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Prison break : why conservatives turned against mass incarceration

Author: Steven Michael Teles; David Dagan
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Series: Oxford studies in postwar American political development.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"American conservatism rose hand-in-hand with the growth of mass incarceration. For decades, conservatives deployed "tough on crime" rhetoric to attack liberals as out-of-touch elitists who coddled criminals while the nation spiraled toward disorder. As a result, conservatives have been the motive force in building our vast prison system. Indeed, expanding the number of Americans under lock and key was long a point
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Teles, Steven Michael.
Prison break.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016009349
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Michael Teles; David Dagan
ISBN: 9780190246440 0190246448
OCLC Number: 921864582
Description: xiii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: How minds change --
The rise of law and order conservatism --
Cracks in the wall --
Rounding up a posse --
Bull by the horns --
A vast right-wing conspiracy --
Red-state rehabilitation --
Trickle-up reform --
Mass Decarceration?
Series Title: Oxford studies in postwar American political development.
Responsibility: Steven M. Teles and David Dagan.

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Over the last few years, conservatives in Washington, D.C. and in bright-red states like Georgia and Texas, have abandoned their tough-on-crime rhetoric, and are now leading the charge to curb prison  Read more...

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In Prison Break, David Dagan and Steven Teles tell the remarkable story of how the politics of crime has shifted-in particular, how a growing movement on the political right has sought to redefine Read more...

 
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