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America's prisons : opposing viewpoints
Espejo, Roman, 1977-
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, [2002]

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202 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
The prison system works / Peter du Pont -- The prison system does not work / Jerome Miller -- More imprisonment is needed / Patrick F. Fagan and Robert E. Moffit -- More imprisonment is not needed / Elliot Currie -- Imprisonment reduces crime / Morgan Reynolds -- Imprisonment does not reduce crime / Todd R. Clear -- Privatization would benefit the prison system / Jeff Becker -- Privatization would not benefit the prison system / Barry Yeoman -- Prisons should punish inmates / Francis T. Murphy -- Prisons should rehabilitate inmates / Katarina Ivanko -- Violent offenders should be placed in supermax prisons / Jessica Gavora -- Offenders should not be placed in supermax prisons / Mara Taub -- Prisons should not coddle inmates / Roger Stubblefield -- Prisons do not coddle inmates / Jess Maghan -- Inmate labor is beneficial / Warren Richey -- Inmate labor is not beneficial / Gordon Lafer -- Inmate chain gangs are a proper form of punishment / Jayce Warman -- Inmate chain gangs are an improper form of punishment / Tracey L. Meares -- Parole can succeed as an alternative / Neely Tucker -- Parole and probation have not succeeded as alternatives / Joseph M. Bessette -- Drug treatment can succeed as an alternative / Christina Everett -- Drug offenders should be imprisoned / Charles L. Hobson -- Creative sentencing can provide effective alternatives / David Mulholland -- Creative sentencing may not provide effective alternatives / Jeffrey Abramson -- Shame-based punishment can be an effective alternative / Amitai Etzioni -- Shame-based punishment may not be an effective alternative / Suzanne M. Retzinger and Thomas J. Scheff.
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