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The True Causes of Mass Incarceration--and How to Achieve Real Reform

Book - 2017
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"Pfaff argues that existing accounts of the causes of mass incarceration are fundamentally misguided. The most widely accepted explanations--the failed War on Drugs, draconian sentencing laws, an increasing reliance on private prisons--actually tell us much less than we like to think. Instead, Pfaff urges us to look at other factors, including a major shift in prosecutor behavior that occurred in the mid-1990s, when prosecutors began bringing felony charges against arrestees about twice as often as they had before"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2017]
ISBN: 9780465096916
0465096913
Characteristics: viii, 311 pages ; 25 cm

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