Ironies of Imprisonment

by Michael Welch

Ironies of Imprisonment examines in-depth an array of problems confronting correctional programs and policies from the author's singular and consistent critical viewpoint. The book challenges the prevailing logic of mass incarceration and traces the ironies of imprisonment to their root causes, manifesting in social, political, economic, and racial inequality. Unique and accessible, this book promises to stimulate spirited discussion and debate over the use of prisons.

 


  • SAGE Publications; June 2004
  • ISBN: 9781452222226
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Ironies of Imprisonment
  • Author: Michael Welch
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications, Inc

In The Press

"Michael Welch’s book is an invitation to think. It is an invitation to grow intellectually and critically, as a consumer of crime policy and an observer of the American scene. Written by a scholar who has dedicated his work to uncovering the hidden ironies of formal crime policy, this is a collection of essays of depth and significance."