Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities
- Mary Bosworth - University of Oxford, UK
Issues of race, gender, and class are fully integrated throughout in order to demonstrate the complexity of the implementation and intended results of incarceration. The encyclopedia also contain biographies, articles describing important legal statutes, as well as detailed and authoritative descriptions of the major prisons in the United States. Comparative data and examples are employed to analyze the America system within an international context.
The encyclopedia's 400 entries are all signed and written by recognized authorities.There is an appendix containing a comprehensive listing of every federal prison in the US complete with facility details and service information.
Stephanie Bush-Baskette, National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD)
Jeanne Flavin, Fordham University
Esther Heffernan, Edgewood College
Jim Thomas, Northern Illinois University
"This timely set on prisons and correctional facilities in America covers everything from prisoners, historical personages, organizations, groups, and riots to statistics, concepts, legislation, court cases, and more. It also integrates important issues of race, gender, and class ... This very accessible set will replace the current standard in the field ... Essential for sociology, criminology, and large general collections."
The Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities presents the questions surrounding the correctional system in the United States. . . . This set is highly recommended for both public and academic libraries, particularly those supporting programs in criminal justice, political science and governmental affairs.