Prisons

Prisons

by Bryan J. Grapes
     
 

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A collection of essays representing diverse opinions on all points of the political spectrum, taken from primary sources such as periodicals, books, newspapers, government documents, and publications of private and public organizations. Essays are arranged in sections on prison effectiveness, treatment of inmates, prison privatization, and use of prison inmate labor.…  See more details below

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A collection of essays representing diverse opinions on all points of the political spectrum, taken from primary sources such as periodicals, books, newspapers, government documents, and publications of private and public organizations. Essays are arranged in sections on prison effectiveness, treatment of inmates, prison privatization, and use of prison inmate labor. Chapter prefaces provide background material on issues. Includes a list of organizations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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KLIATT
Greenhaven's Current Controversies series (like their Opposing Viewpoints and At Issues series) deals with controversial social issues. Titles in this series are a bit wider-ranging than some other Greenhaven series books, and these are a bit more inviting to readers. The books have four or five chapters each, which include three to six excerpted essays that can be used by students in grades 9-12. Individual pieces run anywhere from two to ten pages each. Each section and each item has introductory material. Each chapter begins with a question. For example: Should prisons be privatized? or Is capital punishment ethical ? Articles in the sections argue various sides from various viewpoints. Certainly these books risk becoming outdated (would a better way to operate be to download constantly updated material from a web site?), but they are thoughtfully put together. I do wish Greenhaven made it easier to see what was different about Current Controversies and Opposing Viewpoints. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2000, Greenhaven, 176p, bibliog, 25cm, $17.45. Ages 16 to adult. Reviewer: Daniel J. Levinson; History & English Teacher, Thayer Acad., Braintree, MA, July 2000 (Vol. 34 No. 4)

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ISBN-13:
9780737701463
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Current Controversies Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.53(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

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