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Politics of Injustice Crime and Punishment in America

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ISBN-10: 0761986391

ISBN-13: 9780761986393

Edition: 1999

Authors: Katherine Beckett, Theodore Sasson

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This study examines the US crime problem and the resulting policies as a political and cultural issue. It proposes the the punitive turn in crime policy is not just the result of a worsening crime problem but reflects a shift in public policy.
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Book details

List price: $35.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/9/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Katherine Beckett is Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Law, Societies, and Justice program at the University of Washington. Her research and teaching focus on the politics of crime, punishment, and social control. She is the author of Making Crime Pay and The Politics of Injustice. Steve Herbert is Professor in the Department of Geography and the Law, Societies, and Justice program at the University of Washington. His research and teaching focus on the legal regulation of space, especially as practiced by the uniformed police. He is the author of Policing Space and Citizens, Cops, and Power.

Theodore Sasson, Ph.D., is Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology, Middlebury College, where he teaches courses in criminology, political sociology, social theory, and media studies. He has also taught sociology and criminology at Northeastern University, Boston College, and the University of Southern Maine. He is the author of Crime Talk: How Citizens Construct a Social Problem (1995), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters.

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