The following government resources were compiled by Shari Laster, UCSB subject librarian for government data and information, and law:
National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts: The NCJRS indexes criminal justice research. Many reports are available as PDF full text. For others, use the “Find in a Library” link to locate a copy.
Bureau of Justice Statistics: The BJS provides summary statistics and analytical reports on topics related to criminal justice in the United States, including corrections.
California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, Strategic & Performance Planning: Operational statistical reports from the CDCR.
United Nations Surveys on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems: While the primary focus of UNODC is on crime, the information collected in this survey also addresses criminal justice and corrections systems.
UN’s rules regarding the treatment of women prisoners: Provides insight into prison conditions around the world.
Search the UCSB Library Catalog to check book availability.
Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. HV9950.A437 2010
Bandele, Asha. The Prisoner's Wife: A Memoir. PS3552.A47527 Z47 1999
Bernstein, Nell. Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison. HV9104.B4243 2014
Collica, Kimberly. Female Prisoners, AIDS, and Peer Programs: How Female Offenders Transform Their Lives. ebook
Dowd, Nancy E. Justice for Kids: Keeping Kids Out of the Juvenile Justice System. ebook
Ek, Auli (UCSB Faculty Author). Race and Masculinity in Contemporary American Prison Narratives. PS366.P75 E38 2005
Frank, Richard G. and McGuire, Thomas G. Mental Health Treatment and Criminal Justice Outcomes. ebook
Goldman, Ivan G. Sick Justice Inside the American Gulag. ebook
Gonnerman, Jennifer. Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett. HV9468.B28 G66 2004
Kraig, Gene. The Sentence: A Family’s Prison Memoir.
Law, Victoria. Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women. HV6046.L39 2009
LeBlanc, Adrian Nicole. Random Family. ebook
Maldonado, Edward. God Behind Bars: Race, Religion and Revenge. ebook
Meek, Rosie. Sport in Prison: Exploring the Role of Physical Activity in Correctional Settings. HV8860.M44 2014
Moore, Linda. The Incarceration of Women: Punishing Bodies, Breaking Spirits. HV9649.N67 M66 2014
Morash, Merry, and Schram, Pamela J. The Prison Experience: Special Issues of Women in Prison. HV9471.M664 2002
Padilla, Felix M. and Lourdes Santiago. Outside the Wall: A Puerto Rican Woman’s Struggle. HV8886.U5 P34 1993
Pane, Debra M. and Rocco, Tonette S. Transforming the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Lessons from the Classroom. ebook
Prejean, Sister Helen. Dead Man Walking: The Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty That Sparked a National Debate. HV8699.U5 P74 1994
Raphael, Jody. Freeing Tammy: Women, Drugs, and Incarceration. HV6626.2.R364 2007
Rathbone, Cristina. A World Apart: Women, Prison, and Life Behind Bars. HV9475.M42 M387 2005
Redburn, Steve, Travis, Jeremy, and Western, Bruce. The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences. ebook
Richie, Beth E. Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation. HV6626.2.R57 2012
Rios, Victor M. (UCSB Faculty Author). Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys. HV7254.A7 O25 2011
Ross, RIchard (UCSB Faculty Author). Juvenile in Justice. HV9104.R67 2012 (Arts Library)
Schram, Pamela J., and Koons-Witt, Barbara [editors]. Gendered (in)justice: Theory and Practice in Feminist Criminology. HV6030.G463 2004
Sered, Susan Star. Can't Catch a Break: Gender, Jail, Drugs, and the Limits of Personal Responsibility. ebook
Skarbek, David. The Social Order of the Underworld: How Prison Gangs Govern the American Penal System. HV6439.U5 .S557 2014
Snyder, Sharon L. Memoirs of a Prisoner’s Wife. On Order
Stanley, Eric A. Stanley, and Smith, Nat. Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex. HQ77.9 C37 2011
Wakefield, Sara, and Wildeman, Christopher. Children of the Prison Boom: Mass Incarceration and the Future of American Inequality. HV8886.U5 W35 2014
Winn, Maisha T. Girl Time: Literacy, Justice, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline. HV8861.W56 2011
Zimring, Franklin E. Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice. ebook
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Books can be found in the UCSB Library at the call numbers provided (ebooks via a link in the catalog) and are available to check out by anyone with a UCSB Library card. This list was compiled by UCSB librarians with the help of UCSB professor Auli Ek.