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Routledge Handbook on American Prisons


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Preface; Part 1: Prison Security, Operations, and Administration; 1. Prison Rules, Regulations, and Disciplinary Procedures; 2. The Evolution of Privatized Corrections in America; 3. Review of Risk Assessment and Classification in Prison; 4. Working in Institutional Corrections: The Roles, Responsibilities, and Challenges of Being a Correctional Officer; 5. Convenience without Conscience: Supermax Confinement in American Penology; Part 2: Types of Offenders and Populations; 6. Who Goes to Prison and Why: Examining Offender Characteristics and Offense Types; 7. Women in Corrections; 8. People Suffering from Mental Illness in Prison; 9. Elderly Inmates; Part 3: Living and Dying in Prison; 10. Prison Violence; 11. Misconduct in Corrections; 12. Sexual Behavior in Prison; 13. Correctional Healthcare; 14. Life on Death Row; Part 4: Release, Reentry, and Reform; 15. Cognitive and Psychological Programming for Correctional Populations; 16. Educational and Skill-Based Programming; 17. Collateral Consequences of Incarceration; 18. Collateral Consequences of Incarceration on Community; 19. Reforming Penality

About the Author

Laurie A. Gould is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at Arlington. She earned her PhD in Public Affairs from the University of Central Florida. Her areas of specialization include, corrections, comparative penology, state fragility, and gender and crime. She has co-authored two books [em dash] Corporal Punishment Around the World (Praeger) and State Fragility Around the World: Fractured Justice and Fierce Reprisal (CRC Press) [em dash] and her journal articles have been published in numerous national and international journals including The British Journal of Criminology, Violence Against Women, and Women and Criminal Justice. Her teaching interests include comparative world justice systems, corrections, and research methods.

John J. Brent, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University. His areas of interest include the cultural and structural dynamics of crime and crime-control, how institutions create and perpetuate inequalities, building a theoretical foundation for criminal justice theory, and how individuals are disciplined and punished.

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