Governing Through Crime: How the War on Crime Transformed American Democracy and Created a Culture of Fear

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Across America today gated communities sprawl out from urban centers, employers enforce mandatory drug testing, and schools screen students with metal detectors. Social problems ranging from welfare dependency to educational inequality have been reconceptualized as crimes, with an attendant focus on assigning fault and imposing consequences. Even before the recent terrorist attacks, non-citizen residents had become subject to an increasingly harsh regime of detention and deportation, and prospective employees subjected to ...

Governing Through Crime: How the War on Crime Transformed American Democracy and Created a Culture of Fear 2009, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195386011

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Governing Through Crime: How the War on Crime Transformed American Democracy and Created a Culture of Fear 2006, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195181081

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