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Penology

  • A Day in Prisonby John Fuller; Holly Lorincz

    Skyhorse Publishing 2017; US$ 22.99

    Twenty-four hours is a lot of time in prison, and here is a moment to moment guide of how each one goes by. A Day in Prison shows what life is like for prisoners from morning roll call to lights out. It tracks the many ins and outs of prison culture and provides a comprehensive look into the dynamics that define inmates’ daily interactions with... more...

  • Addicted to Rehabby Allison McKim

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Sociologist Allison McKim gives an in-depth and innovative ethnographic account of two women’s rehab programs, one located in the criminal justice system and one located in the private healthcare system—two very different ways of defining and treating addiction. Her study ultimately reveals a two-tiered system, bifurcated by race and class.     more...

  • Convicted and Condemnedby Keesha M. Middlemass

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 30.00

    Through the compelling words of former prisoners, Convicted and Condemned examines the lifelong consequences of a felony conviction. Felony convictions restrict social interactions and hinder felons’ efforts to reintegrate into society. The educational and vocational training offered in many prisons are typically not recognized by accredited educational... more...

  • Why Punish?by Rob Canton

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 33.57

    An introduction to the theories of punishment, which explores its purposes, justifications and meanings in a logical and systematic way. more...

  • New Perspectives on Desistanceby Emily Luise Hart; Esther F.J.C. van Ginneken

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 111.92

    This book brings together a collection of emergent research that moves the debate on desistance beyond a general consideration of individual and social structural influences. The authors examine empirical developments which have implications for policy surrounding resettlement and re-offending, but also for punishment practices. Presenting thought-provoking... more...

  • Rethinking America’s Correctional Policiesby Anne S. Douds; Eileen M. Ahlin

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 99.00

    This book brings together the experiences of men who served time in prison with contemporary research on correctional policy. The authors examine how these two seemingly disparate perspectives complement each other to provide straightforward, commonsense solutions to address the current state of the corrections system. 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...

  • Humane Health Care for Prisoners: Ethical and Legal Challengesby Kenneth Faiver; Alice Heiserman

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 73.00

    The mission of corrections is the care and custody of prisoners with a view to public safety within a place dedicated to punishment, while the mission of the medical and mental health professionals in a corrections facility is to care for the health and well-being of the prisoners. Both have a duty to provide care, but their differing roles and objectives... more...

  • The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Tourismby Jacqueline Z. Wilson; Sarah Hodgkinson; Justin Piché; Kevin Walby

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 230.48

    This extensive Handbook addresses a range of contemporary issues related to Prison Tourism across the world. It is divided into seven sections: Ethics, Human Rights and Penal Spectatorship; Carceral Retasking, Curation and Commodification of Punishment; Meanings of Prison Life and Representations of Punishment in Tourism Sites; Death and Torture in... more...

  • 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...