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  1. Corrections

    A Critical Approach, 3rd Edition

    By Michael Welch

    Corrections: A Critical Approach, 3rd edition confronts mass imprisonment in the United States, a nation boasting the highest incarceration rate in the world. This statistic is all the more troubling considering that its correctional population is overrepresented by the poor, African-Americans, and...

    Published March 20th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Lifers

    Seeking Redemption in Prison

    By John Irwin

    Series: Criminology and Justice Studies

    John Irwin writes about prisons from an unusual academic perspective. Before receiving a Ph.D. in sociology, he served five years in a California state penitentiary for armed robbery. This is his sixth book on imprisonment – an ethnography of prisoners who have served more than twenty...

    Published June 22nd 2009 by Routledge