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UCSB Reads 2015: Read & Learn More

Government Resources

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.

Recommended Reading

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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.

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