The prison and the gallows: the politics of mass incarceration in America

The prison and the gallows : the construction of the carceral state in America -- Law, order, and alternative explanations -- Unlocking the past : the nationalization and politicization of law and order -- The carceral state and the welfare state : the comparative politics of victims -- Not the usua...

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Main Author: Gottschalk, Marie (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge [u.a.] Cambridge University Press 2006
Edition:1. publ.
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Summary:The prison and the gallows : the construction of the carceral state in America -- Law, order, and alternative explanations -- Unlocking the past : the nationalization and politicization of law and order -- The carceral state and the welfare state : the comparative politics of victims -- Not the usual suspects : feminists, women's groups, and the anti-rape movement -- The battered women's movement and the development of penal policy -- From rights to revolution : prison activism and the carceral state -- Capital punishment, the courts, and the early origins of the carceral state, 1920s-1960s -- The power to punish and execute : the political development of capital punishment, 1972 to today -- Conclusion : Whither the carceral state?
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (S. 379 - 427) and index
Physical Description:XIII, 451 S. graph. Darst.
ISBN:9780521682916
0521864275
0521682916
9780521864275