Addicted to Incarceration: Corrections Policy and the Politics of Misinformation in the United States / Edition 1

Addicted to Incarceration: Corrections Policy and the Politics of Misinformation in the United States / Edition 1

by Travis C. Pratt
     
 

Provides a thorough understanding of the nature and scope of incareration.See more details below

Overview

Provides a thorough understanding of the nature and scope of incareration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761928324
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/02/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
278,847
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Travis C. Pratt, received his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science/Criminal Justice at Washington State University (his previous appointment was as an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University- Newark from 2000-2002). Pratt's research focuses on structural theories of crime/delinquency and correctional policy. His recent work on correctional policy in particular has appeared in the Corrections Management Quarterly, Crime and Delinquency, Criminal Justice Policy Review, Journal of Criminal Justice, the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, the Prison Journal, and Justice Quarterly.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Michael D. Reisig
SECTION ONE:
1. Introduction
2. The Politics of Punishment in the United States
SECTION TWO:
3. Misinformation About the Crime Problem
4. Misinformation About Public Opinion
5. Misinformation About Prisons and Crime Control
SECTION THREE:
6. The Social Costs of Incarceration
7. Conclusions and Recommendations
References

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