In the Mix

Struggle and Survival in a Women's Prison

Author: Barbara A. Owen

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791436073

Category: Social Science

Page: 219

View: 9507

Describes life inside the world's largest women's prison, from the point of view of the women themselves.

In the Mix

Struggle and Survival in a Women's Prison

Author: Barbara Owen

Publisher: Marcombo

ISBN: 9780791436080

Category: Social Science

Page: 219

View: 3144

Describes life inside the world's largest women's prison, from the point of view of the women themselves.

Making It in the Free World

Women in Transition from Prison

Author: Patricia O'Brien

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791448618

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

View: 984

Explores how women inmates make the transition from prison back into society.

Total Confinement

Madness and Reason in the Maximum Security Prison

Author: Lorna Amarasingham Rhodes

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520240766

Category: History

Page: 315

View: 9075

"Ethnographically rich, thick with gritty details and original insights, Rhodes's revelatory book about US prisons--those who are incarcerated in them and those who run them--should be read by everyone who cares about social justice and the nature of power."--Emily Martin, author of Flexible Bodies "Thank you, Lorna Rhodes, for taking us to where the 'worst of the worst' are kept out of sight and out of mind in the new millennium. This powerful ethnography of the correctional high tech machine reveals how institutional power suffocates individual agency and redefines rationality and insanity. Good, bad and evil fall by the wayside."--Philippe Bourgois, author of In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio "A truly remarkable book. The inside look at supermax confinement alone is worth the price of admission, and the prose sometimes verges on poetry. This is meticulous scholarship."--Hans Toch, author of Living in Prison

Mothering from the Inside

Parenting in a Women's Prison

Author: Sandra Enos

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791448502

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 3158

Explores how women in prison manage to mother their children from behind bars.

Transforming Justice, Transforming Lives

Women's Pathways to Desistance from Crime

Author: April Bernard

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498519814

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

View: 1347

This book is an ethnographic account of the ways in which formerly gang-affiliated women reconstructed their lives through stewardship and community engagement. It focuses on the women’s lives before and after committing to desist from crime, and emphasizes the factors that facilitated their commitment including the mutual support they exchanged in their communities.

Books in Print

Author: R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 6264

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

In Search of Safety

Confronting Inequality in Women's Imprisonment

Author: Barbara Owen,James Wells,Joycelyn Pollock

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520288718

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 7208

In Search of Safety takes a close look at the sources of gendered violence and conflict in women’s prisons. The authors examine how intersectional inequalities and cumulative disadvantage are at the root of prison conflict and violence and mirror the women’s pathways to prison. Women must negotiate these inequities through developing forms of prison capital—social, human, cultural, emotional, and economic—to ensure their safety while inside. The authors also analyze how conflict and subsequent violence result from human-rights violations inside the prison that occur within the gendered context of substandard prison conditions, inequalities of capital among those imprisoned, and relationships with correctional staff. In Search of Safety proposes a way forward—the implementation of international human-rights standards for U.S. prisons.

When Women Kill

Author: Coramae Richey Mann

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791428122

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

View: 2431

A fascinating profile of female homicide offenders emerges from this analysis of the characteristics of women murderers in six cities in the United States, including the circumstances of the murders, the role of the victims, the role of the perpetrators, and their fates in court.

Crime and Justice at the Millennium

Essays by and in Honor of Marvin E. Wolfgang

Author: Marvin E. Wolfgang,Robert A. Silverman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792375920

Category: Law

Page: 404

View: 5492

The major theme of this Festschrift will be state-of-the-art criminology at the millennium and its impact into the 21st century. The editors have solicited major figures in contemporary criminology to elucidate the current state and future prospects of criminology at the turn of the century. It is appropriate that such a volume be produced in honor of Marvin E. Wolfgang, the most influential criminologist in the English-speaking world. Those invited to contribute were students or colleagues of Professor Wolfgang and are themselves distinguished criminologists. They represent criminology both of the past and the future. The appeal of the current book is not that it honors Marvin Wolfgang, but rather that it provides an accounting of where the discipline of criminology currently stands and its future directions. Professor Marvin E. Wolfgang was unsurpassed as a criminologist, distinguished mentor, and gentleman. A book designed to contribute to the most contemporary debates in criminology is a most fitting tribute.

The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Tourism

Author: Jacqueline Z. Wilson,Sarah Hodgkinson,Justin Piché,Kevin Walby

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137561351

Category: Social Science

Page: 1045

View: 1623

This extensive Handbook addresses a range of contemporary issues related to Prison Tourism across the world. It is divided into seven sections: Ethics, Human Rights and Penal Spectatorship; Carceral Retasking, Curation and Commodification of Punishment; Meanings of Prison Life and Representations of Punishment in Tourism Sites; Death and Torture in Prison Museums; Colonialism, Relics of Empire and Prison Museums; Tourism and Operational Prisons; and Visitor Consumption and Experiences of Prison Tourism. The Handbook explores global debates within the field of Prison Tourism inquiry; spanning a diverse range of topics from political imprisonment and persecution in Taiwan to interpretive programming in Alcatraz, and the representation of incarcerated Indigenous peoples to prison graffiti. This Handbook is the first to present a thorough examination of Prison Tourism that is truly global in scope. With contributions from both well-renowned scholars and up-and-coming researchers in the field, from a wide variety of disciplines, the Handbook comprises an international collection at the cutting edge of Prison Tourism studies. Students and teachers from disciplines ranging from Criminology to Cultural Studies will find the text invaluable as the definitive work in the field of Prison Tourism.

The Reproduction of Social Control

A Study of Prison Workers at San Quentin

Author: Barbara A. Owen

Publisher: Praeger Publishers


Category: Law

Page: 160

View: 9288

Owen's study is of excellent quality and should be considered required reading for students of these topics. Ultimately this book will be ranked as a significant sociological study of the correctional officer for its pioneering application of the interactionist theoretical perspective to this increasingly visible, yet still little-understood, occupational group. "Criminal Justice Review" Based on interviews with 125 prison workers and participant observation, this in-depth study examines the prison worker's world as a foundation for a theory of social control. By analyzing the intricate relations among the workers themselves rather than among the prisoners, Barbara Owen posits that social control arises through the combination of interaction, power, and meaning. Owen argues that the motives of workers are practical, rather than pathological as suggested by earlier research. She focuses her study on the social context of the prison shop floor--challenging the accepted idea that prison work is difficult because of the prisoners. The findings indicate that the problems of the prison workers are structurally induced and arise from interaction with co-workers rather than with prisoners.

Female Offenders: Critical Perspectives and Effective Interventions

Author: Ruth T. Zaplin

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763741150

Category: Social Science

Page: 622

View: 3303

This updated text for future and practicing correctional managers and supervisors considers issues faced by and specific to female offenders, considering factors such as maladaptive behaviors, trauma histories, and mental health problems, and recommending appropriate interventions. Specific topics include: the failures of social treatment, implications for criminal justice of the relational theory of women's psychological development, explanatory diversity of female delinquents, childhood maltreatment and the survival of violence among female offenders, self-taught empowerment and pride, and college mentoring for incarcerated girls.