Travis C. Pratt's Addicted to Incarceration: Corrections Policy and the PDF

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 results 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 quite often and corrections coverage specifically, and the social rate of incarceration.

Pratt demonstrates that the USA' dependancy to incarceration has been fueled through americans' critiques approximately crime and punishment, the effectiveness of incarceration as a way of social keep an eye on, and maybe most vital, by way of rules legitimized via defective info (e.g.,fear of crime is objectively associated with victimization, petty offenders mature into violent predators, and protracted offending may be safely estimated over the lifestyles course). interpreting crime guidelines as they relate to crime premiums and U.S. society's skill to either reduce the crime price and handle the position of incarceration in fighting destiny crime, the publication indicates scholars how useless our rush to incarcerate has been within the final decade, in addition to providing strategies and insights into the way forward for this challenge.


  • Real global examples that placed a human face at the matters open every one bankruptcy
  • Race, ethnicity, and gender concerns underlie all discussions and deal with key elements of incarceration premiums and crime tendencies
  • The social expenditures of incarceration are explored, together with the heightened inmate possibility of private victimization, incarceration's impression as a barrier to profitable criminal reintegration into society, and its function in exacerbating current racial inequalities
  • The ultimate bankruptcy includes conclusions and proposals for destiny coverage makers

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

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