eBook Imprisonment, 1st Edition

  • Noah Berlatsky
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  • ISBN-10: 0737751398
  • ISBN-13: 9780737751390
  • DDC: 365
  • 237 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released May 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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Explores the main purposes of imprisonment around the world, including punishment, deterrence, rehabilitation, and public safety. Looks at the role of sentencing: Do life sentences violate human rights? How are juvenile offenders treated? Are mandatory sentences effective? Examines the treatment of prisoners and prison conditions like overcrowding, gang activity, sexual abuse and disease, as well as the unique plight of political and religious prisoners.

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  • At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues.
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  • These books contain an annotated table of contents; locator maps, to help readers place countries or areas covered in the essays; "for further discussion" questions; a worldwide list of organizations to contact; bibliographies of books and periodicals.


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