Race to Incarcerate

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Nov 29, 2010 - 356 pages
In this revised edition of his seminal book on race, class, and the criminal justice system, Marc Mauer, executive director of one of the United States leading criminal justice reform organizations, offers the most up-to-date look available at three decades of prison expansion in America. Including newly written material on recent developments under the Bush administration and updated statistics, graphs, and charts throughout, the book tells the tragic story of runaway growth in the number of prisons and jails and the overreliance on imprisonment to stem problems of economic and social development. Called ''sober and nuanced by Publishers Weekly, Race to Incarcerate documents the enormous financial and human toll of the ''get tough movement, and argues for more humane - and productive - alternatives.
 

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Contents

Introduction The Race to Incarcerate
1
The Incarceration Experiment
21
The Rise of the Tough on Crime Movement
49
Crime as Politics
68
The Prisoncrime Connection
117
The Limits of the Criminal Justice System on Crime Control
143
African Americans and the Criminal Justice System
166
The War on Drugs and the African American Community
202
Whats Class Got to Do with
228
Give the Public What It Wants Media Images and Crime Policy
241
Consequences Intended and Unintended 12 A New Direction for a New Back Cover viii 21 49 68 117 143 166 202 228 241
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Century
268
NOTES
279
Material
308
Index
311
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