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Law, Society and Policy

The American Prison

Issues in Research and Policy

Editors: Goodstein, Lynne, MacKenzie, Doris L. (Eds.)

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Despite the dire forecasts of others who had themselves edited books, we proceeded with the project of an edited volume on the American prison, although with more than a little trepidation. We had heard the horror stories of authors turning in their chapters months or years late or never at all, of publishers delaying publication dates, of volumes that read more like patchwork quilts than finely loomed cloth. As if to prove the others wrong, our experience in editing this volume has been mar­ velous, and we think the volume reflects this. Most likely, the success of our experience and of the volume stems from two elements: first, the professionalism and commitment of the authors themselves; and second, the fact that early in the life of this volume, most of the authors convened for a conference to critique and coordinate the chapters. This book brings together an illustrious group of criminologists and correctional scholars who wrote chapters explicitly for this volume. Co­ hesiveness was furthered by the charge we gave to each author to (1) present the major issues, (2) review the empirical research, and (3) dis­ cuss the implications of this work for present and future correctional policy. The goal of this project was to examine the major correctional issues facing prison systems. The chapters scrutinize the issues from the perspective of the system and the individual, from theory to practical and daily management problems, from legal to psychological concerns.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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Softcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4684-5654-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The American Prison
Book Subtitle
Issues in Research and Policy
Editors
  • Lynne Goodstein
  • Doris L. MacKenzie
Series Title
Law, Society and Policy
Series Volume
4
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-5652-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-5652-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-5654-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
312
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