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Restorative Justice in Prisons

Barb Toews and M. Kay Harris

in Social Work and Restorative Justice: Skills for Dialogue, Peacemaking, and Reconciliation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195394641
eISBN:
9780199863365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394641.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter argues that the effects of incarceration and prisoners' reentry into the greater community intersects with social work through its concentration on criminal justice. Incarceration and ... More


Introduction

Sara Wakefield and Christopher Wildeman

in Children of the Prison Boom: Mass Incarceration and the Future of American Inequality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199989225
eISBN:
9780199347612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989225.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter describes the plan of the book, defines mass incarceration, and provides historical information on the prison boom in the United States. It links large increases in the incarceration ... More


Explaining Differences: Predicting Convergence?

Janet L. Abu-Lughod

in Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195328752
eISBN:
9780199944057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328752.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter draws the different themes together, comparing the relative success each city—Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago—has had in resolving the tensions that lead to riots. These differences ... More


An Unenviable Task: How Federal Courts Legitimized Mass Incarceration

Jonathan Simon

in Legitimacy and Criminal Justice: An International Exploration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198701996
eISBN:
9780191772887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701996.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This chapter offers a view of the core beliefs around which the legitimacy of contemporary US prisons in federal courts may be said to be justified. Empowered by the Constitution to decide whether ... More


Promote Smart Decarceration

Matthew W. Epperson, Carrie Pettus-Davis, Annie Grier, and Leon Sawh

in Grand Challenges for Social Work and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190858988
eISBN:
9780190859015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190858988.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Research and Evaluation

The United States has the world’s largest proportion of people behind bars. Mass incarceration and failed rehabilitation have resulted in staggering economic and human costs. Our challenge is to ... More


Mass Incarceration, Executions, and Gun Violence in “the Land of the Free”

Mugambi Jouet

in Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Mass incarceration exists in America on a scale unmatched in global history. America is also the only Western democracy that has not abolished the death penalty; and one of the nations that execute ... More


Introduction

Anne E. Parsons

in From Asylum to Prison: Deinstitutionalization and the Rise of Mass Incarceration after 1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469640631
eISBN:
9781469640655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640631.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction reviews the relevant histories of prisons, mental health policy, and the social welfare state. It highlights how recent scholarship has not connected the history of mental hospitals ... More


Mass Incarceration and the Theory of Punishment

Vincent Chiao

in Criminal Law in the Age of the Administrative State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190273941
eISBN:
9780190273965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190273941.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

A popular form of retributivism insists that the permissibility of punishment is dependent solely upon the rights of the parties, with the social costs or benefits of a system of punishment relegated ... More


How Much Might Mass Imprisonment Affect Childhood Inequality?

Sara Wakefield and Christopher Wildeman

in Prisons, Punishment, and the Family: Towards a New Sociology of Punishment?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198810087
eISBN:
9780191847257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810087.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter first briefly introduces readers of some arguments made in an earlier work, Children of the Prison Boom (2013). This book made three core arguments, the first of which was that 25 per ... More


Introduction

Carolyn Sufrin

in Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women behind Bars

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520288669
eISBN:
9780520963559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288669.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This introductory chapter provides a snapshot of maternal care in jails and how it reveals two deeply entrenched crises in U.S. society: mass incarceration and health care inequalities. Jail and the ... More


Progressive Punishment: Job Loss, Jail Growth and the Neoliberal Logic of Carceral Expansion

Judah Schept

Published in print:
1942
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479810710
eISBN:
9781479802821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810710.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Progressive Punishment is an ethnographic case study of carceral expansion in Bloomington, Indiana. The book focuses primarily on the logics, discourses, spatial dimensions, and historical context of ... More


Building the Prison State: Race and the Politics of Mass Incarceration

Heather Schoenfeld

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226520964
eISBN:
9780226521152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226521152.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Building the Prison State is a new look at why the United States locks millions of people behind bars, in harsh conditions, with little opportunity to better themselves, for long periods of time. ... More


A New Perspective on the Carceral State

Heather Schoenfeld

in Building the Prison State: Race and the Politics of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226520964
eISBN:
9780226521152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226521152.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter introduces the core claims, concepts, and contributions of the book. It argues that mass incarceration was not inevitable. Policymakers had to choose to build state capacity to arrest, ... More


“First Be Reconciled”: Restorative Justice and Deliberative Democracy

William R. O’Neill

in Democracy, Culture, Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267309
eISBN:
9780823272334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267309.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Bill O’Neill offers a provocative philosophical and theological reflection on the ‘moral squint’ of restorative justice—which he links tightly with the Catholic Social Teaching—in deliberative ... More


Mass Incarceration

Peter Temin

in The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036160
eISBN:
9780262339988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036160.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

The United States has a dual justice system; the FTE sector pays fines, and the low-wage sector goes to jail. One out of three black males spends time in prison in a new Jim Crow system. Poor white ... More


The Second Coming of Dignity

Jonathan Simon

in The New Criminal Justice Thinking

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479831548
eISBN:
9781479801800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479831548.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

In this chapter, Jonathan Simon argues that the modern criminal system should adopt the value of dignity as its governing ideal. The chapter argues that the legality principle—once a primary engine ... More


Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration

Geoffrey Adelsberg, Lisa Guenther, and Scott Zeman (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265299
eISBN:
9780823266685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265299.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Mass incarceration is one of the most pressing ethical and political issues of our time. In this volume, philosophers join activists and those incarcerated on death row to grapple with contemporary ... More


Epilogue

Anne E. Parsons

in From Asylum to Prison: Deinstitutionalization and the Rise of Mass Incarceration after 1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469640631
eISBN:
9781469640655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640631.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The epilogue reflects on the contemporary crisis of mass incarceration in the United States, which has particularly affected people with mental health conditions and substance abuse disorders. It ... More


Sentencing Disparity and Mass Incarceration

Rhys Hester

in A System of Pleas: Social Sciences Contributions to the Real Legal System

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190689247
eISBN:
9780190689278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190689247.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter examines how the system of pleas impacts two areas that receive special attention in criminal justice: (1) sentencing disparities and (2) mass incarceration. The first section discusses ... More


Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Mugambi Jouet

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Americans are far more divided than other Westerners over basic issues, including wealth inequality, health care, climate change, evolution, the literal truth of the Bible, apocalyptical prophecies, ... More


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