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Ironies of Imprisonment

by Michael Welch SAGE Publications, Inc
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From the Foreword''Michael Welch`s book is an invitation to think. It is an invitation to grow intellectually and critically, as a consumer of crime policy and an observer of the American scene. Written by a scholar who has dedicated his work to uncovering the hidden ironies of formal crime policy, this is a collection of essays of depth and significance.'' -Todd R. Clear, Distinguished Professor,John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Foreward - By Todd R. Clear, Distinguished Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
1. Introduction
2. Discovery of the Penitentiary
3. Critical Penology
4. War on Drugs and Just War Theory
5. Health Care Crisis Behind Bars
6. Reproducing Prison Violence
7. Ironies of Capital Punishment
8. War on Terror and the Misuse of Detention
9. Punitive Profit
10. Confronting Corrections

"This book brings to the reader in an accessible and engaging way questions of central concern to criminologists, politicians, penal reformists, and policy makers . . . This book achieves its aim in demonstrating that the prison enterprise is-√°inhumane and unjust in its delivery of justice."
MICHAEL WELCH received a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Texas and is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey (USA). He has correctional experience at the federal, state, and local levels. His research interests include punishment and social control, and he has published numerous articles for academic journals, edited volumes, and other scholarly publications. His key writings have appeared in Justice Quarterly, Journal of Research in Crime Delinquency, The Prison Journal, Crime, Law Social Change, Social Justice, Youth Society, Race, Gender Class, Critical Criminology: An International Journal, Contemporary Justice Review, American Journal of Criminal Justice, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Women Criminal Justice, Journal of Sport Social Issues, Criminal Justice Policy Review, Journal of Crime Justice, Addictive Behaviors: An International Journal, Dialectical Anthropology, Journal of Offender Counseling, Services Rehabilitation, Social Pathology, Crisis Intervention Time-Limited Treatment, Federal Probation: Journal of Correctional Philosophy Practice , and The Justice Professional . Also he is author of Detained: Immigration Laws and the Expanding I.N.S. Jail Complex (2002, Temple University Press), Flag Burning: Moral Panic and the Criminalization of Protest (2000, de Gruyter), Punishment in America: Social Control the Ironies of Imprisonment (1999, Sage), and Corrections: A Critical Approach, ( 2>nd edition, 2004, McGraw-Hill). He serves as an Affiliate with Center for Mental Health Services and Criminal Justice Research at Rutgers University. Welch invites you to visit his website