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Crime and Punishment in America

Author: Currie, Elliott

Publisher: Picador


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Crime and Punishment in America : When <i>Crime and Punishment in America</i> was first published in 1998, the national incarceration rate had doubled in just over a decade, and yet the United States remained - by an overwhelming margin - the most violent industrialized society in the world. Today, there are several hundred thousand more inmates in the penal system, yet violence remains endemic in many American communities. In this groundbreaking and revelatory work, renowned criminologist Elliott Currie offers a vivid critique of our nation's prison policies and turns his penetrating eye toward recent developments in criminal justice, showing us the path to a more peaceable and just society. Cogent, compelling, and grounded in years of original research, this newly revised edition of <i>Crime and Punishment in America</i> will continue to frame the way we think about imprisonment for years to come.

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Social Science   General

ISBN 13:9781250024213
ISBN 10:1250024218
Size:8.26" l x 5.42" w x 0.80" h
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