Prisoners of Politics

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Prisoners of Politics
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Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN : 9780674919235
Pages : 304 pages
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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.

Prisoners of Politics

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

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Prisoners of Politics

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Prisoners of Politics

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