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Unusually cruel : prisons, punishment, and the real American exceptionalism

Author: Marc Morjé Howard
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The United States incarcerates far more people than any other country in the world, at rates nearly ten times higher than other liberal democracies. Indeed, while the U.S. is home to 5 percent of the world's population, it contains nearly 25 percent of its prisoners. But the extent of American cruelty goes beyond simply locking people up. At every stage of the criminal justice process - plea bargaining, sentencing,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Morjé Howard
ISBN: 9780190659332 0190659335 9780190659349 0190659343
OCLC Number: 960030233
Description: xvii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Plea bargining --
Sentencing --
Prison conditions --
Rehabilitation --
Parole --
Societal reentry --
Explaining American punitiveness : race, religion, politics, and business --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Marc Morjé Howard.

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In Unusually Cruel, Mark Morje Howard shows how far outside the norm-and how different from systems in other advanced, industrial democracies-US prisons are.  Read more...

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