Prison Conditions: Overcrowding, Disease, Violence, and Abuse

Prison Conditions: Overcrowding, Disease, Violence, and Abuse

by Roger Smith
     
 

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Every day, citizens of the United States and Canada see television dramas and movies about criminals and prisons, but the real world of incarceration remains hidden from most people's experience. This book explores the realities of overcrowding, disease, violence, and abuse in penal institutions. It considers multiple perspectives: that of social scientists, victims,…  See more details below

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Every day, citizens of the United States and Canada see television dramas and movies about criminals and prisons, but the real world of incarceration remains hidden from most people's experience. This book explores the realities of overcrowding, disease, violence, and abuse in penal institutions. It considers multiple perspectives: that of social scientists, victims, prison workers, and the prisoners themselves. This look behind the bars of North America's incarceration facilities is often disturbing, yet it is well documented and thought provoking. Prison Conditions shows the tough realities, offering a well-balanced perspective on some of the most vital issues confronting society today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590849866
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Series:
Incarceration Issues Series: Punishment, Reform, and Rehabilitation
Pages:
111
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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