Cheap on crime : recession-era politics and the transformation of American punishment / Hadar Aviram.
Recession-era politics and the transformation of American punishment.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, 
xiii, 252 pages ; 23 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction Talking about money and punishment A fiscal history of mass incarceration The Financial Crisis of 2007 and the birth of humonetarianism The new correctional discourse of scarcity : from ideals to money on death row The new coalition of financial prudence : from tough on crime to the drug truce The new carceral wheeling and dealing : from incapacitation to the inmate export business The new inmate as fiscal subject : from ward to consumer The future of humonetarianism.
"After forty years of increasing prison construction and incarceration rates, winds of change are blowing through the American correctional system. The 2008 financial crisis demonstrated the unsustainability of the incarceration project, thereby empowering policy makers to reform punishment through fiscal prudence and austerity. In Cheap on Crime, Hadar Aviram draws on years of archival and journalistic research and builds on social history and economics literature to show the powerful impact of recession-era discourse on the death penalty, the war on drugs, incarceration practices, prison health care, and other aspects of the American correctional landscape"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
KF9728 .A95 2015
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