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For the first time in four decades, prison populations are declining and politicians have reached the consensus that mass imprisonment is no longer sustainable. At this unique moment in the history of corrections, the opportunity has emerged to discuss in meaningful ways how best to shape efforts to control crime and to intervene effectively with offenders. The American Prison: Imagining a Different Future, by Francis T. Cullen, Cheryl, Lero Johnson, and Mary K. Stohr, pulls together established correctional scholars to imagine what this prison future might entail. Each scholar uses his or her expertise to crafte"in an accessible way for students to reade"a blueprint for how to create a new penology along a particular theme. For example, one contributor writes about how to use existing research expertise to create a prison that is therapeutic and another provides insight on how to create a eoefeministe prison. In the final chapter the editors pull together the eoelessons learnede in a cohesive, comprehensive essay.
This volume is an attempt to be at the forefront of engaging in this conversation about the future of the American prison. Inthirteen chapters,the authorsask established correctional scholars to imagine what this prison future might entail. Each scholar uses their expertise to craftin an accessible way for students to reada blueprint for how to create a new penology along a particular theme. At the books end, the editors write a comprehensive essay that will pull together the lessons learned from the preceding chapters.Features and Benefits1. Written by talented corrections scholars, the volume includes 12 different ideas, divided into six parts, on how to improve the American prison.2. The scholarshave contributed essays that use correctional research and theory to map out feasible approaches for fashioning a truly humane and effective prison. 3. Each chapter is introduced by the Editors who highlight the chapters importance and relevance to changing today's correctional environment.
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Cheryl Lero Jonson, Francis T. Cullen, Mary K. Stohr