Prisons (Library in a Book) (Hardback)Jeffrey Ferro (author)
Hardback 312 Pages / Published: 30/03/2011
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Clear and comprehensive, Prisons, Revised Edition examines the state of U.S. prisons and related issues. It focuses on the development of prisons in the United States and how the competing goals of punishment and rehabilitation have shaped the evolution of criminal correction. An overview presents statistics on U.S. prisons and explores the issues behind those statistics, including racial disparity among prisoners and the causes of recidivism. The financial costs of running prisons and the mixed record of private prisons are examined, and laws and legislation relating to issues of incarceration are reviewed.
Publisher: Facts On File Inc
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 231 x 155 x 23 mm
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