Incapacitation : Penal Confinement and the Restraint of Crime

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In this, the first comprehensive assessment of incapacitation, Professors Zimring and Hawkins show the increasing reliance of restraint to justify imprisonment, analyse the existing theoretical literature on incapacitation effects, review the existing empirical research on the topic, report a new study, and explore in detail the links between what is known about incapacitation and the proper construction of criminal justice more

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  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 153.2 x 231.4 x 14mm | 318.49g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • line figures, tables
  • 019511583X
  • 9780195115833
  • 1,658,441

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"A tremendous contribution to criminology, criminal justice policy, and sentencing far the most comprehensive and trenchant analysis of incapacitation yet written. This book does for incapacitation what Zimring and Hawkins' first book did for deterrence."--James B. Jacobs, Director, Center for Research in Crime & Justice, New York University School of Law"Anyone who wants to get beyond the simplistic rhetoric of the current 'three strikes and you're out' debate, and take a serious look at what has been happening to state sentencing policies, should read this book."--Peter Greenwood, RANDshow more

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In this first comprehensive assessment of incapacitation, the authors show the increasing reliance on restraint to justify imprisonment by analyzing the existing theories on incapacitation's effects, assessing the current empirical research, reporting a new study, and exploring the links between what is known about incapacitation and what it tells us about our criminal justice more

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