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Jacobson, Michael 1953-

Works: 5 works in 23 publications in 1 language and 1,924 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Michael Jacobson
Downsizing prisons : how to reduce crime and end mass incarceration by Michael Jacobson( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After overseeing New York City's jail system, the largest in the country, Michael Jacobson knows first-hand the inner workings of the corrections system. In Downsizing Prisons, he convincingly argues that mass incarceration will not, as many have claimed, reduce crime nor create more public safety. Simply put, throwing away the key is not the answer. Instead, Jacobson argues that our prison system needs a massive overhaul. Moreover, given the dire budget shortfalls facing most states, there really is no choice: we no longer have the revenue to continue prison expansion while simultaneously supporting education, health care, and lower taxes. Downsizing Prisons examines specific ways that states have begun to transform their prison systems, in particular he focuses on the reforms underway in New York, Louisiana, Connecticut, and California. Jacobson offers practical policy solutions and strategies, such as: changing how parole and probation agencies operate, significantly reducing punitive sentencing and "technical" parole violations, and supporting drug-treatment programs for low-level drug offenders. These policy changes can actually increase public safety as well as save money."--Jacket
Building bridges-from conviction to employment : a proposal to reinvest corrections savings in an employment initiative : submitted to Representative William Dyson, chair, Appropriations Committee, Connecticut General Assembly by Conference Regarding the Employment of Ex-Offenders( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stress-induced arson : an example of stress-induced crime by Nina Glick Schiller( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How New York City reduced mass incarcerations : a model for change? by James Austin( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correctional policy : preparing for evidence-based principles by Faye S Taxman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Downsizing prisons : how to reduce crime and end mass incarceration
Alternative Names
Jacobson, Michael P. 1953-

Jacobson, Michael Paul 1953-...

English (23)