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The Convict Criminology group has published numerous books which critically evaluates and analyzes the current criminal justice philosophy in America and internationally. Each provides a provocative view which seeks to change the narrative and commentary of our criminal justice policies and practice.

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The Marion Experiment: Long-Term Solitary Confinement and the Supermax Movement (Elmer H Johnson & Carol Holmes Johnson Series in Criminology): by Stephen C. Richards, Editor

Taking readers into the darkness of solitary confinement, this searing collection of convict experiences, academic research, and policy recommendations shines a light on the proliferation of supermax prisons and the detrimental effects of long-term high-security confinement on prisoners and their families.

Stephen C. Richards, an ex-convict who served time in nine federal prisons before earning his PhD in criminology, argues the supermax prison era began in 1983 at United States Penitentiary (USP) Marion in southern Illinois, where the first "control units" were built by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The Marion Experiment, written from a Convict Criminology Perspective, offers an introduction to long-term solitary confinement and supermax prisons, followed by a series of first-person accounts by prisoners - some of whom are scholars - previously or currently incarcerated in high-security facilities, including some of the roughest prisons in the western world.

Scholars also address the widespread "Marionization" of solitary confinement, its impact on female, adolescent, and mentally ill prisoners and families, and international perspectives on imprisonment. As a bold step toward rethinking supermax prisons, Richards presents the most comprehensive view of the topic to date to raise awareness of the negative aspects of long-term solitary confinement and the need to reevaluate how prisoners are housed and treated.

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Robert Johnson and Sonia Tabriz The New School of Convict Criminology
Lethal Rejection

Jeffrey I. Ross and Stephen C. Richards
Beyond Bars: Rejoining Society After Prison

Jeffrey I. Ross and Stephen C. Richards
Convict Criminology

Jeffrey I. Ross and Stephen C. Richards
Behind Bars

The New School of Convict Criminology
John Irwin
The Felon

John Irwin
Prisons in Turmoil

John Irwin
The Jail

John Irwin
The Warehouse Prison

Richard S. Jones and Thomas J. Schmid
Doing Time

The New School of Convict Criminology
James Austin and John Irwin
It's About Time

Charles M. Terry
The Fellas

Greg Newbold
Crime In New Zealand

Greg Newbold
Punishment and Politics: The Maximum Security Prison in New Zealand
Greg Newbold
Crime and Deviance (Critical Issues in New Zealand Society)

Seth Ferranti
Prison Stories
K. C. Carceral
Prison Inc.
K. C. Carceral
Behind a Convict's Eyes
Victor Hassine
Life Without Parole
Jeffrey Ian Ross
Cutting the Edge

Jeffrey Ian Ross
Special Problems in Corrections
Wilbert Rideau and Ron Wikberg
Life Sentences
Shadd Maruna and Russ Immarigeon
After Crime and Punishment
James Paluch
A Life for a Life

Todd Clear
American Corrections
Joan Petersilia
When Prisoners Come Home
Greg Newbold
The Problem of Prisons: Correction Reform in New Zealand
Shadd Maruna
Making Good

William Tregea and Marjorie S. Larmour
The Prisoner's World: Portraits of Convicts Caught in the Incarceration Binge
James E. Palombo
Criminal to Critic: Reflections amid the American Experiment (Critical Perspectives on Crime and Inequality)
Randall G. Shelden and Daniel Macallair
Juvenile Justice in America: Problems and Prospects

Matthew B. Robinson and Dan Murphy
Greed is Good! Maximization and Elite Deviance in America (December 2008)
Matthew B. Robinson
Justice Blind? Ideals and Realities of American Criminal Justice (3rd Edition) 2008
Matthew B. Robinson
Death Nation: The Experts Explain American Capital Punishment (2007)
Matthew B. Robinson
Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics (2007)

Matthew B. Robinson
Why Crime? An Integrated Systems Theory of Antisocial Behavior (2004)

Jeffrey Ian Ross
Cutting the Edge: Current Perspectives in Radical/Critical Criminology and Criminal Justice (2009)

Confronting Gangs
G. David Curry Sunshine

William Du Bois and R. Dean Wright
Politics In The Human Interest

William Du Bois and R. Dean Wright
Applying Sociology: Making A Better World

Daniel Burton-Rose and Paul Wright
The Celling of America: An Inside Look at the US Prison Industry

Tara Herivel and Paul Wright
Prison Nation: The Warehousing of America's Poor

Tara J. Herivel and Paul Wright
Prison Profiteers: Who Makes Money from Mass Incarceration

Jon Marc Taylor (Edited by Susan Schwartzkopf)
Prisoners' Guerrilla Handbook to Correspondence Programs

Allan Weaver
So You Think You Know Me?

Rob Johnson
Death Work: A Study of the Modern Execution Process

     Rob Johnson
Hard Time: Understanding and Reforming the Prison

Rob Johnson
Miller's Revenge

John Irwin
Lifers: Seeking Redemption in Prison

Bonnie Kern

The New School of Convict Criminology
Transnational Criminology Manual
Transnational Criminology Manual

Product Description: In a three volume collection Wolf Legal Publishers presents The Transnational Criminology Manual. We are happy with contributions from more than 100 eminent specialists from the field including scholars from, among others, France (Reims University, Department of Justice) Canada (Montreal University), The Netherlands (Tilburg University, Leiden University, Erasmus Medical Centre), USA (New York University, Duke University), Belgium (Free University Brussels) and the UK (University of Exeter, Strathclyde University, Cardiff University), this Encyclopedia provides an elaborate insight in criminology and its specifics. The Transnational criminology manual provides comprehensive coverage of the leading topics in criminology. Whereas the first volume provides the readers with an introduction to criminology, the second and third volume include timely topics such as internet crimes, money laundering, victimization and therapy. This collection is bilingual; English / French, whereas most contributions are presented entirely in English (with French abstracts). The books are of interest for students in criminology, psychology, sociology and law, social workers, judges, attorneys, probation officers, policemen, and many others.

From Behind the Wall: Commentary on Crime, Punishment, Race and the Underclass by a Prison Inmate - Mansfield B. Frazier
From Behind the Wall

THE TOUGHEST BEAT: Politics, Punishment, and the Prison Officers Union in California by Joshua Page, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota
The Toughest Beat

Corrections and Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms by Daniel Murphy, Professor Appalachian State University

Those sentenced to prison bring with them individual characteristics acquired prior to incarceration. This study assesses the effect of pre-prison experiences on adjustment to the prison environment. Regression analysis indicates that pre-prison experiences are significantly related to the likelihood of participating in, or being exposed to, elements of the incarceration experience that may cause Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms (PTSS). Corrections and Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms

Never Ending Circles: The Autobiography of a Former Criminal Turned Writer and Criminologist by David Honeywell

David Honeywell is a reformed offender turned PhD student, guest lecturer and author with degrees in criminology and social research. In 2012, he published his autobiography, Never Ending Circles which was inspired by Britain's riots. David led a completely directionless life starting with a dysfunctional youth which involved going in and out of court, prison and psychiatric hospitals for depression, drifting from town to town and from job to job. And also committing relatively petty, mostly impulsive, but occasionally violent crimes such as criminal damage and assaults. In 1983, he was first convicted at 20-years-old, to a 30 month youth custody sentence. Never Ending Circles
Hood II Hood: Helping Prisoners Transition to Freedom by James Burnett

James Burnett seeks to help at-risk and imprisoned individuals to find their inner voices and the language to express their important experiences, to process their pain and struggles, to recognize and awaken their dreams, and to pursue their dreams freely in their newly awakened lives. Hood II Hood

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