Prisons in America

Prisons in America

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For beginning students of criminal justice, McShane (criminal justice, U. of Houston) presents a very basic picture of the framework of institutional corrections in order to elucidate the forces that shape its character. She discusses the history of incarceration in the US, the prison industry, management, violence, medical care, recreation, overcrowding, and other topics. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : LFB Scholarly Pub., c2008
ISBN: 9781593322953
Characteristics: xi, 274 p. ; 22 cm


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