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After Life ImprisonmentReentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration

After Life Imprisonment: Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Marieke Liem

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479806928
eISBN:
9781479860746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806928.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Today, one out of every nine prisoners is serving a life sentence. Even though a proportion is serving a sentence of life without parole, the majority of lifers will at one point be released to ... More

The Chinese Heroin TradeCross-Border Drug Trafficking in Southeast Asia and Beyond

The Chinese Heroin Trade: Cross-Border Drug Trafficking in Southeast Asia and Beyond

Ko-lin Chin and Sheldon X. Zhang

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479895403
eISBN:
9781479832514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479895403.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In a country long associated with the trade in opiates, the Chinese government has for decades applied extreme measures to curtail the spread of illicit drugs, only to find that the problem has ... More

Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice

Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice

Franklin E. Zimring and David S. Tanenhaus (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479816873
eISBN:
9781479863402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479816873.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This is a hopeful but complicated era for those with ambitions to reform the juvenile courts and youth-serving public institutions in the United States. As advocates plea for major reforms, many fear ... More

Community CriminologyFundamentals of Spatial and Temporal Scaling, Ecological Indicators, and Selectivity Bias

Community Criminology: Fundamentals of Spatial and Temporal Scaling, Ecological Indicators, and Selectivity Bias

Ralph B. Taylor

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725498
eISBN:
9780814708033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725498.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

For close to a century, the field of community criminology has examined the causes and consequences of community crime and delinquency rates. Nevertheless, there is still a lot we do not know about ... More

Convicted and CondemnedThe Politics and Policies of Prisoner Reentry

Convicted and Condemned: The Politics and Policies of Prisoner Reentry

Keesha M. Middlemass

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780814724392
eISBN:
9780814760185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724392.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Convicted and Condemned is a critical assessment of how a felony conviction operates as an integral part of prisoner reentry. Drawing on an interdisciplinary framework and ethnographic data, the book ... More

Courting KidsInside an Experimental Youth Court

Courting Kids: Inside an Experimental Youth Court

Carla J. Barrett

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709467
eISBN:
9780814760048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709467.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Despite being labeled as adults, the approximately 200,000 youth under the age of 18 who are now prosecuted as adults each year in criminal court are still adolescents, and the contradiction of their ... More

Covered in Ink"Tattoos, Women and the Politics of the Body"

Covered in Ink: "Tattoos, Women and the Politics of the Body"

Beverly Yuen Thompson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814760000
eISBN:
9780814785997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760000.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Coveredin Ink’s main objective is to present the experience of heavily tattooed women: their love of ink as well as their experiences of prejudice from strangers, family, employers, and media ... More

Deported"Immigrant Policing, Disposable Labor and Global Capitalism"

Deported: "Immigrant Policing, Disposable Labor and Global Capitalism"

Tanya Maria Golash-Boza

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479894666
eISBN:
9781479859443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479894666.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The United States currently is deporting more people than ever before: 4 million people have been deported since 1997—twice as many as all people deported prior to 1996. There is a disturbing pattern ... More

From Deportation to PrisonThe Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America

From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America

Patrisia Macías-Rojas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479804665
eISBN:
9781479858422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804665.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

From Deportation to Prison traces the punitive turn in immigration and border policy to the Department of Homeland Security’s Criminal Alien Program (CAP), originally designed to purge noncitizens ... More

5 GramsCrack Cocaine, Rap Music, and the War on Drugs

5 Grams: Crack Cocaine, Rap Music, and the War on Drugs

Dimitri A. Bogazianos

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787007
eISBN:
9780814725160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787007.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In 2010, President Barack Obama signed a law repealing one of the most controversial policies in American criminal justice history: the 100-to-1 sentencing disparity between crack cocaine and powder ... More

Jammed UpBad Cops, Police Misconduct, and the New York City Police Department

Jammed Up: Bad Cops, Police Misconduct, and the New York City Police Department

Robert J. Kane and Michael D. White

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748411
eISBN:
9780814785751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748411.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Drugs, bribes, falsifying evidence, unjustified force and kickbacks: there are many opportunities for cops to act like criminals. This book studies the nature and causes of police misconduct. While ... More

Judging AddictsDrug Courts and Coercion in the Justice System

Judging Addicts: Drug Courts and Coercion in the Justice System

Rebecca Tiger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784068
eISBN:
9780814759417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784068.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The number of people incarcerated in the United States now exceeds 2.3 million, due in part to the increasing criminalization of drug use: over 25 percent of people incarcerated in jails and prisons ... More

Juvenile Justice in Global Perspective

Juvenile Justice in Global Perspective

Franklin E. Zimring, Maximo Langer, and David S. Tanenhaus (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479826537
eISBN:
9781479838004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479826537.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Among developed nations, the United States has one of the most extreme and harsh criminal justice systems in the world—there is overwhelmingly more violence, more punishment, and more incarceration ... More

Kids, Cops, and ConfessionsInside the Interrogation Room

Kids, Cops, and Confessions: Inside the Interrogation Room

Barry C. Feld

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814727775
eISBN:
9780814770467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814727775.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Juveniles possess less maturity, intelligence, and competence than adults, heightening their vulnerability in the justice system. For this reason, states try juveniles in separate courts and use ... More

Leaving ProstitutionGetting Out and Staying Out of Sex Work

Leaving Prostitution: Getting Out and Staying Out of Sex Work

Sharon S. Oselin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785881
eISBN:
9780814770726
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785881.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

While street prostitutes comprise only a small minority of sex workers, they have the highest rates of physical and sexual abuse, arrest and incarceration, drug addiction, and stigmatization, which ... More

Narrative CriminologyUnderstanding Stories of Crime

Narrative Criminology: Understanding Stories of Crime

Lois Presser and Sveinung Sandberg (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479876778
eISBN:
9781479895731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876778.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Stories are much more than a means of communication, stories help us shape our identities, make sense of the world, and mobilize others to action. This book examines stories that animate offending. ... More

Not GuiltyAre the Acquitted Innocent?

Not Guilty: Are the Acquitted Innocent?

Daniel Givelber and Amy Farrell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732175
eISBN:
9780814725344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732175.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

As scores of death row inmates are exonerated by DNA evidence and innocence commissions are set up across the country, conviction of the innocent has become a well-recognized problem. But the U.S. ... More

Progressive PunishmentJob Loss, Jail Growth and the Neoliberal Logic of Carceral Expansion

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

Punishing ImmigrantsPolicy, Politics, and Injustice

Punishing Immigrants: Policy, Politics, and Injustice

Charis E. Kubrin, Marjorie S. Zatz, and Ramiro Martínez (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814749029
eISBN:
9780814749043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814749029.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Arizona's controversial new immigration bill is just the latest of many steps in the new criminalization of immigrants. While many cite the presumed criminality of illegal aliens as an excuse for ... More

Punishment in Popular Culture

Punishment in Popular Culture

Charles J. Jr. Ogletree and Austin Sarat (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479861958
eISBN:
9781479878680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479861958.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Punishment in Popular Culture examines the cultural images that undergird and critique America’s distinctive approach to punishment. It recognizes that the semiotics of punishment is all around us, ... More

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