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Articles by H Bruce Franklin

Crime and Punishment in America, by Elliot Currie (Review)

Metropolitan 230 pp.

Reviewed by H. Bruce Franklin

This is a very unfashionable book. Elliott Currie does not believe that we need to build more and more prisons, impose longer sentences, make prisons as harsh as possible, eliminate educational opportunities for prisoners, reinstitute chain gangs, treat juvenile offenders as adults, ...