All Scholarship

Becky Pettit
Center for Ethics and Public Policy, UMD
November 9, 2015
Type: lecture

For African American men without a high school diploma, being in prison or jail is more common than being employed—a sobering reality that calls into question post-Civil Rights era social gains.

Harriet A. Washington
July 6, 2007
Type: peer-reviewed book

Medical Apartheid traces the convoluted history of medical experimentation on Black Americans in the United States since the middle of the eighteenth century.

Sarah Tyson, Joshua M. Hall
July 1, 2014
Type: peer-reviewed book

Western philosophy’s relationship with prisons stretches from Plato’s own incarceration to the modern era of mass incarceration. Philosophy Imprisoned: The Love of Wisdom in the Age of Mass Incarce

Stuart Hall, Chas Critcher, Tony Jefferson, John Clarke, Brian Roberts
Type: peer-reviewed book

"Thirty-eight years ago this month, a group of researchers led by Stuart Hall published their landmark study Policing the Crisis.

Vesla M. Weaver, Amy E. Lerman
American Political Science Review 104.4
November 1, 2010
Type: peer-reviewed article

Contact with the criminal justice system is greater today than at any time in our history.

Loïc Wacquant
Dialectical Anthropology
December 23, 2010
Type: peer-reviewed article

The carceral boom in post-Civil Rights America results not from profit-seeking but from state-crafting.

Judah Schept
New York University Press
Type: peer-reviewed book

Progressive Punishment is an ethnographic case study of carceral expansion in Bloomington, Indiana.

Mary Rizzo, Martha Swan
The Public Historian
February 1, 2014
Type: peer-reviewed article

Abstract: Nonprofit human rights organization John Brow nLives!

Andrew Dilts
Fordham University Press
September 1, 2014
Type: peer-reviewed book

At the start of the twenty-first century, 1 percent of the U.S. population is behind bars. An additional 3 percent is on parole or probation.

Jeremiah C. Olson
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory
May 5, 2016
Type: peer-reviewed article

This article deals with prison staffing conditions and standards and how they effect the use of solitary confinement in the prison system.