Crime and Punishment: Inside Views by Robert JohnsonCrime and Punishment: Inside Views by Robert Johnson

Crime and Punishment: Inside Views

EditorRobert Johnson, Hans Toch

Paperback | July 14, 1999

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Robert Johnson and Hans Toch's Crime and Punishment: Inside Views is an edited volume of original essays written by offenders "in their own words." The book provides a unique, inside view of crime, prisoners, and the experience of punishment. These essays represent the worldviews of 52 offenders, introducing the reader to the forces that shaped their lives and compelled them to commit crimes, their struggles with their own feelings, and their experiences--often rocky--with prison life and the criminal justice system. Crime and Punishment: Inside Views is useful as a supplement for courses in criminal justice, corrections, and criminology. It illuminates a wide array of individuals, settings, and issues, offering a stimulating introduction to the study of crime and punishment. These writings will sharpenstudent's critical thinking skills as they compare and judge these offenders' own words against the context of their textbooks. Editors Johnson and Toch's insightful introductions and commentaries at the beginning of each section and each essay serve as a useful "road map," framing the variouswritings and putting them into perspective.

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Robert Johnson is at American University. Hans Toch is at the State University of New York at Albany.
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Title:Crime and Punishment: Inside ViewsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:246 pages, 5.98 × 8.9 × 0.59 inPublished:July 14, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195329856

ISBN - 13:9780195329858

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Table of Contents

Section I: Doing CrimeKent Williams: 1. Astro CreepDarell Jordan: 2. The St. Francis HotelMichael Gabrish: 3. Wasted Days, Wasted NightsRita Biggs: 4. Perfectly ImpairedTravis Lewis: 5. RobberyLance E. Fleming: 6. Interstate FlightMichael Aquilar: 7. Better You Than MeMichael B. Majors: 8. We Are All Human BeingsMichael B. Ross: 9. Reflections from Death RowMarcus Johnson: 10. Socio-Economic Suppression and CrimeSection II: RehabilitationJosh Wesley Elam: 11. My RehabilitationKenny Rogers: 12. A True StoryJennifer Howard: 13. Freedom WithinJames G. Fuller: 14. After the WarGary James Boyle: 15. Prison, Crime, and AddictionBrandon Buckles: 16. Facing Your ProblemGerald V. Murphy: 17. No One Ever Asked Me, Why?Rudolph Churchill: 18. A View From WithinSection III: Finding FaithSelvyn Tillett: 19. PrayerTerry Patterson: 20. Paradox ShruggedBrad Barnes: 21. A Life RestoredTimothy J. Lippa: 22. Reflections from the CellTiberius Mays: 23. Blessed in PrisonBlanca Chavez: 24. Mending a Broken HeartSection IV: Being ImprisonedJanelle Cole: 25. Freedom: A Magnificent PossessionDianne Hamill Metzger: 26. Life in a MicrowaveErnest Patrick: 27. Meaning of Life in PrisonKim Redifer: 28. Big Trouble in Li'l ChilliDonald D. Hairgrove: 29. A Single Unheard VoiceSection V: Living in PrisonMike York: 30. Behind the WallJames W. Harkleroad: 31. ControlJames W. Harkleroad: 32. Prison Is a PlaceJoseph A. Johnson: 33. A Career StatementChristina Nankervis: 34. MichaelSelvyn Tillett: 35. ForeignerMarshall Earl Fitzgerre: 36. BeethovenRaymond E. Williams: 37. A Weekend With the Inmate PlumberAntonio A. Gilbreath and Joshua D. M. Rogers, IV: 38. A Deadly GameMichael Wayne Hunter: 39. The Sixth CommandmentEliseo E. Padron: 40. The Long-Awaited Day of FreedomSection VI: Justice and InjusticeChristopher L. McIntire: 41. Number Twenty-SevenNoah Lhotsky: 42. The L.A. County JailNoah Lhotsky: 43. California CesspoolDiane Hamill Metzger: 44. The Manipulation GameRonald A. Young: 45. Prisoners, Poverty, and the Politics of SlaveryHal Elkins: 46. In Search of WinMr. Brown: 47. There Is No Justice in FloridaMichael Ross: 48. I'm Not Guilty, But Kill Me AnywayGary Jay Walker: 49. Adjudicated ProbationMichael Ross: 50. Unmasking the Face of Death