Crime and Punishment in America

Elliott Currie

Metropolitan Books

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There are five times as many Americans behind bars today as in 1970, yet we remain the most violent industrial society on earth. This hard-hitting and accessible book dissects the myths that have given us both the industrial world's most swollen prison population and its highest rate of violent crime.

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1      ASSESSING THE PRISON EXPERIMENT
 
 
Just as violent crime has become part of the accepted backdrop of life in the United States, so too has the growth of the system we’ve established to contain it. A huge and constantly expanding penal system seems to us like a normal and inevitable feature of modem life. But what we have witnessed in the past quarter century is nothing less than a revolution in our justice system—a transformation unprecedented in our own history, or in that of any other industrial democracy.

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Crime and Punishment in America
Elliott Currie

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co.
Metropolitan Books
February 1998
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805048353
ISBN10: 0805048359
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 240 pages
$23.00

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
March 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250024213
ISBN10: 1250024218
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
$16.00

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
October 1998
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805060164
ISBN10: 0805060162
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 240 pages
$19.00

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e-Book Agency
Picador
March 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781250038098
ISBN10: 125003809X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages
$9.99
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