Volume 33, Number 1 (2024) is a special issue of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons (JPP) edited by Grant Tietjen (University of Washington – Tacoma), Alison Cox (East Carolina University) and J. Renee Trombley (Metropolitan State University of Denver) marking the 25th anniversary of Convict Criminology.
The collection features contributions on the reflecting on the past, present and future of Convict Criminology, including the role activism can play in scholarship by criminalized people. There are also articles that examine topics such as the challenges associated with securing release from prison and the stigmatizing impact labels have people deemed to be criminal.
Contributors include Alison Cox, Daniel Kavish, Michelle Malkin, Jennifer Ortiz, Jeffrey Ian Ross, Grant Tietjen, J. Renee Trombley and Denise Woodall.
The collection also includes cover art from Serge Tkachenko and Oliger Merko that were originally showcased at Prison Creative Arts Project exhibitions.
In This Issue
INTRODUCTION FROM THE ISSUE EDITORS Marking 25 Years of Convict Criminology by Building a New Table: Transformative Social Justice, Inclusion and Activism as Part of a Larger Social Movement Grant Tietjen, Alison Cox and J. Renee Trombley
ARTICLES Self-Efficacy Toward Release and Transfer in a Women’s Federal Medical Center: An Ethnographic Analysis of a Prisoner’s Blog Michelle Malkin and Alison Cox Here She Comes: Women of Convict Criminology Denise Woodall Standing at the Intersection of Identity and Convict Criminology: A Brief Exercise in Reflexivity J. Renee Trombley Beyond the Ivory Tower: The Need for Collective Activism in Convict Criminology Jennifer Ortiz Every Picture Tells a Story: Framing and Understanding the Activism of Convict Criminology Jeffrey Ian Ross and Grant Tietjen Continuing the Interactionist Tradition: Examining the Relationship Between Juvenile Delinquency, Formal Labeling and Adult Criminal Behavior Daniel Kavish
RESPONSES Thinking Critically About the Next Decade of Convict Criminology Jeffrey Ian Ross The Future of Convict Criminology Jennifer Ortiz
BOOK REVIEWS Convict Criminology for the Future edited by Jeffrey Ian Ross and Francesca Vianello New York: Routledge (2021) 248 pp. Reviewed by Shelly Clevenger The Marion Experiment: Long-term Solitary Confinement and the Supermax Movement edited by Stephen C. Richards Carbondale (IL): Southern Illinois University Press (2015) 336 pp. Reviewed by David P. Silent Cells: The Secret of Drugging of Captive America by Anthony Ryan Hatch Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press (2019) 172 pp. Reviewed by Lucas Ridgeway Available Titles and Call for Book Reviews Journal of Prisoners on Prisons
UPCOMING SPECIAL ISSUE – CALL FOR PAPERS Profiling and the Canadian Carceral State / Les profilages et l’État carcéral canadien Justin Piché and Sandra Lehalle / Observatoire des profilages
Grant Tietjen (Editor) Grant E. Tietjen, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Criminal Justice Program at the School of Social Work and Criminal Justice at the University of Washington – Tacoma (UWT). Dr. Tietjen, formerly Associate Professor and Assistant Program Director for the Masters of Science in Criminal Justice at St. Ambrose University (SAU) in Davenport, Iowa, earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) in 2013.
He has written, researched, and lectured on convict criminology, mass incarceration, class inequality, criminological theory, and pathways to correctional/postcorrectional education. He has published in multiple peer reviewed journals, book chapters, and academic encyclopedias; with multiple works in progress. Tietjen’s most recent peer reviewed research has been published in Humanity and Society; Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict & World Order; and Criminal Justice Studies. He is the author of Justice Lessons: The Rise of the System Affect Academic Movement, with the University of California Press, slated for publication in 2024. Dr. Tietjen is also a Co-editor of a special issue of The Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, titled Twenty-Five Years of Convict Criminology.
Alison Cox (Editor) Dr. Alison Cox pursues research in the areas of Corrections: Prison visitation, Prisoner-family relationship, Impacts of incarceration, Critical Criminology: Convict, Feminist, Rural, and Queer, Women’s and Gender Studies, Victimization, and Qualitative Research Methods.
Her scholarship has been published in Criminal Justice Studies, Critical Criminology, and an upcoming special issue of the Journal of Prisoners on Prison celebrating 25 years of convict criminology. She is also a contributing author to Convict Criminology for the Future, edited by Dr. Jeffrey Ian Ross (University of Baltimore) and Dr. Francesca Vianello (University of Padua).
Her teaching Interests include: Criminal Justice Administration and Management, Race, Gender, and Special Populations in the Criminal Justice System.
J. Renee Trombley (Editor) Dr. Trombley’s research interests include restorative justice, peacemaking criminology, and violence among youth with particular interest focused on exposure to community violence variables. Dr. Trombley is involved in research exploring the potential for utilizing peacemaking practices in both university and college classrooms and the communities they serve as well as several other research projects including topics related to convict criminology, justice impacted students, juvenile justice and education, status and stigma, trauma and harm, and college student’s attitudes on drug policy.