9780415635530

Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex: Crime and Incarceration in the 21st Century

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415635530

  • ISBN10:

    0415635535

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2/25/2013
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

This short text, ideal for Social Problems and Criminal Justice courses, examines the American prison system, its conditions, and its impact on society. Wehr and Aseltine define the prison industrial complex and explain how the current prison system is a contemporary social problem. They conclude by using California as a case study, and propose alternatives and alterations to the prison system.

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