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The Resource Hard bargains : the coercive power of drug laws in federal court, Mona Lynch

Hard bargains : the coercive power of drug laws in federal court, Mona Lynch

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Hard bargains : the coercive power of drug laws in federal court
Title
Hard bargains
Title remainder
the coercive power of drug laws in federal court
Statement of responsibility
Mona Lynch
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The convergence of tough-on-crime politics, stiffer sentencing laws, and jurisdictional expansion in the 1970s and 1980s increased the powers of federal prosecutors in unprecedented ways. In Hard bragains, social psychologist Mona Lynch investigates the increased power of these prosecutors in our age of mass incarceration. Lynch documents how prosecutors use punitive federal drug laws to coerce guilty pleas and obtain long prison sentences for defendants, particularly those who are African American, and exposes deep injustices in the federal courts. Hard bargains proposes a broad overhaul of the federal criminal justice system to restore the balance of power and retreat from the punitive indulgences of the war on drugs"--
Assigning source
Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lynch, Mona Pauline
Dewey number
345.73/0277
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF3890
LC item number
.L96 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drugs of abuse
  • Drug traffic
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Sentences (Criminal procedure)
  • Plea bargaining
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • LAW
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Drug traffic
  • Drugs of abuse
  • Plea bargaining
  • Sentences (Criminal procedure)
  • United States
Label
Hard bargains : the coercive power of drug laws in federal court, Mona Lynch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-193) 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
Introduction : a system out of whack -- The First Drug War : laying the groundwork -- The Great War : creating an infrastructure of legal power -- Paternalism and power : the deployment of drug law in the liberal northeast -- Hammers and nails in Southeast District -- Drugs, mules, and the looming border -- Inducing the plea : strategic uses of legal power -- Taming the power to punish? -- Epilogue : some hope and more despair
Control code
958204949
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 206 pages
Isbn
9780871545114
Lccn
2016017917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958204949
Label
Hard bargains : the coercive power of drug laws in federal court, Mona Lynch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-193) 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
Introduction : a system out of whack -- The First Drug War : laying the groundwork -- The Great War : creating an infrastructure of legal power -- Paternalism and power : the deployment of drug law in the liberal northeast -- Hammers and nails in Southeast District -- Drugs, mules, and the looming border -- Inducing the plea : strategic uses of legal power -- Taming the power to punish? -- Epilogue : some hope and more despair
Control code
958204949
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 206 pages
Isbn
9780871545114
Lccn
2016017917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958204949

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