While at American Society of Criminology conference in Atlanta from November 14 – 17, hear more from our authors by attending their author meets critic sessions.

Save on all Criminology titles by using discount code 18E7309  at checkout. See you in Atlanta. #ASCATL18

Sessions Featuring UC Press Authors

Lois Presser, author of Inside Story: How Narratives Drive Mass Harm

Tue, Nov 13, 12:00 to 4:00pm, Marriott, M302, Marquis Level

“Presser’s account of how stories ‘beguile and incite us’ is compelling scholarship.”— Arthur W. Frank, author of Letting Stories Breathe and The Wounded Storyteller

“Presser displays her trademark capacity for expressing intellectually complex ideas in plain English. Inside Story will become a first port of call for both students and established scholars exploring just how culture is tied to violence.”—Philip Smith, Professor, Yale Center for Cultural Sociology



Patrick Lopez-Aguado, author of Stick Together and Come Back Home: Racial Sorting and the Spillover of Carceral Identity.

Wed, Nov 14, 2:00 to 3:20pm, Marriott, L504, Lobby Level

“An in-depth, detailed example of the ways in which the criminal justice system replicates the racist inclinations of the larger society.”—CHOICE

“A groundbreaking study that demonstrates how racialized prisonization becomes embodied and embedded in communities already left behind.”
—Victor Rios, author of Human Targets



Amada Armenta, author of Protect, Serve, and Deport: The Rise of Policing as Immigration Enforcementan open access title

Wed, Nov 14, 3:30 to 4:50pm, Marriott, L504, Lobby Level

“Shows how easily government machines can be set up so that the people who operate them don’t see the suffering they inflict. That is the relevance of this exceedingly timely book.”Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books

“Cements Armenta’s status as an expert ethnographer working at the intersection of the sociology of critical criminology, law and society, and immigration.—Theoretical Criminology


Ranita Ray, author of The Making of a Teenage Service Class: Poverty and Mobility in an American City

Thu, Nov 15, 9:30 to 10:50am, Marriott, L505, Lobby Level

“Sobering and heart-wrenching. A must-read for anyone wanting an update on the state of young people stuck in the deep mud that is the American class system.”—Randol Contreras, author of The Stickup Kids

“A rich, vivid ethnographic account of the barriers young people from a low-income community face; excellent for teaching. Highly recommended.”—Annette Lareau, author of Unequal Childhoods



Robert E. Worden and Sarah J. McLean, authors of Mirage of Police Reform: Procedural Justice and Police Legitimacy

Thu, Nov 15, 9:30 to 10:50am, Marriott, M102, Marquis Level

“Moves the discussion forward on police and community expectations in still volatile times.”International Criminal Justice Review

“A major contribution to the study of procedural justice in policing.”—Edward R. Maguire, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University

Kathleen A. Fox, Jodi Lane, and Susan F. Turner, authors of Encountering Correctional Populations: A Practical Guide of Researchers 

Thu, Nov 15, 3:30 to 4:50pm, Marriott, A702, Atrium Level

“A much-needed roadmap to study correctional populations. This is truly a how-to book that provides practical and useful information that you will not find anywhere else.”—Edward Latessa, University of Cincinnati

“A treasure trove of essential information. A must-read book for any student, scholar, or policymaker studying criminal justice.”—Joan Petersilia, Stanford Law School

Jeff Ferrell, author of Drift: Illicit Mobility and Uncertain Knowledge

Fri, Nov 16, 9:30 to 10:50am, Marriott, L403, Lobby Level

“It’s a rare scholarly work that reads like a novel but packs such a powerful theoretical punch!”—Jody Miller, Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University

“Another tour de force by one of criminology’s most engaging and enlightening scholars.”—Keith Hayward, Professor of Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark