New PDF release: Addicted to Incarceration: Corrections Policy and the

By Travis C. Pratt

ISBN-10: 0761928316

ISBN-13: 9780761928317

ISBN-10: 0761928324

ISBN-13: 9780761928324

In Addicted to Incarceration, writer Travis Pratt makes use of an evidence-based method of discover the implications of what he phrases America's "addiction to incarceration," highlighting the scope of the matter, the character of the political discussions surrounding felony justice coverage as a rule and corrections coverage particularly, and the social fee of incarceration.

Pratt demonstrates that the USA' dependancy to incarceration has been fueled via americans' reviews approximately crime and punishment, the effectiveness of incarceration as a method of social regulate, and maybe most crucial, through regulations legitimized through defective info (e.g.,fear of crime is objectively associated with victimization, petty offenders mature into violent predators, and protracted offending might be correctly anticipated over the lifestyles course). interpreting crime rules as they relate to crime charges and U.S. society's skill to either decrease the crime cost and deal with the position of incarceration in fighting destiny crime, the e-book indicates scholars how useless our rush to incarcerate has been within the final decade, in addition to providing suggestions and insights into the way forward for this challenge.


  • Real international examples that placed a human face at the concerns open each one bankruptcy
  • Race, ethnicity, and gender matters underlie all discussions and tackle key elements of incarceration premiums and crime tendencies
  • The social expenditures of incarceration are explored, together with the heightened inmate probability of non-public victimization, incarceration's impression as a barrier to profitable criminal reintegration into society, and its position in exacerbating latest racial inequalities
  • The ultimate bankruptcy comprises conclusions and suggestions for destiny coverage makers

Written in an off-the-cuff and available sort, Addicted to Incarceration is acceptable for legal justice coverage or corrections classes on the undergraduate point and will even be used as a supplementary textual content in introductory felony justice, criminology, and significant concerns in legal justice courses.

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