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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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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. To Parenti, agressive policing is a sop to yuppies and “gentrification” proponents so that the well-to-do can walk to their corner Starbucks unmolested.

Parenti is a gifted writer, and the criminal justice system has long needed an expose of this type. He lives in New York City. User Review – Flag as inappropriate Christian Parenti prenti an idiot.

This is the best book I’ve ever read that deals parrnti the burgeoning police-state in the U. Selected pages Title Page. Even his account of Myrna Loran’s shooting incident is completely wrong.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Read more Read less. This is a good source for reconsidering the impartiality of sentencing and incarceration practices in the United States.

He’d do better to write fantasy fiction than this nonsense. Where was this moron when VCSU officers were risking their lives to bring Fresno gang violence under control?

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. His description of Fresno’s VCSU is wrong and his accounting of their tactics probably resulted from a long night of paranoia shrouded marijuana smoking. First, Parenti surveys the development of crime policy over the past odd years. Factually, this is an excellent book.

Shop for Books on Google Play Browse the world’s largest eBookstore and start reading today on the web, tablet, phone, or ereader. His recounting of the Amadou Diallo case, for example, misstates the facts, and he seems to believe that crime is something invented by big-city cops to harass young black men. Parenti, a former radio journalist and now a professor at the New College of California, argues that capitalism implies and demands a certain amount of poverty; the powers that be then respond by incarcerating drug users, the underclass, and other relatively powerless persons.


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See all 14 reviews. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. In this important book, Parenti surveys the rise of the prison industrial complex from the Nixon through Reagan eras and into the present.

Christian Parenti’s “Lockdown America” is one of many excellent recent books on crime policy.

Why does the United States currently have one of the highest rates of incarceration in the world, with over 1. 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.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Page 1 of 1 Start over Page amerkca of 1. Go beyond nonsense television programs that purport to deal with crime and society, by devouring Parenti’s book. Account Options Sign in.

He attempts to depict all Fresno VCSU officers as out of control monsters out to bring the black man down. Written in accessible and vivid prose, Lockdown America will propel readers toward a deeper understanding of the links between crime and politics in a period of gathering economic crisis. Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

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Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Parenti provides amreica very thorough account of this process as well as a realistic portrayal amerixa an American prison life characterized by rape, torture, gangs, and prisoners as a source of labor. His amsrica and research are on the firmest ground when writing about the prison system, which should be read by everyone who thinks prison is somehow a “country club.


Lockdown America not only 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. Parenti ranges far and wide by giving a sound structural analysis as to why police and their paramilitary style tactics have oversaturated our streets.

Sorry, I don’t think he’s proved that point. Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis. Get to Know Us.

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References to this book High Stakes Education: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. 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. Verso- Social Science – pages. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

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Although Parenti makes ameica secret of his far-left intellectual leanings, it does undermine his credibility in places. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Customers who bought this item also bought.