The Resource Incapacitation : penal confinement and the restraint of crime, Franklin E. Zimring, Gordon Hawkins

Incapacitation : penal confinement and the restraint of crime, Franklin E. Zimring, Gordon Hawkins

Label
Incapacitation : penal confinement and the restraint of crime
Title
Incapacitation
Title remainder
penal confinement and the restraint of crime
Statement of responsibility
Franklin E. Zimring, Gordon Hawkins
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The one, sure way that imprisonment prevents crime is by restraining offenders from committing crimes while they are locked up. Called "incapacitation" by experts in criminology, this effect has become the dominant justification for imprisonment in the United States, where well over a million persons are currently in jails and prisons, and public figures who want to appear tough on crime periodically urge that we throw away the key. How useful is the modern prison in restraining crime, and at what cost? How much do we really know about incapacitation and its effectiveness? This book is the first comprehensive assessment of incapacitation. Franklin E. Zimring and Gordon Hawkins show the increasing reliance on restraint to justify imprisonment, analyze the existing theories on incapacitation's effects, assess the current empirical research, report a new study, and explore the links between what is known about incapacitation and what it tells us about our criminal justice policy. An insightful evaluation of a pressing policy issue, Incapacitation is a vital contribution to the current debates on our criminal justice system
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
365/.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9471
LC item number
.Z55 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • An Earl Warren Legal Institute study
  • Studies in crime and public policy
Label
Incapacitation : penal confinement and the restraint of crime, Franklin E. Zimring, Gordon Hawkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-182) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm47009616
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 188 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781602566507
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ebl271666
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36356578
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47009616
  • ebsco0585357315
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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