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The Resource The insidious momentum of American mass incarceration, Franklin E. Zimring

The insidious momentum of American mass incarceration, Franklin E. Zimring

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The insidious momentum of American mass incarceration
Title
The insidious momentum of American mass incarceration
Statement of responsibility
Franklin E. Zimring
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The phenomenal growth of penal confinement in the United States in the last quarter of the twentieth century is still a public policy mystery. Why did it happen when it happened? What explains the unprecedented magnitude of prison and jail expansion. Why are the current levels of penal confinement so very close to the all-time peak rate reached in 2007? What is the likely course of levels of penal confinement in the next generation of American life? Are there changes in government or policy that can avoid the prospect of mass incarceration as a chronic element of governance in the United States. This study is organized around four major concerns: What happened in the 33 years after 1973? Why did these extraordinary changes happen in that single generation? What is likely to happen to levels of penal confinement in the next three decades? What changes in law or practice might reduce this likely penal future?"--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zimring, Franklin E
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imprisonment
  • Imprisonment
  • Imprisonment
  • Imprisonment
  • United States
Label
The insidious momentum of American mass incarceration, Franklin E. Zimring
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The road to 2020 -- An American surprise -- Crime, law enforcement and sentencing in an era of prison expansion -- Why the prison-boom generation? -- How American institutions encourage and sustain high rates of imprisonment -- What happens next? -- Part II. Strategies of sentencing reform -- Two categorical alternatives to prisons -- Restructuring the governance of imprisonment -- Prosecutorial power and adversarial focus -- Part II. Afterword. Explaining the limited estimates of decarceration -- Part III. Policy problems for a million-cell future -- Strategy and tactics for building institutions -- The epidemic of penal disabilities
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 216 pages
Isbn
9780197513170
Lccn
2020008086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1143828823
Label
The insidious momentum of American mass incarceration, Franklin E. Zimring
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The road to 2020 -- An American surprise -- Crime, law enforcement and sentencing in an era of prison expansion -- Why the prison-boom generation? -- How American institutions encourage and sustain high rates of imprisonment -- What happens next? -- Part II. Strategies of sentencing reform -- Two categorical alternatives to prisons -- Restructuring the governance of imprisonment -- Prosecutorial power and adversarial focus -- Part II. Afterword. Explaining the limited estimates of decarceration -- Part III. Policy problems for a million-cell future -- Strategy and tactics for building institutions -- The epidemic of penal disabilities
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 216 pages
Isbn
9780197513170
Lccn
2020008086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1143828823

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