Faculty affiliate, Mindy Bradley, recently published a book with Jeffrey T. Ulmer on which they are the editors. The book is entitled, Handbook on Punishment Decisions: Locations of Disparity.
Brings original research on emerging topics in sentencing and corrections from international experts to a global audience of criminology and public policy scholars and advanced students
Showcases the work of leading criminologists on sentencing decisions that will yield the best outcomes
Covers tensions common to all societies between effective punishments and high costs of penal institutions, and of crime, to governments and individuals
Brings fresh scholarship to corrections researchers as well as practitioners and policy makers
Ideal for use in graduate-level courses in corrections
Handbook on Punishment Decisions: Locations of Disparity provides a comprehensive assessment of the current knowledge on sites of disparity in punishment decision-making. This collection of essays and reports of original research defines disparity broadly to include the intersection of race/ethnicity, gender, age, citizenship/immigration status, and socioeconomic status, and it examines dimensions such as how pretrial or guilty plea processes shape exposure to punishment, how different types of sentencing decisions and/or policy structures (sentencing guidelines, mandatory minimums, risk assessment tools) might shape and condition disparity, and how post-sentencing decisions involving probation and parole contribute to inequalities. The sixteen contributions pull together what we know and what we don’t about punishment decision-making and plow new ground for further advances in the field.
The ASC Division on Corrections & Sentencing Handbook Series publishes volumes on topics ranging from violence risk assessment to specialty courts for drug users, veterans, or people with mental illness. Each thematic volume focuses on a single topical issue that intersects with corrections and sentencing research.
More information: https://www.crcpress.com/Handbook-on-Punishment-Decisions-Locations-of-Disparity/Ulmer-Bradley/p/book/9781138221475