The insidious momentum of American mass incarceration /
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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...

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Main Author: Zimring, Franklin E. (Author)
Corporate Author: Oxford Scholarship Online
Format: Online Book
Published: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
Access:Online version
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Table of Contents:
  • 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.