The Resource Do prisons make us safer? : the benefits and costs of the prison boom, Steven Raphael and Michael A. Stoll, editors

Do prisons make us safer? : the benefits and costs of the prison boom, Steven Raphael and Michael A. Stoll, editors

Label
Do prisons make us safer? : the benefits and costs of the prison boom
Title
Do prisons make us safer?
Title remainder
the benefits and costs of the prison boom
Statement of responsibility
Steven Raphael and Michael A. Stoll, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Do Prisons Make Us Safer? asks whether it makes sense to maintain such a large and costly prison system. The contributors expand the scope of previous analyses to Include a number of underexplored dimensions, such as the fiscal impact on states, effects on children, and employment prospects for former inmates." "The United States currently imprisons a greater proportion of its citizens than any other nation in the world. Until now, however, we have lacked systematic and comprehensive data on how this prison boom has affected families, communities, and our nation as a whole. Do Prisons Make Us Safer? provides a highly nuanced and deeply engaging account of one of the most dramatic policy developments in recent U.S. history."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9469
LC item number
.D75 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Raphael, Steven
  • Stoll, Michael A
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisons
  • Prison administration
  • Corrections
  • Rechtspolitik
  • Freiheitsstrafe
  • Soziale Kosten
  • Corrections
  • Prison administration
  • Prisons
  • USA
  • United States
Label
Do prisons make us safer? : the benefits and costs of the prison boom, Steven Raphael and Michael A. Stoll, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction / Steven Raphael and Michael A. Stoll -- Why are so many Americans in prison? / Steven Raphael and Michael A. Stoll -- The origins of mass incarceration in New York State : the Rockefeller drug laws and the local war on drugs / David F. Weiman and Christopher Weiss -- The impact of prison on crime / Shawn D. Bushway and Raymond Paternoster -- The people prisons make : the effects of incarceration on criminal psychology / Amy E. Lerman -- Ever-increasing levels of parental incarceration and the consequences for children / Rucker C. Johnson -- Footing the bill : causes and budgetary consequences of state spending on corrections / John W. Ellwood and Joshua Guetzkow -- Collateral costs : effects of incarceration on employment and earnings among young workers / Harry J. Holzer -- Assessing the relative benefits of incarceration : overall changes and the benefits on the margin / John J. Donohue III
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 354 p.
Isbn
9780871548603
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008036245
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)244246656
  • (OCoLC)ocn244246656
Label
Do prisons make us safer? : the benefits and costs of the prison boom, Steven Raphael and Michael A. Stoll, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction / Steven Raphael and Michael A. Stoll -- Why are so many Americans in prison? / Steven Raphael and Michael A. Stoll -- The origins of mass incarceration in New York State : the Rockefeller drug laws and the local war on drugs / David F. Weiman and Christopher Weiss -- The impact of prison on crime / Shawn D. Bushway and Raymond Paternoster -- The people prisons make : the effects of incarceration on criminal psychology / Amy E. Lerman -- Ever-increasing levels of parental incarceration and the consequences for children / Rucker C. Johnson -- Footing the bill : causes and budgetary consequences of state spending on corrections / John W. Ellwood and Joshua Guetzkow -- Collateral costs : effects of incarceration on employment and earnings among young workers / Harry J. Holzer -- Assessing the relative benefits of incarceration : overall changes and the benefits on the margin / John J. Donohue III
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 354 p.
Isbn
9780871548603
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008036245
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)244246656
  • (OCoLC)ocn244246656

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