Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/619744
Title:
Mass incarceration: the juggernaut of American penal expansionism
Authors:
Teague, Michael
Abstract:
A plethora of evidence confirms that America continues to lead the world in imprisonment. No serious commentator doubts mass incarceration is a major issue for the nation. The America penal industrial complex incarcerates close to a quarter of all the prisoners on the planet. The American rate of incarceration remains stubbornly locked at a substantially higher level than those of comparable parliamentary democracies. There is no doubt that America’s penal institutions contain some individuals who pose a substantial public risk. However, there is significant scope to limit incarceration for a range of offenders, including those convicted of drug offences. There is a recognition the decades-long ‘War on Drugs’ has ultimately been counterproductive. At the end of 2014, some six years into Obama’s presidency, the USA’s total incarcerated population included some 2,306,100 prisoners It is only now that the United States may be witnessing the end of an ill-starred forty year experiment with mass incarceration and that American penal expansionism has finally begun to ease. The overall picture is of a pause, and even a slight reverse, in the race to incarcerate.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Teague, M. (2016): 'Mass incarceration: the juggernaut of American penal expansionism'. (227) 38-44.
Publisher:
Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
Journal:
Prison Service Journal
Issue Date:
Sep-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/619744
Additional Links:
https://www.crimeandjustice.org.uk/publications/psj/prison-service-journal-227
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Sponsors:
none
Appears in Collections:
Department of Social Sciences

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dc.contributor.authorTeague, Michaelen
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-02T19:07:44Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-02T19:07:44Z-
dc.date.issued2016-09-
dc.identifier.citationTeague, M. (2016): 'Mass incarceration: the juggernaut of American penal expansionism'. (227) 38-44.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/619744-
dc.description.abstractA plethora of evidence confirms that America continues to lead the world in imprisonment. No serious commentator doubts mass incarceration is a major issue for the nation. The America penal industrial complex incarcerates close to a quarter of all the prisoners on the planet. The American rate of incarceration remains stubbornly locked at a substantially higher level than those of comparable parliamentary democracies. There is no doubt that America’s penal institutions contain some individuals who pose a substantial public risk. However, there is significant scope to limit incarceration for a range of offenders, including those convicted of drug offences. There is a recognition the decades-long ‘War on Drugs’ has ultimately been counterproductive. At the end of 2014, some six years into Obama’s presidency, the USA’s total incarcerated population included some 2,306,100 prisoners It is only now that the United States may be witnessing the end of an ill-starred forty year experiment with mass incarceration and that American penal expansionism has finally begun to ease. The overall picture is of a pause, and even a slight reverse, in the race to incarcerate.en
dc.description.sponsorshipnoneen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCentre for Crime and Justice Studiesen
dc.relation.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/619744en
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.crimeandjustice.org.uk/publications/psj/prison-service-journal-227en
dc.subjectIncarcerationen
dc.subjectAmericaen
dc.subjectcorrectionsen
dc.titleMass incarceration: the juggernaut of American penal expansionismen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalPrison Service Journalen
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