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Drucker, Ernest M., 1940-
A plague of prisons : the epidemiology of mass incarceration in America / Ernest Drucker
Alternate Title Epidemiology of mass incarceration in America
New York : New Press : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, c2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HV8705 .D78 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Imprisonment -- United States
Imprisonment -- Social aspects -- United States
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Social aspects -- United States
Prison industries -- United States
Prison-industrial complex -- United States
Physical Description xiv, 226 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-211) and index
Contents An epidemiological riddle -- Cholera in London : the ghost maps of Dr. Snow -- AIDS : the epidemiology of a new disease -- A different kind of epidemic -- Anatomy of an outbreak : New York's Rockefeller drug laws and the prison pump -- Orders of magnitude : the scale of mass incarceration -- A self-sustaining epidemic -- Chronic incapacitation : the long tail of mass incarceration -- The contagion of punishment : collateral damage to children and families of prisoners -- Ending mass incarceration : a public health model

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