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The American Prison

The American Prison
Imagining a Different Future

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April 2013 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This volume is an attempt to be at the forefront of engaging in this conversation about the future of the American prison. Ináthirteen chapters,áthe authorsáask established correctional scholars to imagine what this prison future might entail. Each scholar uses their expertise to craftùin an accessible way for students to readùa blueprint for how to create a new penology along a particular theme. At the bookÆs end, the editors write a comprehensive essay that will pull together the ôlessons learnedö from the preceding chapters.Features and Benefits1. Written by talented corrections scholars, the volume includes 12 different ideas, divided into six parts, on how to improve the American prison.2. The scholarsáhave contributed essays that use correctional research and theory to map out feasible approaches for fashioning a truly humane and effective prison. 3. Each chapter is introduced by the Editors who highlight the chapters importance and relevance to changing today's correctional environment.
Paula Smith and Myrinda Schweitzer
Chapter 1. The Therapeutic Prison
Lois Presser
Chapter 2. The Restorative Prison
Byron R. Johnson
Chapter 3. The Faith-Based Prison
Francis T. Cullen, Jody L. Sundt and John F. Wozniak
Chapter 4. The Virtuous Prison
Kristi Holsinger
Chapter 5. The Feminist Prison
Craig Hemmens and Mary K. Stohr
Chapter 6. The Racially Just Prison
Benjamin Steiner and Benjamin Meade
Chapter 7. The Safe Prison
Roberto Hugh Potter and Jeffrey W. Rosky
Chapter 8. The Healthy Prison
Kevin A. Wright
Chapter 9. The Private Prison
Mary K. Stohr and John F. Wozniak
Chapter 10. The Green Prison
Cheryl Lero Jonson, John E. Eck and Francis T. Cullen
Chapter 11. The Small Prison
Francis T. Cullen, Cheryl Lero Jonson and John E. Eck
Chapter 12. The Accountable Prison
Mary K. Stohr, Cheryl Lero Jonson and Francis T. Cullen
Chapter 13. Lessons Learned

The book is great and the information is exactly what I need to teach my students about the American prison system. I love the book!

Mrs Monekka Munroe
Sociology Crim Justice Dept, Florida A & M Univ
August 17, 2014

Multiple perspectives on the issue of Prison Reform. This text presents learners with a varieties of perspectives attempting to engage the burgeoning prison crisis in the United States.

Mr Elias Ortega-Aponte
Graduate Division of Religion, Drew University
October 15, 2013

Francis T. Cullen

Francis T. Cullen is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Associate in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati, where he also holds a joint appointment in sociology. He received a Ph.D. (1979) in sociology and education from Columbia University. Professor Cullen has published more than 500 works in the areas of criminological theory, corrections, white-collar crime, public opinion, sexual victimization, and the criminology of Donald Trump. He is author of Rethinking Crime and Deviance Theory: The Emergence of a Structuring Tradition and is coauthor of Reaffirming Rehabilitation, Correctional... More About Author

Cheryl Lero Jonson

Cheryl Lero Jonson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Xavier University. She received a Ph.D. (2010) in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati. She is coeditor of The Origins of American Criminology, Sisters in Crime Revisited: Bringing Gender into Criminology, The American Prison: Imagining a Different Future, and Deterrence, Choice, and Crime: Contemporary Perspectives. Her published work has appeared in Criminology and Public Policy, Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, and Victims and Offenders. Her current research interests include correctional policy, the impact of incarceration on... More About Author

Mary K. Stohr

Mary K. Stohr is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University. She received a PhD (1990) in political science from Washington State University, with specializations in criminal justice and public administration. Many moons ago, and before she earned her graduate degrees, she worked as a correctional officer and then as a counselor in an adult male prison in Washington State. Professor Stohr has published more than 100 academic works in the areas of correctional organizations and operation, correctional personnel, inmate needs and assessment, program evaluation, gender, policing,... More About Author

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