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The Resource From the war on poverty to the war on crime : the making of mass incarceration in America, Elizabeth Hinton

From the war on poverty to the war on crime : the making of mass incarceration in America, Elizabeth Hinton

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From the war on poverty to the war on crime : the making of mass incarceration in America
Title
From the war on poverty to the war on crime
Title remainder
the making of mass incarceration in America
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Hinton
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the United States today, one in every 31 adults is under some form of penal control, including one in eleven African American men. How did the "land of the free" become the home of the world's largest prison system? Challenging the belief that America's prison problem originated with the Reagan administration's War on Drugs, Elizabeth Hinton traces the rise of mass incarceration to an ironic source: the social welfare programs of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society at the height of the civil rights era. Johnson's War on Poverty policies sought to foster equality and economic opportunity. But these initiatives were also rooted in widely shared assumptions about African Americans' role in urban disorder, which prompted Johnson to call for a simultaneous War on Crime. The 1965 Law Enforcement Assistance Act empowered the national government to take a direct role in militarizing local police. Federal anticrime funding soon incentivized social service providers to ally with police departments, courts, and prisons. Under Richard Nixon and his successors, welfare programs fell by the wayside while investment in policing and punishment expanded. Anticipating future crime, policy makers urged states to build new prisons and introduced law enforcement measures into urban schools and public housing, turning neighborhoods into targets of police surveillance. By the 1980s, crime control and incarceration dominated national responses to poverty and inequality. The initiatives of that decade were less a sharp departure than the full realization of the punitive transformation of urban policy implemented by Republicans and Democrats alike since the 1960s."--Provided by publisher
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MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hinton, Elizabeth Kai
Dewey number
364.973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9950
LC item number
.H56 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Urban policy
  • Crime prevention
  • Crime
  • Imprisonment
  • Crime
  • Crime prevention
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Imprisonment
  • Urban policy
  • United States
Label
From the war on poverty to the war on crime : the making of mass incarceration in America, Elizabeth Hinton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The war on black poverty -- Law and order in the great society -- The preemptive strike -- Nixon's prison prophecy and the war on black crime -- The battlegrounds of the crime war -- Juvenile injustice -- Urban removal -- Crime control as urban policy -- From the war on crime to the war on drugs
Control code
926061456
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
449 pages
Isbn
9780674737235
Lccn
2015039012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)926061456
Label
From the war on poverty to the war on crime : the making of mass incarceration in America, Elizabeth Hinton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The war on black poverty -- Law and order in the great society -- The preemptive strike -- Nixon's prison prophecy and the war on black crime -- The battlegrounds of the crime war -- Juvenile injustice -- Urban removal -- Crime control as urban policy -- From the war on crime to the war on drugs
Control code
926061456
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
449 pages
Isbn
9780674737235
Lccn
2015039012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)926061456

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