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The Expanding Prison

Written by David Cayley

  • 400 Pages
  • 9780887846038
  • 9.000" x 6.000"
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Social Services & Welfare
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology


Publication Date October 01, 1997

The Expanding Prison is a provocative, cogent argument for prison reform. David Cayley argues that our overpopulated prisons are more reflective of a society that is becoming increasingly polarized than of an actual surge in crime. This book considers proven alternatives to imprisonment that emphasize settlement-oriented techniques over punishment, and move us towards a vision of justice as peace-making rather than one of vengeance.


David Cayley
David Cayley is a producer at CBC Radio as well as a writer. He is the author of The Rivers North of the Future and The Expanding Prison which began as a series of broadcasts for Ideas. Cayley is also a contributor to Anansi's In Conversation series, which includes books on Ivan Illich, Northrop Frye, and George Grant. He lives in Toronto.