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New and Published Books

  1. My Brother's Keeper

    By Jonathan Burnside, Joanna Adler

    Ten years ago there were no faith-based units in prisons outside South America. Today, they are spreading all over the world, including the United States, Europe and the Commonwealth. My Brother's Keeper is the first major study of a global phenomenon. Exploring the roots of faith-based units in...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Willan

  2. Historical Geographies of Prisons

    Unlocking the Usable Carceral Past

    Edited by Karen M. Morin, Dominique Moran

    Series: Routledge Research in Historical Geography

    This is the first book to provide a comprehensive historical-geographical lens to the development and evolution of correctional institutions as a specific subset of carceral geographies. This book analyzes and critiques global practices of incarceration, regimes of punishment, and their...

    Published June 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Sport in Prison

    Exploring the Role of Physical Activity in Correctional Settings

    By Rosie Meek

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Although prison can present a critical opportunity to engage with offenders through interventions and programming, reoffending rates among those released from prison remain stubbornly high. Sport can be a means through which to engage with even the most challenging and complex individuals caught up...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Voices from American Prisons

    Faith, Education and Healing

    By Kaia Stern

    Voices From American Prisons: Faith, Education and Healing is a comprehensive and unique contribution to understanding the dynamics and nature of penal confinement. In this book, author Kaia Stern describes the history of punishment and prison education in the United States and proposes that...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Understanding Penal Practice

    Edited by Ioan Durnescu, Fergus McNeill

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    Criminological and penological scholarship has in recent years explored how and why institutions and systems of punishment change – and how and why these changes differ in different contexts. Important though these analyses are, this book focuses not so much on the changing nature of institutions...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Inmates’ Narratives and Discursive Discipline in Prison

    Rewriting personal histories through cognitive behavioral programs

    By Jennifer A Schlosser

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    The question of ‘what works’ in offender treatment has dominated the field of prisoner re-entry and recidivism research for the last thirty years. One of the primary ways the criminal justice system tries to reduce the rates of recidivism among offenders is through the use of cognitive behavioural...

    Published May 28th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Indigenous People, Crime and Punishment

    By Thalia Anthony

    Indigenous People, Crime and Punishment examines criminal sentencing courts’ changing characterisations of Indigenous peoples’ identity, culture and postcolonial status. Focusing largely on Australian Indigenous peoples, but referring also to the Canadian and New Zealand experiences, Thalia Anthony...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  8. Bullying among Prisoners

    Edited by Jane Ireland

    This book aims to present key aspects of the prison-based bullying research which has taken place over the last few years. It is a field in which there has been considerably increased interest. One of the main features of this book is the recognition that much previous bullying research has been...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Willan

  9. The State of the Prisons - 200 Years On

    Edited by Richard Whitfield

    In 1777 John Howard wrote The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, with Preliminary Observations and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons. Two centuries later, this extraordinary document commemorates his achievements in campaigning for reform. In the spirit of Howard himself, the Howard...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Children of Prisoners

    Edited by Anna Eriksson, Catherine Flynn

    Children of Prisoners will focus on a much-overlooked criminological issue: children whose parents are incarcerated. The papers are drawn from a range of disciplines and comprise a combination of research findings and practice reflections, addressing complementary areas and topics including: care...

    Published April 22nd 2015 by Federation Press

Forthcoming Books

  1. Lives of Incarcerated Women: An international perspective
    Edited by Candace Kruttschnitt, Catrien Bijleveld
    To Be Published July 22nd 2015
  2. Treatment programmes for high risk offenders
    Edited by Devon Polaschek
    To Be Published August 3rd 2015
  3. Criminal Justice and Public Health
    Edited by Hayden Smith
    To Be Published August 13th 2015
  4. Crime, Justice and Society in Scotland
    Edited by Hazel Croall, Gerry Mooney, Mary Munro
    To Be Published August 18th 2015
  5. A History of English Prison Administration
    By Sean Mcconville
    To Be Published September 8th 2015

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