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Lockdown America Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis

ISBN-10: 1859843034
ISBN-13: 9781859843031
Edition: 2000
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Description: 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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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 9/17/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

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.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Crisis
Nixon's Splendid Little War: Social Crisis and Containment
From Crisis to Rollback
A War for All Seasons: The Return of Law and Order
Police
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
Prison
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
Notes
Index

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