The Politics of Injustice

Crime and Punishment in America

by Beckett, Katherine A.; Sasson, Theodore;

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The U.S. crime rate has dropped steadily for more than a decade, yet the rate of incarceration continues to skyrocket. Today, more than 2 million Americans are locked in prisons and jails with devastating consequences for poor families and communities, overcrowded institutions and overburdened taxpayers. How did the U.S. become the world’s leader in incarceration? Why have the numbers of women, juveniles, and people of color increased especially rapidly among the imprisoned?

The Politics of Injustice: Crime and Punishment in America, Second Edition is the first book to make widely accessible the new research on crime as a political and cultural issue. Katherine Beckett and Theodore Sasson provide readers with a robust analysis of the roles of crime, politics, media imagery and citizen activism in the making of criminal justice policy in the age of mass incarceration.

is the first book to make widely accessible the new research on crime as a political and cultural issue. Katherine Beckett and Theodore Sasson provide readers with a robust analysis of the roles of crime, politics, media imagery and citizen activism in the making of criminal justice policy in the age of mass incarceration.
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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: October 2003
  • English
  • 9781452262918 / 0761929940
  • California
  • Primary Price: 34.99 GBP
  • Pages: 272
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications, Inc
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: Katherine Beckett, Theodore Sasson.
  • Edition: 2nd edition
  • Page size: 23
  • Illustration: Illustrations
  • Biblio Notes: Reprint. Formerly CIP.
  • Reference Code: BDZ0005854674