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

Author: Marie Gottschalk
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Cambridge studies in criminology (Cambridge University Press)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Throughout American history, crime and punishment have been central features of American political development. This 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.
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Gottschalk, Marie.
Prison and the gallows.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005031115
(OCoLC)62281451
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Gottschalk
ISBN: 0521682916 9780521682916 0521864275 9780521864275 051122589X 9780511225895 0511225288 9780511225284 9780511226465 0511226462 9780511791093 0511791097 9780511224614 0511224613 9786610541416 6610541418
OCLC Number: 181092543
Awards: Short-listed for J. David Greenstone Award - Politics and History Section 2007
Short-listed for J. David Greenstone Award - Politics and History Section.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 451 pages) : illustrations.
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?
Series Title: Cambridge studies in criminology (Cambridge University Press)
Responsibility: Marie Gottschalk.
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