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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She didn’t return fire because to do so without having a suspect in sight would have been criminal, possibly endangering innocent people sleeping in their homes. Why are only 29 precent of all prisoners violent offenders? Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Alas, the book bogs down in doctinaire leftist rhetoric, as he blames the situation not on bungling and cheap demagoguery, but on a deliberate plan by the capitalist moneyed classes.

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Parenti ranges far and wide by giving a sound structural analysis as to why police and their paramilitary style tactics have oversaturated our streets. She didn’t “flee lockxown returning fire”, she drove out of the area after reporting the direction the shots were coming from. Prison as Abbattoir Official Terror. Where was this moron when VCSU officers were risking their lives to bring Fresno gang violence under control?

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. 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 lockdwn the decline of manufacturing employment, especially in large cities.

Highly recommended for public and academic libraries. See all 14 reviews. First, Parenti surveys the development of crime policy over the past odd years.

References to this book High Stakes Education: Its accessible and vivid prose makes clear the links between crime and politics in a parehti of gathering economic crisis. Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis Paperback.

Mass Incarceration in the Anerica of Colorblindness. Explore the Home Gift Guide. If Myrna Loran was an officer fitting Parenti’s description of Fresno cops she would have given out a suspect description of “black male adult” without ever having seen one, even though the area was predominantly African American at the time.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. 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. Although Parenti makes no secret of his far-left intellectual leanings, it does undermine his credibility in places. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.


Lockdown America documents the horrors and absurdities of militarized policing, prisons, a fortified border, and the war on drugs. Lockdowwn Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. While his book is not a complete picture of the crime issue–he is somewhat short on solutions–his account is a ameriva complement to the more policy-oriented work of Cole or Currie. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

This is a good source for reconsidering the impartiality of sentencing and incarceration practices in the United States. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Factually, this is an excellent book. From Crisis to Rollback.

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We’re there some out of control cops in that unit? In this important book, Parenti surveys the rise of the prison industrial complex from the Nixon through Reagan eras and into the present.

Why does the United States currently have one of the highest Other editions – View all Lockdown America: Lockdown America not parentii documents the horrors and absurdities of militarized policing, prisons, a fortified border, and the federalization of the war on crime, it also explains the political and economic history behind the massive crackdown.