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Todd R. Clear is Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. He is Executive Officer of the Program Of Doctoral Studies in the Graduate Center of CUNY.

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::in memory::

JAMES J. FYFE (1942-2005) was a Distinguished Professor of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York...more


"In 1972, there were about 200,000 felons incarcerated in U.S. prisons; by 2003, that number had grown to 1.2 million. When combined with jail populations, today there are more than 2 million people incarcerated on any given day. About 600,000 adults enter prison each year, and there are upwards of 9 million jail admissions annually (some individuals account for multiple entries). When probation and parole caseloads are included, about 4% of the adult population is under some form of state penal control today. At no time in history has there been such a long-term, sustained reliance upon growing the mechanisms of formal social control in any society: democratic, capitalist, or otherwise."
        --Todd Clear, Harvard University Talk, September 2, 2003