The insidious momentum of American mass incarceration /
"The phenomenal growth of penal confinement in the United States in the last quarter of the twentieth century is still a public policy mystery. Why did it happen when it happened? What explains the unprecedented magnitude of prison and jail expansion. Why are the current levels of penal confine...
New York, NY :
Oxford University Press,
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- Part I. The road to 2020
- An American surprise
- Crime, law enforcement and sentencing in an era of prison expansion
- Why the prison-boom generation?
- How American institutions encourage and sustain high rates of imprisonment
- What happens next?
- Part II. Strategies of sentencing reform
- Two categorical alternatives to prisons
- Restructuring the governance of imprisonment
- Prosecutorial power and adversarial focus
- Part II. Afterword. Explaining the limited estimates of decarceration
- Part III. Policy problems for a million-cell future
- Strategy and tactics for building institutions
- The epidemic of penal disabilities.