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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The New Jim Crow: Go beyond nonsense television programs that lpckdown to deal with crime and society, by devouring Parenti’s book. Parenti 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.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Christian Parenti is an idiot. Parenti describes a number of disturbing trends, such as: There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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Amazon Pafenti Refurbished products with a warranty. References to this book High Stakes Education: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Share your thoughts with other lockdoen. Lockdown America documents the horrors and absurdities of militarized policing, prisons, a fortified border, and the war on drugs. As do David Cole and Elliott Currie, Parenti contributes to showing the failures of the one-dimensional crime policies of the past years, during which time the only acceptable variation on “get tough” has been “get tougher.


Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis. This is the best book I’ve ever read that deals with the burgeoning police-state in the U. We’re there some out of control cops in that amdrica Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. 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.

Account Options Sign in. Economics and politics are often at the crux of most social problems; Parenti understands this and gives the reader an intellectually fascinating and stimulating journey documenting just how our country has been transformed over the last thirty years into a civil libertarian’s nightmare. User Review – Flag as inappropriate Christian Parenti is an idiot. 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.

Parenti’s reporting is first-rate. Explore the Home Gift Guide. From Library Journal In this important book, Parenti surveys the rise of the prison industrial complex from the Nixon through Reagan eras and into the present.

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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. No–we’d all like to live in a crime-free environment, and we all have that right. Write a customer review. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries. His account is sterngthened by his placement of crime policy in a broader context of important social and economic trends such as growing income inequality and the decline of manufacturing employment, especially in large cities.


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His recounting of the Amadou Diallo case, for example, misstates the facts, and he seems to believe that crime is lockddown invented by americaa cops to harass young black men. Parenti is a gifted writer, and the criminal justice system has long needed an expose of this type.

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qmerica He attempts to depict all Fresno VCSU officers as out of control monsters out to bring the black man down. 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. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Where was this moron when VCSU officers were risking their lives to bring Fresno gang violence under control? What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

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