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Convict Criminology for the Future

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ISBN 9780367860158
November 10, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

Bringing together a variety of diverse international contributors from the Convict Criminology community, Convict Criminology for the Future surveys the historical roots of Convict Criminology, the current challenges experienced by formerly incarcerated people, and future directions for the field.

Over the past two decades research has been conducted in the field of Convict Criminology, recognizing that the convict voice has long been ignored or marginalized in academia, criminal justice practice, and public policy debates. This edited volume provides a much-needed update on the state of the field and how it has evolved. Seven primary themes are examined.

  • Historical Underpinnings of Convict Criminology
  • Adaptations to prison life
  • Longstanding Challenges for Prisoners and Formerly Incarcerated People
  • Post Secondary Education behind bars
  • The expansion of Convict Criminology beyond North America
  • Conducting scholarly research in carceral settings
  • Future Directions in Convict Criminology

A global line up of contributors, from the fields of Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law, Political Science, and Sociology, comprehensively tackle each topic, reviewing causes, reactions, and solutions to challenges. The volume also includes a chronology of significant events in the history of Convict Criminology.

Integrating current events with research using a variety of methods in scholarly analysis, Convict Criminology for the Future is invaluable reading for students and scholars of corrections, criminology, criminal justice, law, and sociology.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Shadd Maruna

1. Introduction: Convict Criminology for the Future

Jeffrey Ian Ross and Francesca Vianello

2. Context is Everything: Understanding the Scholarly, Social, and Pedagogical Origins of Convict Criminology

Jeffrey Ian Ross

3. Crossing Borders, Pushing Boundaries and Privileging ‘Marginalised’ Voices: Surviving Motherhood in Prison

Sinem Safak Bozkurt, Marisa Merico, Andreas Aresti and Sacha Darke

4. Doing Time for Convict Criminology 

Rod Earle

5. A convict-counter information to contest crime-press dis-information

Elton Kalica

6. In the pool without a life jacket: Status fragility and Convict Criminology in the Current Criminological Era

Grant Tietjen and Daniel Ryan Kavish

7. A Convict Criminology approach to prisoner families

Alison Cox

8. Developing Convict Criminology: Notes from Italy

Francesca Vianello

9. It’s time! Towards a Southern Convict Criminology

Valeria Vegh Weiss

10. University Education in Prison and Convict Criminology: Reflections from a field research study

Andrea Borghini and Gerardo Pastore

11. The Convict University project and the autoethnography of the biographical changeover. A case study based on mutual narratives between external and convict students

Vincenza Pellegrino, Veronica Valenti, and Claudio Conte

12. Can the "psychiatric prisoner" speak? Notes from Convict Criminology and Disability Studies

Luca Sterchele

13. Radicalization and experiences of detention

Alvise Sbraccia

14. The reaction of the Italian Prison Administration in the face of a Convict Criminologist

Giovanni Torrente

15. Rethinking Punishment: Prison research and the (un)intended challenges of institutional research ethics review

James Gacek and Rosemary Ricciardelli

16. Conclusion: What does the future hold for Convict Criminology?

Francesca Vianello and Jeffrey Ian Ross

Appendix: Chronology of events in the history of Convict Criminology

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Jeffrey Ian Ross, Ph.D. is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice, College of Public Affairs, and a Research Fellow of the Center for International and Comparative Law, and the Schaefer Center for Public Policy at the University of Baltimore.

Francesca Vianello, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in Sociology of Law, Deviance and Social Change in the department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology at the University of Padua, where she teaches Sociology of Law, Sociology of Deviance and Sociology of Prison Life.