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 countries to investigate the current conditions in prisons worldwide. Beginning in Africa and ending in Europe, Incarceration Nations is a first-person odyssey through the prison systems of the world. Professor, journalist, and founder of the Prison-to-College-Pipeline program, Dreisinger looks into the human stories of incarcerated men and women and those who imprison them, creating a jarring, poignant view of a world to which most are denied access, and a rethinking of one of America's most far-reaching global exports: the modern prison complex. From serving as a restorative justice facilitator in a notorious South African prison and working with genocide survivors in Rwanda, to launching a creative writing class in an overcrowded Ugandan prison and coordinating a drama workshop for women prisoners in Thailand, Dreisinger examines the world behind bars with equal parts empathy and intellect. She journeys to Jamaica to visit a prison music program, to Singapore to learn about approaches to prisoner reentry, to Australia to grapple with the bottom line of private prisons, to a federal supermax in Brazil to confront the horrors of solitary confinement, and finally to the so-called model prisons of Norway. Incarceration Nations concludes with climactic lessons about the past, present, and future of justice.
This textbook for courses in corrections and criminal justice traces the history of punishment and the penal institution in the United States, highlighting major developments that have changed the face of corrections. Consisting of 38 essays, the second edition features all new essays on working in prison, institutional treatment, and correctional programming. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR
This best-selling book is a highly comprehensive but approachable text. Its hallmarks are extensive and extremely thorough research, and up-to-the minute citations and presentation of legal issues written in an accessible manner. The book also focuses on the portrayal of the criminal justice system by the media and how our opinions of the system are shaped by media.
Military and civilian captivity practices by four major European powers and the United States during World War I are explored in this book. Speed details the traditional way of handling prisoners of war as practiced by Western Europe and the United States. He also surveys the radical tradition of captivity that emerged in the Soviet Union-a tradition still carried out in the late twentieth century by Vietnam and North Korea. Aside from a few scholarly journal articles, there is no other scholarly work which focuses on captivity during World War I.
Police Violence and Mass Incarceration in the Long Course of Black Insurgency in Illinois, 1953-1987
Author: Toussaint Losier
Category: African American political activists
By tracking the broad arc of Illinois' black insurgency, this dissertation finds that by the 1980s this militant politics declined as these two poles increasingly diverged during a period of changing worldviews, economic structures, and political possibilities. I argue that the criminalization of Black youth played an important role in spurring this divergence. Although identified as a key constituency of the Civil Rights and Black Liberation movements, young, Black Chicagoans, particularly those assumed to members of a gang-involved, lumpenproletariat, would become increasingly marginal to the coalition-building efforts of an insurgent political class. The consequences of this divergence are particularly evident during the administration of Harold Washington, Chicago's first Black Mayor, as these youth became more prominent, both discursively and practically, in the targeted application of police violence and the further elaboration of mass incarceration that mark the emergence of the carceral state.
Report of the Aboriginal Commmittee, Community Panel, Family and Children's Services Legislation Review in British Columbia
Author: Community Panel, Family and Children's Services Legislation Review in British Columbia. Aboriginal Committee
Category: Child welfare
The purpose of the Community Panel and its child protection legislation review were to ensure that legislation relating to the protection of children serves the best interests of all children and their families; to enable the public to discuss the role of child welfare; to inform the public about child protection issues in B.C.; and to ensure that legislation relating to Aboriginal children and families does not create impediments to Aboriginal communities assuming responsibility for their children and families in accordance with the aspirations of those communities. This document contains the report of the Community Panel.
Designed to accompany the two-volume History of the Canadian Peoples and the one-volume synthesis, Canada: A National History. This book can also supplement any survey of Canadian history text or serve as a stand-alone text. Nation and Society: Readings in Post-Confederation Canadian History offers students a sample of some of the best recent scholarship on the history of Canada since Confederation. The readings are grouped in a combination of time periods and themes that are commonly used in studies of the post-Confederation period: "Inventing Canada, 1867-1914"; "Economy and Society in the Industrial Age, 1867-1918"; "Transitional Years: Canada 1919-1945"; "Reinventing Canada, 1945-1975"; and "Post-Modern Canada."
"This book contains the reflections of one Mohawk woman and her struggles to find a good place to be in Canadian society. The essays, written in enjoyable and accessible language, document the struggles against oppression that Aboriginal people face, as well as the success and change that have come to Aboriginal communities. It speaks to both the mind and the heart."--Publisher.
The Intersection of Race/ethnicity, Class, and Gender
Author: Barbara A. Arrighi
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Category: Social Science
As the age of globalization and New Media unite disparate groups of people in new ways, the continual transformation and interconnections between ethnicity, class, and gender become increasingly complex. This reader, comprised of a diverse array of sources ranging from the New York Times to the journals of leading research universities, explores these issues as systems of stratification that work to reinforce one another. Understanding Inequality provides students and academics with the basic hermeneutics for considering new thought on ethnicity, class, and gender in the 21st century.
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