ISBN-10:
0195181085
ISBN-13:
9780195181081
Pub. Date:
10/01/2006
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Governing Through Crime: How the War on Crime Transformed American Democracy and Created a Culture of Fear / Edition 1

Governing Through Crime: How the War on Crime Transformed American Democracy and Created a Culture of Fear / Edition 1

by Jonathan Simon

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ISBN-13: 9780195181081
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/01/2006
Series: Studies in Crime and Public Policy Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Simon is Associate Dean of Jurisprudence and Social Policy and Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Co-editor of the journal Punishment & Society, he is also the author of Poor Discipline: Parole and the Social Control of the Underclass, 1890-1990 and co-editor of two other volumes.

Table of Contents

Introduction Crime and American Governance
1. Power, Authority, and the Criminal Law.
2. "Prosecutor-in-chief": Executive Authority since the War on Crime.
3. We the Victims: Featuring Crime and Making Law.
4. Judgement and Distrust: The Jurisprudence of Crime and the Decline of Judicial Government.
5. Project Exile: Race, the War on Crime, and Mass Imprisonment.
6. Crime Families: Governing Domestic Relations through Crime.
7. Safe Schools: Reforming Education through Crime.
8. Penalty Box: Victimization and Punishment in the Deregulated Work Place.
9. Wars on Governance: From Cancer to Crime to Terror.
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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