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Down Inside

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A compelling personal memoir and a scathing indictment of bureaucratic indifference and agenda-driven government policies.

In his thirty years in the Canadian prison system, Robert Clark rose from student volunteer to deputy warden. He worked with some of Canada's most dangerous and notorious prisoners, including Paul Bernardo and Tyrone Conn. He dealt with escapes, lockdowns, prisoner murders, prisoner suicides, and a riot. But he also arranged ice-hockey games in a maximum-security institution, sat in a darkened gym watching movies with three hundred inmates, took parolees sightseeing, and consoled victims of violent crimes. He has managed cellblocks, been a parole officer, and investigated staff corruption.

Clark takes readers down inside a range of prisons, from the minimum-security Pittsburgh Institution to the Kingston Regional Treatment Centre for mentally ill prisoners and the notorious (and now closed) maximum-security Kingston Penitentiary. In Down Inside, he challenges head-on the popular belief that a "tough-on-crime" approach makes prisons and communities safer, arguing instead for humane treatment and rehabilitation. Wading into the controversy about long-term solitary confinement, Clark draws from his own experience managing solitary-confinement units to continue the discussion begun by the headline-making Ashley Smith case and to join the chorus of voices calling for an end to the abuse of solitary confinement in Canadian prisons.

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Robert Clark began his career with Corrections Canada in 1980, working in the gymnasium at the medium-security Joyceville Institution. Over the next thirty years, he would work in seven different federal prisons, at every level of security, in every conceivable role. Clark lives in Kingston, Ontario.

 
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Droits et voix - Rights and Voices

Strimelle, VeroniqueVanhamme, Françoise (Hrsg.) | Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa | Alternative Perspectives in Criminology


Cet ouvrage souligne le 40e anniversaire du Département de criminologie de l’Université d’Ottawa, fondé en 1968. On y relate l’histoire du département de ses origines à nos jours en mettant l’accent sur les débats théoriques qui ont influencé son approche critique et autoréflexive de la criminologie. Les articles qui le composent s’inscrivent dans cet ordre d’idée en mettant en question la perspective traditionnelle de la criminologie sur divers sujets, notamment les études policières, la santé mentale, la violence politique, le suicide et la prévention du crime. Droits et voix souligne le rôle primordial que joue l’Université d’Ottawa dans la redéfinition de la criminologie et la promotion du militantisme, de la justice sociale et de la compassion. -- This volume commemorates the 40th anniversary of the University of Ottawa’s Department of Criminology, founded in 1968. It relates the history of the department from its origins to today, focusing on the theoretical debates that have influenced its critical and self reflexive approach to criminology. The contributions to this volume continue in that vein by questioning the traditional perspective of criminology on a variety of topics including police studies, mental health, political violence, suicide, and crime prevention. Rights and Voices reveals the significant role that the University of Ottawa has played in redefining criminology to advocate activism, social justice, and compassion.

 
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A Message in the Roses

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On a snowy day in Atlanta, Carrie Sue Justice revisits the past as a young and passionate newspaper reporter, covering a shooting death in her community. It's 1986. Her life is a mess. She catches her husband with another woman inside the antebellum home she inherited from her parents. Then she falls in love with an unavailable man plagued with guilt. The man is none other than the irresistible owner of the Southern Journal where Carrie Sue works. They begin a steamy love affair. During this wild time, Carrie Sue must find out why three black teenagers were arrested for killing a white teen. One of the teens was wrongly accused. She’s determined to help prove his innocence. Come hell or high water.

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A Message in the Roses is both lovely and exciting, a nail biter to the quick. It brings a delightful combination of journalistic craft and romantic prose that warms the heart and steams up the room.

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Sandy has worked as a journalist, newspaper reporter, broadcaster and editor. Mardi Gravestone—her first mystery novel, received rave reviews. Alabama born, Sandy now lives in Santa Rosa Beach, FL with husband Larry—a keyboard player—who earned his chops in New Orleans—and their spoiled Shih Tzu P-Nut. She has two daughters and a grand daughter.

 
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Le Piège de la violence et les jeunes

Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa | Perspectives alternatives en criminologie


La violence a multiples faces, toutes celles qu'on lui donne selon les soucis de l'heure et les jeunes font toujours partie de ces soucis. Le piège de la violence dans lequel le jeune peut tomber ne dépend pas uniquement de son agir, mais relève de la façon dont on appréhende cet agir en termes de violence. Ce piège ne dépend pas non plus uniquement de ce qu'est le jeune; il relève souvent de la manière dont on se saisit de sa personne pour en préciser le profil délinquant. Dans ce processus qui conduit souvent au pénal, le piège se referme sur le jeune et peut le détruire complètement. L'ouvrage examine comment cette violence particulière capable de détruire le jeune s'infiltre socialement. Cette violence n'a pas sa source dans quelque intervention extraordinaire de l'autorité étatique, mais bien dans un quotidien plus ou moins banal où rationalisations, peurs, intérêts, idéologies reconduisent les structures en place. La violence des jeunes prend la figure de l'institution qui la combat.

 
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Another Day

BWL Publishing Inc.


Never one to act impulsively, 40 year old Meg Baldwin succumbs to the seduction of the young, sexy bachelor next door. Guilt-ridden, ashamed, and afraid her family will find out, she tries to convince him it was a mistake. Refusing to be rejected, he begins to stalk her. Can she keep her secret?

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All of us have choices. And yes, sometimes, the choice we make can change the course of your life. For better or worse? Well, that's up to you. Another Day explores the consequences of one choice made by a woman. Definitely, it could have wrecked her life. Instead, she changes it into something that enhances it. Thought-provoking and poignant, any woman will relate to this story.

 
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Drugs and Crime

University of Ottawa Press | Health and Society


Discussing illegal drugs without taking into account its criminal context is a difficult proposition. Certain questions come back repeatedly: Does doing drugs really lead to delinquency? Do some drugs have criminal properties? Why would a drug addict turn to crime? What are the best methods of intervention in dealing with individuals who have serious drug habits?

The third edition of Drogue et criminalité : Une relation complexe (Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal), translated here for the first time in English, presents an overview of the complex relationship between drugs and crime, avoids cursory affirmations to the effect that psychoactive substance use necessarily leads to crime. It also sheds light on the political and legislative contexts tied to drugs and offers an exceptional synthesis of the research literature of the past 20 years. The authors also discuss the increased attention to illegal drug users and people with addictions, and describe the different supports that are available to them.

This book is published in English.

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Concevoir la question des drogues illicites en dehors de leur contexte criminel est difficile. Certaines questions reviennent immanquablement : prendre de la drogue pousse-t-il vraiment à la délinquance ? Existe-t-il des drogues aux propriétés criminogènes ? Pourquoi un toxicomane se tourne-t-il vers la criminalité ? Quelles sont les meilleures façons d’intervenir auprès des personnes qui ont de graves problèmes de consommation ? 

Cette troisième édition présente la relation complexe entre drogue et criminalité, évitant les énoncés sommaires qui voudraient que l’usage de substances psychoactives mène nécessairement au crime. Elle met ainsi en lumière les contextes politiques et légaux liés aux drogues et fait une synthèse exceptionnelle des résultats de la recherche des vingt dernières années. Les auteurs rendent compte de l’importance accrue qu’on accorde désormais aux usagers de drogues illicites ainsi qu’aux personnes dépendantes et ils décrivent les différentes formes d’aide qui leur sont proposées.

Ce livre est publié en anglais.

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Serge Brochu, Ph.D. Psychology, is Full Professor at Université de Montréal’s École de criminologie, Honorary President of the International Society for Criminology, and President of the Association des intervenants en dépendance du Québec (AIDQ). He is a researcher at the Groupe de recherche et intervention sur les substances psychoactives-Québec (RISQ) and at the Centre international de criminologie comparée (CICC). He is also the scientific director of the Institut universitaire sur les dépendances (IUD).

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Natacha Brunelle, Ph.D. Criminology, is Full Professor at the Département de psychoéducation, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, and Canada Research Chair

in Drug Use Patterns and Related Problems. She is also a researcher affiliated with RISQ, CICC and IUD.

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Chantal Plourde, Ph.D. Criminology, is Full Professor at the Département de psychoéducation, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. She is also a researcher affiliated with RISQ and CICC, and director of the UQTR section of the CICC.

 
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BWL Publishing Inc. | A Garreth Mikaelian Mystery


Two years ago Garreth Mikaelian was turned into a vampire by the seductive Lane Barber. He tracked her to a small Kansas town and when she tried to kill him, killed her. He thought. But a call comes from his old partner in San Francisco that seems to indicate Lane is still alive. Garreth goes to San Francisco to find out. He determines that she *is* dead. But now someone is killing vampires and friends of vampires and trying to frame Garreth for it. Is it the vampire who created Lane? Or maybe his partner’s new partner who seems to know Garreth is a vampire and hates him for it? And as Garreth searches for the true killer, is a suspense novelist researching a new book an ally or foe? Garreth Mikaelian thought he destroyed Lane Barber, the woman who made him a vampire. But did he? When he returns to San Francisco to see, he is relieved to find she is dead. But someone is killing vampires and friends of vampires...and trying to frame Garreth for it. Is it another vampire who wants vengeance for Lane’s death? Or a detective who appears to hate vampires and knows Garreth is one? He needs to find the killer before the frame traps him...or he becomes the killer’s next victim.

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evolution of Garreth's character and the pace of these novels makes them easy to tear through. Just enough mystery and action to keep you hooked, and I love the classic take on vampires!

 
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Noch vor ein paar Jahren wurden Drogengeschäfte auf den Straßen oder in Clubs abgewickelt. Heute kann sich jeder seinen Stoff mit einem Mausklick bestellen. Von der Öffentlichkeit nahezu unbemerkt kommt es durch die Anonymität des Internet zu einer Revolution im Drogengeschäft. Dazu gehört auch, dass dubiose Hersteller aus Osteuropa oder China ständig neue Drogen entwickeln, die legal über das Internet gekauft werden können.

Der Journalist und Drogenexperte Mike Power hat sich tief in diese abgeschottete Welt begeben und mit Herstellern, Dealern und Konsumenten gesprochen. Seine Erkenntnisse sind alarmierend. Alles, was es derzeit legal an Designerdrogen zu kaufen gibt, ist potenziell gefährlicher als verbotene Drogen wie Kokain oder Ecstasy. Der Kampf gegen die Internet-Drogenmafia scheint aussichtslos, denn Hersteller und Dealer sind den Gesetzeshütern immer einen Schritt voraus und nicht zu fassen.

 
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