Books in category Social Science – Penology

  • The Colonial Problem

    The Colonial Problem
    Lisa Monchalin

    " In The Colonial Problem, Lisa Monchalin challenges the myth of the "Indian problem" and encourages readers to view the crimes and injustices affecting Indigenous peoples from a more culturally aware position.

  • Prisons the World Over

    Prisons the World Over
    Rita Simon, Christiaan De Waal

    The book includes reports on the number of prisoners, the rate per population, the percent of female prisoners, the number of penal institutions and their occupancy level, and the number of privately run prisons Also reported are the …

  • Murder Gender and the Media

    Murder, Gender and the Media
    Jane Monckton-Smith

    A shocking look at how the idea of romantic love can justify and excuse the killing of women by their partners, and lead to sympathy and reduced 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.

  • Imprisoning Medieval Women

    Imprisoning Medieval Women
    Gwen Seabourne

    "By royal power and command" : maidens (and other women) in towers — Confinement of women in war and armed conflict — Other species of "garde" — "A dreary and solitary place" or "honourable captivity"?

  • Los muchachos perdidos

    Los muchachos perdidos
    Humberto Padgett, Eduardo Loza

    He aquĆ­ los retratos y las historias de Los muchachos perdidos.

  • The Big House in a Small Town

    The Big House in a Small Town
    Eric J. Williams

    This work is an in-depth, on-the-ground examination of how prisons impact rural communities, including a revealing study of two rural communities that have chosen prisons as an economic development strategy. * Provides compelling data from …

  • Death and Redemption

    Death and Redemption
    Steven A. Barnes

    In this provocative book, Steven Barnes argues that the Gulag must be understood primarily as a penal institution where prisoners were given one final chance to reintegrate into Soviet society.

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