By David Scott

criminal experiences has skilled a interval of significant creativity lately, and this assortment attracts jointly a few of the field's most fun and leading edge modern severe writers with a view to have interaction at once with some of the most profound questions in penology - why felony? In addressing this question, the authors attach modern penological idea with an enquiry that has acquired the eye of a few of the best thinkers on punishment long ago. via serious exploration of the theories, guidelines and practices of imprisonment, the authors examine why legal persists and why prisoner populations are quickly emerging in lots of international locations. jointly, the chapters offer not just a cosmopolitan prognosis and critique of worldwide hyper-incarceration but in addition recommend ideas and methods which may be followed to extensively decrease our reliance upon imprisonment.

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