It's About Time: America's Imprisonment Binge / Edition 4

It's About Time: America's Imprisonment Binge / Edition 4

by James Austin
     
 


Based on extensive research, IT'S ABOUT TIME: AMERICA'S IMPRISONMENT BINGE, 4e delivers a critical analysis of the U.S. prison system. Offering varying points of view of the corrections system, it illustrates how the U.S. attempts to lower crime by using the correctional system as the primary solution. Personal accounts from prisoners--including one of the… See more details below

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Based on extensive research, IT'S ABOUT TIME: AMERICA'S IMPRISONMENT BINGE, 4e delivers a critical analysis of the U.S. prison system. Offering varying points of view of the corrections system, it illustrates how the U.S. attempts to lower crime by using the correctional system as the primary solution. Personal accounts from prisoners--including one of the authors, who served 10 years in prison before becoming a noted criminologist--spotlight the brutal aspects of prison life. Reflecting the latest developments from the field, the Fourth Edition includes the most current statistics available and coverage of such key issues as sex offenders, immigration, the impact of the war on terror, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534615963
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/10/2011
Edition description:
4TH
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,156,750
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


1. Our Imprisonment Binge. 2. Who Goes to Prison. 3. The Imprisonment of Children and Women. 4. The Private Prison Binge. 5. Doing Time. 6. Super Max. 7. Release. 8. The Correctional Treatment Industrial Complex. 9. The Three Strikes and You're Out Movement. 10. It's About Time. Index.

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