oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Dangerous inmates: Maximum security incarceration in the state prison systems of the United States

Volume 10, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



The United States has a long history of violent crime. Its extraordinarily high level of violence is unique for a society with a high degree of political stability. Thus it is not surprising that the American criminal justice system is very much concerned with deterring and punishing violent behavior and incapacitating dangerous offenders.

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