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The Resource Beyond these walls : rethinking crime and punishment in the United States, Tony Platt

Beyond these walls : rethinking crime and punishment in the United States, Tony Platt

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Beyond these walls : rethinking crime and punishment in the United States
Title
Beyond these walls
Title remainder
rethinking crime and punishment in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Tony Platt
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Beyond These Walls is an ambitious and far-ranging exploration that tracks the legacy of crime and imprisonment in the United States, from the historical roots of the American criminal justice system to our modern state of over-incarceration, and offers a bold vision for a new future. Author Tony Platt, a recognized authority in the field of criminal justice, challenges the way we think about how and why millions of people are tracked, arrested, incarcerated, catalogued, and regulated in the United States. Beyond These Walls traces the disturbing history of punishment and social control, revealing how the criminal justice system attempts to enforce and justify inequalities associated with class, race, gender, and sexuality. Prisons and police departments are central to this process, but other institutions from immigration and welfare to educational and public health agencies are equally complicit. Platt argues that international and national politics shape perceptions of danger and determine the policies of local criminal justice agencies, while private policing and global corporations are deeply and undemocratically involved in the business of homeland security. Finally, Beyond These Walls demonstrates why efforts to reform criminal justice agencies have often expanded rather than contracted the net of social control. Drawing upon a long tradition of popular resistance, Platt concludes with a strategic vision of what it will take to achieve justice for all in this era of authoritarian disorder
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Platt, Tony
Dewey number
364.973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Punishment
  • Crime
Target audience
adult
Label
Beyond these walls : rethinking crime and punishment in the United States, Tony Platt
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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
Control code
on1043954053
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9781250085115
Lccn
2018029156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0021931999
  • (OCoLC)1043954053
Label
Beyond these walls : rethinking crime and punishment in the United States, Tony Platt
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
Control code
on1043954053
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9781250085115
Lccn
2018029156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0021931999
  • (OCoLC)1043954053

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