The Politics of Prison Expansion: Winning Elections by Waging War on Crime

The Politics of Prison Expansion: Winning Elections by Waging War on Crime

by Joseph Dillon Davey

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275962098
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/28/1998
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.58(h) x 0.78(d)
Lexile: 1650L (what's this?)

About the Author

JOSEPH DILLON DAVEY is Professor of Political Science, Criminal Justice and Law at New England College. A lawyer as well as an author, Professor Davey has written extensively on the role of government in society, including The New Social Contract: America's Journey from Welfare State to Police State (Praeger, 1995).

Table of Contents

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Introduction

The Puzzle of Imprisonment Increases

Review of the Literature on Imprisonment Growth

The Unusual Relationship Between Crime and Imprisonment: Are Crime Rates Salient for Imprisonment Increases?

Socio-Economic Variables: Are the "Usual Suspects" Salient for Imprisonment Increases?

The "Law-and Order" Governors and Their Counterparts

How the Prison Population Grew

The Social Value of Prison Expansion

Appendixes

Bibliography

Index

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