American Prison Imagining a Different Future

ISBN-10: 1452241368

ISBN-13: 9781452241364

Edition: 2014

Authors: Cheryl Lero Jonson, Mary K. Stohr, Francis T. Cullen

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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.
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List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/25/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Cheryl Lero Jonson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at Northern Kentucky University. She received a Ph.D. (2010) in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati. She is co-editor of The Origins of American Criminology. 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 the impact of prison on recidivism, sources of inmate violence, the use of meta-analysis to organize criminological knowledge, early intervention and crime prevention, and work-family conflict among law enforcement officials

Francis T. Cullen is Distinguished Research Professor 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 over 275 works in the areas of criminological theory, corrections, white-collar crime, public opinion, and the measurement of sexual victimization. He is author of Rethinking Crime and Deviance Theory: The Emergence of a Structuring Tradition and is coauthor of Reaffirming Rehabilitation, Corporate Crime Under Attack: The Ford Pinto Case and Beyond, Criminology, Combating Corporate Crime: Local Prosecutors at Work, Unsafe in the Ivory Tower: The Sexual Victimization of College Women, and Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences. He also is coeditor of Contemporary Criminological Theory, Offender Rehabilitation: Effective Correctional Intervention, Criminological Theory: Past to Present-Essential Readings, Taking Stock: The Status of Criminological Theory, The Origins of American Criminology, and the Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory. Professor Cullen is a Past President of the American Society of Criminology and of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Reforming Offenders
The Therapeutic Prison
Editors' Introduction
Correctional Program Assessment Inventory
Designing a Therapeutic Prison
Capacity of the Institution
Organizational Factors
Program Implementation/Maintenance
Management/Staff Characteristics
Interagency Communication
Content of Services
Client Risk/Need Practices
Program Characteristics
Core Correctional Practices
The Restorative Prison
Editors' Introduction
A Culture of Care
Reduced Use of Incarceration
A Model Restorative Prison
Morally Transforming Offenders
The Faith-Based Prison
Editors' Introduction
Contemporary Prison Ministry
Prison Ministry Goes to the Next Level: The Emergence of faith-Based Prison Programs
Evaluating the InnerChange Freedom Initiative
Replicating InnerChange: An Outcome Evaluation in Minnesota
Moving Beyond Faith-Based Prison Programs: Introducing the Prison Seminary
The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Prisoner Reentry
The Federal Government Takes an Initial Step in Addressing Prisoner Reentry
Extending Faith-Based Efforts to the Community
The Virtuous Prison
Editors' Introduction
Rediscovering Morality
The Legal Prison
The Painful Prison
The Virtuous Prison
Restorative Rehabilitation
Prison Particulars
Faith-Based Prisons
Conclusion: Doing Good
Doing Justice
The Feminist Prison
Editors' Introduction
Women in Prison
The Numbers and Trends
Their Characteristics
Programs and Policies
Rehabilitation in Prison Programs
Feminist Approaches
Research Directions
Theoretical Perspectives on Women's Offending
Conditions and Practices in Women's Prisons
A Model Feminist Prison
The Prison Environment
The Nature of the Intervention: Relational and Rehabilitative
Addressing Trauma, Substance Use, and Mental Health
Contact With Children
Skill Development and Empowerment
Community Reentry for Women
Feminist Alternatives and Activism
The Racially Just Prison
Editors' Introduction
Racial Inequality in American Prisons
Historical Background
The Civil Rights Movement in Prisons
Current Racial and Ethnic Differences in Prison Use
Racial Segregation in American Prisons: A Short History
Consequences of Disproportionate Minority Confinement: Inside and Outside Prison
A Racially Just Prison
Racial Integration
Sentencing Policies
Doing No Harm
The Safe Prison
Editors' Introduction
Safety and Order in Prisons
The Extent of Inmate Crime and Victimization in Prisons
Causes and Correlates of Inmate Crime and Victimization
Current Efforts to Make Prisons Safe
Inmate Classification
Inmate Programming
Managerial Styles
Mass Incarceration, Prison Crowding, and Prison Safety
Legitimacy and Prison Safety
Conclusion: Creating the Safe Prison
Reduce Prison Populations
Classify Inmates Based on Their Needs Rather Than Risk
Provide Inmates With Opportunities for Evidence-Based Programming
Make Prisons More Legitimate
Improve the Legitimacy of Correctional Staff
The Healthy Prison
Editors' Introduction
The Healthy Prison's Ancestry
The Healthy Prison�s Mandate
The Healthy Prison's Patients
The Healthy Prison
Developing the Healthy Prison
Reinventing the Prison
The Private Prison
Editors' Introduction
The Current Private Prison: No Worse (But No Better) Than Public Prisons
The Future Private Prison: Doing Well By Doing Good
The Correctional Environment of Private Prisons
Performance-Based Contracts
What to Watch Out For
Recidivism Rates Remain High
Corruption Is Rampant
Control Is Expanded
Conclusion: Money for Somethin' and Justice for Free
The Green Prison
Editors' Introduction
The Meaning of Green
Green Prisons: The Problem of Fossil Fuels and Oil Supply
Elements of Green Society
Prisons and the Resistance to Greening
The American Prison as a Toxic Environmental Hog
The Benefits Derived From Going Green
Indicators of a Green Movement in Prisons and Jails
Washington State Prisons
Maryland Prisons
Indiana Prisons
California Prisons
Other State Prisons
Federal Prisons
Jails in California and Minnesota
Green Planning and Operations for Prisons: A Sustainable Model
Conclusions and Recommendations for a Model Green Prison
Smaller Size
Prisons Must Supply Their Own Clean Energy Needs
Prisons Should Be Sited Closer to Urban Areas
Prisons, Their Inmates, and Staff Should Be Engaged in Environmentally Friendly Endeavors
Prisons Must Focus on Environmental Work and Education for Inmates
Prisons Must Hire and Train Staff on the Value of, and the Skills Needed for, a Model Green Prison
Green Practices and Initiatives Should Be Studied
Making Prisons Perform
The Small Prison
Editors' Introduction
In Pursuit of Bigness
The Limits of Bigness
Why Are Prisons Big?
How to Make Prisons Smaller
Rethinking "Get Tough"
Judicial and Prosecutorial Accountability
In Pursuit of Smallness
The Accountable Prison
Editors' Introduction
The Failure of Prisons
From Failure to Success: Lessons from Policing
Using What We Know About Effective Rehabilitation
The Accountable Prison
Making Accountability Matter
Carrots (Mostly) and Sticks (Not Often)
Core Issues
Social Impact Bonds
Conclusion: Choosing a Different Future
The American Prison
Lessons Learned: From Penal Harm to Penal Help
Prisons Must Improve, Not Harm Inmates
Prisons Must Be Just
Prisons Must Be Healthy and Safe
Prisons Must Be Accountable
Prisons Must Be Affordable and Reserved for Violent and Repeat Offenders
Prisons Must Be Developmental for Staff
The Humaneness Found in Prison Provides Hope for a Better Future
About the Editors
About the Contributors
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