cjs Ed. (Paperback, Special): Stephanie S. Covington, Dan Griffin, Rick Dauer Helping Men Recover-workbook-cjs Ed. (Paperback, Special)
Stephanie S. Covington, Dan Griffin, Rick Dauer
R510 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R124 (24%) Within 7 - 13 working days

"A Man's Workbook" offers a companion product that is tied seamlessly to the "Helping Men Recover Facilitator's Guide." This participant workbook has four modules (self, relationships, sexuality, and spirituality) and allows men to process and record the therapeutic experience. It contains exercises for use in group sessions, summaries of information presented from the facilitator's guide, and reflection questions and activities for use after group sessions. This version is designed specifically for men in criminal justice settings.

Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia, v. 1 (Hardcover): Danzig Baldaev, Sergei Vasiliev Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia, v. 1 (Hardcover)
Danzig Baldaev, Sergei Vasiliev 1
R447 R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Save R84 (19%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Occasionally a book is published that reveals a subculture you never dreamt existed. More rarely, that book goes on to become a phenomenon of its own. The 2004 publication of the "Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia" was such a phenomenon, spawning two further volumes and alerting a fascinated readership worldwide to the extraordinary and hermetic world of Russian criminal tattoos (David Cronenberg, for example, made regular use of the "Encyclopaedia" during the making of his 2007 movie "Eastern Promises"). Now, Fuel has reprinted volume one of this bestselling series, whose first edition already fetches considerable sums online. The photographs, drawings and texts published in this book are part of a collection of more than 3,000 tattoos accumulated over a lifetime by a prison attendant named Danzig Baldaev. Tattoos were his gateway into a secret world in which he acted as ethnographer, recording the rituals of a closed society. The icons and tribal languages he documented are artful, distasteful, sexually explicit and sometimes just strange, reflecting as they do the lives and traditions of Russian convicts. Skulls, swastikas, harems of naked women, a smiling Al Capone, medieval knights in armor, daggers sheathed in blood, benign images of Christ, sweet-faced mothers and their babies, armies of tanks and a horned Lenin: these are the signs by which the people of this hidden world mark and identify themselves. With a foreword by Danzig Baldaev, and an introduction by Alexei Plutser-Sarno, exploring the symbolism of the Russian criminal tattoo.

Deviance and Deviants - A Sociological Approach (Paperback): William E. Thompson, Jennifer C. Gibbs Deviance and Deviants - A Sociological Approach (Paperback)
William E. Thompson, Jennifer C. Gibbs
R1,461 R1,123 Discovery Miles 11 230 Save R338 (23%) Within 7 - 13 working days

This comprehensive and engaging textbook provides a fresh and sociologically-grounded examination of how deviance is constructed and defined and what it means to be classed a deviant. Covers an array of deviances, including sexual, physical, mental, and criminal, as well as deviances often overlooked in the literature, such as elite deviance, cyber-deviance, and deviant occupationsExamines the popular notions and pseudoscientific explanations upon which the most pervasive myths surrounding deviance and deviants are foundedFeatures an analytical through-line assessing the complex and multifaceted relationship between deviance and the mediaEnhanced with extensive pedagogical features, including a glossary of key terms, lists of specific learning outcomes in each chapter, and critical thinking questions designed to assess those outcomesComprehensive instructor ancillaries include PowerPoint slides, a test bank for each chapter, instructor outlines, and sample activities and projects; a student study guide also is available

The Lost Boyz - A Dark Side of Graffiti (Paperback): Justin Rollins The Lost Boyz - A Dark Side of Graffiti (Paperback)
Justin Rollins
R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Within 7 - 11 working days

A rare first-hand account of disaffected youth. Contains countless lessons for young people who might be attracted to crime (and anyone involved with them socially or professionally). Aged just fourteen and using the name 'Sevens', the author went from being a bullied child to leader of the Warriorz, a group of London street kids involved in graffiti-tagging and other crimes including a series of violent encounters. Eventually given a substantial custodial sentence for an attack with a meat cleaver on the London Underground, Justin Rollins became determined to steer other young people away from such a life. The Lost Boyz tells the story of his descent into a form of madness in which self-destruction, anger, wanton behaviour and fear lie at the core. Not before has a book taken the reader so far inside the minds of troubled youths as the author and his companions-some of whom did not survive or also ended up in prison-gradually realise that there is no easy escape from their chaotic lifestyle. Their need to gain respect from and stay credible with each other stems from offending, alienation, living on the margins of society and crazy behaviour-all of which serve as barriers to rejoining the normal world and going straight. The book contains countless lessons for young people who might be attracted to crime just as it does for anyone interested in youth offending, gang culture, criminology, mental health issues or that period of modern English social history when the unofficial decoration of walls, fences, trains and buses became a telling symbol of disaffected youth. Reviews 'This is simply 100% raw talent ... a must-read': Inside Time 'An unforgettable story': Social Work With Groups 'What a nightmarish time': Graphotism 'Some real dark moments ... be prepared': Keep the Faith 'A job well done': Noel 'Razor' Smith, crime writer (from the Foreword) . Author Justin Rollins grew-up on the streets of south-London and was a one-time leader of a graffiti gang. Having served time for a violent crime he is now s a security guard and works with youth groups. Foreword author Noel 'Razor' Smith is the best-selling author of A Few Kind Words and a Loaded Gun and works for the prison newspaper Inside Time.

Cognitive Self Change - How Offenders Experience  the World and What We Can Do About It (Paperback): Jack Bush, Daryl M.... Cognitive Self Change - How Offenders Experience the World and What We Can Do About It (Paperback)
Jack Bush, Daryl M. Harris, Richard Jay Parker
R735 R579 Discovery Miles 5 790 Save R156 (21%) Within 7 - 13 working days

This book draws on the latest literature to highlight a fundamental challenge in offender rehabilitation; it questions the ability of contemporary approaches to address this challenge, and proposes an alternative strategy of criminal justice that integrates control, opportunity, and autonomy. * Provides an up to date review of the links between cognition and criminal behavior, as well as treatment and rehabilitation * Engages directly with the antisocial underpinnings of criminal behavior, a major impediment to treatment and rehabilitation * Outlines a clear strategy for communicating with offenders which is firmly rooted in the "What Works" literature, is evidence-based, and provides a way of engaging even the most antisocial of offenders by presenting them with meaningful opportunities to change * Provides hands-on instructions based upon the real-life tactics and presentation of the high-risk offender * Offers a way forward for a more meaningful and effective system of criminal justice

Secure Lives - The Meaning and Importance of Culture in Secure Hospital Care (Paperback): Annie Bartlett Secure Lives - The Meaning and Importance of Culture in Secure Hospital Care (Paperback)
Annie Bartlett
R725 Discovery Miles 7 250 Within 7 - 11 working days

Though institutional care for people suffering from mental illness was phased out in the last century, mentally disordered offenders remain the exception to this rule. The numbers detained in medium secure care have increased and new initiatives in high secure care have created specialist facilities for individuals thought to be particularly dangerous to other people. This means that the nature of institutional life, and in particular the balance between continuing detention for its own sake and care and treatment designed to allow for discharge to a more normal life in the community, should continue to pre-occupy us. Secure Lives is a unique study of life in a high security hospital, based on original research material obtained in the mid 1990s. Compelling personal accounts from staff and patients, as well as case study material, illustrate the complex culture of a high security hospital. The book explores the complex relationship that exists between staff and patients, the social hierarchy, and life amongst potentially dangerous and mentally ill individuals. Though there are many texts on forensic psychiatry in practice, this book provides a first-hand account of life in an environment never seen by those outside its walls.

Coming of Age - Constructing and Controlling Youth in Munich, 1942-1973 (Hardcover): Martin Kalb Coming of Age - Constructing and Controlling Youth in Munich, 1942-1973 (Hardcover)
Martin Kalb
R1,594 Discovery Miles 15 940 Within 8 - 15 working days

In the lean and anxious years following World War II, Munich society became obsessed with the moral condition of its youth. Initially born of the economic and social disruption of the war years, a preoccupation with juvenile delinquency progressed into a full-blown panic over the hypothetical threat that young men and women posed to postwar stability. As Martin Kalb shows in this fascinating study, constructs like the rowdy young boy and the sexually deviant girl served as proxies for the diffuse fears of adult society, while allowing authorities ranging from local institutions to the U.S. military government to strengthen forms of social control.

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