Harm in American Penology

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This book analyzes the sources and results of the fourfold increase in the U.S. correctional population since 1970. It considers the following themes: the value of punitiveness, defined as penal harm; research on crime and criminals; concerns about victims of crime; and concerns about community safety. It also analyzes the relationship between social problems and penal harm, such as poverty and crime during the twenty-year period of correctional expansion. The author argues that a careful review of proposals for expanded ...

Harm in American Penology 1994, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791421741

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