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

By Travis C. Pratt

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

Pratt demonstrates that the U.S.' habit to incarceration has been fueled through americans' evaluations approximately crime and punishment, the effectiveness of incarceration as a method of social keep watch over, and maybe most crucial, by means of rules legitimized through defective info (e.g.,fear of crime is objectively associated with victimization, petty offenders mature into violent predators, and protracted offending should be adequately envisioned over the existence course). reading crime guidelines as they relate to crime charges and U.S. society's skill to either decrease the crime price and tackle the position of incarceration in combating destiny crime, the e-book indicates scholars how useless our rush to incarcerate has been within the final decade, in addition to providing options and insights into the way forward for this challenge.


  • Real global examples that placed a human face at the matters open every one bankruptcy
  • Race, ethnicity, and gender concerns underlie all discussions and handle key elements of incarceration premiums and crime tendencies
  • The social expenditures of incarceration are explored, together with the heightened inmate danger of private victimization, incarceration's influence as a barrier to winning criminal reintegration into society, and its position in exacerbating present racial inequalities
  • The ultimate bankruptcy includes conclusions and proposals for destiny coverage makers

Written in a casual and available sort, Addicted to Incarceration is applicable 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 demanding concerns in felony justice courses.

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