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Life Without Parole Sentencing  

Christopher Seeds

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Aug 2019
Life without parole sentencing refers to laws, policies, and practices concerning lifetime prison sentences that also preclude release by parole. While sentences to imprisonment for life ... More

Mass Incarceration in the United States: From Punishment to Public Health  

Ernest Drucker

Online publication date:
Jul 2019
Subject:
Corrections
Mass imprisonment in the United States is an epidemic that has spread across five generations affecting millions of individuals, their families, and hundreds of communities. The United ... More

Reentry Processes in the United States  

James M. Binnall and Maryanne Alderson

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Apr 2019
Reentry is the process of ending a period of incarceration, leaving jail or prison, and returning to society. Not to be confused with reintegration or recidivism, reentry is not a measure ... More

Using Action Research to Improve Race Relations in Prisons  

Tom Ellis

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Apr 2019
Subject:
Corrections
Tackling racism in prisons has a relatively long policy, practice, and research history in England and Wales. However, clear evidence of success in reducing racism in prisons has been, and ... More

Capital Punishment  

Paul Kaplan

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Feb 2019
The death penalty, also referred to as capital punishment, is the process whereby a state government orders a sentence of death for a person found guilty of a particular set of criminal ... More

Correctional Classification and Security  

Sarah Tahamont and Nicole E. Frisch

Online publication date:
Feb 2019
Subject:
Corrections
Correctional classification is at the core of the prison experience. Classification processes determine what, with whom, and how an inmate will spend his or her time while incarcerated. ... More

Probation Revocation  

David E. Olson

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Feb 2019
Subject:
Corrections
Despite all the attention paid to the growing prison populations in the United States since the early 1990s, it remains, as it has throughout recent history, that probation accounts for ... More

Electronic Monitoring  

Julie Brancale, Thomas G. Blomberg, and William D. Bales

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Aug 2018
Subject:
Corrections
The movements of accused and convicted offenders in many countries around the world are increasingly being monitored with electronic supervision tools. Individuals can be placed on ... More

Executive Clemency in the United States  

Margaret Colgate Love

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Jul 2018
Executive clemency has a rich history in the United States, both as an agent of justice and as a tool of politics. A presidential power to pardon was included in Article II of the ... More

Gender and Community-Based Correctional Programs for Women  

Nicole Kaufman

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Jun 2018
In the contemporary era of “tough on crime” policies and the globalized drug war, the number of women in the criminal justice system has increased across several countries. Women’s ... More

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