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In the late 20th century, the United States experienced an incarceration explosion. Over the course of twenty years, the imprisonment rate quadrupled, and today more than than 1.5 million people are held in state and federal prisons. Arizona's Department of Corrections came of age just as this shift toward prison warehousing began, and soon led the pack in using punitive incarceration in response to crime. Sunbelt Justice looks at the development of Arizona's punishment politics, policies, and practices, and brings to light just how and why we have become a mass incarceration nation.
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In the early 1970s there were fewer than 500,000 prisoners incarcerated in Federal and state prisons in the US: a rate of approximately 100 imprisoned persons per 100,000 of population. Today more than 1.5 million people are imprisoned in the US at a rate of more than 400 per 100,000 people in the general population. Where the penal system thirty years ago was focused on rehabilitation, the emphasis now is on punishment of criminals and keeping society safe. This book looks at Arizona as a microcosm of the US as a whole in tracking trends and changes that have taken place in criminal justice over time. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The story of the dramatic spread of mass incarceration across the United States, through a close look at the development of Arizona's punishment politics, policies, and practices.
About the Author
Mona Lynch is Associate Professor in the Criminology, Law and Society Department at the University of California, Irvine. In addition to authoring numerous articles, she has contributed essays to After the War on Crime: Race, Democracy, and a New Reconstruction (2008), and From Lynch Mobs to the Killing State: Race and the Death Penalty in America (2006).
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