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America's prisons

opposing viewpoints

4th ed.

Published by Greenhaven Press in St. Paul, Minn .
Written in English.

About the Edition

Presents opposing viewpoints about prison issues. Includes critical thinking skill activities and a list of organizations to contact.

Table of Contents

Prisons should rehabilitate / Warren E. Burger
Prisons cannot rehabilitate / Michael A. Kroll
Prisons should punish / Francis T. Murphy
Punishment does not work / Richard Moran
Prisons are for society's protection / Allan C. Brownfeld
Prisons cannot protect society / Prison Research Education Action Project
Prisons create a criminal personality / Jack Henry Abbott
The criminal personality exists before prison / Stanton E. Samenow
Prisons are violent and dehumanizing / Steve Lerner
Prisons should be dehumanizing / Graeme R. Newman
Prisons are too comfortable / J.J. Maloney
Prison comforts make little difference / John Irwin and Rick Mockler
Selective imprisonment should be used / Brian Forst
Selective imprisonment should not be used / Lee S. Pershan
Crime victims should participate in sentencing / Louise Gilbert
Crime victims should not participate in sentencing / Wilbert Rideau and Billy Sinclair
Probation can work / Joan Petersilia
Probation cannot work / Stephen Chapman
Probation cannot work / Stephen Chapman
Privately operated prisons are economical / Robert W. Poole Jr.
Privately operated prisons are unjust / Michael Walzer
Make criminals compensate their victims / Harvard Law Review
Military conscription is a practical solution / Jack E. Bynum and Leo C. Downing Jr.
Corporal punishment is effective / Graeme R. Newman.

Edition Notes

Rev. ed. of: America's prisons / David L. Bender. 3rd rev. and extended ed. c1980.

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 148.

Opposing viewpoints series, Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
HV9471 .A49 1985

The Physical Object

157 p. :
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9780899083506, 9780899083759
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