Progressive Punishment

Job Loss, Jail Growth, and the Neoliberal Logic of Carceral Expansion

Author: Judah Schept

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479876534

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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The growth of mass incarceration in the United States eludes neat categorization as a product of the political Right. Liberals played important roles in both laying the foundation for and then participating in the conservative tough on crime movement that is largely credited with the rise of the prison state. But what of those politicians and activists on the Left who reject punitive politics in favor of rehabilitation and a stronger welfare state? Can progressive policies such as these, with their benevolent intentions, nevertheless contribute to the expansion of mass incarceration? In Progressive Punishment, Judah Schept offers an ethnographic examination into the politics of incarceration in Bloomington, Indiana in order to consider the ways that liberal discourses about therapeutic justice and rehabilitation can uphold the logics, practices and institutions that comprise the carceral state. Schept examines how political leaders on the Left, despite being critical of mass incarceration, advocated for a “justice campus” that would have dramatically expanded the local criminal justice system. At the root of this proposal, Schept argues, is a confluence of neoliberal-style changes in the community that naturalized prison expansion as political common sense among leaders negotiating crises of deindustrialization, urban decline, and the devolution of social welfare. In spite of the momentum that the proposal gained, Schept uncovers resistance among community organizers, who developed important strategies and discourses to challenge the justice campus, disrupt some of the logics that provided it legitimacy, and offer new possibilities for a non-carceral community. A well-researched and well-narrated study, Progressive Punishment offers a novel perspective on the relationship between liberal politics, neoliberalism, and mass incarceration.

America's Jails

The Search for Human Dignity in an Age of Mass Incarceration

Author: Derek Jeffreys

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479838624

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 576

A look at the contemporary crisis in U.S. jails with recommendations for improving and protecting the dignity of inmates Twelve million Americans go through the U.S. jail system on an annual basis. Jails, which differ significantly from prisons, are designed to house inmates for short amounts of time, and are often occupied by large populations of legally innocent people waiting for a trial. Jails often have deplorable sanitary conditions, and there are countless records of inmates being brutalized by staff and other inmates while in custody. Local municipalities use jails to institutionalize those whom they perceive to be a threat, so hundreds of thousands of inmates suffer from mental illness. People abandoned by families or lacking health insurance, or those who cannot afford bail, often cycle in and out of jails. In America’s Jails, Derek Jeffreys draws on sociology, philosophy, history, and his personal experience volunteering in jails and prisons to provide an understanding of the jail experience from the inmates’ perspective, focusing on the stigma that surrounds incarceration. Using his research at Cook County Jail, the nation’s largest single-site jail, Jeffreys attests that jail inmates possess an inherent dignity that should govern how we treat them. Ultimately, fundamental changes in the U.S. jail system are necessary and America’s Jails provides specific policy recommendations for changing its poor conditions. Highlighting the experiences of inmates themselves, America’s Jails aims to shift public perception and understanding of jail inmates to center their inherent dignity and help eliminate the stigma attached to their incarceration.

Gefährdetes Leben

politische Essays

Author: Judith Butler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518123935

Category: Israel

Page: 177

View: 2403

Wirtschaftssysteme

eine vergleichende Darstellung

Author: George Nikolaus Halm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

View: 6541

Die Architektur der Märkte

Author: Neil Fligstein

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531159645

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

View: 3921

Die Architektur der Märkte fasst grundlegende Schriften Neil Fligsteins aus verschiedenen Arbeitsphasen zusammen, in denen er eine wirtschaftssoziologische Sicht auf kapitalistische Gesellschaften entwickelt hat. Fligstein hat mit der These von der sozialen Konstruktion oder Architektur von Märkten auf die Bedeutung des Staates und der modernen Unternehmen aufmerksam gemacht und die institutionelle Rahmung des Wirtschaftslebens in den Mittelpunkt gerückt. Der Band hat nach seinem Erscheinen für große Aufmerksamkeit gesorgt und gilt zu Recht als eine der wegweisenden Aufsatzsammlungen der neueren Wirtschaftssoziologie.

1892 bis 1904

Author: Franz von Liszt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110901080

Category: Law

Page: 519

View: 4752

Verbranntes Geld

Author: Christian Marazzi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783037341759

Category:

Page: 137

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Der Staatsadel

Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896698070

Category:

Page: 475

View: 6045

Allgemeine Rechtslehre und Marxismus

Versuch einer Kritik der juristischen Grundbegriffe

Author: Evgenij B. Pašukanis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783924627799

Category: Law

Page: 203

View: 9513

Warum Strafe sein muss

ein Plädoyer

Author: Winfried Hassemer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783550087646

Category: Strafe

Page: 365

View: 8714

Militärische Klassiker Des In- Und Auslandes.

Author: Antoine Henri Jomini,Albrecht Boguslawski

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780342104420

Category:

Page: 432

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Geschichte der Gouvernementalität

Sicherheit, Territorium, Bevölkerung : Vorlesung am Collège de France 1977 - 1978 / aus dem Franz. von Claudia Brede-Konersmann und Jürgen Schröder

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518583920

Category: French political philosophy

Page: 600

View: 3655

Assata

Eine Autobiografie

Author: Asata Shakur

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783944233789

Category:

Page: 360

View: 900