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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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 85.53

    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...

  • Compulsoryby Sabina E. Vaught

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    ?This is an American story, unsettled by contradictions, constituted by unresolvable loss and open-ended hope, produced through brutal exclusivities and persistent insurgencies. This is the story of Lincoln prison.? In her Introduction, Sabina E. Vaught passionately details why the subject of prisons and prison schooling is so important. An unprecedented... more...

  • Remote Controlby V. Knight

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 85.53

    In-cell television is now a permanent feature of prisons in England and Wales, and a key part of the experience of modern incarceration. This sociological exploration of prisoners' use of television offers an engaging and thought provoking insight into the domestic and everyday lives of people in prison - with television close at hand. Victoria Knight... 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...

  • Disorderly Familiesby Arlette Farge; Michel Foucault; Nancy Luxon; Thomas Scott-Railton

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    Drunken and debauched husbands; libertine wives; vagabonding children. These and many more are the subjects of requests for confinement written to the king of France in the eighteenth century. These letters of arrest ( lettres de cachet ) from France?s Ancien Régime were often associated with excessive royal power and seen as a way for the king to... more...