Punishment and Inequality in America

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  • Copyright: 2007-12-01
  • Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
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Profiles how the dramatic growth in incarceration came about and the toll it is taking on the social and economic fabric of many American communities.

Table of Contents

About the Authorsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Scope and Causes of the Prison Boomp. 9
Mass Imprisonmentp. 11
Inequality, Crime, and the Prison Boomp. 34
The Politics and Economics of Punitive Criminal Justicep. 52
The Consequences of Mass Imprisonmentp. 83
Invisible Inequalityp. 85
The Labor Market After Prisonp. 108
Incarceration, Marriage, and Family Lifep. 131
Did the Prison Boom Cause the Crime Drop?p. 168
Conclusionp. 189
Notesp. 199
Referencesp. 213
Indexp. 235
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