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Social Science Criminology

Penal Abolition

The Practical Choice

by (author) Ruth Morris

Canadian Scholars' Press Inc.
Initial publish date
Oct 1998
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    Oct 1998
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"Penal Abolition is a refreshing antidote to the overwhelming emphasis that criminology has placed on sustaining prisons. As a country, Canada has to face the fact that it has the second highest rate of imprisonment of Western nations. This book is a much needed call to action to restructuring through the closing down of some of our unnecessary carceral institutions."
- Thomas O'Reilly-Fleming, University of Windsor

About the author

Ruth Morris is a leading authority on new approaches to criminal justice. She is a Quaker who has worked as a university professor and social activist for more than twenty years, helping to build better local, national, and international justice systems. Her books include Crumbling Walls: Why Prisons Fail; Street People Speak; Listen Ontario! Faith Communities Speak Out; and Penal Abolition: The Practical Choice. She is currently president of Rittenhouse: A New Vision.

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