Cambridge studies in criminology (Cambridge University Press)
Throughout American history, crime and punishment have been central features of American political development. This book examines the development of four key movements that mediated the construction of the carceral state in important ways: the victims' movement, the women's movement, the prisoners' rights movement, and opponents of the death penalty.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-427) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The prison and the gallows : the construction of the carceral state in America Law, order, and alternative explanations Unlocking the past : the nationalization and politicization of law and order The carceral state and the welfare state : the comparative politics of victims Not the usual suspects : feminists, women's groups, and the anti-rape movement The battered women's movement and the development of penal policy From rights to revolution : prison activism and the carceral state Capital punishment, the courts, and the early origins of the carceral state, 1920s-1960s The power to punish and execute : the political development of capital punishment, 1972 to today Conclusion : Whither the carceral state?