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The project of interpreting contemporary forms of punishment means exploring the social, political, economic, and historical conditions in the society in which those forms arise. The SAGE Handbook of Punishment and Society draws together this disparate and expansive field of punishment and society into one compelling new volume.

The Carceral State and the Politics of Punishment
The carceral state and the politics of punishment

Throughout American history, politicians and public officials have exploited public anxieties about crime and disorder for political gain. Over the past four decades or so, these political strategies and public anxieties have come together in the perfect storm. They have radically transformed US penal ...

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