Punishment for Sale: Private Prisons, Big Business, and the Incarceration Binge (Issues in Crime and Justice)

ISBN: 9781442201736
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: 2010-01-16
Number of pages: 216
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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.

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