Ironies of Imprisonment

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Ironies of Imprisonment examines in-depth an array of problems confronting correctional programs and policies from the author's singular and consistent critical viewpoint. The book challenges the prevailing logic of mass incarceration and traces the ironies of imprisonment to their root causes, manifesting in social, political, economic, and racial inequality. Key Features: -A compelling Foreword written by Todd E. Clear, an internationally recognized leader in the field of criminal justice. -Chapters open with illuminating real-life vignettes and end with provocative review questions. -The author's knowledgeable and dynamic voice provides a consistent perspective on key issues such as the war on drugs, the war on terror, prison violence, capital punishment, health care, and the prison industry. -Up-to-date presentation of pertinent subject matter, including chief developments in research and theory. -Discussion of the problems facing corrections in a post-September 11th world. Unique and accessible, this book promises to stimulate spirited discussion and debate over the use of prisons. Ironies of Imprisonment is recommended reading for students in corrections classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels in sociology, criminology, and criminal justice departments. In addition, it can be used in conjunction with a core text in courses on policy, theories of punishment, and social problems. The book will also be of interest to a general audience interested in reading about incarceration.

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Ironies of Imprisonment examines in-depth an array of problems confronting correctional programs and policies from the author's singular and consistent critical viewpoint. The book challenges the prevailing logic of mass incarceration and traces the ironies of imprisonment to their root causes, manifesting in social, political, economic, and racial inequality. Key Features: -A compelling Foreword written by Todd E. Clear, an internationally recognized leader in the field of criminal justice. -Chapters open with illuminating real-life vignettes and end with provocative review questions. -The author's knowledgeable and dynamic voice provides a consistent perspective on key issues such as the war on drugs, the war on terror, prison violence, capital punishment, health care, and the prison industry. -Up-to-date presentation of pertinent subject matter, including chief developments in research and theory. -Discussion of the problems facing corrections in a post-September 11th world. Unique and accessible, this book promises to stimulate spirited discussion and debate over the use of prisons. Ironies of Imprisonment is recommended reading for students in corrections classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels in sociology, criminology, and criminal justice departments. In addition, it can be used in conjunction with a core text in courses on policy, theories of punishment, and social problems. The book will also be of interest to a general audience interested in reading about incarceration.

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Contributed by: Clear, Todd R.
Publisher: Sage Pubns
Publish Date: Jun 2004
ISBN-13: 9780761930594
ISBN-10: 0761930590
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 239
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.8
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 8.75 x 0.5
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