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Autore: Sylvia Engdahl
Editore: Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2010.
Serie: Current controversies.
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Overview: The Current Controversies series examines today's most important social and political issues. Each volume presents a diverse selection of primary sources representing all sides of the debate in question.
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Prisons.
Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2010
(OCoLC)768247284
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Sylvia Engdahl
ISBN: 9780737744606 073774460X 9780737744613 0737744618
Numero OCLC: 317921367
Descrizione: 230 p. ; 23 cm.
Contenuti: Foreword --
Introduction --
Are Too Many People Being Sent To Prison?: --
Chapter preface --
Yes: America's high incarceration rate does not prevent crime: --
Prisons neither deter crime nor rehabilitate criminals / Claire Gordon --
Laws mandating longer prison sentences do not reduce crime / Steve Fennessy --
Prison system fails to turn criminals back into citizens / Jennifer Gonnerman --
Prison expansion is not cost-effective / Michael Jacobson --
No: Sending criminals to prison is an effective means of crime prevention: --
High risk of punishment reduces crime / George Will --
Long sentences for repeat offenders lower the crime rate / Debra J Saunders --
Cost of leaving criminals loose exceeds the cost of prisons / Thomas Sowell --
Are Inmates' Constitutional Rights Disregarded In American Prisons?: --
Chapter preface --
Yes: Conditions in prisons violate inmates' constitution rights --
Reproductive rights of women in prison are routinely ignored / Rachel Roth --
Male rape in prison is still not taken seriously / Dan Bell --
Female prison inmates are sexually assaulted by guards / Jeff Seidel --
Minority religions are not accommodated by prison policies / Bob Ritter --
Absent physical injury, prison abuse victims cannot sue in federal courts / Stephen B Bright --
No: Conditions to which inmates object are not always unconstitutional: --
Medical care for prison inmates has been improved / Mark Taylor --
Prison inmates will no longer be segregated by race / Tanya Schevitz --
Constitution does not prohibit serving prisoners unappetizing food / Arin Greenwood --
Imprisonment is not supposed to be enjoyable / James H Lilley --
What Can Be Done About Prison Overcrowding?: --
Chapter preface --
Many states are releasing prisoners early / Keith B Richburg and Ashley Surdin --
Federal court may rule that California's prison population must be reduced / Don Thompson --
Private prisons increase capacity, save money, and improve services / Nathan A Benefield --
Private prisons can ease overcrowding but may be flawed / William Bender --
Some states may house prisoners in tents / Richard Luscombe --
Electronic monitoring may be an effective alternative to prison / Dana DiFilippo --
How Are Recent Trends Affecting Prisons?: --
Chapter preface --
Cell phones are a growing threat to prison security / Robert K Gordon --
Prison population is aging / Carrie Abner --
Many states have eliminated parole / Jens Soering --
Prison camps can no longer be dismissed as "country clubs" / Luke Mullins --
More criminals are being sent to Supermax prisons / Jeffrey Ian Ross --
Redesigned prisons provide humane environments for inmates / Richard Wener --
Dog-training programs in prisons give inmates second chances / Matthew Schniper --
Organizations to contact --
Bibliography --
Index
Titolo della serie: Current controversies.
Responsabilità: Sylvia Engdahl, book editor.

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Overview: The Current Controversies series examines today's most important social and political issues. Each volume presents a diverse selection of primary sources representing all sides of the debate in question.

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