Prisons in America: A Reference Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, 1999 - Law - 226 pages
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"Prisons in America" covers such important subjects as punishment in the United States since colonial times; the most critical penal problems today; units for special populations; key penologists, and more. This work is a source for basic statistics on prisoners, penal trends, programs, services, and more. Listings of professional organizations and print and nonprint resources are also included.

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Rafter (chair of the Crime, Law and Deviance Section of the American Sociological Assn.) and Stanley (Central Connecticut State Univ.) have compiled this volume as part of the "Contemporary World ... Read full review


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Nicole Hahn Rafter is a professional writer and chair of the Division on Women and Crime of the American Society of Criminology. She is also chair of the Crime, Law, and Deviance section of the American Sociological Association.

Debra L. Stanley is assistant professor at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT.

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