The SAGE Handbook of Punishment and Society

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Edited by: Jonathan Simon & Richard Sparks

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  • Part I: Punishment and Social Theory

    Part II: Mass Imprisonment and Inequality

    Part III: Modes of Punishment

    Part IV: New Contexts

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    About the Authors

    Mary Bosworth is Reader in Criminology and Fellow of St Cross College at the University of Oxford and, concurrently, Professor of Criminology at Monash University, Australia. She has published widely on issues of race, gender, and punishment and is currently conducting research on immigration detention in Greece and the UK.

    Ben Crewe is deputy director of the Prisons Research Centre, University of Cambridge. His most recent research monograph, The Prisoner Society: Power, Adaptation and Social Life in an English Prison, was published by Oxford University Press in 2009.

    Kathleen Daly is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University, Brisbane.

    David Garland is Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology at New York University. He is the author of several works in the sociology of punishment and was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Punishment and Society.

    Alessandro De Giorgi is Associate Professor of Justice Studies at San Jose State University, California. His research interests include theories of punishment and social control, political economy, and urban ethnography. He is the author of Re-thinking the Political Economy of Punishment: Perspectives on Post-Fordism and Penal Politics (Aldershot, Ashgate, 2006).

    Barry Goldson holds the Charles Booth Chair of Social Science at the University of Liverpool, UK and is Visiting Professorial Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is the founding editor of Youth Justice: An International Journal (SAGE Publications).

    Benjamin Goold is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia. In addition to writing on issues of surveillance and covert policing, he is also interested in privacy, data protection and the relationship between security and human rights.

    Caitlin Goss is a doctoral student in law at the University of Oxford, writing on interim constitutions. She has degrees in law and philosophy from the University of Queensland. She has worked as a judicial associate on the Queensland Court of Appeal, and as an intern at the Office of the Co-Prosecutors at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

    Marie Gottschalk is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of, among other works, The Prison and the Gallows: The Politics of Mass Incarceration in America and is completing a new book on the future of penal reform.

    Kelly Hannah-Moffat is Professor of Sociology and Vice Dean undergraduate at University of Toronto Mississauga. She has published several articles and books on risk, punishment, parole, gender and diversity, and decision-making. Including: ‘Sacrosanct or flawed: Risk, Accountability and Gender-responsive Penal Politics,’ Current Issues in Criminal Justice; with Maurutto (2010) ‘Restructuring Pre-sentence Reports Race, Risk, and the PSR’ Punishment & Society.

    Emma Kaufman is a doctoral candidate in law at the University of Oxford. She has published on American immigration imprisonment, British penal policy and race relations in the UK.

    Nicola Lacey holds a Senior Research Fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford, and is Professor of Criminal Law and Legal Theory at the University of Oxford. She is a Fellow of the British Academy. Her recent publications include The Prisoners’ Dilemma: Political Economy and Punishment in Contemporary Democracies (Cambridge University Press, 2008), Women, Crime and Character: From Moll Flanders to Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Oxford University Press, 2008) and A Life of HLA Hart: The Nightmare and the Noble Dream (Oxford University Press, 2004).

    Liora Lazarus teaches criminal justice and human rights in the Law Faculty at the University of Oxford. Her publications include Contrasting Prisoners’ Rights and Security and Human Rights. Most recently she has written on the right to security and coercive duties. She has also published a number of official reports in the UK and EU on human rights policy, and is involved in the ongoing public debate on the British Bill of Rights.

    Alison Liebling is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Director of the Prisons Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. She has published several books, including Suicides in Prison (1992), The Prison Officer (2001), Prisons and their Moral Performance (2004) and with Shadd Maruna (2005) The Effects of Imprisonment.

    Mona Lynch is Professor of Criminology, Law and Society and Co-Director of the Center in Law, Society and Culture at University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on the social, psychological, and cultural dynamics of contemporary adjudication and punishment processes.

    Louise Mallinder is a reader at the Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster. She is the author of Amnesty, Human Rights and Political Transitions: Bridging the Peace and Justice Divide (Hart Publishing, 2008).

    Shadd Maruna is Director of the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice and a Professor of Justice Studies at the Law School in Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland. His most recent book is Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology (with Keith Hayward and Jayne Mooney).

    Kieran McEvoy is Professor of Law and Transitional Justice at the School of Law, Queens University Belfast.

    Fergus McNeill is Professor of Criminology and Social Work at the University of Glasgow and an associate of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. He is a former criminal justice social worker whose work continues to intersect theory, research and practice.

    Dario Melossi is Professor of Criminology at the School of Law of the University of Bologna. He has recently published Controlling Crime, Controlling Society: Thinking About Crime in Europe and America. His Crime and Migration is forthcoming.

    Christopher Muller is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University.

    John Muncie is Emeritus Professor of Criminology at the Open University, UK. He is the author of Youth and Crime (SAGE Publications, 3rd edition, 2009) and has published widely on issues in comparative youth justice and children's rights including the co-edited companion volumes Youth Crime and Justice and Comparative Youth Justice (Sage Publications, 2006). He is co-editor of the Sage journal Youth Justice: An International Journal.

    Pat O'Malley is a professorial research fellow, Faculty of Law, The University of Sydney. He is the author The Currency of Justice (London: Routledge, 2009) and Crime and Risk (London: Sage Publications, 2010).

    Joshua Page is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of The Toughest Beat: Politics, Punishment, and the Prison Officers Union in California (Oxford University Press, 2011).

    John Pratt is Professor of Criminology and James Cook Research Fellow in Social Science at the Institute of Criminology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His latest book, Contrasts in Punishment: an Explanation of Anglophone Excess and Nordic Exceptionalism, will be published by Routledge in early 2013.

    Gwen Robinson is Reader in Criminal Justice at the University of Sheffield, UK.

    Austin Sarat is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science and the author and editor of numerous books on punishment and society, most recently, Life Without Parole: America's New Death Penalty? (NYU Press, 2012).

    Jonathan Simon is the Adrian A Kragen Professor of Law at UC Berkeley. He is the author of several books on punishment and contemporary society and has served as co-editor-in-chief of Punishment & Society: The International Journal of Penology.

    Philip Smith is Professor of Sociology at Yale University. Publications relevant to this book include Punishment and Culture (Chicago University Press), Incivility: The Rude Stranger in Everyday Life (co-authored, Cambridge University Press) and the textbook Understanding Criminal Justice (co-authored, Sage Publications).

    Richard Sparks is Professor of Criminology at the University of Edinburgh and Co-Director of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. He is the author of numerous books and articles on punishment and society and has served as editor-in-chief of Punishment & Society: The International Journal of Penology. His most recent book, with Ian Loader, is Public Criminology? (Routledge, 2010).

    Dirk van Zyl Smit is Professor of Comparative and International Penal Law at the University of Nottingham. His publications in include Principles of European Prison Law and Policy: Penology and Human Rights, with Sonja Snacken (Oxford University Press, 2009) and Taking Life Imprisonment Seriously in National and International Law (Kluwer, 2002).

    Christopher Wildeman is an Assistant Professor of Sociology, a Faculty Fellow of the Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course (CIQLE), and a Resident Fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) at Yale University. His research interests revolve around the consequences of mass imprisonment for American inequality, with emphasis on families, health and child wellbeing.


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