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  • Exoneratedby Robert J. Norris

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 35.00

    The fascinating story behind the innocence movement's quest for justice. Documentaries like Making a Murderer , the first season of Serial , and the cause célèbre that was the West Memphis Three captured the attention of millions and focused the national discussion on wrongful convictions. This interest is warranted: more than 1,800 people have... more...

  • After Prisons?by William G. Martin; Joshua M. Price; John Major Eason; Luis R. Gonzalez; Chungse Jung; William G. Martin; Brendan McQuade; Andrew J. Pragacz; Joshua M. Price; Kevin Revier

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    Drawing on research from New York State, the contributors argue that while massive decarceration is taking place, the outcome to date is not the one wished for by reformers. Developments in the criminal justice system have instead led to a justice disinvestment as the state sheds direct responsibility for the criminal justice system to the private... more...

  • Happiness is Door Shapedby Ray Deveroux

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Prisons, a community within a community. Violence is everywhere, the smell of fear is around every corner, you need, no must have eyes in the back of your head. No time to relax, no time to sit back with a brew and put your feet up, the Prison won?t let you. Ever wondered what goes on behind those Prison walls? What really goes on behind those big... more...

  • Reexamining Reentryby Rolanda J. West; Kaia Niambi Shivers; Imani West-Abdallah

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    This book analyzes current trends in prisoner reentry programs while focusing on the populations those programs are meant to serve. By providing formerly incarcerated populations with empowerment programming designed to build and redirect their social identity in a positive way, the reintegration process has a better chance of being successful. more...

  • Sex Crimes and Sex Offendersby Donna Vandiver; Jeremy Braithwaite; Mark Stafford

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 89.95

    Sex Crimes and Sex Offenders: Research and Realities provides an overview of social scientific theory and research on sex crimes and sex offenders. Most other books on the market are focused on a single issue?such as treatment, rape, pedophilia, theory, etc. This book is unique in that it covers the most current theory and research along with individual... more...

  • Liberating Mindsby Ellen Condliffe Lagemann

    The New Press 2017; US$ 26.99

    Anthony Cardenales was a stickup artist in the Bronx before spending seventeen years in prison. Today he is a senior manager at a recycling plant in Westchester, New York. He attributes his ability to turn his life around to the college degree he earned in prison. Many college-in-prison graduates achieve similar success and the positive ripple effects... more...

  • Prisons, Punishment and the Pursuit of Securityby D. Drake

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2012; US$ 29.29

    Drawing on research in men's long-term, maximum-security prisons, this book examines three interconnected problems: the tendency of the prison to obscure other social problems and conceal its own failings, the pursuit of greater levels of human security through repressive and violent means and the persistence of the belief in the problem of 'evil'. more...

  • Probation and Politicsby Maurice Vanstone; Philip Priestley

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016; US$ 86.88

    This book is a collection of essays by a unique group of authors about the political destruction of the probation service in England and Wales. All of them are probation officers turned academics, with a collective scholarly output that is both prodigious and distinguished. They address the history of probation, its underlying values... more...

  • Correctionsby Mary K. Stohr; Anthony Walsh

    SAGE Publications 2017; US$ 92.00

    Corrections: From Research, to Policy, to Practice offers students a 21 st -century look into the treatment and rehabilitative themes that drive modern-day corrections. Written by two academic scholars and former practitioners, Mary K. Stohr and Anthony Walsh, this book provides students with a comprehensive and practical understanding of corrections,... more...

  • Everyday Desistanceby Laura S. Abrams; Diane Terry; Michelle Inderbitzin

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 28.95

    In Everyday Desistance , the authors examine the transition to adulthood among twenty-five formerly incarcerated young men and women in Los Angeles, California. They describe their day-to-day experiences, focusing on their attempts to surmount the challenges of adulthood, resist the temptations of criminal activity, and formulate their long-term... more...