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NCJ Number: 183621 Find in a Library
Title: States of Confinement: Policing, Detention, and Prisons
Editor(s): Joy James
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 360
Sponsoring Agency: St. Martin's Press
New York, NY 10010
Publication Number: ISBN 0-312-21777-3
Type: Collected Work
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book explores racial, sexual, and class inequalities tied to criminal justice in the United States and raises such issues as inequities in prosecution, sentencing, and exploitation and abuse in policing and imprisonment.
Abstract: Contributors to the book offer critiques of the death penalty, racism, and the criminal justice system; confinement based on gender and sexuality; police misconduct and brutality; and State punitive responses to political radicalism and resistance. The book's 26 chapters explore the limits of a democratic society that has dedicated immense resources to policing and punishment. Chapters are organized in five parts: (1) executions--capital punishment and sentencing children to death; (2) blacks and criminal justice--black radicalism and the economy of incarceration, young blacks and the criminal justice system, and black gangs; (3) gender, sexuality, and confinement--programming and health care accessibility for incarcerated women, race and gender in studies of incarceration, imprisoned native women and the importance of native traditions, military prostitution in Asia and the United States, AIDS and rape in Texas prisons, and ritual killings; (4) policing--lynching and policing, militarization of the police, state violence, the criminalization of immigrant workers, and surveillance; and (5) political repression and resistance--the grand jury and jail activists, Arab Americans and civil liberties, political incarceration, and political prisoners. References and notes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV in correctional facilities; American Indians; Asian Americans; Black/African Americans; Capital punishment; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Female inmates; Female offenders; Gangs; Gender issues; Immigrants/Aliens; Incarceration; Indian justice; Inmate health care; Juvenile capital punishment; Military crime; Minorities; Minority juvenile offenders; Police Brutality; Police misconduct; Police-minority relations; Prosecution; Prostitution; Punishment; Racial discrimination; Rape; Ritualistic crimes; Sentencing disparity; Sex discrimination; Social classes; Texas; United States of America; US/foreign comparisons
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