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Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis

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Publisher Comments:

Why is criminal justice so central to American politics? Lockdown America notonly documents the horrors and absurdities of militarized policing,prisons, a fortified border, and the federalization of the war oncrime, it also explains the political and economic history behind themassive crackdown. This updated edition includes an afterword on the War on Terror, a meditation on surveillance and the specter of terrorism as they help reanimate the criminal justice attack. Written in vivid prose, Lockdown America willpropel readers toward a deeper understanding of the links between crimeand politics in a period of gathering economic crisis.

Synopsis:

Updated edition of the classic examination of the link between crime and politics.

About the Author

Christian Parenti is the author of The Soft Cage and The Freedom, and is currently writing a book on Afghanistan. He is a visiting fellow at the CUNY Graduate School’s Center for Place, Culture and Politics, and his articles appear regularly in The Nation. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781844672493
Subtitle:
Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis
Author:
Parenti, Christian
Publisher:
Verso
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Penology
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement
Subject:
Legal System
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Criminal justice, administration of
Subject:
Police -- United States.
Subject:
Crime-Prisons and Prisoners
Subject:
prison;crime;prisons;police;criminal justice;history;racism
Subject:
prison;crime;prisons;police;criminal justice;law;history;racism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
July 2008
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
306
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Crime » Criminology
History and Social Science » Crime » Enforcement and Investigation
History and Social Science » Crime » General
History and Social Science » Crime » Prisons and Prisoners
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Crime

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