Lockdown America

Lockdown America

Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis

Book - 1999
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Contents: Nixon's splendid little war: social crisis and containment
From crisis to roll back
A war for all seasons: the return of law and order
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
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
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 1999
Branch Call Number: 365.973 P
Characteristics: xiii, 290 p. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9781859847183


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