Do prisons make us safer? the benefits and costs of the prison boom

Introduction / Steven Raphael and Michael Stoll -- Why are so many Americans in prison / Steven Raphael and Michael A. Stoll -- The origins of mass incarceration in New York State : the Rockefeller drug laws and the local war on drugs / David F. Weiman and Christopher Weiss -- The impact of prison o...

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Other Authors: Raphael, Steven (Editor)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: New York Russell Sage Foundation 2009
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Summary:Introduction / Steven Raphael and Michael Stoll -- Why are so many Americans in prison / Steven Raphael and Michael A. Stoll -- The origins of mass incarceration in New York State : the Rockefeller drug laws and the local war on drugs / David F. Weiman and Christopher Weiss -- The impact of prison on crime / Shawn D. Bushway and Raymond Paternoster -- The people prisons make : the effects of incarceration on criminal psychology / Amy E. Lerman -- Ever-increasing levels of parental incarceration and the consequences for children / Rucker C. Johnson -- Footing the bill : causes and budgetary consequences of state spending on corrections / John W. Ellwood and Joshua Guetzkow -- Collateral costs : the effects of incarceration on employment and earnings of young workers / Harry J. Holzer -- Assessing the relative benefits of incarceration : the overall change over the previous decades and the benefits on the margin / John J. Donohue III
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description:X, 354 S. graph. Darst.
ISBN:9780871548603