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

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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.

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James A. Gondles
"Building Violence is a thought provoking record of America’s rapid incarceration in the decades of the 80’s and 90’s. It tells the story, through distinguished justice authorities, that incarceration alone does not work. Violence breeds violence, even in prisons. Every student of criminal justice needs to read this book of essays."
As one title pointedly reminds us, "even dogs confined to cages for long periods of time go berserk." So why are drug addicts, juveniles, migrants, the mentally ill, and a disproportionate number of black males in prison? In the search for security (as part I is titled), US public policies (part II) that incarcerate the nonviolent (part III: the casualties of mass incarceration) with violent offenders perpetuate a growth prison system that serves as the crucible of violence (part IV) for a public health epidemic. So argue experts in criminology, law, human rights, and health in 27 essays. Graphs show trends, and b&w photos illustrate prison life. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761914600
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Series: Criminology and Criminal Justice Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - John P May
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
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
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
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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