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In Defense Of Prisons / Edition 1
     

In Defense Of Prisons / Edition 1

by Richard A. Wright
 

ISBN-10: 0313279268

ISBN-13: 9780313279263

Pub. Date: 09/21/1993

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This comprehensive examination of the effectiveness of prisons is virtually alone in showing that prisons are moderately effective in achieving specific and general deterrence and collective and selective incapacitation. Wright provides evidence which defends prisons as important social institutions and argues that noninterventionist alternative measures are less

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This comprehensive examination of the effectiveness of prisons is virtually alone in showing that prisons are moderately effective in achieving specific and general deterrence and collective and selective incapacitation. Wright provides evidence which defends prisons as important social institutions and argues that noninterventionist alternative measures are less likely to prevent crime than conventional imprisonment policies. He also offers sentencing recommendations that may maximize the effectiveness of prisons as agents of social control. This up-to-date assessment is required reading for students, teachers, policymakers, and practitioners in corrections, penology, and criminal justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313279263
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/21/1993
Series:
Contributions in Criminology and Penology Series , #43
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Confronting the Critics

The Objectives of Punishment: Concepts and Theories

The Failure of Prisons: Rehabilitation, Retribution, and Social Solidarity

Positive Support for Prisons, I: Deterrence

Positive Support for Prisons, II: Incapacitation

Negative Support for Prisons: The Failure of Nonintervention

Epilogue

References

Cases

Index

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