Lockdown-americast. frontcover. Lockdown America. Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis. by Christian Parenti. Paperback; Hardback. Why is criminal justice so central to American politics? Lockdown America not only documents the horrors and absurdities of militarized policing, prisons. In , Christian Parenti, author of the excellent Lockdown America: Police And Prisons in the Age of Crisis, delivered a talk at the Stop The ACA(American.

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Crime is real, and, as anyone who lives in a city can attest, the fear of it is also real–not just for whites but, to an even greater extent, for law-abiding blacks.

Written in accessible and vivid prose, Lockdown America will propel readers toward a deeper understanding of the links between crime and politics in a period of gathering economic crisis. ATim Delaney, Canisius Coll. Read reviews that mention criminal justice justice system lockdown america christian parenti police state prison social american analysis prisons political society economic policies country disturbing economics important policing elsewhere.

While his book is not a complete picture of the crime issue–he is somewhat short on solutions–his account is a valuable complement to the more policy-oriented work of Cole or Currie. Get to Know Us. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Factually, this is an excellent book. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis Paperback. His writing and research are on the firmest ground when writing about the prison system, which should be read by everyone who thinks prison is somehow a “country club. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?


Parenti ranges far and wide by giving a sound structural analysis as to why police and their paramilitary style tactics have oversaturated our streets. Parenti is a gifted writer, and the criminal justice system has long needed an expose of this type. Christian Parenti’s “Lockdown America” is one of many excellent recent books on crime policy.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Please try again later. Write a customer review. Prison as Abbattoir Official Terror. Parenti’s reporting is first-rate. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. He’d do better to write fantasy fiction than this nonsense. No suspect was identified because the suspect was a coward hiding behind shrubbery under cover of darkness.

Parrnti has done an excellent and extremely thorough job of documenting the mess that we’ve gotten into with the current “lock ’em up” mentality of the justice system. Lockdown America documents the horrors and absurdities of militarized policing, prisons, a fortified border, and the war on drugs. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Economics and politics are often at the crux of most social problems; Parenti understands this and gives the reader an lokcdown fascinating and stimulating journey documenting just how our country has been transformed over the last thirty years into a civil libertarian’s nightmare.

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The new American prison boom is dealt with by Parenti along with a myriad of other criminal justice issues. Share your thoughts with other customers. Lockdodn description of Fresno’s VCSU is wrong and his accounting of their tactics probably resulted from a long night of paranoia shrouded marijuana smoking. Selected pages Title Page. If Myrna Loran was an officer fitting Parenti’s description of Fresno cops she would have given out a suspect description of “black male adult” without ever having seen one, even though the area was predominantly African American at the time.


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This is the best book I’ve ever read that deals with the burgeoning police-state in the U. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Explore the Home Gift Guide. It was later determined that the shooter was in fact an African American adult male.

That said, this is an important book, and well worth reading and discussing. Don’t read this trash, it’s an insult to intelligent people everywhere. As mentioned above, the most accurate and satisfying aspect of parentl book is the manner in which it intelligently ties a politico-economic critique into its analysis of criminal justice sic.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Even his account of Myrna Loran’s shooting incident is completely wrong. Go beyond nonsense television programs that purport to deal with crime and society, by devouring Parenti’s book. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. In this important book, Parenti surveys the rise of the prison industrial complex from the Nixon through Reagan eras and into the present.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. One person found this helpful. As do David Cole and Elliott Currie, Parenti contributes to showing the failures padenti the one-dimensional crime policies of the past years, during which time the only acceptable variation on “get tough” has been “get tougher.

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