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Published: 10 August 2017

296 Pages


ISBN: 9780190659332

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Unusually Cruel

Prisons, Punishment, and the Real American Exceptionalism

Marc Morjé Howard

  • Conducts a comparative study of major Western prison systems to highlight distinctions between the US and other advanced, industrial democracies
  • Engaging and dynamic assessment of American incarceration that not only critiques the current structure but also provides possible solutions
  • Uses a new methodology to assess the overall efficacy of carceral punishment
  • Employs both qualitative and quantitative data in order to provide a comprehensive analysis

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