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- DescriptionThis book offers the reader an incisive view into the political, social and ecomic evolutions of mass incarceration across the globe. It examines the different political and social contexts that combine with free market mechanisms of mass incarceration to ascertain how ecomic incentives shape penal policy. Using qualitative analysis of a wide variety of incarceration forms, each chapter compares a US example with a n-US case study, showing how first world countries that occupy the ecomic forefront of prison privatization are exporting new models of penal institutionalization to developing countries. The chapters examine issues such as the privatization of asylum detention centres, the ecomic impacts of maintaining vast forced labour camps, the social consequences of imprisoning journalists, and the use of state sanctioned torture. Capturing a nascent international trend through an interdisciplinary lens, this book questions why so many languish in prison, whether the incarceration of thousands benefits society as a whole, and how these penal policies might be roundly reconsidered.
- Author BiographyWesley Kendall is a Law Lecturer at the University of the South Pacific. He is author of The U.S. Death Penalty and Diplomacy (Rowman and Littlefield, 2013) and Language of Terror (Rowman and Littlefield, 2015).
- Author(s)Wesley Kendall
- PublisherRowman & Littlefield International
- Date of Publication30/12/2015
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintRowman & Littlefield International
- Content Note5 black & white halftones
- Weight386 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
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