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Featured Database -Mass Incarceration and Prison Studies - information related to mass incarceration

Featured Database: Mass Incarceration and Prison Studies

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Mass Incarceration and Prison Studies

What’s in it?

Mass Incarceration and Prison Studies provides access to court cases, first-hand accounts of prison experiences, legal and government documents, training materials, policies and laws, videos, and articles related to incarceration in the United States and globally. It also includes detailed prison infrastructure of specific countries.

Why should you use it?

Mass Incarceration and Prison Studies gathers a lot of information and resources related to mass incarceration into one database. You can search by keywords or browse by topic. Topics include death penalty, history of correctional institutions for juvenile offenders, internment camps, prison gangs and riots, the loss of rights for prisoners, economics of mass incarceration, reentry, famous prisons and prisoners, prison in popular culture, and prison policy.

Who should use it? 

This database would be useful for anyone interested in learning about the history and current status of incarceration in the United States and globally. This may be of particular interest to sociology, criminal justice, public affairs, political science, social work, and human services students, faculty, and staff.

Why use a database?

When you use a specific database, rather than a search engine or discovery tool, you often can find more relevant sources. For example, subject databases include sources about that subject only, rather than a general search engine or discovery tool that includes information about everything. This way you don’t have to wade through thousands of irrelevant results!

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