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Lockdown America

Author: Christian Parenti
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [New ed.]View all editions and formats
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Lockdown America: Why is criminal justice so central to American politics? Lockdown America not only documents the horrors and absurdities of militarized policing, prisons, a fortified border, and the federalization of the war on crime, it also explains the political and economic history behind the massive crackdown. This updated edition includes an afterword on the War on Terror, a meditationon surveillance and the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Parenti, Christian.
Lockdown America.
London ; New York : Verso, 2008
(OCoLC)760108549
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Parenti
ISBN: 9781844672677 1844672670 9781844672493 1844672492
OCLC Number: 181140193
Notes: "Police and prisons in the age of crisis"--Cover.
Description: xiii, 306 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.
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