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Irwin, John 1929-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 120 publications in 1 language and 6,824 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Creator
Classifications: HV9471, 365.973
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Most widely held works by John Irwin
The jail : managing the underclass in American society by John Irwin( )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The path away from America's prison crisis may lead through the jail. While there may be many positive aspects of jails as sites of confinement, especially when compared with the prisons of mass incarceration, Irwin's analysis pointed to features that could make the new jail-based version of mass incarceration even worse. The local nature and relative obscurity of jails means that the level of legal review and due process obtainable in prisons through the persistent efforts of civil rights lawyers may be even harder to maintain in jails. The historic focus of jails on what Irwin called "rabble management" threatens to undermine the opportunity presented by the present prison crisis to rethink America's overreliance on confinement of all kinds (whether prisons, jails, or immigration detention centers). If so, it is vital that those of us committed to reversing the destructive effects of mass incarceration on American democracy and social equality expand our concern and our research from prisons to the jails that may replace them. The re-publication of John Irwin's The Jail: Managing the Underclass in American Society is a most timely aid to that mission.-From the foreword by Jonathan Simon."--
It's about time : America's imprisonment binge by John Irwin( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book features critical analysis of the extent and nature of imprisonment in America, the prison experience and the damage it imposes on prisoners, and recent efforts at reform."--Jacket
The felon by John Irwin( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1987 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its first publication , 'The Felon' has become a classic of criminal sociology. Based on in-depth interviews and two years of participant observation, this book traces the career path of the felon - from early environment to crime to prison to parole - from the point of view of the offender. Engaging and readable, Irwins description of the life of felons, and his conclusions about the role of prisons in our society remain convincing and topical
Prisons in turmoil by John Irwin( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lifers : seeking redemption in prison by John Irwin( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an ethnography of prisoners who have served more than 20 years in a California correctional institution. The author takes issue with the conventional wisdom on homicide, society{u2019}s purposes of imprisonment, and offenders{u2019} reformability. Through the lifers{u2019} stories, it reveals what happens to prisoners serving very long sentences in correctional facilities and what this should tell us about effective sentencing policy
Scenes by John Irwin( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The warehouse prison : disposal of the new dangerous class by John Irwin( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the nature of imprisonment in the U.S. warehouse prisons through a study of Solano State Prison, a new California middle-range institution, where new technologies and prison regimes are being used to control up to 6,000 inmates. These inmates are crowded in a small space, with little access to rehabilitative and recreational programs. Control is accomplished through the physical design of the prison, the use of surveillance technology, the rigid enforcement of extensive rules, and the possibility of transferring troublesome prisoners to supermax prisons. The book identifies harm that this kind of prison experience imposes on individuals, and looks at the difficulties ex-inmates have in adjusting after release
Great societies and quiet revolutions by John Irwin( Book )

7 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's about time : solving America's prison crowding crisis by John Irwin( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does imprisonment reduce crime? : a critique of "voodoo" criminology by James Austin( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who goes to prison? by James Austin( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes by John Irwin( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's one million nonviolent prisoners by John Irwin( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adolescents and educators; an analysis of prroblems [sic] of adolescents and an experiment carried out in the 4th grade of secondary schools in Turku, Finland by Inkeri Vikainen( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the needs and risks of the returning prisoner population by James Austin( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jail : managing the underclass in America society by John Irwin( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Aśokan" pillars : a reassessment of the evidence by John Irwin( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Scenes by John Irwin( Recording )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Prisoner education : Project Newgate and other college programs by Marjorie J Seashore( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The jail : managing the underclass in American society
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It's about time : America's imprisonment bingeThe felonLifers : seeking redemption in prisonThe warehouse prison : disposal of the new dangerous classThe jail : managing the underclass in America society
Alternative Names
John Keith Irwin American sociologist

John Keith Irwin sociólogo estadounidense

Languages
English (117)