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Cheap on Crime : Recession-Era Politics and the Transformation of American Punishment

Author: Hadar Aviram
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After forty years of increasing prison construction and incarceration rates, winds of change are blowing through the American correctional system. The 2008 financial crisis demonstrated the unsustainability of the incarceration project, thereby empowering policy makers to reform punishment through fiscal prudence and austerity. In Cheap on Crime, Hadar Aviram draws on years of archival and journalistic research and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Aviram, Hadar, Prof.
Cheap on Crime : Recession-Era Politics and the Transformation of American Punishment.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hadar Aviram
ISBN: 9780520960329 0520960327
OCLC Number: 899156839
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 342 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Talking about Money and Punishment; 2. A Fiscal History of Mass Incarceration; 3. The Financial Crisis of 2007 and the Birth of Humonetarianism; 4. The New Correctional Discourse of Scarcity: From Ideals to Money on Death Row; 5. The New Coalitions of Financial Prudence: From Tough on Crime to the Drug Truce; 6. The New Carceral Wheeling and Dealing: From Incapacitation to the Inmate Export Business; 7. The New Inmate as a Fiscal Subject: From Ward to Consumer; 8. The Future of Humonetarianism; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D. Ef; g; h; i; j; k; l; m; n; o; p; q; r; s; t; u; v; w; x; y; z.
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