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by Richard A. Wright




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.

Download In Defense of Prisons: (Contributions in Criminology and Penology) epub
ISBN: 0313279268
ISBN13: 978-0313279263
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Author: Richard A. Wright
Language: English
Publisher: Praeger (September 21, 1993)
Pages: 216 pages
ePUB size: 1853 kb
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