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By Travis C. Pratt

In Addicted to Incarceration, writer Travis Pratt makes use of an evidence-based method of discover the results of what he phrases America's "addiction to incarceration," highlighting the scope of the matter, the character of the political discussions surrounding legal justice coverage quite often and corrections coverage specifically, and the social fee of incarceration.

Pratt demonstrates that the us' habit to incarceration has been fueled by way of americans' evaluations approximately crime and punishment, the effectiveness of incarceration as a method of social regulate, and maybe most crucial, by way of guidelines legitimized via defective details (e.g.,fear of crime is objectively associated with victimization, petty offenders mature into violent predators, and chronic offending may be adequately envisioned over the existence course). reading crime rules as they relate to crime charges and U.S. society's skill to either decrease the crime expense and tackle the position of incarceration in combating destiny crime, the booklet indicates scholars how useless our rush to incarcerate has been within the final decade, in addition to providing concepts and insights into the way forward for this challenge.


  • Real global examples that positioned a human face at the matters open every one bankruptcy
  • Race, ethnicity, and gender concerns underlie all discussions and tackle key points of incarceration premiums and crime traits
  • The social expenditures of incarceration are explored, together with the heightened inmate hazard of private victimization, incarceration's impact as a barrier to profitable criminal reintegration into society, and its function in exacerbating latest racial inequalities
  • The ultimate bankruptcy comprises conclusions and suggestions for destiny coverage makers

Written in a casual and available sort, Addicted to Incarceration is acceptable for felony justice coverage or corrections classes on the undergraduate point and will even be used as a supplementary textual content in introductory felony justice, criminology, and important concerns in felony justice courses.

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