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The Case for Penal Abortion free pdf This book marshals convincing arguments from a number of scholars and activists for abolishing not only imprisonment, but overhauling our entire penal injustice system. The movement for penal abolition is as old as prisons themselves, which from their beginning have failed to achieve any of their stated objects - individual and general deterrence, rehabilitation, and restoring a sense of justice. Given the failure of penalty in addressing individual (street) crime, abolitionists have traditionally opposed increased control. Should they now consider increased control for these new kinds of criminality?

About W. Gordon West

W. Gordon West is a political and community organizer. He has taught and researched at several Canadian universities, including the Centre of Criminology at the University of Toronto. His publications include: Children's Rights: Legal and Educational Issues- Young Offenders and the State: A Canadian Perspective on Delinquency- and ModernazaciA^3n: Un Desafio Para La EducaciA^3n. Ruth Morris is a leading authority on new approaches to criminal justice. She has worked as a university professor and social activist for more than twenty years, helping to build better local, national, and international justice systems. Her books include Crumbling Walls: Why Prisons Fail- Street People Speak- and Listen Ontario!

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Author : W. Gordon West
Publisher : Canadian Scholars Press
Data Published : 12 May 2000
ISBN : 1551301474
EAN : 9781551301471
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 362 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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