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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 19 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Bad Girls: The Rebels and Renegades of Holloway Prison by Caitlin Davies
    Bad Girls: The Rebels and Renegades of Holloway Prison - by Caitlin Davies

    £10.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781473647763 | ISBN 10: 1473647762

    Society has never known what to do with its rebellious women.   Those who defied expectations about feminine behaviour have long been considered dangerous and unnatural, and ever since the Victorian era they have been removed from public view, loc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jailbirds: Lessons from a Women
    Jailbirds: Lessons from a Women's Prison - by Mim Skinner

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781841883328 | ISBN 10: 1841883328

    Darkly funny, heartbreakingly poignant and stark in its revelations about the UK’s attitude towards people on the fringes of society and women in general, JAILBIRDS is this year’s book you need to read.   “Did you know:  – that ... more

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  • Cover image of book Solitary: Alone We Are Nothing by Gladys Ambort
    Solitary: Alone We Are Nothing - by Gladys Ambort

    £20.00   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781909976610 | ISBN 10: 190997661x

    As a young student and activist for a different social order, Gladys Ambort fell victim to political repression in the Argentina of the 1970s. Denounced by her college professor, she was incarcerated for three years, during part of which she underwen ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law by Sarah Langford
    In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law - by Sarah Langford

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784163082 | ISBN 10: 1784163082

    "I loved this book. It made my heart sing. Written by a woman in the law with compassion, wit and legal know-how, these true life courtroom stories tell it like it is."(Helena Kennedy QC) Sarah Langford is a barrister. Her job is to stand in cou ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eve Was Shamed: How British Justice is Failing Women by Helena Kennedy
    Eve Was Shamed: How British Justice is Failing Women - by Helena Kennedy

    £20.00   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784742225 | ISBN 10: 1784742228

    What comes after #MeToo? One of our most eminent lawyers and defenders of human rights answers with this urgent, authoritative and deeply shocking look at British justice.   In Eve Was Shamed Helena Kennedy forensically examines the pressing new e ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Incarceration of Women: Punishing Bodies, Breaking Spirits by Linda Moore and Phil Scraton
    The Incarceration of Women: Punishing Bodies, Breaking Spirits - by Linda Moore and Phil Scraton

    £68.00   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780230576681 | ISBN 10: 0230576680

    This unique book adopts a rich theoretical, empirical and political perspective to explore the gendered incarceration of women and girls and the marginalization of their needs and rights within predominantly male penal systems.   Focusing on a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blasphemy: The True, Heartbreaking Story of the Woman Sentenced to Death Over a Cup of Water by Asia Bibi
    Blasphemy: The True, Heartbreaking Story of the Woman Sentenced to Death Over a Cup of Water - by Asia Bibi

    £10.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781844088881 | ISBN 10: 184408888x

    Punjab, Pakistan, June 2009.   The temperature is 45 - and Asia has been out picking fruit for several hours. It's exhausting, sweaty work, but Asia and her husband have five children to feed. At midday she goes to the nearest well, picks up ... more

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  • Cover image of book Peggy Wood: Fighting the Law by Ann Wragg
    Peggy Wood: Fighting the Law - by Ann Wragg

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780957003002 | ISBN 10: 0957003005

    A body of evidence of a story that needs to be told. A true story about a pensioner's legal battle that began in the 1970's to which, she encountered a thirty year struggle against the iniquities of the English legal justice system. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unruly Women: The Politics of Confinement and Resistance by Karlene Faith
    Unruly Women: The Politics of Confinement and Resistance - by Karlene Faith

    £12.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781609801373 | ISBN 10: 1609801377

    Unruly Women: The Politics of Confinement & Resistance is the seminal book about women's imprisonment that helped spark examinations around the world into the special circumstances women face in prison, as well as the sex and gender crimes that get t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman
    The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman's Fight for Justice - by Kathryn Bolkovac and Cari Lynn

    £11.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780230115224 | ISBN 10: 0230115225

    When Nebraska police officer and divorced mother of three Kathryn Bolkovac saw a recruiting announcement for private military contractor DynCorp International, she applied and was hired. Good money, world travel, and the chance to help rebuild a war- ... more

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  • Cover image of book 117 Days: An Account of Confinement and Interrogation Under the South African 90-Day Detention Law by Ruth First
    117 Days: An Account of Confinement and Interrogation Under the South African 90-Day Detention Law - by Ruth First

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781844086306 | ISBN 10: 1844086305

    'In prison you see only the moves of the enemy. Prison is the hardest place to fight a battle.'   117 Days is Ruth First's personal account of her detention under the iniquitous '90-day' law of 1963. There was no warrant, no charge and no tri ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women Who Kill by Ann Jones
    Women Who Kill - by Ann Jones

    £14.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781558616073 | ISBN 10: 1558616071

    This legendary bestseller exposes the truths and consequences of women on the edges of society women driven to kill.  From Lizzie Borden to Jean Harris to Aileen Wuornos, this riveting investigation will change the ways you think about crime a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Prisons and Prisoners:  Some Personal Experiences by Constance Lytton
    Prisons and Prisoners: Some Personal Experiences - by Constance Lytton

    £23.50   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781551115931 | ISBN 10: 155111593x

    Prisons and Prisoners is the autobiography of aristocratic suffragette Constance Lytton. In it, she details her militant actions in the struggle to gain the vote for women, including her masquerade and imprisonment as the working-class "Jane Warton." ... more

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  • Cover image of book Erased: Missing Women, Murdered Wives by Marilee Strong and Mark Powelson
    Erased: Missing Women, Murdered Wives - by Marilee Strong and Mark Powelson

    £22.99   hardback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780787996390 | ISBN 10: 0787996394

    Based on five years of investigative reporting and research into forensic psychology and criminology, Erased presents an original profile of a widespread and previously unrecognized type of murder: not a 'hot-blooded', spur-of-the-moment crime of pas ... more

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  • Cover image of book Iran Awakening: From Prison to Peace Prize by Shirin Ebadi
    Iran Awakening: From Prison to Peace Prize - by Shirin Ebadi

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781846040146 | ISBN 10: 1846040140

    Throughout an extraordinary career as a lawyer, writer, activist and dissident Shirin Ebadi has spoken out clearly and strongly for her native Iran and her voice has resonated far beyond its borders. As a dedicated human rights activist and a winner ... more

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  • Cover image of book Criminalizing Women; Gender and (In)justice in Neo-liberal Times by Gillian Balfour & Elizabeth Comak (eds)
    Criminalizing Women; Gender and (In)justice in Neo-liberal Times - by Gillian Balfour & Elizabeth Comak (eds)

    £21.95   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781552661871 | ISBN 10: 1552661873

    This book introduces readers to key issues addressed by feminists in their engagement with criminology over the past four decades. It explores the narratives of women's lives as "errant females," sex workers, "gang members," and drug traffickers to m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Spiral of Entrapment: Abused Women in Conflict with the Law by Hallie Ludsin and Lisa Vetten
    Spiral of Entrapment: Abused Women in Conflict with the Law - by Hallie Ludsin and Lisa Vetten

    £14.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781770090545 | ISBN 10: 1770090541

    Sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (that initiated the Justice for Women Campaign which seeks to promote the just and equitable treatment of battered women who have killed their abusive partners) and endorsed by the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice by Sandra Walklate
    Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice - by Sandra Walklate

    £25.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781843920687 | ISBN 10: 1843920689

    A lucid and highly acclaimed introduction to gender issues in crime and criminal justice, central to any understanding of crime and criminal justice policy and practice. This second edition has been updated to take full account of recent development ... more

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  • Cover image of book Carnal Knowledge: Rape on Trial by Sue Lees
    Carnal Knowledge: Rape on Trial - by Sue Lees

    £12.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780704347533 | ISBN 10: 0704347539

    In this powerful and superbly argued book, Sue Lees exploded the myths about rape that permeate popular opinion, the press and the legal system. Based on innovative research involving victims' account of their experiences, the analysis of police repo ... more

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