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The huge prison buildup of the past four decades has few defenders today, yet reforms to reduce the number of people in U.S. jails and prisons have been remarkably modest. Meanwhile, a carceral state has sprouted in the shadows of mass imprisonment, extending its reach far beyond the prison gate. It includes not only the country's vast archipelago of jails and prisons but also the growing range of penal punishments and controls that lie in the never-never land between prison and full citizenship, from probation and parole to immigrant detention, felon disenfranchisement, and extensive lifetime restrictions on sex offenders. As it sunders families and communities and reworks conceptions of democracy, rights, and citizenship, this ever-widening carceral state poses a formidable political and social challenge. In this book, Marie Gottschalk examines why the carceral state, with its growing number of outcasts, remains so tenacious in the United States. She analyzes the shortcomings of the two dominant penal reform strategies--one focused on addressing racial disparities, the other on seeking bipartisan, race-neutral solutions centered on reentry, justice reinvestment, and reducing recidivism. In this bracing appraisal of the politics of penal reform, Gottschalk exposes the broader pathologies in American politics that are preventing the country from solving its most pressing problems, including the stranglehold that neoliberalism exerts on public policy. She concludes by sketching out a promising alternative path to begin dismantling the carceral state.
From the late nineteenth century to the Second World War, a 'young and modern' girl problem emerged in Montreal in the context of social and cultural turmoil. In Caught, Tamara Myers explores how the foundation and implementation of Quebec's juvenile justice system intersected with Montreal's modern girl. Using case files from the juvenile court and institutional records, this study aims to uncover the cultural practices that transformed modern girls into female delinquents. From reform schools of the nineteenth century to the juvenile court era of the early twentieth, juvenile justice was a key disciplinary instrument used to maintain and uphold the subordination of adolescent girls. Caught exposes the attempts made by the juvenile justice system of the day to curb modern attitudes and behaviour; at the same time, it reveals the changing patterns of social and family interaction among adolescent girls. Myers also uncovers the evolving social construction of these young culprits - les jeunes filles modernes with their penchant for la vie legere - as generated by parents, church authorities, women's groups, social workers, the media, and juvenile justice agents. She illuminates the rich texture of these girls' public and private lives in the first half of the twentieth century, humanizing the stories of girls who were condemned for being too modern as they worked, played, and resisted the authority of parents, community, and the law.
She's not a psychic--she just plays one on TV.Most folks associate the city of Salem, Massachusetts with witches, but for Lee Barrett, it's home. This October she's returned to her hometown--where her beloved Aunt Ibby still lives--to interview for a job as a reporter at WICH-TV. But the only opening is for a call-in psychic to host the late night horror movies. It seems the previous host, Ariel Constellation, never saw her own murder coming. Lee reluctantly takes the job, but when she starts seeing real events in the obsidian ball she's using as a prop, she wonders if she might really have psychic abilities. To make things even spookier, it's starting to look like Ariel may have been an actual practicing witch--especially when O'Ryan, the cat Lee and Aunt Ibby inherited from her, exhibits some strange powers of his own. With Halloween fast approaching, Lee must focus on unmasking a killer--or her career as a psychic may be very short lived. . .
Caught Dead in Philadelphia introduces a sparkling, witty new mystery series featuring Amanda Pepper, schoolteacher and talented sleuth. Amanda lives in Philadelphia. It's a beautiful city, with its cobblestone streets and antique hitching posts. It can be noisy and even dangerous at times, but Amanda feels relatively happy and snug in her attractive little townhouse. If only her mother would stop lecturing her on the joys of matrimony, everything would be fine. Life's all right as it is--even minus men and cigarettes. Until one rainy morning in April! The day starts off routinely enough with feeding Macavity, the resident feline, and reading the paper. Then the trouble begins. It's not even eight o'clock when the doorbell rings. Amanda rarely receives uninvited guests for breakfast, so she's amazed when Liza Nichols shows up on her doorstep. Liza, a colleague at Philadelphia Prep, is more an acquaintance than a friend. She says she's exhausted; she's been walking for hours and has nowhere to go. Can she come in and rest? Why would the beautiful Liza, a talented amateur actress engaged to marry a wealthy politician, be walking the streets at dawn? Amanda can't imagine, but she has no time to probe. She's already late for school. Liza can stay for a nap and let herself out later. Liza stays, but what happens after that is something Amanda could never have guessed. It's no fun to come home to a body in front of your fireplace. And it's even less fun when the police assume you may have something to do with the unhappy event. Officer C. K. Mackenzie can be a Southern charmer, but he seems to doubt Amanda's story. Or does he? He sees through her in an unusual and discomforting way. And he reads Beowulf, always a suspicious sign in a cop. One thing's for sure: He needs her help in solving the case, but first she must gain his trust. In Amanda Pepper, author Gillian Roberts has created a stunning new mystery heroine--bright, clever, vulnerable, funny. Amanda and C.K. make a memorable investigative pair, and Philadelphia is the perfect setting for this exciting mystery debut. Bookshare has books 2, 3, and 4 in this series
Recently out of rehab, Sasha James is determined to keep her head down, complete her parole and never touch amber again. The chip in her neck controls her cravings for the highly addictive drug, but also tracks her every move. Not that she goes anywhere other than work and the halfway house she calls home-a far cry from her luxurious former life as lover of the mining colony's top drug dealer, Guy Christiansen.Agent Nathan Sterling has no desire to see Sasha fall back into amber, but his sister has become Guy's latest conquest and the unexpectedly attractive Sasha is the key to getting her back. So in exchange for an introduction, he offers Sasha the one thing she can't refuse-her freedom. From the chip, her parole and even the planet if she wants. Though he would be sorry to see her go...Torn between her growing attraction to Nathan, fear of Guy and the allure of amber, Sasha accepts. But who will save her if Guy refuses to let her go a second time?80,000 words
Kayl is one of the few to have looked upon the Twisted Tower. She has no desire to see it again -- she left the Sisterhood long ago, settling down to a quiet life. Her sword lies unused in a secret place beneath the stones of her hearth. But something evil is leaking from the Tower. And now a sorceress and a wizard have appeared on Kayl's doorstep demanding she take up the sword again.
Some desires are too dangerous to embrace.As the owner of a flourishing Latin American crafts boutique, Karina Strauss should be basking in her success. Instead she's worried about her troubled sister, the girlfriend--and prisoner--of drug lord Carlos Moreno. Kari wants no part of that life, but when she helps a friend cross into the United States illegally, two men on opposite sides of the law take notice: Moreno and Adam Cortez, the handsome border protection officer who lets Kari off the hook. It's not just Kari's tantalizing flash of skin that catches Adam's attention--her drug cartel connections bring back the demons of his past. Moreno demands that Kari smuggle a package for him in exchange for her sister's freedom. Adam also gets dangerously close, tempting her to surrender and fulfill her wildest desires. As Kari prepares for the drug run, dark secrets, violent criminals, and deadly consequences lurk around every corner. But concern for her sister drives Kari toward a terrifying act, despite Adam's warnings, despite her overwhelming fears--and despite the odds against coming out alive.From the Paperback edition.
Falling for his rivals' little sister could cost him everything ... For Liam Trulane, failure is not an option. He is determined to win a place in Katie Summers' life before she leaves Independence Falls for good. But first, he needs to make amends for the last time they got down and dirty.Only problem?His professional success hinges on striking a deal to buy Katie's family business. And after Liam's relationship with their Katie went south years ago, the Summers brothers are more enemy than friend. If both parties agree to set the past aside, they can reach an understanding. But when Katie welcomes him back into her bed, Liam risks everything to make her his.After Liam betrayed her trust, Katie Summers will do anything to keep him from walking away with the family business. She decides to seduce him, knowing that when her brothers find out, they will back off from the deal. And she'll finally have her revenge. But when her plan spirals out of control, Katie learns that payback may come at too high a price ...
The outfit was ridiculously revealing. Still, food writer Gina Thomas needed a disguise for the costume party. . . just so she could sneak into divorce lawyer Mason Scott's office and steal a few photos to save her sister--the trouble magnet. However, the costume seems to bring out the naughtier side of Gina. And Mason can't keep his gorgeous eyes--or his hands--off her! But even as the New-And-Way-Sexier Gina submits to Mason's exquisitely carnal attentions, Practical Gina wonders how long before she's caught red-handed. . . .
"Adam Gorightly offers a unique take on virtually every conspiracy of our time."--Erskine Payton, Erskine OvernightKerry Thornley never imagined that after starting a spoof religion in the 1950s that worshipped Eris--the Greek goddess of chaos and discord--that this seeming joke would unleash a torrent of actual chaos into his life in the years to follow.During the late 1950s, Thornley became friends with Lee Harvey Oswald when the two served together in the Marines, and was actually writing a novel based on Oswald three years before John F. Kennedy's assassination. These connections would later cause New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison to suspect that Thornley was one of the notorious Oswald doubles and a part of a JFK assassination plot. Initially, Thornley denied these allegations, but later came to believe that he'd been used as an unwitting pawn in the conspiracy.Adam Gorightly is best known for his book on the Manson Family, The Shadow Over Santa Susana: Black Magic, Mind Control and the Manson Family Mythos. Adam has appeared as a guest on numerous radio shows such as Coast To Coast AM with Ian Punnett and Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis. Television appearances include the History Channel's documentary The Manson Murders.
Life changes dramatically for Adam Schilling and his friends when they discover a skeleton in an abandoned well and stumble upon a dangerous secret hidden in the bushland near their farms. In their quest to solve the mysteries, the boys become involved in an adventure where they uncover much more than they had expected, and with consequences no one could have anticipated. In the midst of all this action Adam tries to help Megan, the troubled girl in his class--but not every problem can be solved.
Merry Kramer, a staff reporter for a local newspaper, is new in town -- and has yet to discover what hides behind the smiling faces of the residents of Amhearst, Pennsylvania. When two bodies are found in town, suspicion begins to dawn and it seems Merry may be the next target. Merry realizes she knows something the murderer wants to keep secret. But what? Can Merry survive long enough to find out?
American postwar efforts to ameliorate Arab-Israeli relations entangled the United States in the Arab-Israeli conflict in complex ways. Peter L. Hahn explores the diplomatic and cultural factors that influenced the policies of Presidents Truman and Eisenhower as they faced the escalation of one of the modern world's most intractable disputes.Truman tended to make decisions in an ad hoc, reactive fashion. Eisenhower, in contrast, had a more proactive approach to the regional conflict, but strategic and domestic political factors prevented him from dramatically revising the basic tenets Truman had established.American officials desired--in principle--to promote Arab-Israeli peace in order to stabilize the region. Yet Hahn shows how that desire for peace was not always an American priority, as U.S. leaders consistently gave more weight to their determination to contain the Soviet Union than to their desire to make peace between Israel and its neighbors.During these critical years the United States began to supplant Britain as the dominant Western power in the Middle East, and U.S. leaders found themselves in two notable predicaments. They were unable to relinquish the responsibilities they had accepted with their new power--even as those responsibilities became increasingly difficult to fulfill. And they were caught in the middle of the Arab-Israeli conflict, unable to resolve a dispute that would continue to generate instability for years to come.Postwar American officials desired--in principle--to promote Arab-Israeli peace in order to stabilize the region. Yet Peter L. Hahn shows how, during the Truman and Eisenhower administrations, that desire for peace was not always an American priority, as U.S. leaders consistently gave more weight to their determination to contain the Soviet Union than to their desire to make peace between Israel and its neighbors.During these critical years the United States began to supplant Britain as the dominant Western power in the Middle East, and U.S. leaders found themselves in two notable predicaments. They were unable to relinquish the responsibilities they had accepted with their new power--even as those responsibilities became increasingly difficult to fulfill. And they were caught in the middle of the Arab-Israeli conflict, unable to resolve a dispute that would continue to generate instability for years to come.-->
Off-limits... Sandra Bacon has finally found a boy to love. Manuel Lopez is kind, sensitive, and handsome, and he cares about Sandra as much as she cares about him. But there is one problem: Sandy's parents don't approve of Manuel. So the couple must keep their love and their precious moments together a secret. Then eyewitnesses place Manuel at the scene of a life-threatening accident, and only Sandy can clear his name. If she tells the truth, she may lose her parents' trust and love; but if she doesn't, she will certainly lose Manuel forever.
While on a three day hike in the mountain wilderness, two thirteen-year-old brothers must use all their skill to survive when they are confronted by an injured drug dealer and are caught in an earthquake.
Forget ghosts--this Halloween, seventh grade is frightening enoughFor Madison and her friends, the Halloween season is full of activity. There are ghost stories in English class, a big costume dance, and a scary-story contest on Madison's favorite website. No wonder everyone has Halloween fever! But Madison still needs to find a costume to wear that doesn't seem too babyish. And what if she looks stupid dancing in front of everyone? No matter what, this Halloween will be one to remember.
In his book author William P. Smith bridges the chasm between the heart and the head. Where is the reality of God in the middle of careers and groceries? Why are so many believers frustrated with the enormous gap between what they know about God and how they actually live?In Caught Off Guard, author William P. Smith graciously addresses these seekers who have become dissatisfied with merely "talking theology" and instead yearn to taste and experience the "real thing", a God who longs for relationship with them. With real stories from today and biblical times, Smith demonstrates surprising and often unnoticed attributes of a loving and purposeful God by proving: How God draws near to the radically undeserving How God responds to people who have feeble faith or even active doubt How God will help you as you seek to live a righteous life How God changes the people around you by radically transforming your heart, mind and soulIn Caught Off Guard, Smith draws an irresistible picture of the heart of God that shatters conventional wisdom, remains true to biblical principles and invites people to reconsider a deeper trust in our uncontrollable, loving God.
Riley's unfaithful wife, Jillian, has returned home, three days before the divorce is to become final, to ask him to take her back....
Riley's unfaithful wife, Jillian, has returned home, three days before the divorce is to become final, to ask him to take her back. . . .
Wilderness survival television star Dominic Tyler (Ty) and his assistant Kate Somersby are stranded in a remote cabin during a freak winter storm. Things look pretty bleak-until they make a fire and strip off their wet clothes. . . ;. Act I-set upSurvive This! is Kate's life. . . ;as are unscripted fantasies about Ty, her boss and best friend. But when Kate is suddenly injured, Ty decides filming is too dangerous for her. This will be Kate's last adventure for a while. Act II-plot pointKate is furious and threatens to quit. But Ty needs her. So what can he do? Keep her occupied by filming every minute of their intense and definitely unrehearsed sex!Act III-cliff-hangerIt's Kate's choice now: Her hard-won career? Or end credits featuring dangerously wild sex with Ty? Ha. Some choice. But either way, the final cut is guaranteed to be a thrilling ride!
This e-short story collection from New York Times bestselling suspense author Jan Burke features a brand new Irene Kelly short story, "The Privileged," plus three unforgettable stories from the print anthology Eighteen.Before Frank Harriman and Irene Kelly got married, Frank was a rookie cop in Bakersfield, California. When he investigates one of the worst types of calls a policeman can get--a bad smell coming from a closed trailer on a hot day--Frank and his training officer are not surprised to find a dead body. But everyone is stunned when the corpse leads to the police chief's downfall...
"Holmes. . . is a noted pioneering street lit author. His smooth-flowing narrative mixes crime, sex, and sassy street language, giving his protagonists a true life-in-the-streets feel. This will more than satisfy serious readers of urban fiction. " --Library Journal (Starred Review, Pick of the Month) Dixyn Greene has it all. She is a hustler's wife, the mother of a beautiful daughter, and she owns a town house and a nice car--she's living the life. But when the feds arrest her man, Dixyn's whole world begins to crumble. Quickly things go from bad to worse--as the bills begin to mount, her ability to continue to maintain her lavish lifestyle is put to the test. Strapped for cash, her good intentions lead to bad decisions. Enter Brian Winters, B-Dub, and her one saving grace, or so she initially believes. In Dixyn's time of need, B-Dub turns out to be no more than an opportunist with his own agenda. Dixyn becomes indebted to him and is forced to do his bidding in order to survive. With B-Dub on her back, she submerges herself into the murky waters of street life and is soon entangled in a web of lust, betrayal, blackmail, and deceit. She ultimately discovers that there are no rules in the game. In the game, loyalty is limited. Trust will get you hurt and love will get you killed. Infamous Books, curated by Albert "Prodigy" Johnson from the legendary hip-hop group Mobb Deep, is a revolutionary partnership that pairs the Infamous Records brand with Brooklyn-based independent publisher Akashic Books. Infamous Books' mission is to connect readers worldwide to crime fiction and street lit authors both familiar and new. Releases include works by national best sellers JaQuavis Coleman, K'wan, Miasha, Prodigy, and many others forthcoming.
School's out and sixteen year-old Kennedy Simms is bored. That could be a recipe for disaster. . . Good girls don't go to real parties, like the ones in the hood. Or rock bangin' clothes. Or stay out as long as they want. But I'm sick of my parents' rules and being the perfect little boring suburban princess. It's my life, right? I've decided to have some fun for a change, hitting the streets with my new bestie, Sasha. Best of all, my new gangsta-fine boo, Malik, knows how to treat me right, spoils me like I deserve, and is someone I can finally call my own. Sure, living the life and being with Malik is getting me into mad-crazy trouble. And if I don't tell the truth about him, I could go to prison. But a good ride-or-die girl never snitches. And as long as my friends and my man stick by me, nothing can go wrong, right? "A drama-filled cautionary tale about getting in too deep. " --Publishers Weekly on Crazy Love"Abrams again tantalizes us, getting into the mind-set of the young, gifted and beautiful. " --RT Book Reviews on The Girl of His Dreams
From the back cover: In a sequence of events as startingly fresh as tomorrow's headlines, Europe's financial markets plummet causing international unemployment and famine. Massive waves of economic refugees incite Europe's nationalist hate groups. A devastating global trade war nobody will win is about to explode into a shooting war everyone can lose. And America will return to the bloody battlefields of Europe, for the final, most devastating struggle of all.
Chosen as One of the Five Best SF Novels of the Year by Library Journal. When a young physicist unveils an efficient star drive capable of reaching the core of the galaxy, veteran star pilot Priscilla ?Hutch? Hutchins finds herself back in the deepest reaches of space, and on the verge of discovering the origins of the deadly omega clouds that continue to haunt her.