Prisoner Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1483316727
ISBN-10: 1483316726
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"Mass imprisonment and mass prisoner reentry are two faces of the same coin.  In a comprehensive and penetrating analysis, Daniel Mears and Joshua Cochran unravel the causes of this pressing problem, detail the challenges confronting released prisoners, and provide an evidence-based blueprint for successfully reintegrating offenders into the community.  Scholarly yet accessible, this volume is essential reading―whether by academics or students―for anyone wishing to understand the chief policy issue facing American corrections."

-- Francis T. Cullen

"Mears and Cochran have produced a terrific book that is both comprehensive and accessible. By placing reentry in the particular American context of mass incarceration, they have made an important contribution to the contemporary debate about penal policy. If you only want to read one book about today’s American penal system and its challenges for reentry, read this one."

-- Todd R. Clear

"In Prisoner Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration, Mears and Cochran confront the absurdity and human toll of America’s mass incarceration project and serve up provocative questions, serious scholarship, and clear-minded proposals for a new approach to reintegrating offenders into society. If we take seriously prisoner reentry, and we should, Mears and Cochran have given us the field manual." -- Brandon C. Welsh

"Excellent book. It is timely, current, cogent and the authors make compelling arguments. The authors do a fine job of putting into perspective the challenges of re-entry and debunking myths related to reintegration. I will highly recommend the book." -- Robert Bing

"I like its comprehensive nature.  Many of the observations offered bode well with the example and stories that I draw upon in class – many from my own experience."

-- Curtis R. Blakely, Ph.D.

"My overall assessment of the text is that it is ‘outstanding’.  The information is well organized, the content is exceptional and it is appropriate for undergraduate students." 

-- Professor Joanne C. Metzger, J.D.

About the Author

Daniel P. Mears is the Mark C. Stafford Professor of Criminology in the Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He conducts research on crime causation and social programs and policies, focusing on juvenile and criminal justice and crime prevention and intervention strategies. As a Principal Investigator or lead researcher, he has conducted studies funded by such federal agencies as the National Council on Disability, National Institute of Justice, National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and state agencies. His views have been covered in media outlets, including ABC News, Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA Today, and Washington Post, among others. His research has consistently appeared in top-tier journals in the field. He is the author of American Criminal Justice Policy (Cambridge University Press), which received the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences’ Outstanding Book Award.

Dr. Joshua C. Cochran is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida′s Department of Criminology.  His research focuses on prison experiences, prisoner reentry, and inequalities that emerge within these areas.  He has collaborated with Dr. Mears on a range of studies, including recently two chapters on prisons and prisoner reentry, one for an edited volume published by Springer and the other for an edited volume to be published by Oxford University Press.  Recently, he was awarded the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Corrections and Sentencing Dissertation Award for his Ph.D. thesis focused on incarceration and the implications of inmate social ties.  His recent work has appeared in leading criminology journals including Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, and Justice Quarterly.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 1.3 pounds
  • Paperback : 344 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1483316726
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1483316727
  • Product Dimensions : 7 x 0.78 x 10 inches
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications, Inc; 1st Edition (October 30, 2014)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.1 out of 5 stars 15 ratings