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  1. Punishment

    By Thom Brooks

    Punishment is a topic of increasing importance for citizens and policymakers. Why should we punish criminals? Which theory of punishment is most compelling? Is the death penalty ever justified? These questions and many others are addressed in this highly engaging guide. Punishment is a critical...

    Published November 12th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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,...

    Published March 20th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Corrections

    Foundations for the Future, 2nd Edition

    By Jeanne B. Stinchcomb

    Series: Criminology and Justice Studies

    "Jeanne Stinchcomb’s book makes an excellent contribution to the field of corrections serving as a substantial resource for those teaching corrections and as a practical inspiration for those students who will ultimately lead the profession. Stinchomb carefully crafts a balanced perspective that...

    Published February 11th 2011 by Routledge

  4. 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