Prisons in America
|Publication Date: 11/1999|
|Format|| ||Price|| ||ISBN-13|
|Hardcover|| ||$45.00|| ||978-1-57607-102-1|
A Reference Handbook
Nicole Hahn Rafter and Debra L. Stanley
A handy source for basic statistics on prisoners, penal trends, and programs and services in America's prisons.
"Lock 'em up and throw away the key" seems to be our favorite approach to punishment. To find out what we get for the $30 billion spent on the penal system each year, consult this extensive handbook.
Prisons in America covers such important subjects as punishment in the United States since colonial times; the most critical penal problems today; units for special populations; key penologists, and more. This work is a source for basic statistics on prisoners, penal trends, programs, services, and more. Listings of professional organizations and print and nonprint resources are also included.
• Listings of professional organizations and print and nonprint resources
• Provides statistics on prisoners, penal trends, programs, and services
Nicole Hahn Rafter is a professional writer and chair of the Division on Women and Crime of the American Society of Criminology. She is also chair of the Crime, Law, and Deviance section of the American Sociological Association.
Debra L. Stanley is assistant professor at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT.
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