Drawing on thirty years of prison college courses and volunteer classes in eleven Michigan and California prisons, Prisoners on Criminology: Convict Life Stories and Crime Prevention makes criminology theories come alive through the use of the prisonersâ voices.The book features policy background and textbook-like chapters that review major criminological theories and present prisoner essays that apply criminology insights to the prisonersâ lives. Each chapter has helpful exercises and discussion and review questions for classroom use.Introductory informational chapters present an historical review of how the United States came to have the worldâs largest prison system. A chapter on prisonersâ educational background presents information from prisoner surveys and the authorâs extensive background in postsecondary correctional education. Over eighty prisoner essays show how prisoners connect criminology theories to their lives growing up, with insights on individual, family, and community levels of crime causation. A chapter on social structure, social process and alternative criminologies is followed by additional information on in-prison criminological issues with several prisoner essays. The conclusion emphasizes the main argument of the bookâthat the jobless ghetto is a major reason for much of the criminality now in the large correctional apparatus of the United States.Prisoners on Criminology will be of great value to scholars and students interested in criminology, social deviance, sociology, urban studies, political science, anthropology, counseling, and social work.
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