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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: New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Studies in crime and public policy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Simon, Jonathan, 1959-
Governing through crime.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006006732
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Simon
ISBN: 0198040024 9780198040026 9786611162450 6611162453 1281162450 9781281162458 1429469005 9781429469005
OCLC Number: 648134495
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 330 pages).
Contents: Introduction: Crime and American Governance; 1 Power, Authority, and Criminal Law; 2 "Prosecutor-in-Chief": Executive Authority and the War on Crime; 3 We the Victims: Fearing Crime and Making Law; 4 Judgment and Distrust: The Jurisprudence of Crime and the Decline of Judicial Governance; 5 Project Exile: Race, the War on Crime, and Mass Imprisonment; 6 Crime Families: Governing Domestic Relations Through Crime; 7 Safe Schools: Reforming Education Through Crime; 8 Penalty Box: Crime, Victimization, and Punishment in the Deregulated Workplace. 9 Wars of Governance: From Cancer to Crime to TerrorNotes; References; Index.
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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