The MERLOT Criminal Justice Portal, an educational resource for teaching and learning. Use this portal to discover peer-reviewed online learning materials, MERLOT members, journals, professional organizations, and news in your discipline.
An open textbook. Prisons are an invisible, but dominant, part of American society: the United States incarcerates more people than any other nation in the world, with 25 percent of the world’s prisoners currently held within its borders. In Michigan, the number of prisoners rose from 3,000 in 1970 to more than 50,000 by 2008, a shift that Buzz Alexander witnessed firsthand when he came to teach at the University of Michigan.