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Alternatives to prisons

Author: Jennifer Skancke
Publisher: San Diego, Ca : Greenhaven Press, 2005.
Series: At issue (San Diego, Calif.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The contributors to this anthology explore the reasons behind the exploding prison population, whether prisons are a successful deterrent to crime, and the various alternatives to imprisonment.
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Alternatives to prisons.
San Diego, Ca : Greenhaven Press, 2005
(OCoLC)762682549
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Skancke
ISBN: 0737726938 9780737726930 0737726946 9780737726947
OCLC Number: 56085851
Description: 123 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Incarceration does not reduce crime / John Irwin, Vincent Schiraldi, and Jason Ziedenberg. --
Incarceration does reduce crime / Morgan Reynolds. --
Punitive approaches to addressing juvenile crime are ineffective / Richard A. Mendel. --
Prison overcrowding creates a need for prison alternatives / Alida V. Merlo and Peter J. Benekos. --
Prison alternatives can cut costs and improve public safety / Daniel L. Lombardo and Robert N. Levy. --
Drug courts are effective in reducing recidivism / David Cole. --
Mental health courts for mentally ill offenders are effective / Lisa Rabasca. --
Teen courts benefit juvenile offenders / Jeffrey A. Butts and Janeen Buck. --
Family-based therapies are successful alternatives to juvenile incarceration / Tori DeAngelis. --
Restorative justice benefits victims and offenders / Jeff Anderson. --
Shame punishment is an effective alternative to incarceration / Aaron S. Book. --
Electronic monitoring is a popular alternative to imprisonment / Scott Vollum and Chris Hale.
Series Title: At issue (San Diego, Calif.)
Responsibility: Jennifer Skancke, book editor.

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The contributors to this anthology explore the reasons behind the exploding prison population, whether prisons are a successful deterrent to crime, and the various alternatives to imprisonment.

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