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America's prisons : opposing viewpoints

Author: Noah Berlatsky
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2010.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a collection of articles in which authors debate whether American prisons are effective, whether American prisons are just, whether American prisons are humane, and the ways different prison populations should be treated.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noah Berlatsky
ISBN: 9780737749564 9780737749571 0737749563 0737749571
OCLC Number: 466347574
Description: 224 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Why consider opposing viewpoints? --
Introduction --
Are American Prisons Effective?: --
Chapter preface --
Prison deters crime / Bruce Bayley --
Prison does not deter crime / Joel Waldfogel --
Prisons can rehabilitate / Shreveport Times --
Prison rehabilitation efforts are ineffective / Dana Pico --
Alternative sentencing would be more effective than prison / Ruth David --
Alternatives to prison are dangerous and ineffective / Thomas Sowell --
Periodical bibliography --
Are American Prisons Just?: --
Chapter preface --
America's imprisonment practices are racist / Glenn Loury --
America's imprisonment practices are not racist / Heather Mac Donald --
Mandatory minimum sentencing is just in drug cases / Jodi L Avergun --
Mandatory minimum sentencing is unjust / Robert Hooker and Robert Hirsh --
Imprisoning drug users is just / Theodore Dalrymple --
Imprisoning nonviolent drug users is unjust / Michael Huemer --
Disenfranchising prisoners is just / Ben Johnson --
Disenfranchising prisoners is unjust / Conor Clarke and Greg Yothers --
Periodical bibliography --
Are American Prisons Humane?: --
Chapter preface --
American prisons are humane / Harley G Lappin --
Overcrowding in American prisons is inhumane / Craig Haney --
Stun technology makes prisons safer / Jeff Wiehe --
Stun technology is inhumane and dangerous / Anne-Marie Cusac --
California must spend more on prison health care / J Clark Kelso --
California should not spend excessively on prison health care / Debra Saunders --
Periodical bibliography --
How Should Different Prison Populations Be Treated?: --
Chapter preface --
Allowing inmate moms to raise their children in prison is beneficial / Suzanne Smalley --
Raising children in prison may be harmful / Carol Lloyd --
Juveniles should not be placed in adult prisons / Campaign for Youth Justice --
Life without parole in the adult system is reasonable for some juvenile offenders / Charles D Stimson and Andrew M Grossman --
Mentally ill should not be placed in the prison system / Jamie Fellner --
Focusing on mental illness in prison prevents real reform / Susan Mortimer --
Periodical bibliography --
For further discussion --
Organizations to contact --
Bibliography of books --
Index.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Noah Berlatsky, book editor.

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This book is a collection of articles in which authors debate whether American prisons are effective, whether American prisons are just, whether American prisons are humane, and the ways different prison populations should be treated.

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