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Penology

  • God in Captivityby Tanya Erzen

    Beacon Press 2017; US$ 25.99

    An eye-opening account of how and why evangelical Christian ministries are flourishing in prisons across the United States It is by now well known that the United States? incarceration rate is the highest in the world. What is not broadly understood is how cash-strapped and overcrowded state and federal prisons are increasingly relying on religious... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemptionby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption tells you what you need to know?before or after you read Bryan Stevenson book.   Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.   This short summary and... more...

  • Big House on the Prairieby John M. Eason

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 35.00

    For the past fifty years, America has been extraordinarily busy building prisons. Since 1970 we have tripled the total number of facilities, adding more than 1,200 new prisons to the landscape. This building boom has taken place across the country but is largely concentrated in rural southern towns. In 2007, John M. Eason moved his family to Forrest... more...

  • Anti-Racist Probation Practiceby Lena Dominelli

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 64.95

    The probation service has committed itself to anti-racist initiatives and those promoting equal opportunities for some time. However, the experiences of black people, whether as workers or 'clients' indicates that the realities of day-to-day practice are far removed from this. Moreover, the picture is just as bleak if not even more so in other parts... more...

  • Engendering Resistance: Agency and Power in Women's Prisonsby Mary Bosworth

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book explores how power is negotiated in women?s prisons. Drawing on fieldwork conducted in three penal establishments in England, it analyses how women manage the restrictions of imprisonment and the manner in which they attempt to resist institutional control. It is proposed that power is negotiated on a private, individual level, as women... more...

  • Punishment and Process in International Criminal Trialsby Ralph Henham

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    International sentencing has become significant given the numerous events on the world stage which have focused attention on the justifications and adequacy of punishment for heinous crimes such as genocide and crimes against humanity. In addition to providing a detailed evaluation of the philosophical and theoretical difficulties raised by this rapidly... more...

  • City of Inmatesby Kelly Lytle Hernández

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 27.99

    Los Angeles incarcerates more people than any other city in the United States, which imprisons more people than any other nation on Earth. This book explains how the City of Angels became the capital city of the world's leading incarcerator. Marshaling more than two centuries of evidence, historian Kelly Lytle Hernandez unmasks how histories of native... more...

  • Girls and Juvenile Justiceby Carla P. Davis

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 87.89

    This book offers an ethnographic study of the lives of girls in the juvenile justice system. Based on rich, narrative accounts, the girls at the center of the study are viewed as confronted with the power of simultaneous race, class, and gender hierarchies. Through this framework, we see how the girls navigate this challenge by seeking status in their... 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...

  • College in Prisonby Daniel Karpowitz

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    This book tells the story of the Bard Prison Initiative?a unique example of academic excellence achieved inside high-security prisons across New York State. The rigor of how students learn, and the careers they go on to pursue once released, force us to rethink our beliefs about who is in prison, reimagine the way forward out of mass incarceration,... more...