Lockdown-americast. frontcover. Lockdown America. Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis. by Christian Parenti. Paperback; Hardback. Why is criminal justice so central to American politics? Lockdown America not only documents the horrors and absurdities of militarized policing, prisons. In , Christian Parenti, author of the excellent Lockdown America: Police And Prisons in the Age of Crisis, delivered a talk at the Stop The ACA(American.
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If Myrna Loran was an officer fitting Parenti’s description of Fresno cops she would have given out a suspect ameriac of “black male adult” without ever having seen one, even though the area was predominantly African American at the time. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?
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Even his account of Myrna Loran’s shooting incident is completely wrong. Please try again later. Lockdown America not only documents the horrors and absurdities zmerica militarized policing, prisons, a fortified border, and the federalization of the war on crime, it also lockdowh the political and economic history behind the massive crackdown.
In this important book, Parenti surveys the rise of the prison industrial complex from the Nixon through Reagan eras and into the present. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. My library Help Advanced Book Search. In this important book, Parenti surveys the rise of the prison industrial complex from the Nixon through Reagan eras and into the present.
His writing and research are on the firmest ground when writing about the prison system, which should be read by everyone who thinks prison lockvown somehow a “country club.
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Parenti has done an excellent and extremely thorough job of documenting the mess that we’ve gotten into with the current “lock ’em up” mentality of the justice system. Christian Parenti’s “Lockdown America” is one of many excellent recent books on crime policy. The new American prison boom is dealt with by Parenti xmerica with a myriad of other criminal justice issues.
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Lockdwn accessible and vivid prose makes clear the links between crime and politics in a period of gathering economic crisis From Crisis to Rollback. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Get to Know Us. From Library Journal In this important book, Parenti surveys the rise of the prison industrial complex from the Nixon through Reagan eras and into the present. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.
She didn’t return fire because to do so without having a suspect in sight would have been criminal, possibly endangering innocent people sleeping in their homes. Verso; Underlining edition September 17, Language: As do David Cole and Elliott Currie, Parenti contributes to showing the failures of the one-dimensional crime policies of the past years, during which time the only acceptable variation on “get tough” has been “get tougher.
His account is sterngthened by his placement of crime policy in a broader context of important social and economic trends such as growing income inequality and the decline of manufacturing employment, especially in large cities.
Written in accessible and vivid prose, Lockdown America will propel readers toward a deeper understanding of the links between crime and politics in a period of gathering economic crisis. Parenti, a former radio journalist and now a professor at the New College of California, argues that capitalism implies and demands a certain amount of poverty; the powers that be then respond by incarcerating drug users, the underclass, and other relatively powerless persons.
Sorry, I don’t think he’s proved that point. Although Parenti makes no secret of his far-left intellectual leanings, it does undermine his credibility in places. Showing of 14 reviews.
To Parenti, agressive policing is a sop to yuppies and “gentrification” proponents so that the well-to-do can walk to their corner Starbucks unmolested. This is a good source for reconsidering the impartiality of sentencing and incarceration practices in the United States.
Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Yes, but the majority were hardworking, conscientious officers out there to serve and protect. Why are only 29 precent of all prisoners violent offenders? User Review – Flag as inappropriate Christian Parenti is an idiot.