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Introduction

Issues in Correctional Research and Policy
  • Lynne Goodstein
  • Doris Layton MacKenzie
Part of the Law, Society and Policy book series (LSPO, volume 4)

Abstract

Many books have been published on prisons over the past several decades. Why another one? One might take the cynical approach and say that the book provides another line to add to each author’s and editor’s curriculum vitae, another potentially successful project for the publisher. But, as we prepare to cross the threshold to another century, there are more substantial reasons for bringing out a new volume that investigates the prison, one of the most intriguing and intractable of our social institutions.

Keywords

Correctional System Correctional Officer Correctional Institution Sentencing Guideline Pluralistic Ignorance 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lynne Goodstein
    • 1
  • Doris Layton MacKenzie
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Administration of Justice DepartmentThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Louisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  3. 3.U.S. Department of JusticeNational Institute of JusticeUSA

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