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  • Penal Reform in Overcrowded Timesby Michael Tonry

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 60.00 US$ 54.00

    This volume brings together a collection of articles on penal reform in the United States, Europe, Japan, and other English-speaking countries. Unique and wide-ranging, the volume provides material on penal policy development and research and presents an international, comparative focus. Written by leading national and international authorities, it... more...

  • Sentencing Mattersby Michael Tonry

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 82.99 US$ 74.69

    "Tonry has written the most inclusive and up-to-date study of American sentencing practices now available. To my knowledge, no other work approaches Sentencing Matters ' field of vision, particularly in its sustained attention to developments in the states. No other scholar has taken on the painstaking and unglamorous work of learning what so many... more...

  • The Future of Imprisonmentby Michael Tonry

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 49.99 US$ 44.99

    The imprisonment rate in America has grown by a factor of five since 1972. In that time, punishment policies have toughened, compassion for prisoners has diminished, and prisons have gotten worse-a stark contrast to the origins of the prison 200 years ago as a humanitarian reform, a substitute for capital and corporal punishment and banishment. So... more...

  • Thinking about Crimeby Michael Tonry

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 14.99 US$ 13.49

    Seamlessly blending history with an easy presentation of day-to-day realities and empirical evidence, Tonry proposes tangible, specific solutions that can serve as a platform for the reform of a criminal justice system no one would knowingly have chosen yet one that no one seems able to change. more...

  • The Handbook of Crime and Punishmentby Michael Tonry

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 72.99 US$ 65.69

    Crime is one of the most significant political issues in contemporary American society. Crime control statistics and punishment policies are subjects of constant partisan debate, while the media presents sensationalized stories of criminal activity and over-crowded prisons. In the highly politicized arena of crime and justice, empirical data and reasoned... more...

  • Confronting Crimeby Michael Tonry

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    From Labour's promise to be 'tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime' through to the White Paper and new criminal justice legislation, controlling crime and reforming the criminal justice system has been one of the government's key priorities. This book provides a detailed review of the thinking behind these new plans and legislation, looking... more...

  • Punishment and Politicsby Michael Tonry

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    Labour has embarked upon a root and branch remaking of the criminal justice system in England and Wales, with a mass of new legislation implemented or planned. It has ensured a continuously high profile for criminal justice issues, and they have been at the centre of wider political discourse. Yet the basis and evidence on which these reforms are being... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justiceby Michael Tonry

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 57.99 US$ 52.19

    A comprehensive and accesible overview of the operation of the American criminal justice system. This handbook's extensive coverage of the criminal justice system in the U.S. makes it an important reference for students and scholars in criminal justice, law, and public policy. more...

  • Retributivism Has a Pastby Michael Tonry

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 59.99 US$ 53.99

    A collection of essays by major figures in punishment theory, law, and philosophy that reconsiders the popularity and prospects of retributivism, the notion that punishment is morally justified because people have behaved wrongly. more...

  • Punishing Raceby Michael Tonry

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 14.99 US$ 13.49

    Punishing Race addresses enduring paradoxes of racial disparities in America and the problems of race in the criminal justice system. The white majority, Tonry observes, has a remarkable capacity to endure the suffering of disadvantaged black and, increasingly, Hispanic men. The criminal justice system is the latest in a series of devices, including... more...