BeschreibungAmerica's prison population has quadrupled in the past two decades, with an enormous impact on families, communities, correctional officers, policy makers, and prisoners themselves. The use of imprisonment as a means of social control has come to the fore in many public debates--whether the issues be deterrence, incapacitation, public spending, overcrowding, or the effects of imprisonment on the offenders' later lives. Prisons addresses these and related topics, offering thought-provoking analyses of particular issues that deserve greater consideration, such as the effects of imprisonment on the children of inmates, the relationship between prisons and the surrounding communities, medical care in prisons, prisoner suicide and coping, adult correctional treatment, and prison management trends, and related topics.
PortraitMichael Tonry is the Sonosky Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota. Joan Petersilia is a professor of criminology, law, and society in the School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine.
Untertitel: 'Crime & Justice: A Review of R'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2000
Seitenanzahl: 300 Seiten