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US convict criminology comes of age

Rod Earle

in Convict Criminology: Inside and Out

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447323648
eISBN:
9781447323662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323648.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter sets out the emergence of convict criminology in the USA through a discussion of the life and work of John Irwin. It traces Irwin’s progression from prisoner to professor via Soledad ... More


From Open University in prison to convict criminology upon release: mind the gap

Michael Irwin

in Degrees of Freedom: Prison Education at The Open University

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447353065
eISBN:
9781447353089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447353065.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Education

A long prison sentence leads Michael Irwin to a revelation that his experiences of studying criminology with The Open University and discovering classic prison research studies might offer him a new ... More


Concluding with convictions!

Rod Earle

in Convict Criminology: Inside and Out

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447323648
eISBN:
9781447323662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323648.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The final chapter draws from George Orwell’s reflections on England and Imperialism to reflect on the state of contemporary criminology and struggles for social justice in the increasingly fragile ... More


Convict Criminology: Inside and Out

Rod Earle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447323648
eISBN:
9781447323662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323648.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Convict criminology is the study of criminology by those who have first-hand experience of imprisonment. This is the first single-authored account of this unusual perspective. It begins with an ... More


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