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The Resource A plague of prisons : the epidemiology of mass incarceration in America, Ernest Drucker

A plague of prisons : the epidemiology of mass incarceration in America, Ernest Drucker

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A plague of prisons : the epidemiology of mass incarceration in America
Title
A plague of prisons
Title remainder
the epidemiology of mass incarceration in America
Statement of responsibility
Ernest Drucker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Dr. John Snow first traced an outbreak of cholera to a water pump in the Soho district of London in 1854, the field of epidemiology was born. Taking the same public health approaches and tools that have successfully tracked epidemics of flu, tuberculosis, and AIDS over the intervening one hundred and fifty years, the author makes the case that our current unprecedented level of imprisonment has become an epidemic, a plague upon our body politic. The author, an internationally recognized public health scholar and Soros Justice Fellow, spent twenty years treating drug addiction and another twenty studying AIDS in some of the poorest neighborhoods of the South Bronx and worldwide. He compares mass incarceration to other, well-recognized epidemics using basic public health concepts: 'prevalence and incidence, ' 'outbreaks, ' 'contagion, ' 'transmission, ' and 'potential years of life lost.' He argues that imprisonment, originally conceived as a response to individuals' crimes, has become mass incarceration: a destabilizing force that undermines the families and communities it targets, damaging the very social structures that prevent crime. This book shifts the paradigm of how we think about punishment by demonstrating that our unprecedented rates of incarceration have the contagious and self-perpetuating features of the plagues of previous centuries
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
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Drucker, Ernest M.
Dewey number
365/.975
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8705
LC item number
.D78 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Imprisonment
  • Imprisonment
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Prisons
  • Social Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • United States
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Imprisonment
  • Imprisonment
  • United States
  • Rechtspolitik
  • Freiheitsstrafe
  • Soziale Deprivation
  • Gefängnis
  • Soziale Situation
  • USA
  • USA
Label
A plague of prisons : the epidemiology of mass incarceration in America, Ernest Drucker
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The contagion of punishment : collateral damage to children and families of prisoners
  • Ending mass incarceration : a public health model
  • An epidemiological riddle
  • Cholera in London : the ghost maps of Dr. Snow
  • AIDS : the epidemiology of a new disease
  • A different kind of epidemic
  • Anatomy of an outbreak : New York's Rockefeller drug laws and the prison pump
  • Orders of magnitude : the scale of mass incarceration
  • A self-sustaining epidemic
  • Chronic incapacitation : the long tail of mass incarceration
Control code
ocn435419383
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 226 pages
Isbn
9781595584977
Lccn
2011002072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019825302
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781595584977
  • (OCoLC)435419383
Label
A plague of prisons : the epidemiology of mass incarceration in America, Ernest Drucker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The contagion of punishment : collateral damage to children and families of prisoners
  • Ending mass incarceration : a public health model
  • An epidemiological riddle
  • Cholera in London : the ghost maps of Dr. Snow
  • AIDS : the epidemiology of a new disease
  • A different kind of epidemic
  • Anatomy of an outbreak : New York's Rockefeller drug laws and the prison pump
  • Orders of magnitude : the scale of mass incarceration
  • A self-sustaining epidemic
  • Chronic incapacitation : the long tail of mass incarceration
Control code
ocn435419383
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 226 pages
Isbn
9781595584977
Lccn
2011002072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019825302
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781595584977
  • (OCoLC)435419383

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