Home Public Policy • Download e-book for kindle: Downsizing Prisons: How to Reduce Crime and End Mass by Michael Jacobson

Download e-book for kindle: Downsizing Prisons: How to Reduce Crime and End Mass by Michael Jacobson

By Michael Jacobson

ISBN-10: 0814742742

ISBN-13: 9780814742747

Over million individuals are incarcerated in America’s prisons and jails, 8 instances as many due to the fact that 1975. necessary minimal sentencing, parole companies motive on sending humans again to felony, three-strike legislation, for-profit prisons, and different alterations within the felony procedure have contributed to this impressive upward thrust of the overall legal population.

After overseeing the most important urban prison approach within the nation, Michael Jacobson understands first-hand the interior workings of the corrections approach. In Downsizing Prisons, he convincingly argues that mass incarceration won't, as many have claimed, lessen crime nor create extra public defense. easily placed, throwing away the bottom line is no longer the answer.

Show description

Read or Download Downsizing Prisons: How to Reduce Crime and End Mass Incarceration PDF

Similar public policy books

Get Fairness versus Welfare PDF

By way of what standards should still public coverage be evaluated? equity and justice? Or the welfare of people? Debate over this primary query has spanned the a while. equity as opposed to Welfare poses a daring problem to modern ethical philosophy via exhibiting that the majority ethical rules clash extra sharply with welfare than is mostly famous.

Download PDF by Phillip Montague: Punishment as Societal-Defense

Humans punished by way of legislations are handled in ways in which we give some thought to immoral in different contexts. In Punishment as Societal-Defense, Phillip Montague develops a brand new concept of punishment that, rather than justifying it at the foundation of deterrence or retribution, constructs it as analogous to person self-defense.

Read e-book online The Discourse of Child Counselling PDF

This booklet is an empirical research of certainly taking place interplay among baby counselling execs and young ones experiencing parental separation or divorce. in accordance with tape recordings of the paintings of a London baby counselling perform, it deals the reader a different and sustained glance contained in the baby counselling treatment room on the speak that happens there.

Get British Social Trends since 1900: A Guide to the Changing PDF

This e-book tells the tale of adjustments within the social constitution of england from 1900 to the mid Nineteen Eighties. It accommodates and is a sequel to developments in British Society seeing that 1900, a compilation via a distinguishd staff of social scientists on the collage of Oxford, and the single entire number of British social statistics for the 20 th century as an entire.

Extra resources for Downsizing Prisons: How to Reduce Crime and End Mass Incarceration

Example text

No specialized knowledge is required to think “this could have been me or my child,” or to become frightened and angry on hearing the awful stories of the crimes com- MASS INC ARCERATION 21 mitted against Polly Klaas or Megan Kanka. On a visceral level, it seems natural to want to extract revenge against someone like Richard Davis, who could so brutally take the life of a small child. Moreover, expressing anger about crime may feel socially acceptable in an environment already oriented toward retribution and punishment.

Indeed, for some law makers, expert research comes across as virtually otherworldly when compared to the power of the crime issue in an environment already punitive toward the poor (who, not surprisingly, commit most “street” crime), and as reflected in the outcries of and stories told by crime victims. These stories, coupled with this underlying animosity toward the poor, the public’s fear of crime (until 28 MASS INC ARCERATION recently on the rise), and the benefits perceived by politicians in appearing tough on crime, have played an enormous role in driving contemporary corrections policy.

The other is that differences are effected through the “normal” structured policy-making process of the federal and state government. At the state level, for instance, governors’ offices and legislators regularly propose new executive rules, programs, laws, and revisions to policy, based on a host of substantive and political concerns. Of course, these ways of bringing about change are often interconnected; frequently, a symbiotic connection builds between the force of social movements and the more “inside baseball” political processes through which new laws and policies are forged.

Download PDF sample

Downsizing Prisons: How to Reduce Crime and End Mass Incarceration by Michael Jacobson


by Donald
4.1

Rated 4.84 of 5 – based on 7 votes

Author:admin