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America's prisons : opposing viewpoints

Author: Bonnie Szumski; David L Bender
Publisher: St. Paul, Minn. : Greenhaven Press, ©1985.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Presents opposing viewpoints about prison issues. Includes critical thinking skill activities and a list of organizations to contact.
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America's prisons.
St. Paul, Minn. : Greenhaven Press, ©1985
(OCoLC)568760932
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie Szumski; David L Bender
ISBN: 0899083501 9780899083506 0899083757 9780899083759
OCLC Number: 12313752
Notes: Revised edition of: America's prisons / David L. Bender. 3rd rev. and extended ed. c1980.
Description: 157 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Prisons should rehabilitate / Warren E. Burger --
Prisons cannot rehabilitate / Michael A. Kroll --
Prisons should punish / Francis T. Murphy --
Punishment does not work / Richard Moran --
Prisons are for society's protection / Allan C. Brownfeld --
Prisons cannot protect society / Prison Research Education Action Project --
Prisons create a criminal personality / Jack Henry Abbott --
The criminal personality exists before prison / Stanton E. Samenow --
Prisons are violent and dehumanizing / Steve Lerner --
Prisons should be dehumanizing / Graeme R. Newman --
Prisons are too comfortable / J.J. Maloney --
Prison comforts make little difference / John Irwin and Rick Mockler --
Selective imprisonment should be used / Brian Forst --
Selective imprisonment should not be used / Lee S. Pershan --
Crime victims should participate in sentencing / Louise Gilbert --
Crime victims should not participate in sentencing / Wilbert Rideau and Billy Sinclair --
Probation can work / Joan Petersilia --
Probation cannot work / Stephen Chapman --
Probation cannot work / Stephen Chapman --
Privately operated prisons are economical / Robert W. Poole Jr. --
Privately operated prisons are unjust / Michael Walzer --
Make criminals compensate their victims / Harvard Law Review --
Military conscription is a practical solution / Jack E. Bynum and Leo C. Downing Jr. --
Corporal punishment is effective / Graeme R. Newman.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Bonnie Szumski, book editor.

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Presents opposing viewpoints about prison issues. Includes critical thinking skill activities and a list of organizations to contact.

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