Subject Area: Penology

Closing Institutions for Juvenile Offenders. The Maryland Experience
 Gottfredson, Denise C.
1997 0-7734-8428-0 212 pages
Summarizes evidence about the state's experience with sharply curtailing juvenile institutionalization by closing the Montrose Training School. It examines the effect of this decision on the residential placement pattern, attitudes, experiences, and behaviors of juvenile offenders in Maryland. It reports the results of an empirical study, based on data collected from nearly 1,000 youths over a several-year period.

Price: $79.95

How Black Female Offenders Explain Their Crime and Describe Their Hopes: A Case Study of Inmates in a California Prison
 Skiffer, La Tanya
2009 0-7734-4916-7 160 pages
The majority of criminological literature focuses on male inmates using quantitative methods. This is the only work that examines black female offenders' perceptions of the etiology of crime.

Price: $139.95

Race, Class, and Gender Bias of the American Justice System: A Study of California’s “Three Strikes” Law
 Skiffer, La Tanya
2011 0-7734-3938-2 88 pages
This book critically evaluates the media for manifest and latent content of its rhetoric, particularly, as it pertains to California’s “Three Strikes and You’re Out” legislation. It offers new insight into the intersection of mass media’s crime coverage and its influence on readers.

Price: $99.95