State prison populations and their growth, 1971-1991

David F. Greenberg, Valerie West

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    We extend earlier analyses of the factors that explain differences among the U.S. states in imprisonment rates by demonstrating the importance of state culture and political arrangements to the explanation of imprisonment rates, and growth in those rates, for the years 1971-1991.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)615-654
    Number of pages40
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Aug 2001

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
    • Law

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    Greenberg, D. F., & West, V. (2001). State prison populations and their growth, 1971-1991. Criminology, 39(3), 615-654.