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The Resource Ironies of imprisonment, Michael Welch

Ironies of imprisonment, Michael Welch

Label
Ironies of imprisonment
Title
Ironies of imprisonment
Statement of responsibility
Michael Welch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Ironies of Imprisonment examines in-depth an array of problems confronting correctional programs and policies from the author's singular and consistent critical viewpoint. The book challenges the prevailing logic of mass incarceration and traces the ironies of imprisonment to their root causes, manifesting in social, political, economic, and racial inequality." "Ironies of Imprisonment is recommended reading for students in corrections classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels in sociology, criminology, and criminal justice departments. In addition, it can be used in conjunction with a core text in courses on policy, theories of punishment, and social problems. The book will also be of interest to a general audience interested in reading about incarceration."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Welch, Michael
Dewey number
364.6/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9471
LC item number
.W4594 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imprisonment
  • Prisons
  • Corrections
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
Label
Ironies of imprisonment, Michael Welch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-229) 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
  • 1. Introduction -- End-of-chapter questions -- 2. Discovery of the penitentiary -- Punishment in colonial America -- Institutionalization during the Jacksonian era -- The Pennsylvania and Auburn systems of prison discipline -- Rothman and social control -- Critical interpretations of the history of prisons -- Conclusion -- End-of-chapter questions -- 3. Critical penology -- Emergence of critical criminology -- Contemporary critical criminology -- Production of problem populations in capitalist society -- Disparities in sentencing -- Postmodern feminism -- Anarchist criminology -- Conclusion -- End-of-chapter questions -- 4. War on drugs and just war theory -- Just war theory -- Justice of the war on drugs : evaluating the moral reasons -- Legitimate authority -- Right intention -- Last resort -- Justice in the war on drugs : evaluating the means -- Discrimination -- Conclusion -- End-of-chapter questions -- 5. Health care crisis behind bars -- HIV/AIDS : metaphors and morality -- Prisoners with HIV/AIDS as a problem population -- Tuberculosis in corrections -- Aging prisoners -- The phenomenology of imprisonment and suffering -- Conclusion -- End-of-chapter questions -- 6. Reproducing prison violence -- Ironies of social control -- Escalation -- Nonenforcement -- Covert facilitation -- Conclusion -- Notes -- End-of-chapter questions
  • 7. Ironies of capital punishment -- Escalation -- Brutalization versus deterrence -- Creation of new categories and net widening -- Nonenforcement -- Covert facilitation -- Forced confessions -- Conclusion -- End-of-chapter questions -- 8. War on terror and the misuse of detention -- Profiling in the war on terror -- Special registration program -- Misuse of detention -- Government secrecy -- The 2003 Inspector General's report -- Conclusion -- Note -- End-of-chapter questions -- 9. Punitive profit -- Production of prisoners -- The corrections economy -- Privatizing punishment -- Corrections-industrial complex -- Private prisons, public problems -- Accountability and liability -- questionable claims of cost savings -- Abuse of inmates and security lapses -- Reproducing inequality -- Economic ironies and rural prisons -- Student activism takes aim at prison profiteering -- Conclusion -- Note -- End-of-chapter questions -- 10. Confronting corrections -- Critical penology and the culture of control -- Juvenile superpredators -- Wilding : manufacturing menace in the media -- Three strikes, you're out -- A final look at prisonomics -- Conclusion -- Notes -- End-of-chapter questions -- Cases
Control code
54913122
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 239 pages
Isbn
9780761930594
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004007913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Ironies of imprisonment, Michael Welch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-229) 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
  • 1. Introduction -- End-of-chapter questions -- 2. Discovery of the penitentiary -- Punishment in colonial America -- Institutionalization during the Jacksonian era -- The Pennsylvania and Auburn systems of prison discipline -- Rothman and social control -- Critical interpretations of the history of prisons -- Conclusion -- End-of-chapter questions -- 3. Critical penology -- Emergence of critical criminology -- Contemporary critical criminology -- Production of problem populations in capitalist society -- Disparities in sentencing -- Postmodern feminism -- Anarchist criminology -- Conclusion -- End-of-chapter questions -- 4. War on drugs and just war theory -- Just war theory -- Justice of the war on drugs : evaluating the moral reasons -- Legitimate authority -- Right intention -- Last resort -- Justice in the war on drugs : evaluating the means -- Discrimination -- Conclusion -- End-of-chapter questions -- 5. Health care crisis behind bars -- HIV/AIDS : metaphors and morality -- Prisoners with HIV/AIDS as a problem population -- Tuberculosis in corrections -- Aging prisoners -- The phenomenology of imprisonment and suffering -- Conclusion -- End-of-chapter questions -- 6. Reproducing prison violence -- Ironies of social control -- Escalation -- Nonenforcement -- Covert facilitation -- Conclusion -- Notes -- End-of-chapter questions
  • 7. Ironies of capital punishment -- Escalation -- Brutalization versus deterrence -- Creation of new categories and net widening -- Nonenforcement -- Covert facilitation -- Forced confessions -- Conclusion -- End-of-chapter questions -- 8. War on terror and the misuse of detention -- Profiling in the war on terror -- Special registration program -- Misuse of detention -- Government secrecy -- The 2003 Inspector General's report -- Conclusion -- Note -- End-of-chapter questions -- 9. Punitive profit -- Production of prisoners -- The corrections economy -- Privatizing punishment -- Corrections-industrial complex -- Private prisons, public problems -- Accountability and liability -- questionable claims of cost savings -- Abuse of inmates and security lapses -- Reproducing inequality -- Economic ironies and rural prisons -- Student activism takes aim at prison profiteering -- Conclusion -- Note -- End-of-chapter questions -- 10. Confronting corrections -- Critical penology and the culture of control -- Juvenile superpredators -- Wilding : manufacturing menace in the media -- Three strikes, you're out -- A final look at prisonomics -- Conclusion -- Notes -- End-of-chapter questions -- Cases
Control code
54913122
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 239 pages
Isbn
9780761930594
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004007913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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