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Building the prison state : race and the politics of mass incarceration

Author: Heather Schoenfeld
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2019.
Series: The Chicago series in law and society
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The United States incarcerates more people per capital than any other industrialised nation in the world - about 1 in 100 adults - while national spending on prisons has catapulted 400 percent. Given the vast racial disparities in incarceration, the prison system also reinforces race and class divisions. Reframing the story of mass incarceration, Heather Schoenfeld illustrates how the unfinished task of full  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Schoenfeld
ISBN: 9780226521152 022652115X
OCLC Number: 1132046018
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 28 janvier 2019).
Publié précédemment en version imprimée : 2018.
Description: 1 ressource en ligne : illustrations, fichiers HTML.
Series Title: The Chicago series in law and society
Responsibility: Heather Schoenfeld.


A history of the rise of mass incarceration in America that shows how it was built on a foundation of racist thinking and bad political incentives.  Read more...


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