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 felony justice coverage ordinarily and corrections coverage specifically, and the social rate of incarceration.

Pratt demonstrates that the us' habit to incarceration has been fueled by means of americans' evaluations approximately crime and punishment, the effectiveness of incarceration as a method of social regulate, and maybe most crucial, through regulations legitimized by way of defective info (e.g.,fear of crime is objectively associated with victimization, petty offenders mature into violent predators, and chronic offending will be effectively anticipated over the existence course). studying crime regulations as they relate to crime premiums and U.S. society's skill to either reduce the crime cost and deal with the function of incarceration in combating destiny crime, the ebook exhibits scholars how useless our rush to incarcerate has been within the final decade, in addition to supplying ideas and insights into the way forward for this challenge.


  • Real global examples that positioned a human face at the concerns open every one bankruptcy
  • Race, ethnicity, and gender concerns underlie all discussions and handle key facets of incarceration charges and crime developments
  • The social charges of incarceration are explored, together with the heightened inmate threat of private victimization, incarceration's influence as a barrier to winning criminal reintegration into society, and its position in exacerbating present racial inequalities
  • The ultimate bankruptcy includes conclusions and proposals for destiny coverage makers

Written in an off-the-cuff and available type, 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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