The Resource A Plague of Prisons : the Epidemiology of Mass Incarceration in America, (ebook)

A Plague of Prisons : the Epidemiology of Mass Incarceration in America, (ebook)

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A Plague of Prisons : the Epidemiology of Mass Incarceration in America
Title
A Plague of Prisons
Title remainder
the Epidemiology of Mass Incarceration in America
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Language
eng
Summary
The public health expert and prison reform activist offers "meticulous analysis" on our criminal justice system and the plague of American incarceration (The Washington Post). An internationally recognized public health scholar, Ernest Drucker uses the tools of epidemiology to demonstrate that incarceration in the United States has become an epidemic-a plague upon our body politic. He argues that imprisonment, originally conceived as a response to the crimes of individuals, has become "mass incarceration": a destabilizing force that damages the very social structures that prevent crime. Drucker tracks the phenomenon of mass incarceration using basic public health concepts-"incidence and prevalence," "outbreaks," "contagion," "transmission," "potential years of life lost." The resulting analysis demonstrates that our unprecedented rates of incarceration have the contagious and self-perpetuating features of the plagues of previous centuries. Sure to provoke debate and shift the paradigm of how we think about punishment, A Plague of Prisons offers a novel perspective on criminal justice in twenty-first-century America
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1940-
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Drucker, Ernest M.
Dewey number
  • 365.973
  • 365/.975
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Imprisonment
  • Imprisonment
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Electronic books
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adult
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A Plague of Prisons : the Epidemiology of Mass Incarceration in America, (ebook)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781595589538
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12430157
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remote
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MWT12430157
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A Plague of Prisons : the Epidemiology of Mass Incarceration in America, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781595589538
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12430157
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12430157
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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