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Author:  Elliott Currie
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0805060162
ISBN-13: 9780805060164
Sku: 30391835
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 0.75T
Pages:  240
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Statistics reveal that there are five times as many Americans behind bars today as in 1970. Despite some recent declines in urban crime rates, we remain the most violent industrial society on earth. In a hard-hitting and accessible work, nationally acclaimed criminologist Elliott Currie lays out why the solutions to America's most stubborn social crisis have not worked--and what will.
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Statistics reveal that there are five times as many Americans behind bars today as in 1970. Despite some recent declines in urban crime rates, we remain the most violent industrial society on earth. In a hard-hitting and accessible work, nationally acclaimed criminologist Elliott Currie lays out why the solutions to America's most stubborn social crisis have not worked--and what will.
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A criminologist lays out a range of proven alternatives to mass incarceration that will deal effectively and compassionately with one of America's greatest social ills and failings.

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Washington Post Book World
"With thorough documentation from recent research, Currie describes a number of social programs that have indeed dramatically reduced rates of crime or recidivism, even among groups of people generally considered beyond help." 02/22/1998

New York Times Book Review
"Currie persuasively demonstrates the debilitating effects of extreme poverty on children and lays out our choice: pay up front, with decent jobs and a social service net, or pay at the back with the cost of erecting higher walls." 03/01/1998

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0240
Product attributePublisher:   Picador USA
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