SAGE Journal Articles

Theoretical perspectives on prisons and punishment in contemporary society include:


Garland, D. (2006) Concepts of culture in the sociology of punishment, Theoretical Criminology 10(4): 419-47.

Hannah-Moffatt, K. (1999) Moral Agent or Actuarial Subject. Risk and Canadian Women’s Imprisonment, Theoretical Criminology 3: 71-95.

Loader, I. (2010) For Penal Moderation: Notes towards a public philosophy of punishment, Theoretical Criminology 14(3): 349-67.

Mathiesen, T. (1997) The Viewer Society. Michel Foucault’s ‘Panopticon’ Revisited, Theoretical Criminology 1(2): 215-34.

Matthews, R (2005) The Myth of Punitiveness, Theoretical Criminology 9(2): 175–201.

O’Malley, P. (1999) Volatile and Contradictory Punishment, Theoretical Criminology 3: 175-96.

Pratt, J. (2000) Emotive and Ostentatious Punishment: Its Decline and Resurgence in Modern Society, Punishment and Society 2: 417-41.

Wacquant, L. (2001) ‘Deadly Symbiosis: When Ghetto and Prison Meet and Mesh’, Punishment and Society 3(1): 95-133.


Articles on comparative criminologies are:


Hamilton, C. (2013) Punitiveness and Political Culture: Notes from some small countries, European Journal of Criminology 10(2): 154-67.

Nelken, D. (2009) Comparative criminal justice: Beyond ethnocentrism and relativism, European Journal of Criminology 6(4): 291-311.

Sparks, R (2001) Degrees of estrangement: cultural theory and comparative penology, Theoretical Criminology 5(2): 159-76.


Articles which address issues of penal policy include:


Cavadino, M and Dignan, J. (2006) Penal policy and political economy, Criminology and Criminal Justice 6(4): 435-56.

Feeley, M (2002) ‘Entrepreneurs of Punishment: The legacy of privatisation’, Punishment and Society, 4(3): 321–44.


Articles on sociologies of prison life include:


Liebling, A. (2011) Distinctions and distinctiveness in the work of prison officers: Legitimacy and authority revisited, European Journal of Criminology 8(6): 484-499.

Bosworth, M and Carrabine E (2001) ‘Reassessing resistance: race, gender and sexuality in prison, Punishment and Society 3(4): 501-15.


Articles on probation and community sanctions include:


McCulloch P and McNeill, F (200&) ‘Consumer society, commodification and offender management, Criminology and Criminal Justice 7(3): 223-242.

McNeill, F (2009) A desistance paradigm for offender management, Criminology and Criminal Justice 6(1): 39-62.