Publishing with a purpose

David Polizzi

Dr. Polizzi has worked as a forensic psychotherapist in the Pittsburgh area since 1989. Prior to his current position with Indiana State University, he was a full-time psychotherapist with the Center for Psychiatric and Chemical Dependency Services. Dr. Polizzi taught at a variety of Pittsburgh area colleges and worked therapeutically with offender populations both in the community and in a maximum security penitentiary setting.
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Solitary Confinement

Lived Experiences and Ethical Implications

This book is the first to consider the history of solitary confinement and how it is experienced by the individuals undergoing it. It provides first-hand accounts of the inhumane experience of solitary confinement to provide a better appreciation of the relationship between penal strategy and its effect on human beings.

Policy Press

A Philosophy of the Social Construction of Crime

This book situates the social construction of crime and criminal behaviour within the philosophical context of phenomenology and explores how these constructions inform, and justify, the policies employed to address them. It is essential reading for academics and students interested in social theory and theories of criminology.

Policy Press