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Convicted and Condemned The Politics and Policies of Prisoner Reentry KEESHA M. MIDDLEMASS

The lifelong consequences of felony convictions Every year, hundreds of thousands of people released from prison are forced to live on the margins of society. The educational and vocational training offered in many prisons are typically not recognized by accredited educational institutions as acceptable course work or by employers as valid work experience. In many states, those with felony convictions cannot receive financial aid for further education, vote in elections, receive welfare benefits, or live in public housing. In short, they are not treated as full citizens. Felony convictions restrict social interactions and hinder felons’ efforts to reintegrate into society. Convicted and Condemned explores the issue of prisoner reentry from the felons’ perspective. It features the voices of formerly incarcerated felons as they attempt to reconnect with family, learn how to acclimate to society, try to secure housing, find a job, and complete a host of other important goals. By examining policies implemented at the state and local levels, Keesha Middlemass shows how the law challenges and undermines prisoner reentry and creates secondclass citizens. A sobering account of the after-effects of mass incarceration, Convicted and Condemned is a powerful exploration of how individuals, and society as a whole, suffer when a felony conviction exacts a punishment that never ends. KEESHA M. MIDDLEMASS is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Trinity University.

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Juvenile Justice in Global Perspective Edited by FRANKLIN E. ZIMRING, MAXIMO LANGER, and DAVID S. TANENHAUS Offers a comprehensive approach to juvenile justice from some of the world’s leading voices While American scholars may have extensive knowledge about other justice systems around the world and how adults are treated, juvenile justice systems and the plight of youth who break the law throughout the world is less often studied. This important volume fills a large gap in the study of juvenile justice by providing an unprecedented comparison of criminal justice and juvenile justice systems across the world, looking for points of comparison and policy variance that can lead to positive change in the United States. Distinguished criminology scholars Franklin Zimring, Máximo Langer, and David Tanenhaus, and the contributors cover countries from Western Europe to rising powers like China, India, and countries in Latin America. The book uses its data on criminal versus juvenile justice in a wide variety of nations to create a new explanation of why separate juvenile and criminal courts are felt to be necessary. “This book is a valuable resource [to] gain an appreciation of how different cultures approach juvenile justice.” —Juvenile Justice Exchange

FRANKLIN E. ZIMRING is William G. Simon Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley Law School. MÁXIMO LANGER is Professor of Law at UCLA. DAVID S. TANENHAUS is Professor of History and Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. MAY 2017 416 PAGES • 57 black & white illustrations PAPER • 978-1-4798-4388-6 • $28.00S (£22.99) CLOTH • 978-1-4798-2653-7 In the Youth, Crime, and Justice series CRIMINOLOGY • LAW SPR I NG 2017 • NY U PRESS


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