Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 696 g
Dimensions: 243 x 163 x 27 mm
"Serving the Stigmatized fills a void in the literature by providing a comprehensive volume to address many of the current challenges in the Criminal Justice system and suggest solutions to them. Filled with readable and well-researched articles, the book illustrates the problems and gives practical and reasonable solutions to address them. Its perspective is clear: to provide a road map to decrease punitive policies and increase workable rehabilitation services. A must-read."
John D. Carl, PhD, MSW, Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma
"Church and Springer, along with a diverse group of scholars, bring to light the additional difficulties experienced by stigmatized populations. Each chapter identifies important statistical data and historical information about a stigmatized population, specific difficulties faced by each group while incarcerated and during re-entry, and a thorough discussion of pragmatic, evidence-informed solutions. Case studies and recommended online resources inspire readers to imagine and discuss better ways to inhibit criminal behavior while actualizing human potential. This is a timely, readable, and instructive collection of scholarly reflections regarding fourteen stigmatized populations. This is a must-read for anyone interested in criminal justice reform."
-Mary D. Looman, PhD, Adjunct Professor, University of Oklahoma
"Church, Springer, and colleagues address the longstanding and vexing problem of incarceration in the United States. The authors use empirical evidence and case studies to identify and illustrate effective policies and intervention strategies for reducing the country's high rates of incarceration. The book's focus on fourteen special populations at highest risk for confinement makes this a must-read for practitioners, policymakers, and researchers. This is the best book currently available on applying evidence to reduce disparities in incarceration among our nation's most vulnerable citizens."
-Jeffrey M. Jenson, PhD, Philip D. & Eleanor G. Winn Endowed Professor for Children and Youth, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver
"This book is an unprecedented resource for scholars, students, and the general public. The authors provide an important, timely, and comprehensive examination of criminal justice trends, correctional and public policies, justice system practices, and the lived experiences of individuals who become involved in the correctional system. This book is a must-read for all those committed to the adoption of effective strategies as the United States enters an era of smart decarceration. For those who are new to the corrections system and smart decarceration approaches, this excellently organized and powerful book should be at the top of their reading list."
-Carrie Pettus-Davis, PhD, MSW, Founding Director, Institute for Advancing Justice Research and Innovation, Washington University in St. Louis; Founding Co-director, Smart Decarceration Initiative
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