Books, Journal Articles, Other Media
RESEARCH & WRITING
Hallett, M, B Johnson, J Hays, SJ Jang, G Duwe (Forthcoming 2019). US Prison Seminaries: Structural Charity, Religious Establishment, and Neoliberal Corrections The Prison Journal (March 2019).
Jang, SJ, B. Johnson, J. Hays, M. Hallett, G. Duwe (Forthcoming 2018). Religion and Misconduct in Angola Prison: Conversion, Congregational Participation, Religiosity, and Self-Identities. Justice Quarterly. DOI: 10.1080/07418825.2017.1309057
Hallett, M. & M. Bookstaver (2017 Forthcoming). 'We Serve Forgotten Men': Structural Charity vs Religious Freedom in Serving Ex-offenders. In: Religion in Prison. Praeger.
Johnson, B., G. Duwe, M. Hallett, J. Hays, SJ Jang, M.Lee, M. Pagano, S. Post (2017 Forthcoming). Faith and Service: Pathways to Identity Transformation and Correctional Reform. In: Religion in Prison. Praeger.
Hallett, M. Faith at Angola Prison: After civic death, a resurrection. (April 14, 2017) Commonweal Magazine.
Hallett, M., J. Hays, B. Johnson, SJ Jang, G Duwe (2015). First Stop Dying: Angolas Christian Seminary as Positive Criminology. International Journal of Offender Rehabilitation and Comparative Criminology. Published online before print August 5, 2015, doi:10.1177/0306624X1559817
Hallett, M. (2015). The Punitive Turn: New Approaches to Race and Incarceration. Contemporary Sociology. vol. 44, 5: pp. 677-680 (invited reviewer).
Duwe,G., M. Hallett, J. Hays, SJ Jang, B. Johnson (2015). Bible College Participation and Prison Misconduct: A Preliminary Analysis. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. DOI:10.1080/10509674.2015.1043481
Hallett, M. & J.S. McCoy (2014). Religiously Motivated Desistance: An Exploratory Study. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Vol 58, No. 4.
Hallett, Michael A. (2012) Reentry to What? Theorizing Prisoner Reentry in the Jobless Future. Critical Criminology: Volume 20, Issue 3 (2012), Page 213-228**
Hallett, Michael A. 2002. Race, Crime, and For-Profit Imprisonment: Social Disorganization as Market Opportunity. Punishment & Society: The International Journal of Penology 4(3):369 393.**
Dr. Michael Hallett is a full Professor in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at the University of North Florida. Dr. Hallett has published four books and research appearing in numerous volumes and journals including Punishment & Society, Justice Quarterly, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Critical Criminology and many others. Dr. Hallett's focus is Corrections & Social Inequality, Punishment & Society, and Religion & Crime. Dr. Hallett designed Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Pretrial Services Unit (drug treatment/diversion) and has completed extensive work with nonprofit organizations including Prisoners of Christ, Operation New Hope, Hubbard House, the City of Jacksonville, JCCI and others. Most recently, Dr. Hallett led a three-year study at America's largest maximum-security prison, "Angola" (aka Louisiana State Penitentiary) exploring the religious lives of long-term inmates. He has served as Principal Investigator on grants from the US Department of Justice, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Jesse Ball DuPont Foundation, and several other organizations. Dr. Hallett has chaired two academic departments at UNF: Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice and founded the Criminology & Criminal Justice department. Dr. Hallett has done work in prisons and jails all over the United States. He also serves as a Senior Research Fellow at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion.
PRIVATE PRISONS IN AMERICA: A CRITICAL RACE PERSPECTIVE
In Private Prisons in America, Michael Hallett offers a concise and compelling account of how race (and class) continues to shape the march toward greater investment in imprisonment. As Hallett demonstrates convincingly, people of color (and the poor) serve as raw material for a prison industry that produces a generous windfall for private corrections firms."--Michael Welch, Rutgers University, author of Ironies of Imprisonment
In sum, if you are interested in learning more about the historical development of the prison, with insights on the politics and the philosophy that have propelled the reemergence of privatization (from a critical race perspective), this book is a very good read.
Robert L. Bing III - Criminal Justice Review
Overall, this is a very readable, engagable book that will hopefully draw attention to the history of racial discrimination in the criminal-justice system and warn about the danger of the prison system, public and private, having the potential to further victimize the African-American population. -International Social Science Review
In a damning critique of the surge towards incarceration, especially among the African American population, Hallett locates race at the centre of the trend towards privatization of the US prison industry. Private prisons in the USA, Hallett argues, are best understood not as the product of increasing crime rates (they have been falling for many years), but instead as the latest chapter ‘in a larger historical pattern of oppressive and legal discrimination aimed primarily at African American men’ (p. 9). This book has much to offer the non-US reader. As a reader coming from a country which does not (yet) have any private prisons, but which has in recent years seen a large increase in the incarceration of ethnic minorities, this book is a timely reminder of the past, present and possible future of imprisonment internationally. - Punishment & Society: International Journal of Penology
Michael Hallett, PhD
Criminology & Criminal Justice
University of North Florida
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Jacksonville, FL 32224