Crime and Justice, Volume 26, Volume 26

Tonry Michael Petersilia Joan
America's prison population has quadrupled in the past two decades, with an enormous impact on families, communities, correctional officers, policy makers, and prisoners themselves. The use of imprisonment as a means of social control has come to the fore in many public debates--whether the issues be deterrence, incapacitation, public spending,... Read More
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America's prison population has quadrupled in the past two decades, with an enormous impact on families, communities, correctional officers, policy makers, and prisoners themselves. The use of imprisonment as a means of social control has come to the fore in many public debates--whether the issues be deterrence, incapacitation, public spending, overcrowding, or the effects of imprisonment on the offenders' later lives. Prisons addresses these and related topics, offering thought-provoking analyses of particular issues that deserve greater consideration, such as the effects of imprisonment on the children of inmates, the relationship between prisons and the surrounding communities, medical care in prisons, prisoner suicide and coping, adult correctional treatment, and prison management trends, and related topics.


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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226808491
ISBN-13 9780226808499
GTIN-13 9780226808499
GTIN-14 09780226808499
Series Crime and Justice: A Review of Research
Series Number 26
Subtitle Prisons
Author Tonry Michael|Petersilia Joan
Edition 1
Language Code eng
Page Count 300
Publication Date Jul 31, 1999
Dimension 6.44 in 9.45 in 1.6 in