Invisible Punishment: The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment

Invisible Punishment: The Collateral Consequences of Mass Imprisonment

by Meda Chesney-Lind
     
 

ISBN-10: 1565848489

ISBN-13: 9781565848481

Pub. Date: 10/01/2003

Publisher: New Press, The


In a series of newly commissioned essays from the leading scholars and advocates in criminal justice, Invisible Punishment explores, for the first time, the far-reaching consequences of our current criminal justice policies. Adopted as part of "get tough on crime" attitudes that prevailed in the 1980s and '90s, a range of strategies, from "three strikes"…  See more details below

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In a series of newly commissioned essays from the leading scholars and advocates in criminal justice, Invisible Punishment explores, for the first time, the far-reaching consequences of our current criminal justice policies. Adopted as part of "get tough on crime" attitudes that prevailed in the 1980s and '90s, a range of strategies, from "three strikes" and "a war on drugs," to mandatory sentencing and prison privatization, have resulted in the mass incarceration of American citizens, and have had enormous effects not just on wrong-doers, but on their families and the communities they come from. This book looks at the consequences of these policies twenty years later.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565848481
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 7.48(h) x 1.08(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction1
Pt. IBeyond Doing Time: The Lifetime Consequences of Imprisonment13
1Invisible Punishment: An Instrument of Social Exclusion15
2Welfare and Housing - Denial of Benefits to Drug Offenders37
3Mass Imprisonment and the Disappearing Voters50
Pt. IIDistorting Justice59
4Incarceration and the Imbalance of Power61
5Imprisoning Women: The Unintended Victims of Mass Imprisonment79
6Entrepreneurial Corrections: Incarceration As a Business Opportunity95
Pt. IIIFractured Families115
7Families and Incarceration117
8The Social Impact of Mass Incarceration on Women136
9Children, Cops, and Citizenship: Why Conservatives Should Oppose Racial Profiling150
Pt. IVCommunities in Crisis163
10Black Economic Progress in the Era of Mass Imprisonment165
11The Problem with "Addition by Subtraction": The Prison-Crime Relationship in Low-Income Communities181
Pt. VIncarceration As Socially Corrosive195
12Building a Prison Economy in Rural America197
13The Impact of Mass Incarceration on Immigration Policy214
14The House of the Dead: Tuberculosis and Incarceration239
15Media on Prisons: Censorship and Stereotypes258
16The International Impact of U.S. Policies279
Notes293
About the Authors333
Index337

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