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Penology

  • Virginia State Penitentiaryby Dale M. Brumfield; Evans D. Hopkins

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    Thomas Jefferson developed the idea for the Virginia State Penitentiary and set the standard for the future of the American prison system. Designed by U.S. Capitol and White House architect Benjamin Latrobe, the "Pen" opened its doors in 1800. Vice President Aaron Burr was incarcerated there in 1807 as he awaited trial for treason. The prison endured... more...

  • Rethinking the American Prison Movementby Dan Berger; Toussaint Losier

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Rethinking the American Prison Movement provides a short, accessible overview of an important and transformational ongoing struggle for social change, highlighting key individuals and events, influential networks, strong alliances and coalitions, difficult challenges and obstacles, major successes and failures, and the movement’s lasting effects... more...

  • Prisoners in Prison Societiesby Ulla Bondeson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Prisoners in Prison Societies is a study of criminal career patterns over time, demonstrating specifically how and in what ways imprisonment has a positive correlation with later recidivism. The book combines original research and a ten-year follow-up study of Swedish inmates, surveying their attitudes on everything from political ideology to prison... more...

  • Unconstitutional Solitudeby Charlie Eastaugh

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 117.75

    This book examines American solitary confinement – in which around 100,000 prisoners are held at any one time – and argues that under a moral reading of individual rights such punishment is not only a matter of public interest, but requires close constitutional scrutiny. While Eighth Amendment precedent has otherwise experienced a generational fixation... more...

  • Freeing David McCallumby Ken Klonsky

    Chicago Review Press 2017; US$ 13.99

    For ten years before Rubin "Hurricane" Carter's death, he and his friend and coauthor Ken Klonsky had been working to help free another wrongfully convicted man, David McCallum. McCallum was eventually exonerated and freed after serving twenty-nine years in prison. This is the story of how Carter and Klonsky, along with a group of committed friends... more...

  • Supervising Offenders in the Communityby Maurice Vanstone

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 64.95

    In this work Maurice Vanstone provides an authoritative and original account of the history of probation. This invaluable reference tool offers readers a new way of reading probation history and presents an original context for thinking about current policy and practice. While the study is essentially UK-focused, it also provides a comparative perspective... more...

  • The Dynamics of Desistanceby Deirdre Healy

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    It is well-established that the majority of youth offenders cease to commit crime in early adulthood, but the mechanisms behind the shift from a criminal to a conventional lifestyle are not fully understood. The Dynamics of Desistance aims to contribute to this nascent area of inquiry by providing a phenomenological account of the psychosocial processes... more...

  • Criminal Behaviour in Contextby Nick Flynn

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the extent to which criminal desistance –  'the change process involved in the ending of criminal behaviour' –  is affected by personal and social circumstances which are place specific. Grounded in criminological spatial analysis, as well as more general social scientific investigations of the role of space and place in contemporary... more...

  • Quantifying Resistanceby Wayne Geerling; Gary Magee

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 117.75

    This book presents and uses a major, new database of the most serious forms of internal resistance to the Nazi state to study empirically the whole phenomenon of resistance to an authoritarian regime. By studying serious political resistance from a quantitative historical perspective, the book opens up a new avenue of research for economic history.... more...

  • Smart Decarcerationby Matthew Epperson; Carrie Pettus-Davis

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 33.99

    Smart Decarceration is a forward-thinking, practical volume that provides concrete strategies for an era of decarceration. This timely work consists of chapters written from multiple perspectives and disciplines including scholars, practitioners, and persons with incarceration histories. The text grapples with tough questions and builds a foundation... more...