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Corrections, 3e, Book of the Month, April 2011

Corrections: a Critical Approach by Michael Welch (Rutgers, New Brunswick) is essential reading for both undergraduate and graduate students interested in undertaking a critical analysis of penology.

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Not only throwing crucial light on matters involving race and social class, this book also identifies and examines the key social forces shaping penal practice in the US—politics, economics, morality, and technology. By attending closely to historical and theoretical development, the narrative takes into account both instrumental (goal-oriented) as well as expressive (cultural) explanations to sharpen our understanding of punishment and the growing reliance on incarceration.

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    Corrections: A Critical Approach, 3rd edition confronts mass imprisonment in the United States, a nation boasting the highest incarceration rate in the world. This statistic is all the more troubling considering that its correctional population is overrepresented by the poor, African-Americans, and...

    Published March 21st 2011 by Routledge