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by Mona Lynch




In the late 20th century, the United States experienced an incarceration explosion. Over the course of twenty years, the imprisonment rate quadrupled, and today more than than 1.5 million people are held in state and federal prisons. Arizona's Department of Corrections came of age just as this shift toward prison warehousing began, and soon led the pack in using punitive incarceration in response to crime. Sunbelt Justice looks at the development of Arizona's punishment politics, policies, and practices, and brings to light just how and why we have become a mass incarceration nation.
Download Sunbelt Justice: Arizona and the Transformation of American Punishment (Critical Perspectives on Crime and Law) epub
ISBN: 0804762856
ISBN13: 978-0804762854
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Author: Mona Lynch
Language: English
Publisher: Stanford University Press; 1 edition (September 4, 2009)
Pages: 280 pages
ePUB size: 1958 kb
FB2 size: 1649 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 365
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black coffe
I have tried to understand the causes of the strange cruelty of the states' justice systems and who is behind it on my own but couldn't find much information. This terrific research book filled a lot of the answers I needed with valuable historical information on who made these systems and how did they do it. While the book doesn't talk about details of specific laws, it is an important reminder that in the U.S. everyone should be extremely careful of not getting entangled with a legal system that may destroy his/her life so easily. Avoid these very common mistakes that the U.S. states (and not just Arizona) use to fill their jails and prisons with humans: self defense without an absolute proof such as a video of being assaulted first before committing self defense, DUI, and possession of a small amount of illegal substance in your car or on your person. These particular causes are used by the police to fill jails and prisons with far more people than murders, rape, and robberies, so watch out and teach your children to avoid these traps too.
Ces
I thoroughly enjoyed this treatise on the evolution of 'crime and punishment' in my home state - especially since I spent a little time working for the State Senate back in the 1990s. I learned some things I didn't know and think the author did an excellent job in her investigation of this facet of the state's history. She also tied Arizona's evolution into the situation found in the rest of the West/Southwest area of the country. I think anyone considering a law enforcement or otherwise criminal legal career would certainly enjoy this book.
Uanabimo
This in depth look at the development of the practice of incarceration in Arizona is a wealth of information. No other book gives as complete a history and understanding of the trend toward mass incarceration and punitive rather restorative justice practices in the southwest. A must read for anyone involved with the criminal justice system in Arizona.