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Tonry, Michael H.

Works: 129 works in 696 publications in 2 languages and 33,524 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Author of introduction
Classifications: HV6001, 365.973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael H Tonry
Between prison and probation : intermediate punishments in a rational sentencing system by Norval Morris( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Between Prison and Probation, Norval Morris and Michael Tonry, two of the nation's leading criminologists, offer an important and timely strategy for alleviating these problems. They argue that our overwhelmed corrections system cannot cope with the flow of convicted offenders because the two extremes of punishment--imprisonment and probation--are both used excessively, with a near-vacuum of useful punishments in between. Morris and Tonry propose instead a comprehensive program that relies on a range of punishment including fines and other financial sanctions, community service, house arrest, intensive probation, closely supervised treatment programs for drugs, alcohol and mental illness, and electronic monitoring of movement. Used in rational combinations, these "intermediate" punishments would better serve the community than our present polarised choice. Serious consideration of these punishments has been hindered by the widespread perception that they are therapeutic rather than punitive. The reality, however, Morris and Tonry argue, "is that the American criminal justice system is both too severe and too lenient--almost randomly." Systematically implemented and rigorously enforced, intermediate punishments can "better and more economically serve the community, the victim, and the criminal than the prison terms and probation orders they supplant." Between Prison and Probation goes beyond mere advocacy of an increasing use of interdediate punishments; the book also addresses the difficult task of fitting these punishments into a comprehensive, fair and community-protective sentencing system
Malign neglect--race, crime, and punishment in America by Michael H Tonry( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tonry focuses on the racial disparities in the criminal justice system, especially apparent discrimination toward black males
The handbook of crime & punishment by Michael H Tonry( Book )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Handbook of Crime and Punishment, provides a comprehensive overview of criminal justice, criminology, and crime control policy, thus enabling a fundamental understanding of crime and punishment essential to an informed public." "This book will appeal to those interested in the study of crime and its causes, effects, trends, and institutions; those interested in the forms and philosophies of punishment; and those interested in crime control."--Jacket
The future of imprisonment by Norval Morris( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The imprisonment rate in America has grown by a factor of five since 1972. In that time, punishment policies have toughened, compassion for prisoners has diminished, and prisons have gotten worse - a stark contrast to the origins of the prison 200 years ago as a humanitarian reform, a substitute for capital and corporal punishment and banishment. So what went wrong? How can prisons be made simultaneously more effective and more humane? Who should be sent there in the first place? What should happen to them while they are inside? When, how, and under what conditions should they be released?" "The Future of Imprisonment unites some of the leading prisons and penal policy scholars of our time to address these fundamental questions. Inspired by the work of Norval Morris, the contributors look back to the past twenty-five years of penal policy in an effort to look forward to the prison's twenty-first century future. Their essays examine the effects of current high levels of imprisonment on urban neighborhoods and the people who live in them. They reveal how current policies came to be as they are and explain the theories of punishment that guide imprisonment decisions. Finally, the contributors argue for the strategic importance of controls on punishment, including imprisonment, as a limit on government power; chart the rise and fall of efforts to improve conditions inside; analyze the theory and practice of prison release; and evaluate the tricky science of predicting and preventing recidivism." "A definitive guide to imprisonment policies for the future, this volume convincingly demonstrates how we can prevent crime more effectively at lower economic and human cost."--Jacket
Sentencing matters by Michael H Tonry( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sentencing has been going through reform for a quarter century, yet the political debates on the subject have changed remarkably little. By offering a comprehensive survey of new developments in research and policy, Sentencing Matters is certain to spark fresh debate on this divisive issue. It will be of great interest to lawyers, criminologists, judges, policy makers, and others concerned with the problem of crime and what to do about it
Thinking about crime : sense and sensibility in American penal culture by Michael H Tonry( Book )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this wide-ranging analysis, Michael Tonry argues that those responsible for crafting America's criminal justice policy have lost their way in a forest of good intentions, political cynicism, and public anxieties. American crime control politics over time have created a punishment system no one would knowingly have chosen yet one that no one seems able to change. Fueled by kneejerk rhetoric and moral panics, the current crime control regime is founded on short-term thinking and the personal ambitions of politicians terrified of appearing "soft on crime," rather than on policies that work." "A spirited manifesto rooted in a lifetime of crime expertise, Tonry's book calls on politicians and policymakers to choose the right path, not the easy or politically expedient one, know how to create an effective and humane criminal justice system. Now we must have the courage to do so, by abandoning the current status quo, which is both costly and cruel, in favor of practices that will move America closer to the mainstream of contemporary Western values."--Jacket
Family violence( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aan de hand van onderzoeksmateriaal wordt in verschillende artikelen een overzicht gegeven van juridische en sociale aspecten betreffende geweld in het gezin. Aan bod komen onderwerpen zoals: vrouwenmishandeling, verkrachting binnen het huwelijk en kindermishandeling
Crime and justice : an annual review of research( )

in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Drugs and crime by Michael H Tonry( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communities and crime( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Youth violence( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Youth violence has long been a contentious and perplexing issue in current debates on crime policy, not the least because of the sharp increase in violence among young minority males from the mid-1980s to the late 1990s. Featuring articles by leading American and European scholars from many fields, this book overviews policy issues and research developments concerning crime and violence among the young
Ethnicity, crime, and immigration : comparative and cross-national perspectives( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4. Immigrants, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Sweden: Peter L. Martens
Sentencing reform in overcrowded times : a comparative perspective by Kathleen Hatlestad( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together articles on sentencing reform in the United States, other English-speaking countries (Australia, Canada, England, Wales, New Zealand, South Africa), and Western Europe, by leading national and international authorities. Issues include sentencing policy, practices, and institutions. The articles, by leading experts, are short and readable, and originally appeared in the journal "Overcrowded Times."
Punishing race : a continuing American dilemma by Michael H Tonry( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Punishing Race, Michael Tonry demonstrates in lucid, accessible language that these patterns result not from racial differences in crime or drug use but primarily from drug and crime control policies that disproportionately affect black Americans. These policies in turn stem from a lack of white empathy for black people, and from racial stereotypes and resentments provoked partly by the Republican Southern Strategy of using coded "law and order" appeals to race to gain support from white voters. White Americans, Tonry observes, have a remarkable capacity to endure the suffering of disadvantaged black and, increasingly, Hispanic men. Crime policies are among a set of social policies enacted since the 1960s that have maintained white dominance over black people despite the end of legal discrimination. To redress these injustices, Tonry offers a number of proposals: stop racial profiling by the police, shift the emphasis of drug law enforcement to treatment and prevention, eliminate mandatory sentencing laws, and change sentencing guidelines to allow judges discretion to take account of offenders' life circumstances. Those proposals are all attainable and would all reduce unjustifiable racial disparities and the collateral human and social harms they cause
Modern policing( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the law : crime in complex organizations( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sentencing and sanctions in western countries by Michael H Tonry( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3. Sentencing and Punishment in Finland:
Ethnicity, crime, and immigration : summary of a presentation by Michael H Tonry( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Social tensions between majority and minority populations often center on claims that minorities are largely responsible for crime and disorder. Members of some disadvantaged groups in all developed countries, sometimes long-standing residents and other times recent immigrants, experience unwarranted disparities in their dealings with the criminal justice system. Accusations of unfair treatment by police and courts are common. The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration provides comprehensive analyses of current knowledge about these and a host of related subjects. Topics include legal and illegal immigration, ethnic and race relations, and discrimination and exclusion, and their links to crime in the United States and elsewhere. Leading scholars from sociology, criminology, law, psychology, geography, and political science document and explore relations among race, ethnicity, immigration, and crime
Penal reform in Overcrowded times( Book )

15 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Overcrowded times : solving the prison problem," a publication published : Castine, Me. : Published for the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation by Castine Research Corp., 1990-1999--[taken from OCLC record]
Retributivism has a past : has it a future? by Michael H Tonry( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays by major figures in punishment theory law, and philosophy that reconsiders the popularity and prospects of retributivism, the notion that punishment is morally justified because people have behaved wrongly
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Malign neglect--race, crime, and punishment in America
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Tonry, M.

Tonry, M. 1945-

Tonry, M. (Michael)

Tonry, M. (Michael), 1945-

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Torny, Michael

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English (293)

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Malign neglect--race, crime, and punishment in AmericaThe handbook of crime & punishmentThe future of imprisonmentSentencing mattersThinking about crime : sense and sensibility in American penal cultureFamily violenceDrugs and crimeYouth violence