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Locked in: the true causes of mass incarceration - and how to achieve real reform

"Pfaff argues that existing accounts of the causes of mass incarceration are fundamentally misguided. The most widely accepted explanations--the failed War on Drugs, draconian sentencing laws, an increasing reliance on private prisons--actually tell us much less than we like to think. Instead,...

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Main Author: Pfaff, John F.
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: New York Basic Books [2017]
Online Access: Inhaltsverzeichnis (Verlag)
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Summary:"Pfaff argues that existing accounts of the causes of mass incarceration are fundamentally misguided. The most widely accepted explanations--the failed War on Drugs, draconian sentencing laws, an increasing reliance on private prisons--actually tell us much less than we like to think. Instead, Pfaff urges us to look at other factors, including a major shift in prosecutor behavior that occurred in the mid-1990s, when prosecutors began bringing felony charges against arrestees about twice as often as they had before"--Amazon.com
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:viii, 311 Seiten Illustrationen 25 cm
ISBN:9780465096916
0465096913