Prison and the Penal System


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Convicted criminals are sentenced to jail terms, fines, probation, community service, and sometimes execution. Prison and the Penal System discusses how the justice system deals with criminals in relation to their crimes. It looks at the prison system and its history, discusses relevant social and political issues, and explores issues of rehabilitation, prison overcrowding, mandatory sentencing, and gangs in prisons. This informative new title also examines prison as a deterrent to crime and discusses the debate over ...

Prison and the Penal System 2010, Chelsea House Publications, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781604138931