Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis 
by Christian Parenti

Why is criminal justice so central to American politics? Lockdown America notonly documents the horrors and absurdities of militarized policing,prisons, a fortified border, and the federalization of the war oncrime, it also explains the political and economic history behind themassive crackdown. This updated edition includes an afterword on the War on Terror, a meditation on surveillance and the specter of terrorism as they help reanimate the criminal justice attack. Written in vivid prose, Lockdown America willpropel readers toward a deeper understanding of the links between crimeand politics in a period of gathering economic crisis.

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Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of

  • Paperback: 306 pages Publisher: Verso; New Edition edition (August 17, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 1844672492 ISBN-13: 978-1844672493 Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches