A Plague of Prisons: The Epidemiology of Mass Incarceration in America

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Price
$19.99  $18.39
Publisher
New Press
Publish Date
Pages
258
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.8 X 8.2 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781595588791
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About the Author

Ernest Drucker is a scholar in residence and senior research associate at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. He is professor emeritus of family and social medicine at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine and adjunct professor of epidemiology at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. He lives in New York City.

Reviews

"With voluminous data and meticulous analysis, [Drucker] persuasively demonstrates in his provocative new book that the unprecedented surge in incarceration in recent decades is a social catastrophe on the scale of the worst global epidemics."
-Michelle Alexander, The Washington Post

"How did America's addiction to prisons and mass incarceration get its start and how did it spread from state to state? Of the many attempts to answer this question, none make as much sense as the explanation found in [this] book." --Philadelphia Inquirer

"Drucker uses the tools of his trade to examine the laws and their consequences...Treating drug addiction as a public-health problem rather than a crime to be punished would go a long way towards making America's poor and minority communities stabler and better."
--The Economist

"Wonderfully written and packed with insight."
--Todd Clear, dean of the Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice
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