Beyond Mass Incarceration: Crisis and Critique in North American Penal Systems(2016)
After decades of vertical increases in imprisonment rates, the US carceral system is in a state of structural crisis. A growing public awareness of the spiraling social and economic costs of this hypertrophic carceral machine seems to provide a window of opportunity to challenge the American penal state. Are we witnessing the beginning of the end of mass incarceration, or are the recent reform initiatives subtle ways to tinker with the system? What radical agendas for penal reform could emerge in the present conjuncture? Using an interdisciplinary lens, the essays featured in this special issue of Social Justice analyze the carceral field in the United States and Canada in an attempt to decode current trends and anticipate future developments.
- critical criminology,
- prison conditions and struggles
EditorAlessandro De Giorgi
Citation InformationAlessandro De Giorgi. Beyond Mass Incarceration: Crisis and Critique in North American Penal Systems. Vol. 42 (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alessandro_degiorgi/52/