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The Resource The prison and the gallows : the politics of mass incarceration in America, Marie Gottschalk

The prison and the gallows : the politics of mass incarceration in America, Marie Gottschalk

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The prison and the gallows : the politics of mass incarceration in America
Title
The prison and the gallows
Title remainder
the politics of mass incarceration in America
Statement of responsibility
Marie Gottschalk
Title variation
The Prison & the Gallows
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The United States has built a carceral state that is unprecedented among Western countries and in US history. Nearly one in 50 people, excluding children and the elderly, is incarcerated today, a rate unsurpassed anywhere else in the world. What are some of the main political forces that explain this unprecedented reliance on mass imprisonment? Throughout American history, crime and punishment have been central features of American political development. This 2006 book examines the development of four key movements that mediated the construction of the carceral state in important ways: the victims' movement, the women's movement, the prisoners' rights movement, and opponents of the death penalty. This book argues that punitive penal policies were forged by particular social movements and interest groups within the constraints of larger institutional structures and historical developments that distinguish the United States from other Western countries
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UkCbUP
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Gottschalk, Marie
Dewey number
365/.973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9471
LC item number
.G67 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in criminology
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  • Prisons
  • Imprisonment
  • Capital punishment
  • Prisoners
  • United States
Label
The prison and the gallows : the politics of mass incarceration in America, Marie Gottschalk
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The prison and the gallows : the construction of the carceral state in America -- Law, order, and alternative explanations -- Unlocking the past : the nationalization and politicization of law and order -- The carceral state and the welfare state : the comparative politics of victims -- Not the usual suspects : feminists, women's groups, and the anti-rape movement -- The battered women's movement and the development of penal policy -- From rights to revolution : prison activism and the carceral state -- Capital punishment, the courts, and the early origins of the carceral state, 1920s-1960s -- The power to punish and execute : the political development of capital punishment, 1972 to today -- Conclusion : whither the carceral state?
Control code
CR9780511791093
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 451 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521864275
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The prison and the gallows : the politics of mass incarceration in America, Marie Gottschalk
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The prison and the gallows : the construction of the carceral state in America -- Law, order, and alternative explanations -- Unlocking the past : the nationalization and politicization of law and order -- The carceral state and the welfare state : the comparative politics of victims -- Not the usual suspects : feminists, women's groups, and the anti-rape movement -- The battered women's movement and the development of penal policy -- From rights to revolution : prison activism and the carceral state -- Capital punishment, the courts, and the early origins of the carceral state, 1920s-1960s -- The power to punish and execute : the political development of capital punishment, 1972 to today -- Conclusion : whither the carceral state?
Control code
CR9780511791093
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 451 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521864275
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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