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Incapacitation Penal Confinement and the Restraint of Crime

by Franklin E. Zimring

  • ISBN: 9780195115833
  • ISBN10: 019511583X

Incapacitation Penal Confinement and the Restraint of Crime

by Franklin E. Zimring

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
  • Publish date: 03/01/1997
  • ISBN: 9780195115833
  • ISBN10: 019511583X
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Description: The one, sure way that imprisonment prevents crime is by restraining offenders from committing crimes while they are locked up. Called "incapacitation" by experts in criminology, this effect has become the dominant justification for imprisonment in the United States, where well over a million persons are currently in jails and prisons and public figures who want to appear tough on crime periodically urge that we throw away the key. How useful is the modern prison in restraining crime, and at what cost? How much do we really know about incapacitation and its effectiveness?

This book is the first comprehensive assessment of incapacitation. Zimring and Hawkins show the increasing reliance on restraint to justify imprisonment, analyze the existing theories on incapacitation's effects, assess the current empirical research, report a new study, and explore the links between what is known about incapacitation and what it tells us about our criminal justice policy. An insightful evaluation of a pressing policy issue, Incapacitation is a vital contribution to the current debates on our criminal justice system.

"Zimring and Hawkins have over the years, together and individually, shown a remarkable ability to offer insightful, timely, and practical opinions and research. That knack is continued in Incapacitation: Penal Confinement and the Restraint of Crime". -- The Criminologist

"In this volume, Zimring and Hawkins bring intellectual vigor to describing the history of incapacitation as a concept, detailing previous research on incapacitation, and estimating the economic crime control and other impacts of incapacitation on the state of California. Incapacitation is an important addition tothe literature for those who have concerns about the direction of American crime policy". -- The IARCA Journal

"Incapacitation does everything that a book on this neglected subject should do, and does it brilliantly. The authors are masters not only of penology and empirical research methods but also of economic theory and jurisprudence. Using data derived from recent increases in prison and jail populations, they skewer overly optimistic estimates of the gains of increased incarceration". -- Albert W. Alschuler, University of Chicago

"At a time when long imprisonment is being advanced by pundits and politicians as America's answer to its crime problem, Zimring and Hawkins offer a brilliantly conceived, sharply analytical and badly needed examination of the topic". -- Jerome H. Skolnick, University of California, Berkeley

"Zimring and Hawkins, two highly respected scholars, review and critique all of the evidence on the costs and benefits of prison, and tackle the toughest question of all: why hasn't the growth of prison populations reduced crime significantly? Their answer is well-reasoned and empirically informed, and should be must reading for analysts, students, and policymakers interested in crime policy". -- Joan Petersilia, University of California at Irvine and former President, American Society of Criminology

"An impressive contribution to American criminal policy science. Zimring and Hawkins subject to incisive analysis the largely unstated and unexamined assumptions underlying current practices of penal incarceration, and suggest a research agenda for acquiring new knowledge essential to rational criminal justice". -- Francis A. Allen, University of Florida College ofLaw

"It is a model of the kind of analysis of criminal justice policy we need. It is a rare and wonderful treat to read an account which is so fresh, so intelligent, so incisive. I only wish that everyone in politics, or everyone that votes, would read this book and think about the issues it raises". -- Lawrence M. Friedman, Stanford Law School

"These two prolific and insightful authors, Frank Zimring and Gordon Hawkins, have added one more excellent volume to their most impressive collection. Incapacitation should strengthen the foundation for further research and also inform policy makers and their advisors on how to look at issues of sentencing policy in terms of their incapacitative effect. As a synthesis of all the relevant issues, it represents a most valuable contribution". -- Alfred Blumstein, Carnegie Mellon University

"A tremendous contribution to criminology, criminal justice policy, and sentencing jurisprudence...by far the most comprehensive and trenchant analysis of incapacitation yet written. This book does for incapacitation what Zimring and Hawkins' first book did for deterfence". -- James B. Jacobs, Director, Center for Research in Crime & Justice, New York University School of Law

"Zimring and Hawkins have over the years, together and individually, shown a remarkable ability to offer insightful, timely, and practical opinions and research. That knack is continued in Incapacitation. -- The Criminologist

"Zimring and Hawkins's magnificent and concise piece of scholarship examines the often hollow and usually contradictory consequences of confinement....Their reasoning is lucid, and their efforts to correlate public policy with public gain should impressreaders of any political persuasion". -- Choice

"Anyone who wants to get beyond the simplistic rhetoric of the current 'three strikes and you're out' debate, and take a serious look at what has been happening to state sentencing policies, should read this book". -- Peter Greenwood, RAND

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