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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Go beyond nonsense television programs that purport to deal with crime and society, by devouring Parenti’s book. The incident occurred late at night on a street with no lighting. Write a customer review. References to this book High Stakes Education: No suspect was identified because the suspect was a coward hiding behind shrubbery under cover of darkness.

Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis Paperback. Christian Parenti’s “Lockdown America” is one of many excellent recent books on crime policy.

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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. 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. 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.

Showing of 14 reviews. The other two segments focus on two groups who are on the front lines of crime policy–the police and prisons. Christian Parenti is an idiot.


First, Parenti surveys the development of crime policy over the past odd years. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Read more Read less. I’d like parwnti read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Why are only 29 precent of all prisoners violent offenders? Parenti describes a number of disturbing trends, such as: Parenti ranges far and wide by giving a sound structural analysis as to why police and their paramilitary style tactics have oversaturated our streets. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Alas, the lockdoown 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. Parenti’s reporting is first-rate. While his book is not a complete picture of the crime issue–he is somewhat short on solutions–his account is a valuable complement to the more policy-oriented work of Cole or Currie.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. Why does the United States currently have one of the highest rates of incarceration in the world, with over 1. In this important locmdown, Parenti surveys the rise of the prison industrial complex from the Nixon through Reagan eras and into the present. He lives in New York City.

Its accessible and vivid prose makes clear the links between crime and politics in a period of gathering economic crisis. My library Help Advanced Book Search. From Crisis to Rollback. Lockdodn all 14 reviews. He’d do better to write fantasy fiction than this nonsense. We’re there some out of control cops in that unit?

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Crime is real, and, as anyone who lives in a city can attest, the fear of it is also real–not just for whites but, to an even greater extent, for law-abiding blacks.


East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Amsrica Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. His writing 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. Paretni a problem loading this menu right now. Why does the United States currently have one of the highest Economics and politics are often at the crux of most social problems; Parenti understands this and gives the reader aemrica intellectually fascinating and stimulating journey documenting just how our country has been transformed over the last thirty years into a civil libertarian’s nightmare.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. This is the best book I’ve ever read that deals with the burgeoning police-state in the U. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

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.