Punishment for Sale: Private Prisons, Big Business, and the Incarceration Binge (Paperback)

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Punishment for Sale is the definitive modern history of private prisons, told through social, economic and political frames. The authors explore the origin of the ideas of modern privatization, the establishment of private prisons, and the efforts to k...

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Donna Selman is assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice at Eastern Michigan University. She has contributed to the book Battleground: Criminal Justice.

Paul Leighton is associate professor of criminology and criminal justice at Eastern Michigan University. He is a co-author of Class, Race, Gender, and Crime, and is the founder of StopViolence.com, a resource for non-repressive responses to violence prevention.
Punishment for Sale is the definitive modern history of private prisons, told through social, economic and political frames. The authors explore the origin of the ideas of modern privatization, the establishment of private prisons, and the efforts to keep expanding in the face of problems and bad publicity. The book provides a balanced telling of the story of private prisons and the resistance they engendered within the context of criminology, and it is intended for supplemental use in undergraduate and graduate courses in criminology, social problems, and race & ethnicity.

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ISBN 9781442201736
Genre LAW / Criminal Law / General
Format Paperback
Pages 204
Publisher Date 2009-12-30 00:00:00.0
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Copyright Year 2010
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 6.0 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.72 lb
Language English
Subtitle Private Prisons, Big Business, and the Incarceration Binge
Series Name Issues in Crime & Justice
Audience College/higher education
Authors Selman, Donna

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