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Locked in : the true causes of mass incarceration--and how to achieve real reform / John F. Pfaff.

Pfaff, John F., (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9780465096916
  • ISBN: 0465096913
  • Physical Description: viii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2017]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-295) and index.
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Introduction: American exceptionalism -- The standard story: The war on drugs. A brief history of time (served). Private prisons, public spending. Costs of the standard story -- A new narrative: The man behind the curtain. The broken politics of punishment. The third rail : violent offenses. Quo Vadis? -- Conclusion.
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A groundbreaking examination of our system of imprisonment, revealing the true causes of mass incarceration as well as the best path to reform The United States, home to about 5 percent of the world's population, holds nearly 25 percent of its prisoners. How did we get to this point? In Locked In, John F. Pfaff argues that existing accounts of the causes of mass incarceration are fundamentally misguided. The most widely accepted explanations-the failed War on Drugs, draconian sentencing laws, an increasing reliance on private prisons-actually tell us much less than we like to think. Instead, Pfaff urges us to look at other factors, including a major shift in prosecutor behavior that occurred in the mid-1990s, when prosecutors began bringing felony charges against arrestees about twice as often as they had before. An authoritative, clear-eyed account of the root causes of mass incarceration, Locked In ultimately forces us to reconsider what we must to do build a more equitable and humane society.
Subject: Imprisonment > United States.
Criminal justice, Administration of > United States.
Corrections > United States.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology.

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