Understanding mass incarceration : a people's guide to the key civil rights struggle of our time /

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Author / Creator:Kilgore, James William, 1947- author.
Imprint:New York : The New Press, 2015.
Description:264 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Subject:Imprisonment -- United States -- History.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States -- History.
Alternatives to imprisonment -- United States.
Civil rights -- United States.
Criminals -- Rehabilitation -- United States.
LAW / Criminal Law / Sentencing.
LAW / Civil Rights.
Alternatives to imprisonment.
Civil rights.
Criminal justice, Administration of.
Criminals -- Rehabilitation.
United States.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10372251
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-256) and index.
Summary:"We all know that orange is the new black and mass incarceration is the new Jim Crow, but how much do we actually know about the structure, goals, and impact of our criminal justice system? Understanding Mass Incarceration offers the first comprehensive overview of the incarceration apparatus put in place by the world's largest jailer: the United States. Drawing on a growing body of academic and professional work, Kilgore describes in plain English the many competing theories of criminal justice--from rehabilitation to retribution, from restorative justice to justice reinvestment."--