ISBN-10:
1442201738
ISBN-13:
9781442201736
Pub. Date:
01/16/2010
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Punishment for Sale: Private Prisons, Big Business, and the Incarceration Binge

Punishment for Sale: Private Prisons, Big Business, and the Incarceration Binge

by Donna Selman, Paul Leighton
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ISBN-13: 9781442201736
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/16/2010
Series: Issues in Crime and Justice Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 1,297,186
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Donna Selman is assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice at Eastern Michigan University. She has contributed to the book Battleground: Criminal Justice.

Paul Leighton is associate professor of criminology and criminal justice at Eastern Michigan University. He is a co-author of Class, Race, Gender, and Crime, and is the founder of StopViolence.com, a resource for non-repressive responses to violence prevention.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Crime "Problem" and the Free Market "Solution" Chapter 3 The Big Government "Problem" and the Kentucky Fried Prison "Solution" Chapter 4 The Prison-Industrial Complex: Profits, Vested Interests and Politics Chapter 5 Confronting Problems: Blame Prisoners and Contracts Then Get A Bailout Chapter 6 A Critical Look at the Efficiency and Overhead Costs of Private Prisons Chapter 7 Conclusion Chapter 8 Appendix Chapter 9 References

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