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Prisons in the United States : A Reference Handbook - by Cyndi Banks (Hardcover)

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This accessible reference for high school and up features larger print, b&w photos, and a wealth of perspectives and data on the American prison system. Early sections provide background and history and consider problems, solutions, and controversies, such as mentally ill prisoners, prison gangs, and transgender prisoners. Eight perspective essays explore topics such as educational requirements for correctional officers, and the war on drugs and institutional discrimination. The next section offers profiles of 20 research, advocacy, and professional organizations and government agencies. The data section provides tables and statistics on aspects such as sentencing and rates of incarceration, and the document section provides 10 historical legislation and policy documents from colonial times to the Obama administration. The section of resources lists and briefly describes books and book chapters, journal articles, reports of federal agencies, news media reports, reports by private organizations, and nonprint resources. The book also contains a detailed chronology and glossary. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 309
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Contemporary World Issues
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc
Author: Cyndi Banks
Language: English
Street Date: March 27, 2017
TCIN: 51772058
UPC: 9781440844379
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-8102
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