Crisis and Reform: Current Issues in American Punishment

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 1994 - 377 páginas
After 300 years of the American struggle with crime and punishment-related issues, the nation seems less able to deal with them now than at any other time in history. Why have we failed? Is the worst yet to come?In Crisis and Reform, criminology expert Alexis M. Durham III explores the most serious problems currently plaguing America's correctional system, their historical background, and possible solutions.Topics covered include:--Prison Crowding-AIDS in Prison-Difficulties Associated with Older Inmates-Women in Prison-Changing the Offender-Alternatives to Incarceration, including Electronic Monitoring, Intensive Supervision, House Arrest, Community Services, and Day-Reporting Centers-Boot Camps-Prison Privatization-The Death Penalty
 

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Theory Ideology
7
Ideology
16
A Modern
31
Federal Prisons
38
The Effects of Penal Crowding
47
Solving the Overcrowding Crisis
55
Tuberculosis and
67
Tuberculosis and the Modern Prison
86
Restitution
213
DayReporting Centers
220
Historical Precursors
235
The New York Experience
242
Concluding Observations
253
O The Privatization of Prisons
259
Facility Ownership and Management
265
Major Concerns Regarding Modern Correctional
273

Prisons and Older Offenders
92
o Women in Prison
105
Problems in Womens Prisons
113
Thinking about Women in Prison Thinking
124
Deterring the Offender
134
A Partnership of Deterrence
159
Political Context
175
What Are Alternative Sentences?
178
Home Confinement
187
Conclusion
196
Fines
205
Conclusions
291
The Death Penalty
299
The Effects of Capital Punishment
307
What the Public Wants
321
and What Corrections Simply
333
Why Have We Failed?
339
The Basis for Public Knowledge of Crime
346
Looking Beyond Corrections
353
POST
361
Inde X
367
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