16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Marked: Race, Crime, and Finding Work in an Era of Mass Incarceration (Hardcover)
This book is loaded with useful information for the student of corrections, criminology and/or sociology. While this is a book rich with very well done research, Pager's honest admission that low sample numbers in her research, (which need to be expanded on to bolster confidence in results), might undermine the message to some policy makers.
Also, while Pager recommends a few ideas, the book seems to offer more in the way of what is going on and not as much about what to do about it. However, in my opinion, the paucity of solutions contributes to this as an objective piece of research.
The bottom line is that this is a very relevant and important book that should start a dialogue.