Big Prisons, Big Dreams: Crime and the Failure of America's Penal System

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The American prison system has grown tenfold since the 1970s, but crime rates in the United States have not decreased. This doesn't surprise Michael J. Lynch, a critical criminologist, who argues that our oversized prison system is a product of our consumer culture, the public's inaccurate beliefs about controlling crime, and the government's criminalizing of the poor.

Big Prisons, Big Dreams: Crime and the Failure of America's Penal System 2007, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813541860

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Big Prisons, Big Dreams: Crime and the Failure of America's Penal System 2007, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813541853

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