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Author Bosworth, Mary.
Title Explaining U.S. imprisonment [electronic resource] / Mary Bosworth.
Publication Info. Los Angeles : Sage, c2010.
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Description 1 online resource.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-273) and index.
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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Imprisonment -- United States.
Prisons -- United States.
Prisoners -- United States.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Added Title Explaining US imprisonment
Related To Original 9781412924863 1412924863 9781412924870 1412924871 (DLC) 2009019945
ISBN 1483302105 (electronic bk.)
9781483302102 (electronic bk.)
9781412924863 (cloth)
1412924863 (cloth)
9781412924870 (pbk.)
1412924871 (pbk.)
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