Locked In

Locked In

  • Author : John Pfaff
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 0465096921
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"Pfaff, let there be no doubt, is a reformer...Nonetheless, he believes that the standard story--popularized in particular by Michelle Alexander, in her influential book, The New Jim Crow--is false. We are desperately in need of reform, he insists, but we must reform the right things, and address the true problem."--Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker A groundbreaking examination of our system of imprisonment, revealing the true causes of mass incarceration as well as the best path to reform In the 1970s, the United States had an incarceration rate comparable to those of other liberal democracies-and that rate had held steady for over 100 years. Yet today, though the US is home to only about 5 percent of the world's population, we hold nearly one quarter of its prisoners. Mass incarceration is now widely considered one of the biggest social and political crises of our age. How did we get to this point? Locked In is a revelatory investigation into the root causes of mass incarceration by one of the most exciting scholars in the country. Having spent fifteen years studying the data on imprisonment, John Pfaff takes apart the reigning consensus created by Michelle Alexander and other reformers, revealing that the most widely accepted explanations-the failed War on Drugs, draconian sentencing laws, an increasing reliance on private prisons-tell us much less than we think. Pfaff urges us to look at other factors instead, including a major shift in prosecutor behavior that occurred in the mid-1990s, when prosecutors began bringing felony charges against arrestees about twice as often as they had before. He describes a fractured criminal justice system, in which counties don't pay for the people they send to state prisons, and in which white suburbs set law and order agendas for more-heavily minority cities. And he shows that if we hope to significantly reduce prison populations, we have no choice but to think differently about how to deal with people convicted of violent crimes-and why some people are violent in the first place. An authoritative, clear-eyed account of a national catastrophe, Locked In transforms our understanding of what ails the American system of punishment and ultimately forces us to reconsider how we can build a more equitable and humane society.

The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow [Michelle Alexander]

  • Author : Michelle Alexander
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Law
  • Total Pages : 434
  • ISBN-10 : 1620971941
Named one of the most important nonfiction books of the 21st century by Entertainment Weekly‚ Slate‚ Chronicle of Higher Eduction‚ Literary Hub, Book … GET BOOK
A Colony in a Nation

A Colony in a Nation [Chris Hayes]

  • Author : Chris Hayes
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 0393254232
New York Times Bestseller New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice "An essential and groundbreaking text in the effort to understand how American crimi … GET BOOK
Punishment Without Crime

Punishment Without Crime [Alexandra Natapoff]

  • Author : Alexandra Natapoff
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Law
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0465093809
A revelatory account of the misdemeanor machine that unjustly brands millions of Americans as criminals Punishment Without Crime offers an urgent new inter … GET BOOK
Breaking the Pendulum

Breaking the Pendulum [Philip Goodman,Joshua Page,Michelle Phelps]

  • Author : Philip Goodman,Joshua Page,Michelle Phelps
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 232
  • ISBN-10 : 0190676817
The history of criminal justice in the U.S. is often described as a pendulum, swinging back and forth between strict punishment and lenient rehabilitation. … GET BOOK
Charged

Charged [Emily Bazelon]

  • Author : Emily Bazelon
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 448
  • ISBN-10 : 0399590021
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A renowned journalist and legal commentator exposes the unchecked power of the prosecutor as a driving force in America’s m … GET BOOK
Why Are So Many Americans in Prison?

Why Are So Many Americans in Prison? [Steven Raphael,Michael A. Stoll]

  • Author : Steven Raphael,Michael A. Stoll
  • Publisher : Russell Sage Foundation
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 1610448162
Between 1975 and 2007, the American incarceration rate increased nearly fivefold, a historic increase that puts the United States in a league of its own am … GET BOOK
A Plague of Prisons

A Plague of Prisons [Ernest Drucker]

  • Author : Ernest Drucker
  • Publisher : New Press, The
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 242
  • ISBN-10 : 1595589538
The public health expert and prison reform activist offers “meticulous analysis” on our criminal justice system and the plague of American incarceratio … GET BOOK
From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime [Elizabeth Hinton]

  • Author : Elizabeth Hinton
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 459
  • ISBN-10 : 0674969200
How did the land of the free become the home of the world’s largest prison system? Elizabeth Hinton traces the rise of mass incarceration to an ironic so … GET BOOK
The Politics of Imprisonment

The Politics of Imprisonment [Vanessa Barker]

  • Author : Vanessa Barker
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Law
  • Total Pages : 264
  • ISBN-10 : 9780199708468
The attention devoted to the unprecedented levels of imprisonment in the United States obscure an obvious but understudied aspect of criminal justice: ther … GET BOOK
Locked In

Locked In [Victoria Arlen]

  • Author : Victoria Arlen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1501174649
ESPN personality, former Dancing with the Stars contestant, and Paralympics champion Victoria Arlen shares her courageous and miraculous story of recovery … GET BOOK
Discipline and Punish

Discipline and Punish [Michel Foucault]

  • Author : Michel Foucault
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0307819299
In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of t … GET BOOK
Incarceration Nations

Incarceration Nations [Baz Dreisinger]

  • Author : Baz Dreisinger
  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 1590517288
In this crucial study, named one of the Washington Post's Notable Nonfiction Books of 2016 and now in paperback, Baz Dreisinger goes behind bars in nine co … GET BOOK
Race, Incarceration, and American Values

Race, Incarceration, and American Values [Glenn C. Loury]

  • Author : Glenn C. Loury
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 96
  • ISBN-10 : 0262260948
Why stigmatizing and confining a large segment of our population should be unacceptable to all Americans. The United States, home to five percent of the wo … GET BOOK
College for Convicts

College for Convicts [Christopher Zoukis]

  • Author : Christopher Zoukis
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 300
  • ISBN-10 : 1476617996
The United States accounts for 5 percent of the world’s population, yet incarcerates about 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. Examining a wealth of s … GET BOOK
Understanding Mass Incarceration

Understanding Mass Incarceration [James Kilgore]

  • Author : James Kilgore
  • Publisher : New Press, The
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Law
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 1620971224
We all know that orange is the new black and mass incarceration is the new Jim Crow, but how much do we actually know about the structure, goals, and impac … GET BOOK
Prison Power

Prison Power [Lisa M. Corrigan]

  • Author : Lisa M. Corrigan
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 208
  • ISBN-10 : 1496809106
Winner of the 2017 Diamond Anniversary Book Award and the African American Communication and Culture Division's 2017 Outstanding Book Award, both from the … GET BOOK
Engines of Liberty

Engines of Liberty [David Cole]

  • Author : David Cole
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 0465098517
From the national legal director of the ACLU, an essential guidebook for anyone seeking to stand up for fundamental civil liberties and rights One of Washi … GET BOOK
Sentencing Fragments

Sentencing Fragments [Michael Tonry]

  • Author : Michael Tonry
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 0190204699
Almost everyone agrees--Right on Crime, the ACLU, Koch Industries, George Soros's Open Society Foundation, the editorial boards of the New York Times and t … GET BOOK
Hell Is a Very Small Place

Hell Is a Very Small Place [Jean Casella,James Ridgeway,Sarah Shourd]

  • Author : Jean Casella,James Ridgeway,Sarah Shourd
  • Publisher : New Press, The
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1620971380
“An unforgettable look at the peculiar horrors and humiliations involved in solitary confinement” from the prisoners who have survived it (New York Rev … GET BOOK
Until We Reckon

Until We Reckon [Danielle Sered]

  • Author : Danielle Sered
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Law
  • Total Pages : 305
  • ISBN-10 : 1620974800
"Profoundly necessary." —Michelle Alexander, New York Times columnist and author of The New Jim Crow In the eloquent tradition of Bryan Stevenson's Just … GET BOOK
Peace Inside

Peace Inside [Sam Settle]

  • Author : Sam Settle
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 1784505285
This moving book provides an inside-view of life in prison, and people's remarkable ability to make sense of their lives there as they learn to meditate. D … GET BOOK
Decarcerating America

Decarcerating America [Ernest Drucker]

  • Author : Ernest Drucker
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Law
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 1620972794
“A powerful call for reform.” —NPR An all-star team of criminal justice experts present timely, innovative, and humane ways to end mass incarceration … GET BOOK
Doing Time Together

Doing Time Together [Megan Comfort]

  • Author : Megan Comfort
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 9780226114682
By quadrupling the number of people behind bars in two decades, the United States has become the world leader in incarceration. Much has been written on th … GET BOOK
Prelude to Prison

Prelude to Prison [Marsha Weissman]

  • Author : Marsha Weissman
  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 301
  • ISBN-10 : 0815652984
By the close of the twentieth century, the United States became known for its reliance on incarceration as the chief means of social control, particularly … GET BOOK
Hate Crimes Revisited

Hate Crimes Revisited [Jack Levin,Jack Mcdevitt]

  • Author : Jack Levin,Jack Mcdevitt
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0786730781
Two leading experts on hate crime reassess the threat of violence based on difference--whether in sexual orientation, race, gender, ethnicity, or citizensh … GET BOOK
The Reproach of Hunger

The Reproach of Hunger [David Rieff]

  • Author : David Rieff
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 432
  • ISBN-10 : 0143194534
Why have we failed to address the crisis of hunger in the twenty-first century? In 2000 the world’s leaders and experts agreed that the eradication of hu … GET BOOK
The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life [Marc Mauer,Ashley Nellis]

  • Author : Marc Mauer,Ashley Nellis
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Law
  • Total Pages : 204
  • ISBN-10 : 162097410X
“I can think of no authors more qualified to research the complex impact of life sentences than Marc Mauer and Ashley Nellis. They have the expertise to … GET BOOK
The Toughest Beat

The Toughest Beat [Joshua Page]

  • Author : Joshua Page
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 312
  • ISBN-10 : 0199830754
In America today, one in every hundred adults is behind bars. As our prison population has exploded, 'law and order' interest groups have also grown -- in … GET BOOK
Cheap on Crime

Cheap on Crime [Prof. Hadar Aviram]

  • Author : Prof. Hadar Aviram
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 0520960327
After forty years of increasing prison construction and incarceration rates, winds of change are blowing through the American correctional system. The 2008 … GET BOOK
Hard Bargains

Hard Bargains [Mona Lynch]

  • Author : Mona Lynch
  • Publisher : Russell Sage Foundation
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 206
  • ISBN-10 : 1610448618
The convergence of tough-on-crime politics, stiffer sentencing laws, and jurisdictional expansion in the 1970s and 1980s increased the powers of federal pr … GET BOOK
Courtroom 302

Courtroom 302 [Steve Bogira]

  • Author : Steve Bogira
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 416
  • ISBN-10 : 030781419X
Steve Bogira’s riveting book takes us into the heart of America’s criminal justice system. Courtroom 302 is the story of one year in one courtroom in C … GET BOOK
Criminal Law in the Age of the Administrative State

Criminal Law in the Age of the Administrative State [Vincent Chiao]

  • Author : Vincent Chiao
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Law
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 019027395X
What is the criminal law for? One influential answer is that the criminal law vindicates pre-political rights and condemns wrongdoing. On this account, the … GET BOOK
The Supreme Court’s Role in Mass Incarceration

The Supreme Court’s Role in Mass Incarceration [William T. Pizzi]

  • Author : William T. Pizzi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 148
  • ISBN-10 : 1000180468
The Supreme Court’s Role in Mass Incarceration illuminates the role of the United States Supreme Court’s criminal procedure revolution as a contributin … GET BOOK
God’s Law and Order

God’s Law and Order [Aaron Griffith]

  • Author : Aaron Griffith
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 0674249755
An incisive look at how evangelical Christians shaped—and were shaped by—the American criminal justice system. America incarcerates on a massive scale. … GET BOOK
Handbook on the Consequences of Sentencing and Punishment Decisions

Handbook on the Consequences of Sentencing and Punishment Decisions [Beth M. Huebner,Natasha A. Frost]

  • Author : Beth M. Huebner,Natasha A. Frost
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 412
  • ISBN-10 : 0429881460
Handbook on the Consequences of Sentencing and Punishment Decisions, the third volume in the Routledge ASC Division on Corrections & Sentencing Series, inc … GET BOOK
The Deportation Machine

The Deportation Machine [Adam Goodman]

  • Author : Adam Goodman
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 0691201994
The unknown history of deportation and of the fear that shapes immigrants' lives Constant headlines about deportations, detention camps, and border walls d … GET BOOK
Building the Prison State

Building the Prison State [Heather Schoenfeld]

  • Author : Heather Schoenfeld
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Law
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 022652115X
The United States incarcerates more people per capita than any other industrialized nation in the world—about 1 in 100 adults, or more than 2 million peo … GET BOOK
A Duty to Resist

A Duty to Resist [Candice Delmas]

  • Author : Candice Delmas
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0190872217
What are our responsibilities in the face of injustice? How far should we go to fight it? Many would argue that as long as a state is nearly just, citizens … GET BOOK
Slavery and the Death Penalty

Slavery and the Death Penalty [Bharat Malkani]

  • Author : Bharat Malkani
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Law
  • Total Pages : 232
  • ISBN-10 : 1317054423
It has long been acknowledged that the death penalty in the United States of America has been shaped by the country’s history of slavery and racial viole … GET BOOK