The True Causes of Mass Incarceration--and How to Achieve Real ReformBook - 2017
"Pfaff argues that existing accounts of the causes of mass incarceration are fundamentally misguided. The most widely accepted explanations--the failed War on Drugs, draconian sentencing laws, an increasing reliance on private prisons--actually tell us much less than we like to think. Instead, Pfaff urges us to look at other factors, including a major shift in prosecutor behavior that occurred in the mid-1990s, when prosecutors began bringing felony charges against arrestees about twice as often as they had before"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2017
Branch Call Number: 365.973 Pf
Description: viii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: True causes of mass incarceration--and how to achieve real reform