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  • THE CRIME OF PUNISHMENT. by Menninger, Karl.
    Menninger, Karl.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1968) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book that should be mandatory reading for all lawmakers - arguably more significant now than when the lectures upon which this book is based were given - the Isaac Ray Award Lectures at Columbia University from 1963 to 1966. "What happens to those labeled 'criminal' is a crime in itself . . .. because it defeats its own purpose. The crime of punishment is that punishment aggravates crime." INSCRIBED by Menninger on the front free endpaper and dated in 1969. Reference notes, index. xiii, 305 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a good dustjacket with several short tears, overall edgewear, original price of $8.95 still present.

    Book ID: 85447
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  • INSIDE TIME. by Smith, Ken.
    Smith, Ken.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Harrap, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A ground-breaking book about what life is really like behind bars. In 1985, the poet Ken Smith was invited to spend 2 years as Writer-in-Residence at Wormwood Scrubs prison. His brief was to encourage prisoners to express their condition and their feelings in words. Smith developed a close relationship with several of the prisoners, one of whom 'Dave Wait', emerged as a very talented writer. One section of the book - 'Living in My Head' - is by him. For the most part, the book describes, in a painfully honest and unsentimental way, the life of prisoners from those on remand to those serving life sentences." Glossary. 237 pp Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-245547207.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (bump to upper edge of front board, tear to dj at fold of front flap, otherwise a tight and straight copy).

    Book ID: 65075
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