Today's Debates: Incarceration: Punishment or Rehabilitation?, 1st Edition

  • Erin L. McCoy
  • Published By: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1502644827
  • ISBN-13: 9781502644824
  • DDC: 365
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 144 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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For as long as prisons have existed, people have asked what role they should play in our society. Should they be solely dedicated to punishing those who have broken the law, or do they also have a role to play in the rehabilitation of criminals, so they can contribute more productively when they return to society? This book looks at prison conditions and the American criminal justice system to help readers gain a deeper understanding of how prisoners are treated, while weighing what some argue are necessary changes to today's prisons. Sidebars, a glossary, and full-color photographs aid students in more fully comprehending the many sides of this ongoing debate.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: A History of American Prisons.
2: Challenges and Controversies in Us Prisons.
3: Education and Health Care.
4: Violence Behind Bars.
5: Juveniles in the Prison System.
6: Detaining Immigrants.
7: Life In Prison.
8: Choosing Between Rehabilitation and Punishment.
Further Information.
About the Authors.