Explaining U.S. imprisonment.
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Explaining U.S. imprisonment.

This text builds on and extends some of the contemporary issues of women in prison, minorities, and the historical path to modern prisons, as well as the social influences on prison reform.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Bosworth, Mary
Corporate Author: Sage Knowledge
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: Los Angeles, Calif. ; London : SAGE, 2010.
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Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Explaining US imprisonment
  • Statistical overview
  • Culture of control
  • Methodology
  • Structure of explanation
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Chapter 1: Origins Of US Imprisonment: Beyond The Penitentiary
  • Colonial justice
  • War of independence (1775-1783)
  • Prisons, slavery, and the antebellum south
  • Religious reform in the north
  • Civil war
  • Reconstruction and beyond
  • Women's prisons
  • Debating imprisonment
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Chapter 2: Penal Reform And Prison Science: Engineering Order And Building America
  • Penal reformism: The National Prison Association
  • Prison science: reformism and social engineering
  • First world war: conscientious objectors and prison
  • Federal bureau of prisons
  • Depression: prisons, labor, and social structure
  • World War II: questions of national security
  • Women's reformatories
  • Reform, science, and nation-building
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Chapter 3: Prison Culture: Sociology And Social Change
  • Prison community
  • Importation versus deprivation
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Sexuality
  • Research methods, governance, and social control
  • Conclusion: Contextualizing sociological accounts of imprisonment
  • Notes
  • Chapter 4: Era Of Uncertainty: Riots, Reform, And Repression
  • Attica
  • Activism before and after Attica
  • Administration of justice
  • Demise of rehabilitation
  • Penal revisionism and prisoners' rights: theory versus practice
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Chapter 5: Punitive Turn: Laying The Foundations For Mass Imprisonment
  • Reagan years
  • Legislating punishment
  • Private prisons
  • Prison building and supermax
  • Challenging imprisonment in an era of punitivism
  • Conclusion
  • Notes.
  • Chapter 6: Culture Of Control
  • Prisons and politics in the 1990s
  • Punishment and modern society: explaining the culture of control
  • Neoconservatives, the culture wars, and prison
  • Managing prisons
  • Experience incarceration and challenging the culture of control
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Chapter 7: Challenging The Culture Of Control?
  • Prisons in the 21st century
  • Costs of imprisonment: an emerging critique
  • Prison conditions and public safety
  • Courts: an alternative source of critique
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • Governing though crime
  • Opening the prison: convict voices
  • Conclusion: Governing through imprisonment?
  • Notes
  • Chapter 8: New Detention: Securing The Border
  • Context
  • Law
  • Detaining immigrants
  • War on terror
  • Scholarly accounts of the war on terror: a failure of the criminological imagination?
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Conclusion: Where to from here?
  • Prisons, history, and paradox
  • Securing the nation in troubles times
  • Prisons and the state
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
  • About the author.