Building Violence: How America's Rush To Incarcerate Creates More Violence / Edition 1

Building Violence: How America's Rush To Incarcerate Creates More Violence / Edition 1

by John P. May, May
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761914609

ISBN-13: 9780761914600

Pub. Date: 11/28/1999

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This clearly written book exposes the underlying errors of a failing system while suggesting new ways to approach such a monumental problem as the increasing violence in America. It urges us to rethink the incarceration policy, especially as it intersects with race, social class, gender, morality, technology, the media, profiteering and legislated messages of

Overview

This clearly written book exposes the underlying errors of a failing system while suggesting new ways to approach such a monumental problem as the increasing violence in America. It urges us to rethink the incarceration policy, especially as it intersects with race, social class, gender, morality, technology, the media, profiteering and legislated messages of prejudice, fear, and violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761914600
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Criminology and Criminal Justice Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - John P May
PART ONE: THE SEARCH FOR SECURITY
The Connection between Crime and Incarceration - Alfred Blumstein
Today's Violence - Khalid R Pitts
Corrections without Correction - Stephen J Ingley
Prisoner Rehabilitation - Colleen R Mc Laughlin
Feeling Better but Getting Worse?
Criminalizing Addictions - Roger H Peters
Make 'Em Break Rocks - Kenneth L Mc Ginnis
PART TWO: IMPURE JUSTICE
Legislating Barriers to Effective Solutions - William J Rold
An Indelicate Tool for a Complex Problem
The Racial Dynamics of Imprisonment - Marc Mauer
The Care and Feeding of the Correctional-Industrial Complex - Elizabeth Alexander
Examining 'Justice' in the Juvenile System - Mark I Soler
Adult Abdication - Bernardine Dohrn
The Misrepresentation of Juvenile Crime
PART THREE: CASUALTIES OF MASS INCARCERATION
The Poltics of Jailing - Juan Williams
Inappropriate Prison Populations - B Jaye Anno
The 'Epidemic' and 'Cultural Legends' of Black Male Incarceration - Tony L Whitehead
The Socialization of African American Children to a Life of Incarceration
Adult Time for Adult Crime - Miriam A Rollin
A Sound-Bite, Not a Sound Policy
Mass Incarceration - Robert L Cohen
A Public Health Failure
Detention of Migrants - Fernando Chang-Muy
Mental Illness behind Bars - Andrea Weisman
PART FOUR: THE CRUCIBLE OF VIOLENCE
Sanctioned Violence in American Prisons - Steve J Martin
Even Dogs Confined to Cages for Long Periods of Time Go Beserk - Corey Weinstein
Body and Soul - Joanne Mariner
The Trauma of Prison Rape
Feeding a Public Health Epidemic - John P May
Violence and Incarceration - Joanne Page
A Personal Observation
The Stigma of a Criminal History Record in the Labor Market - Shawn D Bushway
A Prisoner's Journey - Randy Blackburn
A Lesson from Another Country - Kim Marie Thorburn
Death Penalty - Stephen S Spencer
The Ultimate Violence

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