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The Resource Building the prison state : race & the politics of mass incarceration, Heather Schoenfeld

Building the prison state : race & the politics of mass incarceration, Heather Schoenfeld

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Building the prison state : race & the politics of mass incarceration
Title
Building the prison state
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race & the politics of mass incarceration
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Heather Schoenfeld
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Language
eng
Summary
"The United States incarcerates more people per capita than any other industrialized nation in the world--about 1 in 100 adults, or more than 2 million people--while national spending on prisons has catapulted 400 percent. Given the vast racial disparities in incarceration, the prison system also reinforces race and class divisions. How and why did we become the world's leading jailer? And what can we, as a society, do about it? Reframing the story of mass incarceration, Heather Schoenfeld illustrates how the unfinished task of full equality for African Americans led to a series of policy choices that expanded the government's power to punish, even as they were designed to protect individuals from arbitrary state violence. Examining civil rights protests, prison condition lawsuits, sentencing reforms, the War on Drugs, and the rise of conservative Tea Party politics, Schoenfeld explains why politicians veered from skepticism of prisons to an embrace of incarceration as the appropriate response to crime. To reduce the number of people behind bars, Schoenfeld argues that we must transform the political incentives for imprisonment and develop a new ideological basis for punishment." -- Publisher's website
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Schoenfeld, Heather,
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Chicago series in law and society
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  • Prisons
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Crime and race
  • Criminal law
  • Crime and race
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Criminal law
  • Prisons
  • Florida
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Building the prison state : race & the politics of mass incarceration, Heather Schoenfeld
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
A new perspective on the carceral state -- Penal modernization in the civil rights era, 1954-1970 -- Prison overcrowding and the legal challenge to Florida's prison system, 1970-1980 -- The unintended consequences of prison litigation, 1980-1991 -- The politics of early release, 1991-1995 -- Republicans, prosecutors, and the carceral ethos, 1995-2008 -- Recession-era colorblind politics and the challenge of decarceration, 2008-2016 -- Toward a new ethos
Control code
993622909
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9780226520964
Lccn
2017030432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)993622909
Label
Building the prison state : race & the politics of mass incarceration, Heather Schoenfeld
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A new perspective on the carceral state -- Penal modernization in the civil rights era, 1954-1970 -- Prison overcrowding and the legal challenge to Florida's prison system, 1970-1980 -- The unintended consequences of prison litigation, 1980-1991 -- The politics of early release, 1991-1995 -- Republicans, prosecutors, and the carceral ethos, 1995-2008 -- Recession-era colorblind politics and the challenge of decarceration, 2008-2016 -- Toward a new ethos
Control code
993622909
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9780226520964
Lccn
2017030432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)993622909

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