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Barkow, Rachel Elise
Prisoners of Politics
Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration
HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Pilot project. eBook available to selected libraries only.
Aims and Scope
America’s criminal justice system reflects irrational fears stoked by politicians seeking to win election. Pointing to specific policies that are morally problematic and have failed to end the cycle of recidivism, Rachel Barkow argues that reform guided by evidence, not politics and emotions, will reduce crime and reverse mass incarceration.