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New and Published Books

  1. Working within the Forensic Paradigm

    Cross-discipline approaches for policy and practice

    Edited by Rosemary Sheehan, James Ogloff

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    Forensic work occurs across the criminal justice sector and the legal and health professions and intersects with work in a range of areas, such as child protection, family welfare, mental health, offending, disability and addictions, family violence programmes, juvenile justice and sexual assault...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Transnational Penal Cultures

    New perspectives on discipline, punishment and desistance

    Edited by Vivien Miller, James Campbell

    Series: Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

    Focusing on three key stages of the criminal justice process, discipline, punishment and desistance, and incorporating case studies from Asia, the Americas, Europe, Africa and Australia, the thirteen chapters in this collection are based on exciting new research that explores the evolution and...

    Published November 5th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Women Exiting Prison

    Critical Essays on Gender, Post-Release Support and Survival

    Edited by Bree Carlton, Marie Segrave

    Series: Routledge Studies in Crime and Society

    Women’s incarceration is on the rise globally and this has significant intergenerational, economic and humanitarian costs for communities across the world. While there have been efforts to implement reform, particularly in countries such as Canada, UK, US and Australia, the growing evidence...

    Published October 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Routledge Guide to Working in Criminal Justice

    Employability skills and careers in the Criminal Justice sector

    By Ester Ragonese, Anne Rees, Jo Ives, Terry Dray

    Every year thousands of people compete for employment in the UK. Employability and the ability to demonstrate the skills, attributes and behaviours required in a full-time job have become integral to securing employment and developing a career. This book aims to offer a one-stop guide to becoming...

    Published September 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Politics of Abolition Revisited

    By Thomas Mathiesen

    Originally published in 1974 and the recipient of the Denis Carroll Book Prize at the World Congress of the International Criminology Society in 1978, Thomas Mathiesen’s The Politics of Abolition is a landmark text in critical criminology. In its examination of Scandinavian penal policy and call...

    Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Transforming Civil War Prisons

    Lincoln, Lieber, and the Politics of Captivity

    By Paul J. Springer, Glenn Robins

    Series: Critical Moments in American History

    During the Civil War, 410,000 people were held as prisoners of war on both sides. With resources strained by the unprecedented number of prisoners, conditions in overcrowded prison camps were dismal, and the death toll across Confederate and Union prisons reached 56,000 by the end of the war. In an...

    Published August 13th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Women, Punishment and Social Justice

    Human Rights and Penal Practices

    Edited by Margaret Malloch, Gill McIvor

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    The prison has often been the focus for concerns about human rights violations, and campaigns aimed at achieving social justice, for those with an interest in the criminalisation of women. To reduce the number of women imprisoned, a range of policy initiatives have been developed to increase the...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Innovative Justice

    By Hannah Graham, Rob White

    This book showcases innovative justice initiatives from around the world which engage offenders, practitioners and communities to reduce reoffending and support desistance and positive change. It is groundbreaking in bringing together inspiring ideas and pioneering practices to analyse how ‘justice...

    Published June 30th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Long-Term Imprisonment and Human Rights

    Edited by Kirstin Drenkhahn, Manuela Dudeck, Frieder Dünkel

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    Prisons and imprisonment have become a commonplace topic in popular culture as the setting and rationale for fiction and documentaries and most people seem to have a clear notion of what it is like in prison, ranging from the idea of the prison cell as a cosy nook with fast internet access to that...

    Published June 24th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 2014 by Routledge