Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex: Crime and Incarceration in the 21st Century

1st Edition

Kevin Wehr, Elyshia Aseltine

Routledge
Published February 25, 2013
Textbook - 80 Pages
ISBN 9780415635530 - CAT# Y139861
Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

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Summary

This short text, ideal for Social Problems and Criminal Justice courses, examines the American prison system, its conditions, and its impact on society. Wehr and Aseltine define the prison industrial complex and explain how the current prison system is a contemporary social problem. They conclude by using California as a case study, and propose alternatives and alterations to the prison system.

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