Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis / Edition 2 by Christian Parenti | 9781844672493 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis / Edition 2

Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis / Edition 2

by Christian Parenti
     
 

ISBN-10: 1844672492

ISBN-13: 9781844672493

Pub. Date: 07/20/2008

Publisher: Verso Books

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844672493
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
07/20/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
306
Sales rank:
279,954
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Prefacexi
Part ICrisis
Chapter 1Nixon's Splendid Little War: Social Crisis and Containment3
Chapter 2From Crisis to Rollback29
Chapter 3A War for All Seasons: The Return of Law and Order45
Part IIPolice
Chapter 4Discipline in Playland, Part I--Zero Tolerance: The Science of Kicking Ass69
Chapter 5Discipline in Playland, Part II--Policing the Themepark City90
Chapter 6Carrying the Big Stick: SWAT Teams and Paramilitary Policing111
Chapter 7Repatriating la Migra's War: The Militarized Border Comes Home139
Part IIIPrison
Chapter 8The Rise of Big House Nation: From Reform to Revenge163
Chapter 9Prison as Abattoir: Official Terror170
Chapter 10Balkans in a Box: Rape, Race War, and Other Forms of Management182
Chapter 11Big Bucks from the Big House: The Prison Industrial Complex and Beyond211
Notes245
Index282

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