Prison state the challenge of mass incarceration by Bert Useem

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .

Written in English

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  • Prisons -- United States,
  • Prison administration -- United States,
  • Prisons -- Overcrowding -- United States,
  • Corrections -- United States

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Book details

StatementBert Useem, Anne Morrison Piehl.
SeriesCambridge studies in criminology
ContributionsPiehl, Anne Morrison, 1964-
LC ClassificationsHV9469 .U83 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 221 p. :
Number of Pages221
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18510035M
ISBN 109780521885850, 9780521713399
LC Control Number2007031644

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