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By Travis C. Pratt

ISBN-10: 0761928316

ISBN-13: 9780761928317

ISBN-10: 0761928324

ISBN-13: 9780761928324

In Addicted to Incarceration, writer Travis Pratt makes use of an evidence-based method of discover the implications of what he phrases America's "addiction to incarceration," highlighting the scope of the matter, the character of the political discussions surrounding legal justice coverage usually and corrections coverage particularly, and the social fee of incarceration.

Pratt demonstrates that the USA' dependancy to incarceration has been fueled by way of americans' evaluations approximately crime and punishment, the effectiveness of incarceration as a method of social regulate, and maybe most crucial, by way of guidelines legitimized through defective details (e.g.,fear of crime is objectively associated with victimization, petty offenders mature into violent predators, and chronic offending could be effectively estimated over the lifestyles course). studying crime rules as they relate to crime charges and U.S. society's skill to either decrease the crime fee and tackle the position of incarceration in combating destiny crime, the booklet indicates scholars how useless our rush to incarcerate has been within the final decade, in addition to providing options and insights into the way forward for this challenge.


  • Real global examples that placed a human face at the matters open each one bankruptcy
  • Race, ethnicity, and gender concerns underlie all discussions and tackle key points of incarceration charges and crime developments
  • The social bills of incarceration are explored, together with the heightened inmate threat of non-public victimization, incarceration's impact as a barrier to profitable criminal reintegration into society, and its function in exacerbating current racial inequalities
  • The ultimate bankruptcy comprises conclusions and proposals for destiny coverage makers

Written in a casual and obtainable variety, Addicted to Incarceration is applicable for felony justice coverage or corrections classes on the undergraduate point and will even be used as a supplementary textual content in introductory felony justice, criminology, and demanding matters in felony justice courses.

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