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The Resource The "million dollar inmate" : the financial and social burden of nonviolent offenders, Heather Ahn-Redding

The "million dollar inmate" : the financial and social burden of nonviolent offenders, Heather Ahn-Redding

Label
The "million dollar inmate" : the financial and social burden of nonviolent offenders
Title
The "million dollar inmate"
Title remainder
the financial and social burden of nonviolent offenders
Statement of responsibility
Heather Ahn-Redding
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: What kinds of beliefs do most Americans hold about crime and violence, and where do these beliefs come from? What kinds of people are sent to prison-are the average inmates dangerous criminals, or are they involved in low-level drug-related, property, or public-order offenses? Who is ultimately paying for their time in prison? The "Million Dollar Inmate" highlights the financial and social costs of America's incarceration of non-violent offenders. With its focus on the specific population of non-violent offenders, this book provides a unique, sociological approach to the problem of handling such a large population at such tremendous costs-paid, for the most part, by taxpayers. Basing her insight on extensive research into the origins of America's correctional systems, the visible and non-visible costs incurred by the practice of incarcerating nonviolent offenders, and the goals of the prison system, Heather Ahn-Redding dares to expose flaws in current correctional practices and suggest ways they can be not only changed but also re-envisioned
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ahn-Redding, Heather
Dewey number
365/.973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8665
LC item number
.A45 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisoners
  • Prisons
  • Prison sentences
Label
The "million dollar inmate" : the financial and social burden of nonviolent offenders, Heather Ahn-Redding
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An introduction to the "million dollar inmate" -- Punishment in the twentieth century : run-on sentences -- Sentencing today : a sentence is a sentence--period! -- Prison conditions -- The financial costs of incarceration -- Expensive prisoners -- The social costs of incarceration : the hidden yet expensive side of prison -- Retribution : can we have our "just desert" and eat it too? -- Incapacitation : if we lock them up, maybe they'll just go away! -- Some specifics on deterrence, in general -- Prison rehabilitation and treatment : where is the correction in our correctional facilities? -- The benefits of incarceration--real and perceived -- Policy recommendations
Control code
165081872
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 241 pages
Isbn
9780739114964
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007032099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)165081872
Label
The "million dollar inmate" : the financial and social burden of nonviolent offenders, Heather Ahn-Redding
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An introduction to the "million dollar inmate" -- Punishment in the twentieth century : run-on sentences -- Sentencing today : a sentence is a sentence--period! -- Prison conditions -- The financial costs of incarceration -- Expensive prisoners -- The social costs of incarceration : the hidden yet expensive side of prison -- Retribution : can we have our "just desert" and eat it too? -- Incapacitation : if we lock them up, maybe they'll just go away! -- Some specifics on deterrence, in general -- Prison rehabilitation and treatment : where is the correction in our correctional facilities? -- The benefits of incarceration--real and perceived -- Policy recommendations
Control code
165081872
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 241 pages
Isbn
9780739114964
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007032099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)165081872

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