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

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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
    Country of Origin United States
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