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Convict Criminology 1st Edition

Jeffrey Ian Ross, Stephen C. Richards

  • Published
  • 432 Pages


CONVICT CRIMINOLOGY is a collection of chapters written by criminologists, half of whom are ex-convicts. The book includes provocative discussions of rehabilitation, recidivism, drug addiction, life inside different prison systems, transincarceration, discrimination against felons, fathers in prison, and children in adult jails. The book merges autobiographical stories with criminological research to introduce a convict perspective that includes new ideas, vocabulary, and policy recommendations. CONVICT CRIMINOLOGY is a comprehensive text that covers all major topics related to prison life, prisoner reentry to the community, and research on prisons, in an engaging, thought-provoking style.

Jeffrey Ian Ross, University of Baltimore

Jeffrey Ross has published several books THE DYNAMICS OF POLITICAL CRIME, Sage 2002; MAKING NEWS OF POLICE VIOLENCE, Praeger, and a number of journal articles.

Stephen C. Richards, Northern Kentucky University

Stephen Richards, now an Associate Professor at Northern Kentucky University, once served an eleven-year term in federal custody (including time in a maximum security facility).
Forward by John Irwin.
1. The Use of Science to Justify the Imprisonment Binge by James Austin.
2. (Mis)Representing Prisons: The Role of Our Cultural Industries by Jeffrey Ian Ross.
3. Why I Study Prisons: My Twenty Year Personal and Professional Odyssey and an Understanding of Southern Prisons by Marianne Fisher-Giorlando.
4. Comments and Reflections on Forty Years in the American Criminal Justice System by Edward Tromanhauser.
5. From C-Block to Academia: You Can't Get There From Here by Charles M. Terry.
6. My Journey Through the Federal Bureau of Prisons by Stephen C. Richards.
7. Rehabilitation Criminals: It Ain't That Easy by Greg Newbold.
8. Who's Doing the Time Here, Me or My Children?: Addressing the Issues Implicated by Mounting Numbers of Fathers in Prison by Charles S. Lanier.
9. Excon: Managing a Spoiled Identity by Richard S. Jones.
10. Convict Criminology: The Two Legged Data Dilemma by Alan Mobley.
11. Understanding Women in Prison by Barbara Owen.
12. Aspirin Ain't Gonna Help the Kind of Pain I'm In: Medical Care in the Federal Bureau of Prisons by Daniel S. Murphy.
13. Soar Like an Eagle, Dive Like a Loon: Human Diversity and Social Justice in the Native American Prison Experience by William G. Archambeault.
14. Convict Criminology and the Mentally Ill Offender: Prisoners of Confinement by Bruce A. Arrigo.
15. Convict and Teacher's Perspectives on Prison Higher Education by William S. Tregea.
16. Kids in Jail: I Mean You Ain't Really Learning Nothing (Productive) by Preston Elrod and Michael T. Brooks.
Conclusion: An Invitation to the Criminology/Criminal Justice Community by Stephen C. Richards and Jeffrey Ian Ross.