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The Resource Addicted to incarceration : corrections policy and the politics of misinformation in the United States, Travis C. Pratt

Addicted to incarceration : corrections policy and the politics of misinformation in the United States, Travis C. Pratt

Label
Addicted to incarceration : corrections policy and the politics of misinformation in the United States
Title
Addicted to incarceration
Title remainder
corrections policy and the politics of misinformation in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Travis C. Pratt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pratt, Travis C
Dewey number
365/.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9304
LC item number
.P713 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imprisonment
  • Corrections
Label
Addicted to incarceration : corrections policy and the politics of misinformation in the United States, Travis C. Pratt
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0817/2008019316.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-138) and index
Contents
Introduction -- The politics and consequences of incarceration -- Race, gender, and incarceration -- The economic impact of incarceration -- Political justifications for incarceration -- The Politics of Punishment in the United States -- Problem ownership, punishment philosophies, and changes in corrections policy over time -- Pre-progressive era corrections policy -- Positive science and agency autonomy in the progressive era -- From experts to politicians: contemporary trends in corrections policy -- Political capital and getting tough -- Misinformation About the Crime Problem -- Victimization and the fear of crime -- Media influences on fear of crime -- Linking fear to leniency -- Nonserious crime as gateway offending? -- Categorical contagion -- Implications for corrections policy -- Incapacitation and errors in prediction -- Selective incapacitation -- Errors in prediction: false positives -- Summary -- Misinformation About Public Opinion -- Global versus specific attitudes about punishment -- Global attitudes about punishment -- Specific attitudes about punishment -- Public support for alternative punishment philosophies -- Public support for correctional rehabilitation -- Public support for juvenile justice -- Public support for early intervention programs -- Summary -- Misinformation About Prisons and Crime Control -- Prisons and crime control: the empirical evidence -- Estimating the effects of prison expansion on crime rates -- Why the weak effects? -- Rethinking offender decision making -- Summary -- The Social Costs of Incarceration -- Consequences of incarceration for offenders -- Heightened risk of personal victimization within prison -- Incarceration as a barrier to successful offender reintegration -- Consequences of incarceration for communities -- Incarceration as a contributor to the breakdown of inner-city communities -- Incarceration and racial inequality -- Consequences of incarceration for social institutions -- Incarceration and public health incarceration and the privatization of punishment -- Summary -- Conclusions and Recommendations -- Rethinking crime control policy -- Rethinking corrections policy -- Reconnecting research and policy -- Some final advice for students and responsible citizens -- Parting shots
Control code
ocn227191738
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 153 p.
Isbn
9780761928317
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2008019316
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o227191738
  • (OCoLC)227191738
Label
Addicted to incarceration : corrections policy and the politics of misinformation in the United States, Travis C. Pratt
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0817/2008019316.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-138) and index
Contents
Introduction -- The politics and consequences of incarceration -- Race, gender, and incarceration -- The economic impact of incarceration -- Political justifications for incarceration -- The Politics of Punishment in the United States -- Problem ownership, punishment philosophies, and changes in corrections policy over time -- Pre-progressive era corrections policy -- Positive science and agency autonomy in the progressive era -- From experts to politicians: contemporary trends in corrections policy -- Political capital and getting tough -- Misinformation About the Crime Problem -- Victimization and the fear of crime -- Media influences on fear of crime -- Linking fear to leniency -- Nonserious crime as gateway offending? -- Categorical contagion -- Implications for corrections policy -- Incapacitation and errors in prediction -- Selective incapacitation -- Errors in prediction: false positives -- Summary -- Misinformation About Public Opinion -- Global versus specific attitudes about punishment -- Global attitudes about punishment -- Specific attitudes about punishment -- Public support for alternative punishment philosophies -- Public support for correctional rehabilitation -- Public support for juvenile justice -- Public support for early intervention programs -- Summary -- Misinformation About Prisons and Crime Control -- Prisons and crime control: the empirical evidence -- Estimating the effects of prison expansion on crime rates -- Why the weak effects? -- Rethinking offender decision making -- Summary -- The Social Costs of Incarceration -- Consequences of incarceration for offenders -- Heightened risk of personal victimization within prison -- Incarceration as a barrier to successful offender reintegration -- Consequences of incarceration for communities -- Incarceration as a contributor to the breakdown of inner-city communities -- Incarceration and racial inequality -- Consequences of incarceration for social institutions -- Incarceration and public health incarceration and the privatization of punishment -- Summary -- Conclusions and Recommendations -- Rethinking crime control policy -- Rethinking corrections policy -- Reconnecting research and policy -- Some final advice for students and responsible citizens -- Parting shots
Control code
ocn227191738
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 153 p.
Isbn
9780761928317
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2008019316
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o227191738
  • (OCoLC)227191738

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