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Alternatives to prisons

Author: Ronald D Lankford, Jr.
Publisher: Detroit [Mich.] : Greenhaven Press, ©2012.
Series: At issue., Crime.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume addresses alternatives to incarceration and the pros and cons of employing them to control crime and recidivism.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald D Lankford, Jr.
ISBN: 9780737755442 073775544X 9780737755459 0737755458
OCLC Number: 744303035
Description: 111 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The American prison system is ineffective and requires reform / Jennifer Gonnerman --
There are many alternatives to incarceration / Families against Mandatory Minimums --
Community corrections provide effective alternatives to prison / Joan Petersilia, as told to the Pew Center on the States --
Drug courts are effective in reducing recidivism / Jessica Huseman --
Drug courts are not effective for all offenders / Justice Policy Institute --
Mental health courts are effective in reducing recidivism / Emma Schwartz --
Boot camps can be an effective alternative to prisons for adults / Andy Hoag --
Shame punishment is an effective alternative to incarceration / Albert B. Southwick --
Shame punishment has limits as criminal justice / Greg Beato --
Electronic monitoring and intensive probation reduce recidivsism / Graeme Wood --
Electronic monitoring does not prevent repeat crimes / London Evening Standard --
Swift and certain sanctions are an effective alternative to incarceration / National Institute of Justice --
Castration for sex offenders is a controversial alternative to incarceration / Dan Bilefsky --
Reading courses offer an effective alternative to incarceration / Anna Barker.
Series Title: At issue., Crime.
Responsibility: Ronald D. Lankford, Jr., book editor.

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This volume addresses alternatives to incarceration and the pros and cons of employing them to control crime and recidivism.
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