Mass Imprisonment / Edition 1

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Overview

This major new volume of papers by leading criminologists, sociologists and historians, sets out what is known about the political and penological causes of the phenomenon of mass imprisonment.

Mass imprisonment, American-style, involves the penal segregation of large numbers of the poor and minorities. Imprisonment has become a central institution for the social control of the urban poor.

Other countries are now looking to the USA to see what should be learned from this massive and controversial social experiment. This book describes mass imprisonment's impact upon crime, upon the minority communities most affected, upon social policy and, more broadly upon national culture. This is a book that all penologists and poli

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761973249
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/18/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - David Garland
The Meaning of Mass Imprisonment
The Causes and Consequences of Prison Growth in the United States - Marc Mauer
Fear and Loathing in Late Modernity - Jonathan Simon
Reflections on the Cultural Sources of Mass Imprisonment in the United States
Television, Public Space and Prison Population - Thomas Mathiesen
A Commentary on Mauer and Simon
Governing Social Marginality - Katherine Beckett and Bruce Western
Welfare Incarceration and the Transformation of State
The Macho Penal Economy - David Downes
Mass Incarceration in the United States- A European Perspective
Novus ordo saeclorum? A Commentary on Downes, and on Beckett and Western - David Greenberg
Deadly Symbiosis - Lo[ac]ic Wacquant
When Ghetto and Prison Meet and Merge
Going Straight - Elijah Anderson
The Story of a Young Inner-City Ex-Convict
Bringing the Individual Back In - Jerome Miller
A Commentary on Wacquant and Anderson
Imprisonment Rates and the New Politics of Criminal Punishment - Franklin Zimring
Unthought Thoughts - Michael Tonry
The Influence of Changing Sensibilities on Penal Policies
Facts, Values and Prison Policies - James B Jacobs
A Commentary on Zimrig and Tonry
The Private and the Public in Penal History - Alex Lichtenstein
A Commentary on Zimrig and Tonry
Epilogue - Alex Garland
The New Iron Cage

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