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Convict criminology.

Author: Rod Earle
Publisher: Policy Press, 2016.
Series: New horizons in criminology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first single authored book to trace the emergence of Convict Criminology and explore its relevance beyond the USA to the UK and other parts of Europe. It presents uniquely reflexive scholarship combining personal experience with critical perspectives on contemporary penalogy, focussing explicitly on men.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Earle, Rod.
Convict criminology : Inside and out.
: Policy Press, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rod Earle
ISBN: 144732367X 9781447323679
OCLC Number: 951505119
Description: 1 online resource (176 pages).
Contents: CONVICT CRIMINOLOGY; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; Foreword by Shadd Maruna; In praise of an unusual and obvious idea; 1. A personal introduction; Acquiring convictions and qualifications; Troubling 'the convict': doubtful convictions, colonial misgivings ; Culture, conscience and convictions; Troubling and staggering: the boom in criminology ; The journey into convict criminology; Using our imagination ; 2. Born in the USA: early origins of convict criminology ; A 'Wobblie' start --
Frank Tannenbaum: agitator, convict and criminologist; Suitable public enemies: fear of a red planet. The failure to refuseSaul Alinsky: Community organising with convictions, criminology without conviction; Declining to be house trained ; 3. US convict criminology comes of age; Robbery and reading in Los Angeles: John Irwin; Similar convictions, deadly differences: George Jackson ; Ideal prisons in turmoil ; 1997: here come the cons ... ; Convincing misfits or the new criminology? ; Exemplars and dilemmas of convict criminology; Ex-cons and sex cons: solidarity, collusions and evasions ; Taking criticism, moving on; 4. European origins, perspectives and experiences of convict criminology. Peter Kropotkin and the first work of convict criminology Political convictions, criminal distinctions: comrades and criminals in prison; Revolutionary cons: Gramsci and Serge; Post-modern cons: Negri and Stiegler; Paris '68, Foucault and Groupes D'Information sur Prisoners (GIP): convincing convictions ; Revolting British prisons: PROP not Profs; Viva KROM: the unfinished in Norway; The crimes and politics of criminology; 5. Indelible stains: convict criminology and criminal records ; Experiencing disqualification: how old convictions trump new qualifications. Spent convictions? The sad story of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974Minting stigma and handing out certificates: the Criminal Records Bureau; Overtaken by events: tragedy by television ; Collateral damage, toxic contamination ; Moving shadows subject to monitoring ; Conviction and surveillance: Criminal record vetting internationally ; Not condemned to be free but free to be condemned ; 6. Race, class, gender: agitate, educate, organise; Punishing differences, securing hierarchies; Simple truths, complex unities: articulation of race and class; Post-race or new ethnicities. Racialisation and the epistemology of ignoranceDeveloping anti-racism in convict criminology; Can I get a whiteniss?; 7. Methodologies, epistemologies, ontologies ; Giving and getting: the inside story; Reflexivity and convict criminology; Authenticity, masculinity and prison life; Being inside, being alone, being possessed --
and other worries; Men of state and the state of men ; Being inside: prison with Levinas and Buber; 8. Concluding with convictions! ; England's dreaming: class, convictions, criminology; The business of criminology as usual: fail better ; Predicaments of auto-ethnography.
Series Title: New horizons in criminology.

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"Great read about the Convict Criminology movement. This book demonstrates how intellectual ideas born in a cage now shake the ivory tower." Stephen C. Richards, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, USA Read more...

 
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