Theories of Punishment and Imprisonment: Recent Publications


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Goldsmith, A., Halsey, M. & Groves, A. (2015, forthcoming) Tackling Correctional Corruption: Best Practice in Detection and Prevention, London: Palgrave.

Journal Articles

Crewe, B. (2015) ‘Inside the belly of the penal beast: Understanding the experience of imprisonment’, in Tubex, H. and A. Eriksson (Eds.), The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 4(1): 50-65.

Crewe, B. and Leibling, A. (2015). ‘Staff culture, authority and prison violence‘, Prison Service Journal, 221: 9-14.

Ievins, A. and Crewe, B. (2015) ‘Nobody’s better than you, nobody’s worse then you’: Social relationships among prisoners convicted of sex offences’Punishment and Society, 17(4): 482-501.

Pratt, J. & Miao, M. (2017). ‘Penal Populism: The End of Reason’. Nova Criminis, (forthcoming). First published 23 January, 2017.

Pratt, J. (2016). ‘Risk, control, rights and legitimacy in the limited liability state’, British Journal of Criminology: an international review of crime and society.

Rowe, S, Baldry, E & Earles, W. (2015). ‘Decolonising social work research: Learning from critical Indigenous approaches’, Australian Social Work, 68(3), 296-308.

Sandberg, S. and Ugelvik, T. (2016). The past, present, and future of narrative criminology: An appraisal and an invitation. Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal.  ISSN 1741-6590.

Tubex, H. (2015), ‘Reach and Relevance of Prison Research’. Special Issue The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, (2015).

Tubex, H., Brown, D., Freiberg, A., Gelb, K., and Sarre, R. (2015). ‘Penal diversity within Australia‘, Punishment and Society, 17(3): 345-373.

Tubex, H. and Eriksson, A. (2015) ‘Guest editor’s introduction: Challenges of contemporary prison research‘, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 4(1): 1-3.

Ugelvik, Thomas (2016). Techniques of Legitimation: The Narrative Construction of Legitimacy among Immigration Detention Officers. Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal.  ISSN 1741-6590.

Book Chapters

Bosworth, M, Hasselberg, I and Turnbull, S (2016) ‘Imprisonment in a Global World: Rethinking Penal Power‘ in Jewkes, Y, Crewe, B. and Bennett, J. (Eds), Handbook of Prisons,  Oxford: Routledge, pp. 698-711.

Halsey, M. (2016) ‘On Boot-Camps and Wayward Youth‘ in McGarry, R. & Walklate, S. (Eds) Handbook of Criminology and War, London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Ugelvik, T. (2015). ‘The Rapist and the Proper Criminal: The Exclusion of Immoral Others as Narrative Work on the Self‘. In L. Presser & S. Sandberg (Eds.), Narrative Criminology: Understanding Stories of Crime. New York: NYU Press.


Homel, Kinner & Wallis (2016). Submission to an Enquiry by the National Children’s Commissioner on the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) in the Context of Youth Justice Detention Centres. Brisbane: Griffith University

Book Reviews

Tubex, H. (2015) Review of Penal Culture and Hyperincarceration: The revival of the Prison, by Chris Cunneen, Eileen Baldry, David Brown, Mark Brown, Melanie Schwartz and Alex Steel, Punishment and Society


Tubex, H. (2015). ‘State of imprisonment: Lopsided incarceration rates blight West.’ The Conversation, (April 16, 2015).