oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Dangerous inmates: Maximum security incarceration in the state prison systems of the United States
|Article Title||Dangerous inmates: Maximum security incarceration in the state prison systems of the United States|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 University of Illinois at Chicago, Center of Research in Law and Justice|
|Publication Date||Jan 1997|
|Pages||76 - 83|
|Keyword(s)||Criminal law jurisprudence, Habitual criminals, Impulsive violence, Intoxicated addict, Long prison terms, Mental health legislation, Physical harm, Recidivists, Secure operating procedures, Security-conscious architecture and Sexually violent predator|
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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