Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration--and How to Achieve Real Reform

Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration--and How to Achieve Real Reform

by John Pfaff

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465096916
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 149,672
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

John F. Pfaff is a Professor of Law at Fordham Law School. His work on mass incarceration, prosecutors, and criminal justice reform has been covered in The Economist, The New Yorker, the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, National Review, Slate, and Vox, among many others. He has a JD and a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction American Exceptionalism 1

Part I The Standard Story

Chapter 1 The War on Drugs 21

Chapter 2 A Brief History of Time (Served) 51

Chapter 3 Private Prisons, Public Spending 79

Chapter 4 Costs of the Standard Story 105

Part II A New Narrative

Chapter 5 The Man Behind the Curtain 127

Chapter 6 The Broken Politics of Punishment 161

Chapter 7 The Third Rail: Violent Offenses 185

Chapter 8 Quo Vadis? 203

Conclusion 233

Acknowledgments 237

Notes 239

Index 297

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