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The politics of prison expansion : winning elections by waging war on crime

Author: Joseph Dillon Davey
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author of this book argues that crime rates rise and fall across all states of the USA regardless of whether they invest in expensive imprisonment programmes.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Dillon Davey
ISBN: 0275962091 9780275962098
OCLC Number: 38024198
Description: xiv, 154 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The Puzzle of Imprisonment Increases --
Review of the Literature on Imprisonment Growth --
The Unusual Relationship between Crime and Imprisonment: Are Crime Rates Salient for Imprisonment Increases? --
Socioeconomic Variables: Are the "Usual Suspects" Salient for Imprisonment Increases? --
The "Law-and-Order" Governors and Their Counterparts --
How the Prison Population Grew --
The Social Value of Prison Expansion --
Uniform Crime Reports from 1960 to 1992 --
National Crime Victimization Survey from 1973 to 1992 --
Rate of Sentenced Prisoners in State and Federal Institutions from 1972 to 1992 --
Data on Social Variables Used in The Politics of Prison Expansion (List of Seventeen Variables, List of States in Order of Imprisonment Increase and Data for Seventeen Variables in Each State) --
Multiple Regression of Selected Variables --
Bivariate Correlation of Selected Variables.
Responsibility: Joseph Dillon Davey.

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