The author provides a thoroughly researched history of for-profit prisons in America from their origins in the decades before the Civil War. We can't understand the cruelty of our current system and its place in the larger story of mass incarceration without understanding where it came from.
This book explores the criminal justice career landscape by providing a glimpse into the different criminal justice careers and provides advice as to how to prepare to enter those career fields. This book includes personal profiles that exemplify real work in the criminal justice profession; these have been written by current employees, some retired and some by exemplary leaders in the field.
The number of Americans who live behind bars has increased by 550 percent over the last 40 years. This has been the result of aggressive tough-on-crime legislation that had more harmful effects than lawmakers could have foreseen. Experts now see the problem but disagree on the solutions. This compelling volume tackles tough questions from many different angles.
The memoir of a man who used hard work and a Master Plan to turn a life sentence into a second chance. Deciding to make something of his life, Chris embarked on a journey of self-improvement: reading, working out, learning languages, even starting a business. Today Chris is a successful social entrepreneur who employs returning citizens; a mentor; and a public speaker. He is the embodiment of second chances, and this is his unforgettable story.
This volume on penitentiary systems in the Americas offers a look at the prisons that exist at the forefront of the ongoing struggle against drugs and violence throughout North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean. From Haiti to Bolivia, the authors examine the conditions in these systems, and allow several common themes to emerge, including the alarming prevalence of lengthy pre-trial detention and the often abysmal living conditions in these institutions.
The author takes us on a journey that begins with the origins of the juvenile justice system with its vision of rehabilitation through Reform Schools, Tough Love, Zero Tolerance and other false turns. She discusses the substantial gains and promise of the 21st century with evidence based interventions and a return to the system’s original vision that kids are different.