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Lockdown-americast. frontcover. Lockdown America. Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis. by Christian Parenti. Paperback; Hardback. Why is criminal justice so central to American politics? Lockdown America not only documents the horrors and absurdities of militarized policing, prisons. In , Christian Parenti, author of the excellent Lockdown America: Police And Prisons in the Age of Crisis, delivered a talk at the Stop The ACA(American.

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What other items do qmerica buy after viewing this item? The incident occurred late at night on a street with no lighting. Read reviews that mention criminal justice justice system lockdown america christian parenti police state prison social american analysis prisons political society economic policies country disturbing economics important policing elsewhere. Sorry, I don’t think he’s proved that point.

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From Crisis to Rollback. His description of Fresno’s VCSU is wrong ameica his accounting of their tactics probably resulted from a long night of paranoia shrouded marijuana smoking. ATim Delaney, Canisius Coll. That said, this is an important book, and well worth reading and discussing. His writing and research are on the firmest ground when writing about the prison system, which should be read by everyone who thinks prison is somehow a “country club.

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Parenti provides a very thorough account of this process as well as a realistic portrayal of an American prison life parenri by rape, torture, gangs, and prisoners as a source of labor. Verso- Social Science – pages. Parenti is a gifted writer, and the criminal justice system has long needed an expose of this type. Lokdown was later determined that the shooter was in fact an African American adult male. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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Alas, the book bogs down in doctinaire leftist rhetoric, as he blames the situation not on bungling and cheap demagoguery, but on a deliberate plan by the capitalist moneyed classes. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Read more Read less. Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis. Selected lockdowj Title Page. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

As do David Cole and Elliott Currie, Parenti contributes to showing the failures of the one-dimensional crime policies of the past years, during which time the only amerjca variation on “get tough” has been “get tougher. In this important book, Parenti surveys the rise of the prison industrial complex from the Nixon through Reagan eras and into the present.

Why does the United States currently have one of the highest rates of incarceration in the world, with over 1. Why are only 29 precent of all prisoners violent offenders? This is the best book I’ve ever read that deals with the burgeoning police-state in the U. She didn’t return fire because to do so without having a suspect in sight would have been criminal, possibly endangering innocent people sleeping in their homes.


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Where was this moron when VCSU officers were risking their lives to bring Fresno gang violence under control? Parenti has done an excellent and extremely thorough job ameeica documenting the mess that we’ve gotten into with the current “lock ’em up” mentality of the justice system. She didn’t “flee without returning fire”, she drove out of the area after reporting the direction the shots were coming from. Lockdown America not only documents the horrors and absurdities of militarized policing, prisons, a fortified border, and the federalization of the war on crime, it also explains the political and economic history behind the massive crackdown.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Other editions – View all Lockdown America: Account Options Sign in. Don’t read this trash, it’s an insult to intelligent people everywhere.

He lives in New York City. We’re there some out of control cops in that unit?