The Expanding Prison: The Crisis in Crime and Punishment and the Search for Alternatives

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House of Anansi, 1998 - Social Science - 405 pages
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"The Expanding Prison is a provocative, cogent argument for prison reform. David Cayley argues that our overpopulated prisons are more reflective of a society that is becoming increasingly polarized than of an actual surge in crime. This book considers proven alternatives to imprisonment that emphasize settlement-oriented techniques over punishment, and move us towards a vision of justice as peace-making rather than one of vengeance."
 

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Contents

THE PRISON BOOM
13
Perception and Reality in Crime Policy
63
Rituals of Repression
73
IMPRISONMENT AND SOCIETY
87
The Real World of Imprisonment
101
God Is Himself Law
123
A Perpetual Solitude and Seclusion
137
A Sea Change
151
n Rights and Reservations 799
215
Working Within the System
239
Shame of Doing Amiss
279
On Civil Solutions
287
Circles of Support
295
Justice as Sanctuary
317
Penal
331
CONCLUSION
341

SOME PROMISING ALTERNATIVES
165
Crime Control and Community
171

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About the author (1998)

David Cayley is a producer at CBC Radio as well as a writer. He is the author ofThe Rivers North of the FutureandThe Expanding Prisonwhich began as a series of broadcasts for Ideas. Cayley is also a contributor to Anansi's In Conversation series, which includes books on Ivan Illich, Northrop Frye, and George Grant. He lives in Toronto.

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