Books & Articles

Prison Industrial Complex and Prison Abolition, Restorative Justice, Community Accountability, Transformative Justice

Alexander, Michelle.  The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.  New Press, 2010.

Asian Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence.  “Ending Intrafamilial Violence: Community Organizing.”

Bhattacharjee, Anannya.  “Putting the Community Back into the Domestic Violence Movement,”  March 21, 2002.

Bhattacharjee, Anannya.  Whose Safety? Women of Color and the Violence of Law Enforcement. American Friends Service Committee, 2001.

Boyes-Watson, Carolyn. Holding the Space: The Journey of Circles at Roca (Boston: The Center for Restorative Justice at Suffolk University, 2002).

Boyes-Watson, Carolyn.  Peacemaking Circles and Urban Youth: Bringing Justice Home.  St. Paul, MN: Living Justice Press, 2008.

Chen, Ching-In, Jai Dulani, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, eds.  The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities.  Boston: South End Press, 2011.

Close to Home.  Mobilizing Family, Friends & Neighbors to Prevent Domestic Violence.  Final Report from Online Conference, July 24-30, 2003.

Colman, Timothy.  “Violence Among Us: Facing Sexual Assault in Our Communities and Movements,” make/shift: feminisms in motion 5 (Spring/Summer 2009), 16.

Critical Resistance (CR) Publications Collective, Abolition Now! Ten Years of Strategy and Struggle Against the Prison Industrial Complex.  Oakland, CA: AK Press, 2008.

Davis, Angela.  Are Prisons Obsolete?  NY: Seven Stories Press, 2003.

Davis, Angela.  Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture.  NY: Seven Stories Press, 2005.

Generation FIVE.  “Toward Transformative Justice: A Liberatory Approach to Child Sexual Abuse and Other forms of Intimate and Community Violence, A Call to Action for the Left and the Sexual and Domestic Violence Sectors.”

Gilmore, Ruth Wilson.  Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing America.  2007.

INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence.  Color of ViolenceThe Incite! Anthology. Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2006.

INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence.  The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex.  Cambridge, MA:  South End Press, 2007.

Kim, Mimi. The Community Engagement Continuum:  Outreach, Mobilization, Organizing, and Accountability to Address Violence Against Women in Asian and Pacific Islander Communities.  Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence, March 2005.

Larsen, Catherine Claire.  As We Forgive: Stories of Reconciliation from Rwanda.  Zonervan Press, 2009,

McCaslin, Wanda D., ed.  Justice as Healing: Indigenous Ways.  St. Paul, MN: Living Justice Press, 2005.

McGuire, Danielle.  At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance—a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power.  NY: Knopf, 2010.

Minow, Martha.  Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Facing History After Genocide and Mass Violence.  Boston: Beacon Press, 1998.

Mogul, Joey, Andrea Ritchie, and Kay Whitlock.  Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of the LGBT People in the United States. Boston: Beacon Press, 2010.

Morris, Ruth.  Stories of Transformative Justice.  Toronto: Canadian Scholar’s Press, 2000.

Morales, Aurora Levins.  Medicine Stories: History, Culture and the Politics of Integrity. Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 1998.

Ochoa, Maria and Barbara Ige, eds. Shout Out: Women of Color Respond to Violence.  Seal Press, 2008.

Pranis, Kay, Barry Stuart, and Mark Wedge.  Peacemaking Circles: From Crime to Community.  St. Paul, MN: Living Justice Press, 2003.

Ptacek, James, ed.  Restorative Justice and Violence Against Women.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 2010.

Richie, Beth.  Compelled to Crime: Gender Entrapment of Battered Black Women.  NY: Routledge, 1995.

Richie, Beth.  Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison.  NYU Press, 2012.

Russo, Ann and Melissa Spatz.  Communities Engaged in Resisting Violence.  Report of Women and Girls Collective Action Network, 2007. Available through

Sebarenzi, Joseph. God Sleeps in Rwanda: A Journey of Transformation (New York: Atria Books, 2009).

Sen, Rinku. Stir It Up! Lessons in Community Organizing and Advocacy.  Chardon Press, 2003.

Smith, Andrea.  Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide.  Boston: South End, 2005.

Strang, Heather and John Braithwaite, eds.  Restorative Justice and Family Violence.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Sudbury, Julia, ed.  Global Lockdown: Race, Gender, and the Prison Industrial Complex.  NY: Routledge, 2005.

Ubuntu.  “Documents: About Ubuntu,” make/shift: feminisms in motion 2 (Fall/Winter 2007-2008), 12-13.

YWEP (Young Women’s Empowerment Project).  Girls Do What They Have to Do To Survive: Illuminating Methods used by Girls in the Sex Trade and Street Economy to Fight Back and Heal.  Report of YWEP, published and distributed by YWEP, Fall, 2009.

Zehr, Howard. Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice (Scottsdale, PA: Herald Press, 1990/95).

Zehr, Howard. The Little Book of Restorative Justice (Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2002).


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