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States of Confinement : Policing, Detention, and Prisons (00 Edition)

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The United States has the highest incarceration and execution rate in the industrialized world; 70 percent of the nearly two million incarcerated in prisons and immigration detention centers are people of color. States of Confinement uncovers the political, social, and economic biases in policing and punishment. The distinguished contributors— Angela Y. Davis, Manning Marable, Gary Marx, Robert Meeropol, Julie Su, and Judi Bari—discuss abuses of police powers in American society. They expose racial profiling and sentencing disparities that target African Americans and Latinos, the sexual exploitation of women, racist and homophobic violence, the policing of Asian Americans and Arabs, the conditions of HIV-positive prisoners, the use of the Grand Jury and police to undermine political activity, and environmental activism.

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Twenty-seven essays take the United States' criminal justice system to task, beginning with Robert Meeropol's (son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg) "Testimony" on the death penalty, and concluding with excerpts from panel presentations given at the forum "Human Rights in the United States: The Unfinished Story of Political Prisoners/Victims of COINTELPRO." Other topics include Arab Americans and civil liberties; antigay violence and reasonable justice; military prostitution in Asia and the US; race, ethnicity, and gender studies of incarceration; and black women and gangs.
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A diverse and pre-eminent group of scholars and activists expose the injustices of the U.S.'s incarceration policies, including domestic policing, imprisonment, the dealth penalty, and border militarization.

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The United States has the highest incarceration and execution rate in the industrialized world. Using a broad multicultural approach, "States of Confinement" uncovers the political, social, and economic biases in policing and punishment systems.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [350]-358) and index.

About the Author

Joy James is Associate Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Table of Contents

Introduction--Joy James * Part I: Executions * Testimony--Robert Meeropol * "Give Me Death": Capital Punishment and the Limits of American Citizenship--Lee Bernstein * Sentencing Children to Death--Steven Hawkins * The Ordeal of Mumia Abu-Jamal--Dan Williams * Part II: Blacks and Criminal Justice * Black Radicalism and an Economy of Incarceration--Manning Marable * From the Convict Lease System to the Supermax Prison--Angela Y. Davis * Young Black Americans and the Criminal Justice System--Marc Mauer * The New Black Leadership: Gang-Related?--Salim Muwakkil * Black Women and Gangs--Adrien K. Wing * Part III: Gender, Sexuality, and Confinement * Programming and Health Care Accessibility for Incarcerated Women--Joanne Belknap * Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Studies of Incarceration--Juanita Díaz-Cotto * Imprisoned Native Women and Native Traditions--Luana Ross * Militarized Prostitution in Asia and the United States--Alexandra Suh * HIV, AIDS, and Rape in Texas Prisons--Brenda Rodriguez * Ritual Killings: Anti-Gay Violence and Reasonable Justice--AnnJanette Rosga * Part IV: Policing * All the Brother Wanted Was a Ride: Lynching and Police Powers in Texas--Larvester Gaither * Surplus Value: The Political Economy of Prisons and Policing--David Theo Goldberg * The Militarization of the Police in the United States--Gabriel Torres & David A. Love * State Violence, Asian Immigrants, and the "Underclass"--Eric Tang * The INS and the Criminalization of Immigrant Workers--Julie A. Su * The New Surveillance--Gary Marx * Part V: Political Repression and Resistance * The Grand Jury--Margaret Ratner & Michael Ratner * At the Constitutions Edge: Arab Americans and Civil Liberties--Huessin Ibish * Political Incarceration--Jose López * Its Time to Bring Our Political Prisoners Home--Donna Willmott * Earthfirst! and the FBI--Judi Bari

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312294502
Editor:
James, Joy
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Editor:
James, Joy
Author:
James, Joy
Location:
New York
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Minorities
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Discrimination in criminal justice administra
Subject:
Discrimination in law enforcement
Subject:
Discrimination in criminal justice administration.
Subject:
Discrimination in capital punishment.
Subject:
Discrimination in juvenile justice administration
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Crime-Criminology
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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A diverse and pre-eminent group of scholars and activists expose the injustices of the U.S.'s incarceration policies, including domestic policing, imprisonment, the dealth penalty, and border militarization.

"Synopsis" by , The United States has the highest incarceration and execution rate in the industrialized world. Using a broad multicultural approach, "States of Confinement" uncovers the political, social, and economic biases in policing and punishment systems.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [350]-358) and index.
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