New PDF release: A Plague of Prisons: The Epidemiology of Mass Incarceration

By Ernest Drucker

ISBN-10: 1595586059

ISBN-13: 9781595586056

While Dr. John Snow first traced a virulent disease of cholera to a water pump within the Soho district of London in 1854, the sector of epidemiology used to be born. Taking an identical public future health methods and instruments that experience effectively tracked epidemics of flu, tuberculosis, and AIDS over the intervening 100 and fifty years, Ernest Drucker makes the case that our present remarkable point of imprisonment has develop into an epidemic—a plague upon our physique politic.

Drucker, an across the world well-known public wellbeing and fitness pupil and Soros Justice Fellow, spent 20 years treating drug habit and one other twenty learning AIDS in the various poorest neighborhoods of the South Bronx and around the globe. He
compares mass incarceration to different, well-recognized epidemics utilizing simple public overall healthiness recommendations: “prevalence and incidence,” “outbreaks,” “contagion,” “transmission,” and “potential years of lifestyles lost.”

He argues that imprisonment—originally conceived as a reaction to individuals’ crimes—has turn into mass incarceration: a destabilizing strength that undermines the households and groups it objectives, harmful the very social constructions that hinder crime.

Sure to impress debate, this e-book shifts the paradigm of the way we expect approximately punishment via demonstrating that our remarkable charges of incarceration have the contagious and self-perpetuating beneficial properties of the plagues of prior centuries.

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