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Beyond Incarceration : Safety and True Criminal Justice - by Paula Mallea (Paperback)

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A call to replace Canada’s incarceration model, which has proven destructive, discriminatory, expensive, counterproductive, and — most of all — unnecessary.

Imprisonment developed in the Western world as the punishment to suit all offences, from violent assault to victimless drug use. Centuries ago, incarcerating convicts represented progress on society’s part, since it came as a replacement for capital punishment, maiming, and torture.

Our current model — taking away convicts’ freedom and holding them in degrading and unhealthy prison conditions — promotes recidivism and jeopardizes public safety. It is highly discriminatory, with disproportionate numbers of ethnic, indigenous, mentally ill, drug-dependent, poor, and otherwise marginalized people imprisoned. It is also ruinously expensive.

Elsewhere, alternative correctional systems successfully rehabilitate offenders while treating them with dignity and respect. This book lays out the case for a complete overhaul of Canada’s ineffective incarceration model of criminal justice and for a new approach.
Number of Pages: 189
Genre: Social Science, Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, Political Science
Series Title: Point of View
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Paula Mallea
Language: English
Street Date: November 28, 2017
TCIN: 52153402
UPC: 9781459738522
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-2098
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