Books in category Social Science – Penology

  • Doing Time on the Outside

    Doing Time on the Outside
    Donald Braman

    "Stigma, shame and hardship—this is the lot shared by families whose young men have been swept into prison. Braman reveals the devastating toll mass incarceration takes on the parents, partners, and children left behind.

  • Murder Gender and the Media

    Murder, Gender and the Media
    Jane Monckton-Smith

    This volume is a shocking insight into the way the idea of romantic love can justify and excuse the killing of women by their spouses and partners, and lead to sympathy and reduced prison sentences for the killers.

  • Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough On Crime Era

    Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-On-Crime Era
    Michael O’Hear

    The dramatic increase in U.S. prison populations since the 1970s is often blamed on mandatory sentencing laws, but this case study of a state with judicial discretion in sentencing reveals that other significant factors influence high …

  • History of Criminal Justice

    History of Criminal Justice
    Mark Jones, Peter Johnstone

    Covering criminal justice history on a cross-national basis, this book surveys criminal justice in Western civilization and American life chronologically from ancient times to the present.

  • Civil Penalties Social Consequences

    Civil Penalties, Social Consequences
    Christopher Mele, Teresa A. Miller

    This much-needed work contains pieces by scholars in law, criminology, and sociology, including: Scott Christianson, Michael Lichter, and Daniel Kanstroom.

  • Bullying Among Prisoners

    Bullying Among Prisoners
    Jane L. Ireland

    By outlining a series of interventions that can be employed to address bullying, this book will prove an invaluable resource for all those working directly with the perpetrators and victims, not only in prisons but also in a range of …

  • Handbook for Prison Managers and Policymakers on Women and Imprisonment

    Handbook for Prison Managers and Policymakers on Women and Imprisonment
    Tomris Atabay, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

    This handbook forms part of a series of tools developed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to support countries in implementing the rule of law and development of criminal justice systems, including policymakers, legislators, …

  • Children With Parents in Prison

    Children With Parents in Prison
    Cynthia Seymour, Creasie Finney Hairston

    What is new is the magnitude of the problem. This volume calls for increased public awareness of the impact of parental incarceration on children.

  • A Life in the Balance

    A Life in the Balance
    Billy Wayne Sinclair, Jodie Sinclair

    Three-and-a-half decades later, Billy Wayne is still behind bars—feared by many politicians and prison officials for his well-known incorruptibility and unrelenting crusade for prison reform. This is his memoir.

  • Philosophical Perspectives on Punishment Second Edition

    Philosophical Perspectives on Punishment, Second Edition
    Gertrude Ezorsky

    Bringing together classic and contemporary texts, this collection considers general philosophical concepts about and justifications for punishment, along with particular issues such as the death penalty and possible alternatives to …

1 2 3 4 5 Next >