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Punishment for Sale

Private Prisons, Big Business, and the Incarceration Binge

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Punishment for Sale by Donna Selman
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Punishment for Sale is the definitive modern history of private prisons, told through social, economic and political frames. The authors explore the origin of the ideas of modern privatization, the establishment of private prisons, and the efforts to keep expanding in the face of problems and bad publicity. The book provides a balanced telling of the story of private prisons and the resistance they engendered within the context of criminology, and it is intended for supplemental use in undergraduate and graduate courses in criminology, social problems, and race & ethnicity.

Author Biography

Donna Selman is assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice at Eastern Michigan University. She has contributed to the book Battleground: Criminal Justice. Paul Leighton is associate professor of criminology and criminal justice at Eastern Michigan University. He is a co-author of Class, Race, Gender, and Crime, and is the founder of StopViolence.com, a resource for non-repressive responses to violence prevention.
Release date Australia
January 16th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
1, black & white illustrations
Imprint
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages
216
Dimensions
162x241x19
ISBN-13
9781442201729
Product ID
3853640

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