By David Scott

ISBN-10: 1107030749

ISBN-13: 9781107030749

ISBN-10: 1107521807

ISBN-13: 9781107521803

criminal reports has skilled a interval of serious creativity lately, and this assortment attracts jointly many of the field's most fun and leading edge modern serious writers in an effort to interact without delay with some of the most profound questions in penology - why felony? In addressing this question, the authors attach modern penological inspiration with an enquiry that has acquired the eye of a few of the best thinkers on punishment long ago. via severe exploration of the theories, rules and practices of imprisonment, the authors examine why felony persists and why prisoner populations are quickly emerging in lots of international locations. jointly, the chapters supply not just a cosmopolitan analysis and critique of world hyper-incarceration but in addition recommend rules and methods which may be followed to significantly decrease our reliance upon imprisonment.

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