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From the war on poverty to the war on crime : the making of mass incarceration in America

Author: Elizabeth Kai Hinton
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the United States today, one in every 31 adults is under some form of penal control, including one in eleven African American men. How did the "land of the free" become the home of the world's largest prison system? Challenging the belief that America's prison problem originated with the Reagan administration's War on Drugs, Elizabeth Hinton traces the rise of mass incarceration to an ironic source: the social  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Kai Hinton
ISBN: 9780674737235 0674737237 9780674979826 0674979826
OCLC Number: 926061456
Description: 449 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Origins of mass incarceration --
The war on black poverty --
Law and order in the great society --
The preemptive strike --
The war on black crime --
The battlegrounds of the crime war --
Juvenile injustice --
Urban removal --
Crime control as urban policy --
From the war on crime to the war on drugs --
Epilogue: Reckoning with the war on crime.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Hinton.
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How did the land of the free become the home of the world's largest prison system? Elizabeth Hinton traces the rise of mass incarceration to an ironic source: not the War on Drugs of the Reagan  Read more...

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Magisterial.--Steven W. Thrasher"The Guardian" (04/19/2016) An extraordinary and important new book.--Jill Lepore"New Yorker" (07/12/2016) Rich with details and synthesis that give the reader fresh Read more...

 
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