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The Resource The punishment imperative : the rise and failure of mass incarceration in America, Todd R. Clear and Natasha A. Frost

The punishment imperative : the rise and failure of mass incarceration in America, Todd R. Clear and Natasha A. Frost

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The punishment imperative : the rise and failure of mass incarceration in America
Title
The punishment imperative
Title remainder
the rise and failure of mass incarceration in America
Statement of responsibility
Todd R. Clear and Natasha A. Frost
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Over the last 35 years, the United States penal system has grown at a rate unprecedented in U.S. history, five times larger than in the past and grossly out of scale with the rest of the world. This growth was part of a sustained and intentional effort to "get tough" on crime, and characterizes a time when no policy options were acceptable save for those that increased penalties. In this book, the authors, both eminent criminologists argue that America's move to mass incarceration from the 1960s to the early 2000s was more than just a response to crime or a collection of policies adopted in isolation; it was a grand social experiment. Tracing a wide array of trends related to the criminal justice system, the book charts the rise of penal severity in America and speculates that a variety of forces, fiscal, political, and evidentiary, have finally come together to bring this great social experiment to an end. The book cautions that the legacy of the grand experiment of the past forty years will be difficult to escape. However the authors suggest that the U.S. now stands at the threshold of a new era in the criminal justice system, and they offer several practical and pragmatic policy solutions to changing the approach to punishment."--Publisher information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clear, Todd R
Dewey number
365/.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9471
LC item number
.C574 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Frost, Natasha
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imprisonment
  • Corrections
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Corrections
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Imprisonment
  • United States
Label
The punishment imperative : the rise and failure of mass incarceration in America, Todd R. Clear and Natasha A. Frost
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The beginning of the end of the punishment imperative -- The contours of mass incarceration -- The punishment imperative as a grand social experiment -- The policies of the punishment imperative -- Two views on the objectives of the punishment imperative -- Assessing the punishment imperative -- Dismantling the punishment imperative
Control code
ocn843037219
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 258 pages:
Isbn
9780814717196
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013017727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022875749
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The punishment imperative : the rise and failure of mass incarceration in America, Todd R. Clear and Natasha A. Frost
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The beginning of the end of the punishment imperative -- The contours of mass incarceration -- The punishment imperative as a grand social experiment -- The policies of the punishment imperative -- Two views on the objectives of the punishment imperative -- Assessing the punishment imperative -- Dismantling the punishment imperative
Control code
ocn843037219
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 258 pages:
Isbn
9780814717196
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013017727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022875749
Other physical details
illustrations

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