1st Edition

Handbook on Inequalities in Sentencing and Corrections among Marginalized Populations

    290 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    290 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Handbook on Inequalities in Sentencing and Corrections among Marginalized Populations offers state-of-the-art volumes on seminal and topical issues that span the fields of sentencing and corrections. The volume is a comprehensive and fresh approach to examining sentencing and community and institutional corrections. The book includes empirical and theoretical essays and recent developments on the pressing concerns of persons of traditionally non-privileged statuses, including racial and ethnic minorities, indigenous populations, gender, immigrant status, LGBTQ+, transgender, disability, aging, veterans, and other marginalized statuses.

    The handbook considers a wide range of perspectives for understanding the experiences of persons who identify as a member of a traditionally marginalized group. This volume aims to help scholars and graduate students by providing an up-to-date guide to contemporary issues facing corrections and sentencing. It will also assist practitioners with resources for developing socially informed policies and practices. This collection of essays contributes to the knowledge base by summarizing what is known in each area and identifying emerging areas for theoretical, empirical, and policy work.

    This is Volume 7 of The ASC Division on Corrections and Sentencing Handbook Series. The handbooks provide in-depth coverage of seminal and topical issues around sentencing and corrections for scholars, students, practitioners, and policymakers.

    List of Contributors


    Eileen M. Ahlin, Ojmarrh Mitchell, and Cassandra A. Atkin-Plunk 

    1. Homeless Defendants in Felony Court: Cumulative Case Outcomes and Institutional Bias
    2. Katharine Brown and Ojmarrh Mitchell

    3. Equity in Jeopardy: How Flawed Immigration Policy Creates Double Punishments for Non-Citizen Service Members and Veterans
    4. Anne Douds and Kyle Troeger

    5. What an Examination of Previously Untested Sexual Assault Kits Tell us about the Patterns of Victimization and Case Outcomes for Black Women and Girls
    6. Rachel E. Lovell, Adrianne M. Crawford Fletcher, Danielle Sabo, Laura Overman, and Daniel J. Flannery

    7. Racial Bias and Amelioration Strategies for Juvenile Risk Assessment
    8. Leah Butler, Zachary Hamilton, Amber Krushas, Alex Kigerl, and Melissa Kowalski

    9. The Debate and Concerns of Risk Assessment with Historically Marginalized Populations
    10. Adam Matz

    11. Justice-involved Populations with Disabilities: Examining Inequalities During Incarceration and Reentry
    12. Kimberly D. Dodson and Joshua R. Ruffin

    13. "We, as Women, Focus on Relationships:" Women Jail Residents' Resource Attainment Efforts via Connections with Female Correctional Officers
    14. Lindsay Smith and Sydney Ingel

    15. Experiences of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Individuals in Jail/Prison: Navigating Tensions
    16. L. Caitlin Kanewske, Angela Hattery, Danielle S. Rudes, Shannon Magnuson, and Zach Zaborowski

    17. Using Technology to Respond to the Safety, Housing, and Programming Challenges Associated with Transgender Inmates: Building a Research Program to Study the Effectiveness of Technology-Delivered Programming
    18. Jennifer L. Lanterman, M. Jennelle Goodwin, Marc Bello, and Morgan N. Bucy

    19. The Pains of Imprisonment through a Rainbow Lens: An Overview of the Marginalized Conditions of Incarceration for LGBTQ Persons
    20. Calli Cain and Jared Ellison

    21. Incarcerated Indigenous and Native American Populations
    22. Reneè Lamphere and Matthew Hassett

    23. Aging in Prison: Understanding Elderly Incarcerated Populations
    24. Beatriz Amalfi Marques, Stuti Kokkalera, and Michael Vaughn

    25. How COVID-19 Amplified Trauma and Marginalization among Carceral Populations: Using the Pandemic Experience to Rethink Incarceration

    Eileen Ahlin, Annie Bunce, and Anna Kotova



    Eileen M. Ahlin is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg. Her research uses an ecological framework to study violence. Using a multi-pronged, holistic approach, she seeks to identify policies and practices that address risk and protective factors among informal and formal social controls such as neighborhoods, correctional facilities, and alternatives to incarceration. Dr. Ahlin is a 2016 W.E.B. Du Bois Fellow of the National Institute of Justice. She is author or co-author of several books and edited volumes, including Youth Violence in Context: An Ecological Routine Activity Framework (2022), Taking Problem-Solving Courts to Scale: Diverse Applications of the Specialty Court Model (2021), and Living with Violence (2023).

    Ojmarrh Mitchell is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the Arizona State University. Professor Mitchell earned his PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland with a doctoral minor in Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation. His research interests center on criminal justice policy, particularly in the areas of drug control, sentencing and corrections, and racial fairness in the criminal justice system. More broadly, Dr. Mitchell studies the effectiveness and fairness of criminal justice sanctions. His research has appeared in many criminology journals including Criminology & Public Policy, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, and Journal of Experimental Criminology.

    Cassandra A. Atkin-Plunk is Associate Professor and Associate Director in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University. Her research interests span both institutional and community corrections with an emphasis on contemporary issues in corrections, including the reentry and reintegration of individuals returning to the community from incarceration. Dr. Atkin-Plunk examines evidence-based practices and conducts program and policy evaluations to identify what works in corrections. Her research is largely community-based, and she won the 2018 FAU Presidential Award for Outstanding Community-Engaged Research. Her research has been published in Justice Quarterly, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Criminal Justice Policy Review, and Journal of Offender Rehabilitation.