Punishment for Sale
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Punishment for Sale

Private Prisons, Big Business, and the Incarceration Binge
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ISBN-13:
9781442201743
Seiten:
216
Autor:
Donna Selman
Serie:
Issues in Crime and Justice
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Punishment for Sale is the definitive modern history of private prisons, told through social, economic and political frames. The authors explore the origin of the ideas of modern privatization, the establishment of private prisons, and the efforts to keep expanding in the face of problems and bad publicity. The book provides a balanced telling of the story of private prisons and the resistance they engendered within the context of criminology, and it is intended for supplemental use in undergraduate and graduate courses in criminology, social problems, and race & ethnicity.
Punishment for Sale is the definitive modern history of private prisons, told through social, economic and political frames. The authors explore the origin of the ideas of modern privatization, the establishment of private prisons, and the efforts to keep expanding in the face of problems and bad publicity. The book provides a balanced telling of the story of private prisons and the resistance they engendered within the context of criminology, and it is intended for supplemental use in undergraduate and graduate courses in criminology, social problems, and race & ethnicity.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The Crime "Problem" and the Free Market "Solution"

Chapter 3 The Big Government "Problem" and the Kentucky Fried Prison "Solution"

Chapter 4 The Prison-Industrial Complex: Profits, Vested Interests and Politics

Chapter 5 Confronting Problems: Blame Prisoners and Contracts Then Get A Bailout

Chapter 6 A Critical Look at the Efficiency and Overhead Costs of Private Prisons

Chapter 7 Conclusion

Chapter 8 Appendix

Chapter 9 References