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Governing through crime : how the war on crime transformed American democracy and created a culture of fear

Author: Jonathan Simon
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Studies in crime and public policy.
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Across America today gated communities sprawl out from urban centers, employers enforce mandatory drug testing, and schools screen students with metal detectors. Social problems ranging from welfare dependency to educational inequality have been reconceptualized as crimes, with an attendant focus on assigning fault and imposing consequences. Even before the recent terrorist attacks, non-citizen residents had become  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Simon, Jonathan, 1959-
Governing through crime.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006006732
(OCoLC)64591955
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Simon
ISBN: 9780198040026 0198040024
OCLC Number: 131191784
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 330 pages).
Contents: Introduction : crime and American governance --
Power, authority, and criminal law --
"Prosecutor-in-Chief": executive authority since the war on crime --
We the victims : fearing crime and making law --
Judgment and distrust : the jurisprudence of crime and the decline of judicial government --
Project exile : race, the war on crime, and mass imprisonment --
Crime families : governing domestic relations through crime --
Safe schools : reforming education through crime --
Penalty box : crime, victimization and punishment in the deregulated work place --
Wars of governance : from cancer to crime to terror.
Series Title: Studies in crime and public policy.
Responsibility: Jonathan Simon.

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Across America today gated communities sprawl out from urban centers, employers enforce mandatory drug testing, and schools screen students with metal detectors. How and when did our everyday world  Read more...

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Simon has put together an unremitting wealth of detail concerning institutional, cultural and private life-world changes. * Rebecca Pates, Akademie Verlag *

 
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