Mass Imprisonment: Social Causes and Consequences

Mass Imprisonment: Social Causes and Consequences

edited by David W. Garland, 1955- (London, England: Sage Publications, 2001), 193 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
This major new volume of papers by leading criminologists, sociologists and historians, sets out what is known about the political and penological causes of the phenomenon of mass imprisonment. Mass imprisonment, American-style, involves the penal segregation of large numbers of the poor and minorities. Imprisonment has become a central institution for the social control of the urban poor. Other countries are now looking to the USA to see what should be learned from this massive and controversial social experiment. This book describes mass imprisonment's impact upon crime, upon the minority communities most affected, upon social policy and, more broadly upon national culture. This is a book that all penologists and poli
Field of Interest
Global Issues
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2001 Sage Publications
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Warning: Contains explicit content
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Sage Publications
Place Published / Released
London, England
Global Issues, Criminal Justice & Public Safety, Social Sciences, Corrections, General Context and History of Prison, Prisons, Prisoners, Imprisonment, Law, Sociology, Correções, Asuntos Penitenciarios, 21st Century in World History (2001– ), 20th Century in World History (1914--2000)
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Correções, Asuntos Penitenciarios

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