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Title Building violence : how America's rush to incarcerate creates more violence / John P. May, editor ; Khalid R. Pitts, associate editor.

Published Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, [2000]
©2000

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 UniM Bail  364.3 BUIL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I Search for Security 1 -- 1. Connection Between Crime and Incarceration / Alfred Blumstein 3 -- 2. Today's Violence / Khalid R. Pitts 12 -- 3. Corrections Without Correction / Stephen J. Ingley 18 -- 4. Prisoner Rehabilitation: Feeling Better but Getting Worse? / Colleen R. McLaughlin 23 -- 5. Criminalizing Addictions / Roger H. Peters 28 -- 6. Make 'em Break Rocks / Kenneth L. McGinnis 34 -- Part II Impure Justice 39 -- 7. Legislating Barriers to Effective Solutions: An Indelicate Tool for a Complex Problem / William J. Rold 41 -- 8. Racial Dynamics of Imprisonment / Marc Mauer 47 -- 9. Care and Feeding of the Correctional-Industrial Complex / Elizabeth Alexander 51 -- 10. Examining "Justice" in the Juvenile System / Mark Soler 56 -- 11. Adult Abdication: The Misrepresentation of Juvenile Crime / Bernardine Dohrn 62 -- Part III Casualties of Mass Incarceration 69 -- 12. Politics of Jailing / Juan Williams 71 -- 13. Inappropriate Prison Populations / B. Jaye Anno 76 -- 14. "Epidemic" and "Cultural Legends" of Black Male Incarceration: The Socialization of African American Children to a Life of Incarceration / Tony L. Whitehead 82 -- 15. Adult Time for Adult Crime: A Sound Bite, Not a Sound Policy / Miriam A. Rollin 90 -- 16. Mass Incarceration: A Public Health Failure / Robert L. Cohen 95 -- 17. Detention of Migrants / Fernando Chang-Muy 100 -- 18. Mental Illness Behind Bars / Andrea Weisman 105 -- Part IV Crucible of Violence 111 -- 19. Sanctioned Violence in American Prisons / Steve J. Martin 113 -- 20. Even Dogs Confined to Cages for Long Periods of Time Go Berserk / Corey Weinstein 118 -- 21. Body and Soul: The Trauma of Prison Rape / Joanne Mariner 125 -- 22. Feeding a Public Health Epidemic / John P. May 132 -- 23. Violence and Incarceration: A Personal Observation / JoAnne Page 138 -- 24. Stigma of a Criminal History Record in the Labor Market / Shawn D. Bushway 142 -- 25. A Prisoner's Journey / Randy Blackburn 149 -- 26. A Lesson From Another Country / Kim Marie Thorburn 152 -- 27. Death Penalty: The Ultimate Violence / Steven S. Spencer 156.
Summary As one title pointedly reminds us, "even dogs confined to cages for long periods of time go berserk". So why are drug addicts, juveniles, migrants, the mentally ill, and a disproportionate number of black males in prison? In the search for security (as part I is titled), US public policies (part II) that incarcerate the nonviolent (part III: the casualties of mass incarceration) with violent offenders perpetuate a growth prison system that serves as the crucible of violence (part IV) for a public health epidemic. So argue experts in criminology, law, human rights, and health in 27 essays. Graphs show trends, and b&w photos illustrate prison life.
Other author May, John P.
Pitts, Khalid R.
Subject Criminals -- Rehabilitation -- United States.
Imprisonment -- United States.
Violence -- United States.
Prisoners -- United States -- Social conditions.
Prison psychology.
Recidivism -- United States.
ISBN 0761914595 (acid-free paper)
0761914609 (paperback: acid-free paper)