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Almost all sociological research on women in prison has been carried out in America. Although some British research has described the so cial characteristics of female prisoners, there are, for example, no stud ies comparable to those from America on the life and experiences of women inside...
Recent stories appearing in newspapers from cities like Los Angeles, Columbus, Oakland, and Birmingham make it abundantly clear that fatal police shootings have ramifications that extend far beyond the usual concern for fatalities. The justification for taking a human life is presented in...
Long-term prisoners present correctional policy makers with for midable problems. These problems are rooted in the varied member ship of the population of long-term prisoners and in the seriousness of crimes for which these offenders are imprisoned. A new perspec tive for the administration of...
It is argued that prison overcrowding distorts offender classification decisions, and, further, that certain classification policies may worsen the extent and effect of crowding. Examples from recent court cases are provided. Yet, as suggested in the recommendations made for rec tifying this...
The great majority of the many recent multiple regression studies of homicide rate determination fail to find executions to have a statistically significant negative effect on homicides. A notable excep tion is the work of Isaac Ehrlich. This literature was recently reviewed in this journal by...
Women released from a local jail in a western city encountered for midable barriers when they attempted to learn about and make use of resources in the community for the economically disadvantaged. This seven-month study examined structural and programmatic factors im peding delivery of the...
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