Reviews of contemporary and past books in all genres relating to criminology. If you would like to have your review published in CRIMSOC please contact our Editor Dr. Liam Leonard.
Book Review: Inside by Christina M. Quinlan
- Last Updated on Thursday, 01 March 2012 19:59
- Tatiana Kelly
Inside: Ireland's Women's Prisons Past and Present by Christina M. Quinlan (2011) Dublin: Irish Academic Press.
The secret world of the prison is one which is unknown to the majority of the population, yet prisons hold a fascination for many in the outside world. Nonetheless, it is unlikely that anyone would scale the walls of a prison to get inside, nor would the vast majority use a prison as a place of shelter. However, instances of both are recorded within the pages of Inside: Ireland's Women's Prisons Past and Present.
Book Review: The CSI Effect by Michele Byers and Val Marie Johnson (Editors)
- Last Updated on Friday, 02 March 2012 10:32
- Liam Leonard and Louise Currid
Key Chapters of review
Intro: CSI as Liberalism Byers and Johnson
Ch 1. Science Fiction or Social Fact? Elizabeth Harvey and Linda Derksen
Ch.2. CSI & Law & Order. Kurt Hohenstein
Book Review: Penology by David Scott
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2009 19:42
- Dr Liam Leonard
Penology by David Scott (2008) London: Sage
The current fascination for all things criminological and penological has at its core a fundamental concern for the processes of justice, punishment and restoration which occur as part of the wider systems of criminal justice across the world. The subject ofpenology incorporates a broad interdisciplinary field including sociology, social studies, history, psychology and policy studies. One of the main outcomes proposed by the author in his introduction to this study is that it will provide a platform or stimulus for further academic and social debate about the complexities of penology and prisons. Essentially, the author's main aim is to assist the reader in 'thinking like a penologist'. With this outcome in mind, the book has been planned over four main sections. The initial chapter provides an introduction to the subject of penology and its key themes. Penology is described as: