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xi, 288 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction: Explaining U.S. imprisonment
  • The origins of U.S. imprisonment : beyond the penitentiary
  • Penal reform and prison science : engineering order and building America
  • Prison culture : sociology and social change
  • An era of uncertainty : riots, reform, and repression
  • The punitive turn : laying the foundations for mass imprisonment
  • A culture of control
  • Challenging the culture of control?
  • The new detention : securing the border
  • Conclusion: Where to from here?
"Explaining U.S. Imprisonment" builds on and extends some of the contemporary issues of women in prison, minorities, and the historical path to modern prisons as well as the social influences on prison reform.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781412924870 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 296 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction and overview: The emerging importance of prisoner reentry to crime and community
  • Who's coming home? : a profile of returning prisoners
  • The origins and evolution of modern parole
  • The changing nature of parole supervision and services
  • How we help : preparing inmates for release
  • How we hinder : legal and practical barriers to reintegration
  • Revolving door justice : inmate release and recidivism
  • The victim's role in prisoner reentry
  • What to do? : reforming parole and reentry practices
  • Conclusions: When punitive policies backfire.
In 2003, well over half a million jailed Americans will leave prison and return to society. Largely uneducated, unskilled, often without family support, and with the stigma of a prison record hanging over them, many if not most will experience serious social and psychological problems after release. Fewer than one in three prisoners receive substance abuse or mental health treatment while incarcerated, and each year fewer and fewer participate in the dwindling number of vocational or educational pre-release programs, leaving many all but unemployable. Not surprisingly, the great majority is rearrested, most within six months of their release. What happens when all those sent down the river come back up-and out? As long as there have been prisons, society has struggled with how best to help prisoners reintegrate once released. But the current situation is unprecedented. As a result of the quadrupling of the American prison population in the last quarter century, the number of returning offenders dwarfs anything in America's history. What happens when a large percentage of inner-city men, mostly Black and Hispanic, are regularly extracted, imprisoned, and then returned a few years later in worse shape and with dimmer prospects than when they committed the crime resulting in their imprisonment? What toll does this constant "churning" exact on a community? And what do these trends portend for public safety? A crisis looms, and the criminal justice and social welfare system is wholly unprepared to confront it. Drawing on dozens of interviews with inmates, former prisoners, and prison officials, Joan Petersilia convincingly shows us how the current system is failing, and failing badly. Unwilling merely to sound the alarm, Petersilia explores the harsh realities of prisoner reentry and offers specific solutions to prepare inmates for release, reduce recidivism, and restore them to full citizenship, while never losing sight of the demands of public safety. As the number of ex-convicts in America continues to grow, their systemic marginalization threatens the very society their imprisonment was meant to protect. America spent the last decade debating who should go to prison and for how long. Now it's time to decide what to do when prisoners come home.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195386127 20160603
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-384-01, LAW-527-01
xiv, 396 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
  • ch. 1. Prisoners once removed : the children and families of prisoners / Jeremy Travis and Michelle Waul
  • ch. 2. The psychological impact of incarceration : implications for postprison adjustment / Craig Haney
  • ch. 3. A woman's journey home : challenges for female offenders / Stephanie S. Covington
  • ch. 4. The skill sets and health care needs of released offenders / Gerald G. Gaes and Newton Kendig
  • ch. 5. From one generation to the next : how criminal sanctions are reshaping family life in urban America / Donald Braman and Jennifer Wood
  • ch. 6. The effects of parental incarcerations on children : perspectives, promises, and policies / Ross D. Parke and K. Alison Clarke-Stewart
  • ch. 7. The adolescent children of incarcerated parents : a developmental perspective / J. Mark Eddy and John B. Reid
  • ch. 8. Prisoners and their families : parenting issues during incarceration / Creasie Finney Hairston
  • ch. 9. Criminal justice and health and human services : an exploration of overlapping needs, resources, and interests in Brooklyn neighborhoods / Eric Cadora with Charles Swartz and Mannix Gordon
  • ch. 10. Incarceration, reentry, and social capital : social networks in the balance / Dina R. Rose and Todd R. Clear
  • ch. 11. Building partnerships to strengthen offenders, families, and communities / Shelli Balter Rossman.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-384-01, LAW-527-01
x, 355 p. ; 20 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 233 p. 22 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-384-01, LAW-527-01