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We all know that orange is the new black and mass incarceration is the new Jim Crow, but how much do we actually know about the structure, goals and impact of our criminal justice... Read more
We all know that orange is the new black and mass incarceration is the new Jim Crow, but how much do we actually know about the structure, goals and impact of our criminal justice system? Understanding Mass Incarceration offers the first comprehensive overview of the incarceration apparatus put in place by the world's largest jailer: the USA. Drawing on a growing body of academic and professional work, Understanding Mass Incarceration describes in plain English the many competing theories of criminal justice.
Understanding Mass Incarceration Paperback edition by James Kilgore
James Kilgore is a formerly incarcerated person who currently teaches in the Center for African Studies at the University of Illinois. He is the author of a number of novels and an educational text about Zimbabwe. He lives with his family in Champaign, Illinois.
White ex-con Cal Winter comes home one day to find his gorgeous young, black wife drowned in the pool. Prudence couldn't swim and Cal concludes she didn't get in the water willingly: he suspects murder. This darkly humorous journey takes readers along with Cal and his prison homie Red Eye as they set out to find the killer, taking them into a world full of the sexual urges of the rich and...
In 1982 a young American historian arrives in Zimbabwe filled with idealism and enthusiasm for the benevolent new Prime Minister Robert Mugabe and the postcolonial new beginning for that country. His historic research leads him to an apparent murder case, unresolved since the days of the bush war. As he draws ? or is lead ? or yet mislead ? closer to an answer, he becomes involved with a local...
When Ben Dabney, a Wisconsin graduate student, arrives in the country, he is enamored with Mugabe and the promises of his government's model of racial reconciliation. But as Ben begins his research and delves more deeply into his hero's life, he finds fatal flaws.
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