Addicted to Incarceration: Corrections Policy and the by Travis C. Pratt

By Travis C. Pratt

In Addicted to Incarceration, writer Travis Pratt makes use of an evidence-based method of discover the implications of what he phrases America's "addiction to incarceration," highlighting the scope of the matter, the character of the political discussions surrounding legal justice coverage usually and corrections coverage specifically, and the social fee of incarceration.

Pratt demonstrates that the us' dependancy to incarceration has been fueled by means of americans' evaluations approximately crime and punishment, the effectiveness of incarceration as a way of social regulate, and maybe most vital, via rules legitimized by means of defective info (e.g.,fear of crime is objectively associated with victimization, petty offenders mature into violent predators, and chronic offending will be correctly envisioned over the lifestyles course). examining crime regulations as they relate to crime premiums and U.S. society's skill to either decrease the crime price and deal with the position of incarceration in fighting destiny crime, the e-book indicates scholars how useless our rush to incarcerate has been within the final decade, in addition to supplying suggestions and insights into the way forward for this challenge.


  • Real international examples that placed a human face at the matters open every one bankruptcy
  • Race, ethnicity, and gender matters underlie all discussions and tackle key features of incarceration charges and crime tendencies
  • The social expenditures of incarceration are explored, together with the heightened inmate danger of non-public victimization, incarceration's impression as a barrier to winning criminal reintegration into society, and its position in exacerbating latest racial inequalities
  • The ultimate bankruptcy comprises conclusions and suggestions for destiny coverage makers

Written in an off-the-cuff and available kind, Addicted to Incarceration is acceptable for legal 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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