Appealing to Justice wins the 2016 Sutherland Book Award

We’re pleased to announce that Kitty Calavita and Valerie Jenness have won the 2016 Sutherland Book Award for the Society for the Study of Social Problem’s Law and Society Division for their book, Appealing to Justice: Prisoner Grievances, Rights, and Carceral Logic.

The Sutherland Book Award recognizes the best book in the category of law and society scholarship over the last two years; according to the division’s mission statement, the Law and Society division of the SSSP “focuses on the role of law as both a barrier to and a tool for change toward a more just, democratic and humane world”.

The authors will be officially honored with the award and presented with a plaque at the SSSP’s annual meeting in Seattle, Washington later this year.

Many congratulations to our authors– we are honored to have published with them!