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NCJ Number: 40958 Find in a Library
Title: WHO IS IN PRISON?
Journal: COMMENTARY  Dated:(NOVEMBER 1976)  Pages:55-58
Author(s): J Q WILSON
Corporate Author: American Jewish Cmtte
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: American Jewish Cmtte
New York, NY 10022
Type: Statistics
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ARTICLE ANALYSES THE SIZE AND DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS OF THE PRISON POPULATION IN THE U.S. DURING THE LAST SEVERAL DECADES, AND DISCUSSES FLUCUATIONS IN THE IMPRISONMENT RATE.
Abstract: DURING THE 1960'S, A PERIOD OF RAPIDLY INCREASING CRIME RATES, THE PRISON POPULATION ACTUALLY DECLINED NATIONWIDE. VARIOUS THEORIES CONCERNING THIS PHENOMENON ARE PRESENTED. THE COMPOSITION OF THE PRESENT PRISON POPULATION IS BROKEN DOWN BY TYPE OF OFFENSE COMMITTED, NUMBER OF PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS, LENGTH OF SENTENCE, AND AGE OF THE OFFENDER....MSP
Index Term(s): Demography; Incarceration; Inmate statistics; Inmates; Statistical analysis
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