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The Resource American furies : crime, punishment, and vengeance in the age of mass imprisonment, Sasha Abramsky

American furies : crime, punishment, and vengeance in the age of mass imprisonment, Sasha Abramsky

Label
American furies : crime, punishment, and vengeance in the age of mass imprisonment
Title
American furies
Title remainder
crime, punishment, and vengeance in the age of mass imprisonment
Statement of responsibility
Sasha Abramsky
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher description: In this dramatic expose; of U.S. penitentiaries and the communities around them, Sasha Abramsky finds that prisons have dumped their age-old goal of rehabilitation, often for political reasons. The new "ideal," unknown to most Americans, is a punitive mandate marked by a drive toward vengeance. Surveying this state of affairs--life sentences for nonviolent crimes, appalling conditions, the growth of private prisons, the treatment of juveniles--Abramsky asks: Does the vengeful impulse ennoble our culture or demean it? What can become of people who are quarantined for years in a violent subculture? California's Three Strikes law typifies the politics that exploit the grief of victims' families and our fears of violent crime. Brilliantly researched and compellingly told, American Furies shows that the ethos of "lock 'em up and throw away the key" has enormous social costs
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
364.973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9950
LC item number
.A334 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
American furies : crime, punishment, and vengeance in the age of mass imprisonment, Sasha Abramsky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-206) and index
Contents
  • Introduction: From out of Tartarus -- The holy experiment -- A rising tide of violence -- Using a sledgehammer to kill a gnat -- Victims, fundamentalists, and rant radio hacks -- Reducto ad absurdum -- Open for business -- Till the end of time -- Storehouses of the living dead -- Adult time -- Conclusion: Leviathan calling.
  • mglib
  • Introduction: From out of Tartarus -- The holy experiment -- A rising tide of violence -- Using a sledgehammer to kill a gnat -- Victims, fundamentalists, and rant radio hacks -- Reducto ad absurdum -- Open for business -- Till the end of time -- Storehouses of the living dead -- Adult time -- Conclusion: Leviathan calling.
  • ocls
  • Using a sledgehammer to kill a gnat
  • ch. 4.
  • Victims, fundamentalists, and rant radio hacks
  • ch. 5.
  • Reducto ad absurdum
  • ch. 6.
  • Open for business
  • ch .7.
  • Till the end of time
  • ch. 8.
  • Introduction : From out of Tartarus
  • Storehouses of the living dead
  • ch. 9.
  • Adult time
  • Conclusion : Leviathan calling.
  • dmmc
  • pt. 1. A
  • mindset molded
  • ch. 1. The
  • holy experiment
  • ch. 2. A
  • rising tide of violence
  • ch. 3.
Control code
zmeld3 b1700934
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 213 p.
Isbn
9780807042229
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006031105
System control number
  • 473735
  • (OCoLC)ocm71507740
  • (OCoLC)71507740
Label
American furies : crime, punishment, and vengeance in the age of mass imprisonment, Sasha Abramsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-206) and index
Contents
  • Introduction: From out of Tartarus -- The holy experiment -- A rising tide of violence -- Using a sledgehammer to kill a gnat -- Victims, fundamentalists, and rant radio hacks -- Reducto ad absurdum -- Open for business -- Till the end of time -- Storehouses of the living dead -- Adult time -- Conclusion: Leviathan calling.
  • mglib
  • Introduction: From out of Tartarus -- The holy experiment -- A rising tide of violence -- Using a sledgehammer to kill a gnat -- Victims, fundamentalists, and rant radio hacks -- Reducto ad absurdum -- Open for business -- Till the end of time -- Storehouses of the living dead -- Adult time -- Conclusion: Leviathan calling.
  • ocls
  • Using a sledgehammer to kill a gnat
  • ch. 4.
  • Victims, fundamentalists, and rant radio hacks
  • ch. 5.
  • Reducto ad absurdum
  • ch. 6.
  • Open for business
  • ch .7.
  • Till the end of time
  • ch. 8.
  • Introduction : From out of Tartarus
  • Storehouses of the living dead
  • ch. 9.
  • Adult time
  • Conclusion : Leviathan calling.
  • dmmc
  • pt. 1. A
  • mindset molded
  • ch. 1. The
  • holy experiment
  • ch. 2. A
  • rising tide of violence
  • ch. 3.
Control code
zmeld3 b1700934
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 213 p.
Isbn
9780807042229
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006031105
System control number
  • 473735
  • (OCoLC)ocm71507740
  • (OCoLC)71507740

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