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Lockdown America : police and prisons in the age of crisis

Author: Christian Parenti
Publisher: London : Verso, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lockdown America not only documents the horrors and absurdities of militarised policing, prisons, a fortified border and the federalisation of the war on crime, but also explains the political and economic history behind the crackdown.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Parenti
ISBN: 1859843034 9781859843031
OCLC Number: 551780820
Notes: Originally published: 1999.
Description: xiii, 290 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Nixon's splendid little war: social crisis and containment --
From crisis to rollback --
A war for all seasons: the return of law and order --
Discipline in Playland, Part I --
Zero tolerance: the science of kicking ass --
Discipline in Playland, Part II --
policing the themepark city --
Carrying the big stick: SWAT teams and paramilitary policing --
Repatriating la Migra's war: the militarized border comes home --
The rise of big house nation: from reform to revenge --
Prison as abattoir: official terror --
Balkans in a box: rape, race war, and other forms of management --
Big bucks from the big house: the prison industrial complex and beyond.
Responsibility: Christian Parenti.

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"The book is in the best tradition of investigative journalism, paced like a fine novel, it carries the authority of meticulous academic research." -- The Independent "[Parenti's] exhaustively Read more...

 
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