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Locked in : the true causes of mass incarceration--and how to achieve real reform

Author: John F Pfaff
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2017 ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Pfaff argues that existing accounts of the causes of mass incarceration are fundamentally misguided. The most widely accepted explanations--the failed War on Drugs, draconian sentencing laws, an increasing reliance on private prisons--actually tell us much less than we like to think. Instead, Pfaff urges us to look at other factors, including a major shift in prosecutor behavior that occurred in the mid-1990s, when  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John F Pfaff
ISBN: 9780465096916 0465096913
OCLC Number: 982083075
Description: viii, 311 Seiten . : Illustrationen ; 25 cm
Other Titles: True causes of mass incarceration--and how to achieve real reform
Responsibility: John Pfaff.

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A groundbreaking examination of our system of imprisonment, revealing the true causes of mass incarceration as well as the best path to reform  Read more...

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"With rigor and specificity, John Pfaff sifts through the data to mount a convincing case about the causes of mass incarceration and the levers by which we can undo it. A must-read for anyone who Read more...

 
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