Penal Reform in Overcrowded Times
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Penal Reform in Overcrowded Times

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This volume brings together a topical collection of articles on penal reform in the United States, Europe, Japan, and other English-speaking countries. Unique and wide-ranging, the volume offers some of the broadest efforts to characterise recent penal trends and analyse their causes and consequences. The articles, written by national and international authorities, originally appeared in the journal Overcrowded Times, and have been updated and presented with a new introduction.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 151.4 x 273.8 x 19.8mm | 421.85g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • numerous figures
  • 0195141253
  • 9780195141252

Review quote

"This book provides the reader with a wealth of information and insight into the sentencing practices of a range of criminal justice systems." --The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice"Michael Tonry's book succeeds in providing useful information and analyses of fourteen countries. The book is very useful in positing theories and raising questions about the roles of politics, public opinion, and other social factors in shaping developments affecting criminal punishments." --Law and Politics Book Reviewshow more