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In Defense of Prisons
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In Defense of Prisons (Hardback)

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This comprehensive examination of the effectiveness of prisons is virtually alone in showing that prisons are moderately effective in achieving specific and general deterrence and collective and selective incapacitation. Wright provides evidence which defends prisons as important social institutions and argues that noninterventionist alternative measures are less likely to prevent crime than conventional imprisonment policies. He also offers sentencing recommendations that may maximize the effectiveness of prisons as agents of social control. This up-to-date assessment is required reading for students, teachers, policymakers, and practitioners in corrections, penology, and criminal justice.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyPenology & punishmentPrisons Publisher: ABC-CLIO Publication Date: 21/09/1993 ISBN-13: 9780313279263  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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RICHARD A. WRIGHT, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Scranton, is the author of many publications dealing with the sociology of punishment, and his recent books include Crime and Control: Syllabi and Instructional Materials for Criminology and Criminal Justice (1989). His current research interests deal with deterrence, women and crime, and teaching criminal justice.

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