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The growth of incarceration in the United States : exploring causes and consequences

Author: Jeremy Travis; Bruce Western; F Stevens Redburn; National Research Council (É.-U.). Committee on Law and Justice.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : The National Academies Press, [2014].
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After decades of stability from the 1920s to the early 1970s, the rate of imprisonment in the United States has increased fivefold during the last four decades. The US penal population of 2.2 million  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Travis; Bruce Western; F Stevens Redburn; National Research Council (É.-U.). Committee on Law and Justice.
ISBN: 0309298016 9780309298018
OCLC Number: 922780277
Description: xx, 444 pages : illustrations en partie en couleur ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1 Front Matter; 2 Summary; 3 1 Introduction; 4 2 Rising Incarceration Rates; 5 3 Policies and Practices Contributing to High Rates of Incarceration; 6 4 The Underlying Causes of Rising Incarceration: Crime, Politics, and Social Change; 7 5 The Crime Prevention Effects of Incarceration; 8 6 The Experience of Imprisonment; 9 7 Consequences for Health and Mental Health; 10 8 Consequences for Employment and Earnings; 11 9 Consequences for Families and Children; 12 10 Consequences for Communities; 13 11 Wider Consequences for U.S. Society; 14 12 The Prison in Society: Values and Principles; 15 13 Findings, Conclusions, and Implications; 16 References; 17 Appendix A: Supplementary Statement by Ricardo H. Hinojosa; 18 Appendix B: Data Sources; 19 Appendix C: Incarceration in the United States:A Research Agenda; 20 Appendix D: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members
Responsibility: Committee on Causes and Consequences of High Rates of Incarceration, Jeremy Travis, Bruce Western, and Steve Redburn, editors, Committee on Law and Justice, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. National Research Council of the National Academies.

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