A Research Agenda on Reform

  title={A Research Agenda on Reform},
  author={Heather A. Schoenfeld},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={155 - 174}
  • H. Schoenfeld
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
In the past 10 years, state legislatures from across the political spectrum have passed or considered reforms aimed at reducing prison populations. The breadth of reform challenges social science scholarship that views mass incarceration as “locked-in” by political, social, and economic forces and, as such, presents an important area of scholarly inquiry. In this article, I argue that new research on reform should be animated by a sociopolitical perspective on punishment that developed out of… Expand
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