Imprisoning communities how mass incarceration makes disadvantaged neighborhoods worse todd r clear abstract at no time in history and certainly in no other democratic society have prisons been filled so quickly and to such capacity than in the united states and nowhere has this growth been more concentrated than in the disadvantaged and primarily minority neighborhoods of americas . Having carried out an ethnographic study of imprisonment in two poor communities he found that the people there identified imprisonment as a community problem he concluded that paradoxically high imprisonment rates contributed to elevated crime rates and that high incarceration rates from a community tended to destabilize poor communities. Imprisoning communities how mass incarceration makes disadvantaged neighborhoods worse studies in crime and public policy ebook clear todd r amazonca kindle store. The growth in imprisonment has been concentrated among poor minority males who live in impoverished neighborhoods concentrated incarceration in those impoverished communities has broken families eroded economic strengh and increased rather than decreased crime rates. Imprisoning communities how mass incarceration makes disadvantaged neighborhoods worse studies in crime and public policy 1st edition by clear todd r 2009 paperback books amazonca
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