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Imprisonment in America: Choosing the Future

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"For a few decades American prisons were the wonder of the world. [However] early hopes that a prison regime could be a powerful means of reforming most convicts have been abandoned, and prisons are seen even by some of those who think we need more of them as savage repositories, to be shunned or veiled rather than admired. This sad history is drawn with great insight and learning in [this] important new book about prisons and punishment in America by Michael Sherman and Gordon Hawkins. . . . The views of these professionals must be taken seriously."—Graham Hughes, New York Review of Books

"This is a serious and enlightened and concerned attempt to fuse liberal and conservative attitudes and values to achieve a breakthrough in American penal policy."—Congressional Staff Journal

About the Author

Michael Sherman is president of the Hudson Strategy Group in New York City. He is the author of The Theater of American Justice and a contributor to The Pound Conference: Perspectives on Justice in the Future. Gordon Hawkins is a senior fellow at the Earl Warren Legal Institute, School of Law, University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of The Prison and coauthor of Letter to the President on Crime Control and Deterrence, all published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. A Crossroad in American Social Policy

2. The Numbers Game

3. Two Patterns of Choice

4. Theories and Symbols

5. A Policy Proposal

6. The Cloudy Crystal Ball

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226752808
With:
Hawkins, Gordon
Author:
Hawkins, Gordon
Author:
Sherman, Michael
Author:
Hawkins, Gordon J.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Subject:
Crime and criminals
Subject:
Penology
Subject:
Crime-Prisons and Prisoners
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Studies in Crime and Justice
Publication Date:
19830231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
153
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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