Prisons in AmericaeBook - 2008
McShane explains the controversies and issues surrounding not only the development of corrections systems in America but the most enduring problems they face. She utilizes a systems view that incorporates the external and internal factors that effect how prisons operate. Attempts to resolve the continuing political, economic, and philosophic dilemmas of incarceration involve complex motives and competing interests that are described in detail. Related legislation, law cases, and social trends are also analyzed. Students will be aided by study questions, supporting web site information and refe.
Publisher: El Paso : LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC, 2008
Characteristics: 1 online resource (286 pages)