Imprisoning communities how mass incarceration makes disadvantaged neighborhoods worse studies in crime and public policy 1st edition by todd r clear author visit amazons todd r clear page find all the books read about the author and more see search results for this . Imprisoning communities how mass incarceration makes disadvantaged neighborhoods worse todd r clear studies in crime and public policy in the first detailed empirical exploration of the effects of mass incarceration on poor places imprisoning communities demonstrates that in high doses incarceration contributes to the very social problems it is intended to solve it breaks up family and . At no time in history and certainly in no other democratic society have prisons been filled so quickly and to such capacity than in the united states and nowhere has this growth been more concentrated than in the disadvantaged and primarily minority neighborhoods of americas largest urban cities in the most impoverished places as much as 20 of the adult men are locked up on any given . Demonstrating that the current incarceration policy in urban america does more harm than good from increasing crime to widening racial disparities and diminished life chances for youths the book argues that we cannot overcome the problem of mass incarceration concentrated in poor places without incorporating an idea of community justice into . Imprisoning communities how mass incarceration makes disadvantaged neighborhoods worse studies in crime and public policy clear todd r open university press buckingham 2009 9780195387209 pb order this book
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