Saturday, April 26, 2014
Jeffrey Ian Ross (University of Baltimore - School of Law - Center for Comparative and International Law) has posted Debunking the Myths of American Corrections: An Exploratory Analysis (Critical Criminology: An International Journal, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2012, pp. 409-427) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
This article briefly reviews the literature on the myths of corrections and then identifies sixteen of the most prominent misrepresentations about jails, prisons, correctional workers, and convicts in the United States. It then systematically examines the reality of each. The article uses scholarly research, governmental and news reports, and personal experience of former inmates to cast doubt on many of the myths that have been developed. It argues that most of the misrepresentations about corrections can be called into question.