Everything you wanted to know about prisons
Lundi 24 septembre 2012
Summary : First, the three major theories of the effects of prison life-deterrence, schools of crime and behavioral deep freeze- are reviewed. Secondly, their empirical substance is critiqued as well as their utility for policies that will protect the public (i.e., less recidivism) and managing prisons safely and in a humane fashion. Thirdly, the prison literature on risk prediction and treatment are outlined to demonstrate how it is possible to meet the two goals noted above. Finally, the controversy over the effects extreme forms of incarceration is addressed.
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