Big Prisons, Big Dreams: Crime and the Failure of America's Penal System

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INDEX
African Americans/Black Americans/ Blacks, 6,97, 114, 158–169, 170–171, 185–186,193–200
Agnew, Robert, 80
American Apartheid, 193–194
American cultural values, 2, 3, 221–223
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, 209, 238
attitude-behavior consistency, 7
attitudes toward sentence severity, 6–8
Austin, James, 3, 12, 13, 15, 154, 155, 222
Avanities,T. M., 11
Barnes, Harry, 113
Beck, Allen J., 162, 171
Becker, Gary, 7
Blumstein, Alfred, 10–11
Bratton, William, 78, 79
Browne, John (CEO BP), 204
brutalization effect, 201
Bush, George H., 98
Bush, George W., x, 95, 98, 204, 208, 217,236,238
Campbell, Colin, 206, 237
carbon dioxide, pounds from burning gasoline, 236
Carlson, Susan M., 120–122, 143
causes of crime, 22, 34, 36, 40, 86, 220, 224–226
Chayet, Ellen, 12
Cheney, Dick, 98–99
Christie, Nils, 15–16, 135
class bias and incarceration, 4, 18, 87, 97,147,169–170
Clear, Todd,xi, 12, 13–14, 15, 21, 94–97, 194, 222
coal fuels, 235
conspicuous consumption, 2, 3, 19, 221–223
corporate crime and criminals, ix, 2, 12, 103–109, 147, 170, 224, 225; financial costs, 104; lenient treatment, 108; random victimization, 108; violence, 105–107
correctional system tax burden, 141–142
correctional tax bill, 141–142
Corrections Corporation of America, 140
crack cocaine, 162, 163, 164, 165
crime: big prison effect on, 37–41, 6674; causes of, 22, 34, 40, 86, 220, 224, 225; correcting for racial proportions when measuring, 158–160; imprisonment 173–193; lack of punishment, 84–85, 86; New York City, 78–80; news, 98; as normal, 84; rates and economic marginalization, 127–128
Crime Control as Industry, 15
crime reduction, 20, 32, 34, 40, 41, 42, 67, 73, 76, 77–78, 119–120, 182–183. See also prisons, deterrence, incapacitation
crime suppression (CSE) and enhancement (CEE) effects, 174–180

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Dedication v
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction 1
  • Chapter 2 - Prisons and Crime 20
  • Chapter 3 - The Growth of America's Prison System 49
  • Chapter 4 - Raising Questions About America's Big Prison System 82
  • Chapter 5 - Explaining Prison Growth in the United States 110
  • Chapter 6 - Prison Effects 146
  • Chapter 7 - The Imprisonment Binge and Crime 173
  • Chapter 8 - The End of Oil and the Future of American Prisons ? 203
  • Chapter 9 - A Consuming Culture 220
  • Notes 229
  • References 241
  • Index 253
  • About the Author 259
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