Why Are So Many Americans in Prison?

Why Are So Many Americans in Prison?

by Steven Raphael, Michael A. Stoll

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ISBN-13: 9781610448161
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
Publication date: 05/14/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

STEVEN RAPHAEL is professor of public policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at University of California, Berkeley. MICHAEL A. STOLL is professor and chair of public policy at the Luskin School of Public Policy at University of California, Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Contents List of Tables and Figures About the Authors Acknowledgments Chapter 1. The Emergence of Mass Incarceration Chapter 2. Understanding and Documenting the Determinants of Incarceration Growth Chapter 3. What Would Current Incarceration Rates Be Under Previous Sentencing Practices? Chapter 4. The Policy Changes Driving Incarceration Growth Chapter 5. Deinstitutionalization of the Mentally Ill and Growth in the U.S. Prison Population Chapter 6. Demographic Change, the Economy, and the Crack Epidemic Chapter 7. Incarceration and Crime Chapter 8. What Now? Notes References Index

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