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Judicial policy making and the modern state : how the courts reformed America's prisons

Author: Malcolm M Feeley; Edward L Rubin
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Cambridge criminology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Between 1965 and 1990, federal judges in almost all of the states handed down sweeping rulings affecting virtually every prison and jail in the United States. Without a doubt judges were the most important prison reformers during this period. Malcolm M. Feeley and Edward L. Rubin provide an account of this process, and use it to explore the more general issue of the role of courts in the modern bureaucratic state.  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm M Feeley; Edward L Rubin
ISBN: 0521593530 9780521593533
OCLC Number: 37155807
Description: xv, 490 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The case of Judicial prison reform --
The theory of Judicial policy making.
Series Title: Cambridge criminology series.
Responsibility: Malcolm M. Feeley, Edward L. Rubin.
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