America's Correctional Crisis: Prison Populations and Public Policy

Synopsis

"These essays treat the legal, financial, ethical, political, institutional, and social dimensions of the most important element of America's correctional crisis: prison overcrowding. The collection may become a standard work in the field, especially for those who question the feasibility and wisdom of building more prisons. The need for rational policy-making that links prison sentences with available prison space comes through clearly and forcefully. Chapters by well-known authorities describe the extent of overcrowding in prisons and jails, review current law regarding the constituitonality of overcrowded prison facilities, and summarize research on causes and consequences. . . . Highly recommended." Choice

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Sean McConville
  • Barton L. Ingraham
  • Charles F. Wellford
  • Todd R. Clear
  • Patricia M. Harris
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1987

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