Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex Crime and Incarceration in the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 0415635535

ISBN-13: 9780415635530

Edition: 2013

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Description: This short text, ideal for Social Problems and Criminal Justice courses, examines the American prison system, its conditions, and its impact on society. Wehr and Aseltine define the prison industrial complex and explain how the current prison system is a contemporary social problem. They conclude by using California as a case study, and propose alternatives and alterations to the prison system.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 4/11/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 94
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.30" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Sheldon Ekland-Olson joined The University of Texas at Austin after completing his graduate work at the University of Washington in Seattle and Yale Law School. He is currently the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Centennial Professor of Liberal Arts. For five years he served as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and then for eight years as Executive Vice President and Provost of the university. He has authored or co-authored several books and numerous articles on criminal justice, prison reform, and capital punishment. Widely recognized for his commitment to teaching undergraduates, he is the recipient of numerous teaching awards. His current interests are reflected in the book manuscript, Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides?Elysian Aseltine is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. She joined the Lycoming faculty after completing her graduate work in sociology at the University of Texas at Austin.� Her research focuses on punishment and inequality in the US and Africa.

Series Foreword
Acknowledgments
The Prison Industrial Complex: Principles, Processes, and Products
Introduction
The Prison Industrial Complex: Social Functions of Crime and Prisons
Elaborating the Prison Industrial Complex: Race, Class, Gender, and Social Control
Crime and Incarceration in the 21st Century
The Troubling Conditions in Prisons
Consequences of Prisons for the Community
Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex
Reforming the Prison Industrial Complex: The Case of California
Conclusion: Framing Alternatives
References
Glossary/Index
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