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Crime and Justice, Volume 26


America’s prison population has quadrupled in the past two decades, with an enormous impact on families, communities, correctional officers, policy makers, and prisoners themselves. The use of imprisonment as a means of social control has come to the fore in many public debates—whether the issues be deterrence, incapacitation, public spending, overcrowding, or the effects of imprisonment on the offenders’ later lives. Prisons addresses these and related topics, offering thought-provoking analyses of particular issues that deserve greater consideration, such as the effects of imprisonment on the children of inmates, the relationship between prisons and the surrounding communities, medical care in prisons, prisoner suicide and coping, adult correctional treatment, and prison management trends, and related topics.

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300 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1999

Crime and Justice: A Review of Research

Political Science: Public Policy

Table of Contents


American Prisons at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century
Michael Tonry and Joan Petersilia

Population Growth in the U.S. Prisons, 1980-1996
Alfred Blumstein and Allen J. Beck

Understanding Prison Policy and Population Trends
Theodore Caplow and Jonathan Simon

Collateral Consequences of Imprisonment for Children, Communities, and Prisoners
John Hagan and Ronit Dinovitzer

Prison Management Trends, 1975-2025
Chase Riveland

Interpersonal Violence and Social Order in Prisons
Anthony E. Bottoms

Prison Suicide and Prisoner Coping
Alison Liebling

Adult Correctional Treatment
Gerald G. Gates, Timothy J. Flanagan, Laurence L. Motiuk, and Lynn Stewart

Medical Care in Prisons
Douglas C. McDonald

Parole and Prisoner Reentry in the United States
Joan Petersilia

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